31 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

31 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Colombo
— 5 nights
2
Unawatuna
— 4 nights
3
Ella
— 4 nights
4
Arugam Bay
— 3 nights
5
Yala National Park
— 2 nights
6
Sigiriya
— 3 nights
7
Udawalawe National Park
— 2 nights
8
Kandy
— 5 nights

5
nights
Colombo

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Change things up with these side-trips from Colombo: Negombo (Negombo Beach & DIANA Souvenirs), Get Go Sri Lanka Airport Transfer Sri Lanka (in Katunayake) and Diyasaru Park (in Sri Jayawardenepura). Spend the 6th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, browse the exhibits of Ganeshism Studio Gallery, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Colombo trip planning tool.

Brno, Czech Republic to Colombo is an approximately 16-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Brno to Colombo. Traveling from Brno in June, you will find days in Colombo are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are warmer (30°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Negombo, Diyasaru Park
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Food Tours
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara ©
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara

4
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Palm-fringed beaches with golden sand, turquoise water, and a colorful coral reef are enough to draw any beachgoer to Unawatuna, but there's plenty to do off the beach here as well.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nandana Tea Factory (in Akuressa), Hikkaduwa (Community Tsunami Museum & Hikkaduwa Beach) and Bentota Beach (in Bentota). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, don't miss a visit to Japanese Peace Pagoda, kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Coconut Tree Hill.

Plan trip to Unawatuna with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Colombo to Unawatuna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Unawatuna sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Ella.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Hikkaduwa, Galle Fort, Nandana Tea Factory, Bentota Beach
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Nandana Tea Factory ©
Nandana Tea Factory
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
Ella

Ella ©
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
Venture out of the city with trips to Thotupola Kanda Nature Trail (in Ohiya), Horton Plains National Park (in Nuwara Eliya) and Tissamaharama (Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara & Safaris). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, look for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, take in the views from Nine Arches Bridge, and admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ella holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Unawatuna to Ella in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tissamaharama, Thotupola Kanda Nature Trail, Horton Plains National Park, Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 15:
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls
Safaris

3
nights
Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
Arugam Bay is known for adventure, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Whisky Point, Sri Lanka, explore the activities along Pottuvil Lagoon, enjoy the sand and surf at Arugam Bay, and explore the ancient world of Sangamankandy Pilliyar Kovil.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Arugam Bay online trip planner.

You can drive from Ella to Arugam Bay in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 18:
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Whisky Point, Sri Lanka ©
Whisky Point, Sri Lanka
Spas
Muhudu Maha Vihara ©
Muhudu Maha Vihara

2
nights
Yala National Park

Yala National Park ©
One of the most popular national parks in the country, Yala National Park boasts a wide variety of animals, and does important work in conserving and growing populations.
On the 19th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiri Vehera and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yala National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yala National Park tour itinerary builder website.

Drive from Arugam Bay to Yala National Park in 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kiri Vehera
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park
Kiri Vehera ©
Kiri Vehera
Safaris

3
nights
Sigiriya

Sigiriya ©
The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
Explore Sigiriya's surroundings by going to Polonnaruwa (Gal Vihara & Polonnaruwa) and Golden Temple of Dambulla (in Dambulla). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Sigiriya, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park, don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, and take in the exciting artwork at Pethikada.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sigiriya online travel route planner.

Getting from Yala National Park to Sigiriya by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Polonnaruwa, Minneriya National Park, Golden Temple of Dambulla
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Gal Vihara ©
Gal Vihara

2
nights
Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park ©
One of the primary nature reserves in the country, Uda Walawe National Park provides vital habitat for a herd of Sri Lankan elephants.
On the 24th (Thu), stroll through Elephant Transit Home (ETH) and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Udawalawe National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Udawalawa National Park Safari.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Udawalawe National Park online tour planner.

You can fly from Sigiriya to Udawalawe National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Udawalawe National Park are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25:
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Elephant Transit Home (ETH) ©
Elephant Transit Home (ETH)
Udawalawa National Park Safari ©
Udawalawa National Park Safari

5
nights
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bluefield Tea Gardens (in Nuwara Eliya), Kegalle (Pinnawala Jumbos & Elephant Freedom Project) and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, examine the collection at Kandy Brasswear Village, and stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kandy day trip app.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Udawalawe National Park to Kandy takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Peradeniya, Kegalle, Knuckles Forest Reserve, Buddha Statue, Ramboda Waterfall
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 30:
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

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