32 days in Singapore & Sri Lanka Itinerary

32 days in Singapore & Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly + Subway:  11 h
1
Singapore, Singapore
— Few hours
+2
Subway + Fly + Taxi:  5 h
2
Negombo, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
3
Jaffna, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
8
Ella, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
9
Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
10
Hambantota, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
11
Matara, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
12
Galle, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
13
Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 4 nights
Fly + Subway:  7 h 45 min
14
Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
Subway + Fly:  11 h
End: Brisbane, Australia

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Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
On the 20th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Orchard Road and then see the interesting displays at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Singapore trip itinerary maker tool.

Brisbane, Australia to Singapore is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of flight and subway. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Brisbane to Singapore. Traveling from Brisbane in November, expect Singapore to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Negombo.

Things to do in Singapore

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Orchard Road ©
Orchard Road
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum ©
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum

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Negombo, Sri Lanka

Negombo ©
Located close to the international airport, Negombo has a reputation for being either the first or last taste of the country for visitors.
On the 21st (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Muthurajawela Marsh, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Negombo Beach, and finally stop by DIANA Souvenirs.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Negombo online attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of subway, flight, and taxi from Singapore to Negombo takes 5 hours. You'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Singapore to Negombo due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Jaffna.

Things to do in Negombo

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach

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Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Jaffna ©
A center of Tamil culture, the city of Jaffna remains in the process of rebuilding after suffering greatly during the civil war.
On the 22nd (Fri), make a trip to Keerimalai Hot springs and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nallur Kovil.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Jaffna travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Negombo to Jaffna takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Jaffna

Historic Sites
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Nallur Kovil ©
Nallur Kovil
Maruthanamadam Anjaneyar Temple ©
Maruthanamadam Anjaneyar Temple
Keerimalai Hot springs ©
Keerimalai Hot springs

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Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

Trincomalee ©
A center of Tamil culture and language, Trincomalee suffered greatly during the 30-year civil war, but the troubles haven't dimmed the natural and cultural charms of the place.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Velgam Vehera.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Trincomalee route maker website.

Traveling by car from Jaffna to Trincomalee takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Koneswaram Temple ©
Koneswaram Temple
Velgam Vehera ©
Velgam Vehera
Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple ©
Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple

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Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Anuradhapura ©
Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruwanwelisaya, make a trip to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, and then make a trip to Mihintale. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wilpattu National Park, delve into the mystery of Sakwala Chakraya (Star Gate), then don't miss a visit to Moonstone or Sandakada pahana, and finally take in the views from Gal Palama (Stone Bridge) over Malwathu Oya.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Anuradhapura holiday website.

Traveling by car from Trincomalee to Anuradhapura takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Mihintale ©
Mihintale
Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya
Wilpattu National Park ©
Wilpattu National Park

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Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

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.
Step out of Sigiriya with an excursion to Golden Temple of Dambulla in Dambulla--about 54 minutes away. Spend the 29th (Fri) exploring nature at Minneriya National Park. There's much more to do: make a trip to Sigiriya, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis, browse the exhibits of Pethikada, and examine the collection at Sigiriya Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sigiriya trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Anuradhapura to Sigiriya in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dambulla, Dhilip De Alwis, Minneriya National Park
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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Kandy, Sri Lanka

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 30th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, then get lost in a book at Buddhist Publication Society, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, and finally stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Kandy view point, stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then make a trip to Galmaduwa temple kandy, and finally appreciate the history behind Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kandy tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sigiriya to Kandy in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

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Ella, Sri Lanka

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.
Ella is known for nature, spas, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: expand your horizons at Honey Bee Garden, stop by Ella Gem & Jewelry, take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, and take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ella holiday planning site.

You can drive from Kandy to Ella in 4 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Tours
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Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden
Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

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Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

Arugam Bay ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Muhudu Maha Vihara and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kudumbigala Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Sangamankandy Pilliyar Kovil, explore the activities along Pottuvil Lagoon, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then explore the activities along Arugam Bay, and finally stop by Rice & Carry Bags Shop.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Arugam Bay trip maker.

Traveling by car from Ella to Arugam Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Arugam Bay can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hambantota.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Pottuvil Lagoon ©
Pottuvil Lagoon
Muhudu Maha Vihara ©
Muhudu Maha Vihara
Arugam Bay ©
Arugam Bay

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Hambantota, Sri Lanka

Hambantota ©
Hambantota is the main town in Hambantota District, Southern Province, Sri Lanka. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ussangoda National Park and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bundala National Park. On the next day, kick back and relax at Kalametiya Beach, then stroll through Turtle Conservation Project Turtle Watch, and then kick back and relax at Kahandamodara Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hambantota online route planner.

You can drive from Arugam Bay to Hambantota in 4 hours. In December in Hambantota, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Matara.

Things to do in Hambantota

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Turtle Conservation Project Turtle Watch, Bundala National Park, Kahandamodara Beach, Ussangoda National Park, Kalametiya Beach
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Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park
Ussangoda National Park ©
Ussangoda National Park
Kahandamodara Beach ©
Kahandamodara Beach

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Matara, Sri Lanka

Matara ©
A commercial capital in the south, Matara offers a real taste of Sri Lanka, which the southern coast's beach resorts often lack.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara, then kick back and relax at Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa), and then take in the dramatic natural features at Hummanaya Blow Hole.

Plan a trip to Matara easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Hambantota to Matara takes 2 hours. In December in Matara, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Galle.

Things to do in Matara

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Tangalle, Hummanaya Blow Hole
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Spas

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Galle, Sri Lanka

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Change things up with these side-trips from Galle: Bentota Beach (in Bentota) and Hikkaduwa (Hikkaduwa Beach, Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda, stroll through Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Galle trip itinerary app.

Getting from Matara to Galle by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Galle can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Colombo.

Things to do in Galle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Hikkaduwa, Bentota Beach
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

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Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Go for a jaunt from Colombo to Bentota to see Sea Turtle Protection Association about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, stroll around Galle Face Green, stop by Vogue Jewellers, and stroll through Mount Lavinia Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Colombo trip planning app.

Take a train from Galle to Colombo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Sea Turtle Protection Association
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Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Food Tours

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Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
Step out of Singapore to go to Sentosa Island and see Universal Studios Singapore, which is approximately 32 minutes away. See some other sides of Singapore: walk around Singapore Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Sands SkyPark Observation Deck, pause for some photo ops at Merlion Park, and don't miss a visit to Singapore Flyer.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Singapore trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Colombo to Singapore in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and subway. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Singapore Standard Time (SGT), which is usually a 2.5 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 20:
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Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Flyer ©
Singapore Flyer

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