58 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

58 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Nuwara Eliya
— 7 nights
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Ella
— 5 nights
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Arugam Bay
— 3 nights
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Yala National Park
— 5 nights
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Udawalawe National Park
— 3 nights
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Sigiriya
— 2 nights
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Anuradhapura
— 7 nights
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Kandy
— 8 nights
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Galle
— 8 nights
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Colombo
— 9 nights

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Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya ©

Little England

Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nuwara Eliya: Devathura Falls (in Ramboda), Ramboda Waterfall (in Pussellawa) and Bambarakanda Falls (in Kalupahana). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Horton Plains National Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Hakgala Botanic Gardens, take in the dramatic scenery at Aberdeen Falls, and head outdoors with Piduruthalagala Forest Reserve.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nuwara Eliya road trip site.

Colombo to Nuwara Eliya is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Ella.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Waterfall
Ramboda Waterfall
4.4

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ella: Safaris (in Udawalawa), Haputale (Lipton’s Seat & Prabhawa Mountain Day View Point Haputale) and Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya (in Wellawaya). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, stop by R. M. S Antique And Brassware, don't miss a visit to Nine Arches Bridge, and admire the sheer force of Diyaluma Falls.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ella travel route builder website.

You can drive from Nuwara Eliya to Ella in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Waterfall
Ravana Ella Falls
2.8

3
nights
Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
Arugam Bay is known for adventure, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Whisky Point, Sri Lanka, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at Sangamankandy Pilliyar Kovil, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kudumbigala Monastery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Arugam Bay trip app.

Traveling by car from Ella to Arugam Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature
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Outdoor Activity
Whisky Point, Sri Lanka
4.5
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Spa
Spas
4.4

5
nights
Yala National Park

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yala National Park: Tissamaharama (Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara, Safaris, &more), Bundala National Park (in Weligatta) and Kiri Vehera (in Kataragama). It doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yala National Park.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yala National Park journey planner.

Getting from Arugam Bay to Yala National Park by car takes about 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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National Park
Yala National Park
2.7
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National Park
Bundala National Park
4.6
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Safari
Safaris
4.7

3
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.
Step out of Udawalawe National Park to go to Ratnapura and see Sampath Gems, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Udawalawe National Park, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stroll through Elephant Transit Home (ETH), and stroll around Visit Udawalawe National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Udawalawe National Park trip itinerary site.

Getting from Yala National Park to Udawalawe National Park by car takes about 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Udawalawe National Park are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Sampath Gems
5.0
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Safari
Safaris
4.2

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): make a trip to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then don't miss a visit to Sigiriya Fortress. On the next day, make a trip to Pidurangala Rock and then explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sigiriya online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Udawalawe National Park to Sigiriya in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:
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Must see
Sigiriya Fortress
4.6
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National Park
Minneriya National Park
4.2

7
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Anuradhapura: Avukana Buddha Statue (in Kekirawa) and Polonnaruwa (Medirigiriya Vatadage & Lankathilaka Image House). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Mihintale, see human ingenuity at work at Tissa Wewa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wilpattu National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Anuradhapura trip planner.

Drive from Sigiriya to Anuradhapura in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Religious Site
Mihintale
4.8
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Nature / Park
Wilpattu National Park
3.8
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Architectural Building
Ruwanwelisaya
4.6

8
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kandy: Dawson Tower (in Kadugannawa), Kegalle (Pinnawala Jumbos & Elephant Freedom Project) and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, explore the fascinating underground world of Bambaragala Viharaya, and appreciate the history behind Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Kandy trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Anuradhapura to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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Water Body
Kandy Lake
3.9

8
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Explore Galle's surroundings by going to Nandana Tea Factory (in Akuressa), Mirissa (Mirissa Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Hikkaduwa (Hikkaduwa Harbour, Community Tsunami Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, stroll through Unawatuna Beach, and relax in the rural setting at Handunugoda Tea Estate.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Galle trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Kandy to Galle in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April in Galle, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Galle

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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World heritage site
Galle Fort
4.4
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
3.6

9
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Negombo (Negombo Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching), Holy Cross Church Kalutara (in Kalutara) and Basilica of Our Lady of Lanka (in Ragama). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Bentota Beach, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Colombo tour planner.

You can drive from Galle to Colombo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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Safari
Safaris
4.8

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