31 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

31 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Colombo
— 1 day
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Negombo
— 2 nights
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Kandy
— 2 nights
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Sigiriya
— 2 nights
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Ella
— 2 nights
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Yala National Park
— 3 nights
7
Unawatuna
— 2 nights
8
Galle
— 15 nights

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Colombo

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Colombo route planning tool.

Plaine Magnien, Mauritius to Colombo is an approximately 16-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mauritius Standard Time to India Standard Time is 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Plaine Magnien in June, with highs in Colombo at 37°C and lows at 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Negombo.

Things to do in Colombo

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Safaris

2
nights
Negombo

Little Rome

Located close to the international airport, Negombo has a reputation for being either the first or last taste of the country for visitors.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then make a trip to Angurukaramulla Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Travco Adventures, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Main Fish Market.

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Traveling by car from Colombo to Negombo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. June in Negombo sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Negombo

Spas · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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Spas
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Travco Adventures ©
Travco Adventures

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Royal Botanical Gardens, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then let your taste buds guide you at Withlocals. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Kandy view point, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, don't miss a visit to Galmaduwa temple kandy, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally examine the collection at World Buddhist Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Negombo to Kandy in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Kandy

Wildlife · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis, make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, and then explore the ancient world of Sigiriya Fortress.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sigiriya trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Kandy to Sigiriya by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Sigiriya Fortress ©
Sigiriya Fortress
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): stop by R. M. S Antique And Brassware, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, then snap pictures at Nine Arches Bridge, and finally admire the natural beauty at Honey Bee Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, then admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls, and then savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Ella trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Sigiriya to Ella takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Classes · Tours
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge
Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yala National Park: Tissamaharama (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Off-Road Tours). Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring nature at Yala National Park. It doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yala National Park trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Ella to Yala National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July in Yala National Park, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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Safaris
Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park
Off-Road Tours

2
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.
On the 6th (Tue), stroll through Jungle Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach, relax in the rural setting at Nandana Tea Factory, and then look for gifts at Made In Ceylon.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Unawatuna vacation planner.

Getting from Yala National Park to Unawatuna by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Galle.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Nandana Tea Factory ©
Nandana Tea Factory
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

15
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galle: Tsunami Photo Museum (in Telwatta), Dooli Ella (in Neluwa) and Hikkaduwa (Naga Viharaya, Community Tsunami Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Sinharaja Forest Reserve, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, examine the collection at Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex, and scramble along the landscape with Rapid Luck Tours.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Galle trip itinerary builder tool.

Galle is just a stone's throw from Unawatuna. In July in Galle, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 22:
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Sinharaja Forest Reserve ©
Sinharaja Forest Reserve
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Community Tsunami Museum ©
Community Tsunami Museum

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