35 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

35 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Bentota
— 6 nights
2
Colombo
— 4 nights
3
Kandy
— 6 nights
4
Unawatuna
— 5 nights
5
Ella
— 5 nights
6
Udawalawe National Park
— 2 nights
7
Anuradhapura
— 2 nights
8
Dambulla
— 4 nights

6
nights
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Visit Ahungalla Beach and Bentota Beach for some beach relaxation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kalutara Bodhiya and Community Tsunami Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bentota: Kalutara (Richmond Castle & Kalutara Beach) and Sinharaja Forest Reserve (in Galle). And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid ul Abrar, stroll through Sea Turtle Protection Association, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bentota River.

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Mumbai, India to Bentota is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. In May, daily temperatures in Bentota can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kalutara, Kosgoda, Ahungalla, Masjid ul Abrar, Sea Turtle Hatchery
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Sea Turtle Protection Association ©
Sea Turtle Protection Association
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Sinharaja Forest Reserve ©
Sinharaja Forest Reserve

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple and Cathedral of Christ The Living Saviour. Visit Mount Lavinia Beach and Negombo Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colombo: Negombo (LUV SL Negombo, Muthurajawela Marsh, &more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum, walk around Galle Face Green, and explore the world behind art at The Galleries of Sapumal Foundation.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Colombo online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bentota to Colombo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Colombo are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Negombo
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Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Safaris
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple

6
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.
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Spas & Wellness are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Kandy's surroundings by going to Nelligala International Buddhist Center (in Murutalawa), Nuwara Eliya (Moon Plains & Nuwara Eliya Golf Course) and Dawson Tower (in Kadugannawa). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, see the interesting displays at Kandy Brasswear Village, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy War Cemetery, and explore the activities along Kandy Lake.

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Do a combination of taxi and train from Colombo to Kandy in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Peradeniya, Nuwara Eliya, Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Kundasale, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Millennium Elephant Foundation
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

5
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mihiripenna Beach and Unawatuna Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Galle Fort and Unawatuna Devol Devalaya. Explore Unawatuna's surroundings by going to Mirissa Beach (in Mirissa), Hikkaduwa (Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, Saffron Robes, &more) and Tsunami Photo Museum (in Telwatta). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, stroll through Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach.

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Getting from Kandy to Unawatuna by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June in Unawatuna, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Galle, Hikkaduwa, Mirissa Beach, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa, Tsunami Photo Museum
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Mihiripenna Beach ©
Mihiripenna Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lipton’s Seat and Swarnagiri Maha Viharaya. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ella: Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya (in Wellawaya), Prabhawa Mountain Day View Point Haputale (in Haputale) and Nuwara Eliya (Kande-ela Reservoir & Horton Plains National Park). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls, stop by R. M. S Antique And Brassware, and explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ella travel tool.

Traveling by car from Unawatuna to Ella takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nuwara Eliya, Haputale, Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): 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 next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

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You can drive from Ella to Udawalawe National Park in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:
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Elephant Transit Home (ETH) ©
Elephant Transit Home (ETH)
Safaris

2
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.
You've now added Dagoba of Thuparama to your itinerary. On the 29th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dagoba of Thuparama, make a trip to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, then make a trip to Mihintale, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Ruwanwelisaya. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Sakwala Chakraya (Star Gate), then stroll through Wilpattu National Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahamevnawa Dhammachethiya Buddhist Monastery Anuradhapura.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Anuradhapura day trip tool.

Getting from Udawalawe National Park to Anuradhapura by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

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

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Golden Temple of Dambulla and Pethikada. Get out of town with these interesting Dambulla side-trips: Polonnaruwa (in Polonnaruwa), Habarana (Kaudulla National Park, Safaris, &more) and Pidurangala Rock (in Sigiriya). The adventure continues: make a trip to Sigiriya, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and stroll through Dhilip De Alwis.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dambulla sightseeing site.

Traveling by car from Anuradhapura to Dambulla takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dambulla

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Habarana, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Polonnaruwa ©
Polonnaruwa

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