47 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

47 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Kandy
— 7 nights
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Anuradhapura
— 6 nights
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Jaffna
— 3 nights
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Nilaveli
— 3 nights
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Polonnaruwa
— 7 nights
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Kalkudah
— 2 nights
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Kataragama
— 2 nights
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Netolpitiya
— 3 nights
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Galle
— 8 nights
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Beruwala
— 5 nights

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Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
You'll explore and learn at Ceylon Tea Museum and Raja Museum. Kandy War Cemetery and Kandy view point are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Arankelle Ancient Monastery (in Melsiripura), Nuwara Eliya (Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple & Mackwoods Tea Centre) and Matale (Knuckles Mountain Range, Euphoria Spice and Herbal, &more). Spend the 13th (Thu) in the pleasant surroundings of Elephant Freedom Project. There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, see the interesting displays at World Buddhist Museum, and make a trip to Royal Palace of Kandy.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip planner.

Colombo to Kandy is an approximately 3-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

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Nature / Park
Udawattekele Sanctuary
4.1

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Samadhi Statue and Isurumuniya Temple. Visit Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi and Dagoba of Thuparama for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Abhayagiri Dagaba, explore the ancient world of Ranmasu Uyana, head outdoors with Eth Pokuna, and make a trip to Isinbassagala.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Anuradhapura trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Kandy to Anuradhapura in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. On the 20th (Thu), you're off to Jaffna.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Religious Site
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
4.4
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Monument
Abhayagiri Dagaba
4.5

3
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Jaffna

Jaffna ©
A center of Tamil culture, the city of Jaffna remains in the process of rebuilding after suffering greatly during the civil war.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nallur Kovil and Nagadipa Purana Vihara. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Naga Pooshani Ambal Kovil and Casuarina Beach. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Maruthanamadam Anjaneyar Temple, browse the collection at Jaffna Public Library, hike along Kayts Causeway, and explore the ancient world of Kantharodai Viharaya.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Jaffna trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Anuradhapura to Jaffna in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Nilaveli.

Things to do in Jaffna

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Must see
Nallur Kovil
4.5
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Religious Site
Naga Pooshani Ambal Kovil
4.6
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Religious Site
Nagadipa Purana Vihara
4.1

3
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Nilaveli

Nilaveli ©
The coastal resort town of Nilaveli draws visitors with its beaches, dive spots, and seaside hotels.
Trincomalee War Cemetery and Koneswaram Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Nilaveli Beach and Marble Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Trincomalee (Arisimale Beach & Seruwila Mangala Raja Maha Vihara). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and examine the collection at Hoods Tower Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nilaveli road trip website.

Traveling by car from Jaffna to Nilaveli takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Polonnaruwa.

Things to do in Nilaveli

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa ©
Lying 216 km (134 mi) from Colombo, Polonnaruwa offers a rich history second in Sri Lanka only to Arunadhapura.
Appreciate the collections at Sigiriya Museum and Pethikada. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ritigala Forest Monastery and Lankathilaka Image House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Polonnaruwa: Sigiriya (Sigiriya Fortress & Pidurangala Rock) and Hurulu Eco Park (in Habarana). Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Medirigiriya Vatadage, explore the ancient world of King’s Council Chamber, contemplate the long history of Lotus Pond, and make a trip to Sandakada Pahana.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Polonnaruwa trip planner.

Getting from Nilaveli to Polonnaruwa by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Kalkudah.

Things to do in Polonnaruwa

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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2
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Kalkudah

Kalkudah ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): kick back and relax at Passikudah Beach.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kalkudah day trip app.

You can drive from Polonnaruwa to Kalkudah in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Kataragama.

Things to do in Kalkudah

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Must see
Passikudah Beach
4.4

2
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Kataragama

Kataragama ©
Kataragama is a pilgrimage town sacred to Buddhist, Hindu and indigenous Vedda people of Sri Lanka. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sella Kataragama Temple.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kataragama online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kalkudah to Kataragama in 5.5 hours. In May in Kataragama, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Netolpitiya.

Things to do in Kataragama

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Must see
Kataragama Temple
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Religious Site
Yatala Wehera
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Netolpitiya

Netolpitiya ©
Most people take a trip to Netolpitiya to enjoy a classic beach holiday.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) and Medaketiya Activity Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara and Medilla Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Bundala National Park in Weligatta (about 1h 5 min away). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Tangalle Lagoon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary, and kick back and relax at Mawella Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Netolpitiya vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Kataragama to Netolpitiya takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Netolpitiya

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dutch Reformed Church and Community Tsunami Museum. We've included these beaches for you: Mihiripenna Beach and Polhena Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galle: Tsunami Photo Museum (in Telwatta), Hikkaduwa (Tsunami Honganji Vihara, Seenigama Muhudu Viharaya, &more) and Mirissa (Spas & Wellness & Mirissa Beach). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex, kick back and relax at Matara Beach, view the masterpieces at EXOTIC ROOTS, and make a trip to Galle Fort Clock Tower.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Galle online day trip planner.

Drive from Netolpitiya to Galle in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Beruwala.

Things to do in Galle

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

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5
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Beruwala

Beruwala ©
Beruwala is a town in Kalutara District, Western Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. Get some cultural insight at Kande Viharaya Temple and Colombo National Museum. Get some historical perspective at Sri Vijayarama Viharaya and Richmond Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Beruwala side-trips: Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center (in Kosgoda), Madu River (in Balapitiya) and Ahungalla Beach (in Ahungalla). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Beruwala Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalutara Beach, stop by Lunuganga, and stop by Leather.lk.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Beruwala trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Galle to Beruwala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Beruwala can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Beruwala

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

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