32 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

32 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: Mumbai
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 15 min
1
Galle
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h
2
Kandy
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h
3
Colombo
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 45 min
4
Nuwara Eliya
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Ella
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Arugam Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Yala National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h
8
Anuradhapura
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Dambulla
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Mumbai

3
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galle: Mirissa (Mirissa Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching), Nandana Tea Factory (in Akuressa) and Hikkaduwa (Hikkaduwa Beach & Community Tsunami Museum). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Unawatuna Devol Devalaya, enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, and look for gifts at Lak Gems & Jewellery.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Galle road trip planning site.

Mumbai, India to Galle is an approximately 5.5- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly. May in Galle sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Mirissa, Hikkaduwa, Nandana Tea Factory
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 2:
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kandy side-trips: Pinnawala (Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage & Mahamevnawa Amadahara Buddhist Monastery Pinnawala) and Kegalle (Millennium Elephant Foundation & Elephant Freedom Project). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Kandy Lake, stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, tour the pleasant surroundings at Knuckles Forest Reserve, and see the interesting displays at World Buddhist Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kandy, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Galle to Kandy takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pinnawala, Kegalle, Knuckles Forest Reserve, Royal Botanical Gardens
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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

4
nights
Colombo

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: Bentota (Bentota Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Negombo Beach (in Negombo). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, walk around Galle Face Green, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and explore the galleries of Ganeshism Studio Gallery.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Colombo trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Kandy to Colombo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Bentota, Negombo Beach
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 10:
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum

4
nights
Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya ©
Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bambarakanda Falls (in Kalupahana), Devathura Falls (in Ramboda) and Ramboda Waterfall (in Pussellawa). There's much more to do: stroll through Horton Plains National Park, admire the sheer force of Kolapathana Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Gregory Lake, and head outdoors with Piduruthalagala Forest Reserve.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Ella.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bambarakanda Falls, Devathura Falls, Ramboda Waterfall
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Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Hakgala Botanic Gardens ©
Hakgala Botanic Gardens
Bambarakanda Falls ©
Bambarakanda Falls

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ella: Tissamaharama (Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara & Safaris), Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya (in Wellawaya) and Dhowa Rock Temple (in Bandarawela). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls, explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, and steep yourself in history at Lipton’s Seat.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ella trip planner.

Drive from Nuwara Eliya to Ella in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tissamaharama, Haputale, Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya, Dhowa Rock Temple
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 18:
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

3
nights
Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
Arugam Bay is known for adventure, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sea views from Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Muhudu Maha Vihara, explore the activities along Pottuvil Lagoon, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Arugam Bay trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Ella to Arugam Bay in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping
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Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse ©
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse
Whisky Point, Sri Lanka ©
Whisky Point, Sri Lanka
Spas

2
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.
On the 22nd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiri Vehera and then explore the striking landscape of Yala National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yala National Park tour itinerary planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Arugam Bay to Yala National Park. In June, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Kiri Vehera
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 23:
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Safaris
Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park
Kiri Vehera ©
Kiri Vehera

4
nights
Anuradhapura

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.
Anuradhapura is known for historic sites, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mihintale, don't miss a visit to Isurumuniya Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wilpattu National Park, and delve into the distant past at Sakwala Chakraya (Star Gate).

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Anuradhapura route website.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Yala National Park to Anuradhapura in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dambulla.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 27:
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Mihintale ©
Mihintale
Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya
Wilpattu National Park ©
Wilpattu National Park

3
nights
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dambulla: Euphoria Spice and Herbal (in Matale) and Pidurangala Rock (in Sigiriya). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Sigiriya, get outside with Outdoor Activities, Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dambulla trip maker site.

You can drive from Anuradhapura to Dambulla in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Euphoria Spice and Herbal, Minneriya National Park
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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