60 days in Sri Lanka & Bali Itinerary

60 days in Sri Lanka & Bali Itinerary

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60 days in Sri Lanka & Bali Itinerary

Start: Malmo, Sweden
+2
train + foot + Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
2
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
3
Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 7 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h
5
Galle, Sri Lanka
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  10​h 15​min
6
Tabanan, Indonesia
— 6 nights
taxi + ferry:  1​h 30​min
7
Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
— 5 nights
ferry + taxi:  1​h 45​min
8
Amed, Indonesia
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h
9
Ubud, Indonesia
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Kuta, Indonesia
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  17​h 15​min
End: Malmo, Sweden


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6
nights
Colombo, Sri Lanka

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colombo: Ranjiths Carving and Batik Museum (in Kalutara), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Bentota) and Safaris (in Negombo). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, stop by Vogue Jewellers, get engrossed in the history at The Bandaranaike Museum, and stroll around Galle Face Green.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Colombo travel route tool .

Malmo, Sweden to Colombo is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to India Standard Time is 4 hours. In September, Colombo is much hotter than Malmo - with highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Ragama, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Ranjiths Carving and Batik Museum, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Safaris
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 8:
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Safaris
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara ©
Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara

5
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sigiriya: Golden Temple of Dambulla (in Dambulla), Anuradhapura (Mihintale, Sakwala Chakraya (Star Gate), & more) and Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple (in Trincomalee). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Sigiriya, explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park, stroll through Dhilip De Alwis, and browse the exhibits of Pethikada.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sigiriya trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Colombo to Sigiriya takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Anuradhapura, Dambulla, Avukana Buddha Statue, Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple, Nilaveli Beach
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 13:
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

4
nights
Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

Arugam Bay ©
Spend the 15th (Tue) exploring nature at Yala National Park.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Arugam Bay travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Sigiriya to Arugam Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yala National Park
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse ©
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse
Arugam Bay ©
Arugam Bay

7
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala), Elephant Freedom Project (in Kegalle) and Dawson Tower (in Kadugannawa). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, take in the dramatic scenery at Ramboda Waterfall, hike along Saga Travels & Tours Nuwara Eliya, and get outside with Piduruthalagala Forest Reserve.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kandy trip planning website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Arugam Bay to Kandy in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Nuwara Eliya, Peradeniya, Dawson Tower, Ramboda Waterfall, Elephant Freedom Project
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 24:
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Knuckles Forest Reserve ©
Knuckles Forest Reserve

6
nights
Galle, Sri Lanka

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Get out of town with these interesting Galle side-trips: Balapitiya (Kowilawatta Temple & Madugnga Lake), Nandana Tea Factory (in Akuressa) and Bentota Beach (in Bentota). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, view the masterpieces at Tsunami Photo Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and take in nature's colorful creations at Ashram Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka itinerary.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Galle holiday planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Galle in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tabanan.

Things to do in Galle

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Balapitiya, Nandana Tea Factory, Ashram Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka itinerary, Saffron Robes Gallery and Studio
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 30:
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Nandana Tea Factory ©
Nandana Tea Factory
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum

6
nights
Tabanan, Indonesia

Tabanan ©
Rolling green hills and rice paddy fields stretch between Bali's second-highest peak and an unspoiled coastline in Tabanan, one of the island's most geographically diverse regions.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pemuteran (Spas & Scuba & Snorkeling), Banyumala Twin Waterfalls (in Wanagiri) and Singaraja (Pucak Manik Waterfall & Sekumpul Waterfalls). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, relax in the rural setting at Oka Agro Wisata, make a trip to Pura Luhur Tambawaras, and admire the natural beauty at Bali Botanic Garden.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Tabanan trip builder .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Galle to Tabanan in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Galle to Tabanan is 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Tabanan are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nusa Lembongan.

Things to do in Tabanan

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Pemuteran, Singaraja, Bangli, Art Patio, Banyumala Twin Waterfalls
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 7:
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Banyumala Twin Waterfalls ©
Banyumala Twin Waterfalls
Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
Nirwana Bali Golf Club ©
Nirwana Bali Golf Club

5
nights
Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia

The island of Nusa Lembongan sits amidst swathes of calm, clear waters as well as some of the most notable surfing waves in the region.
Nusa Lembongan is known for wildlife, adventure, parks, nature, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, delve into the lush surroundings at Mangrove Forest Nusa Lembongan, snap pictures at Yellow Bridge, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nusa Lembongan itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Tabanan to Nusa Lembongan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. October in Nusa Lembongan sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Amed.

Things to do in Nusa Lembongan

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Devil's Tears ©
Devil's Tears
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

4
nights
Amed, Indonesia

A snaking coastline and quaint, sleepy fishing villages characterize Amed, a stretch of shorefront with seven villages in Bali's east.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amed: Candidasa (Guungan Hill & Nature & Wildlife Tours). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, steep yourself in history at Ujung Water Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Besakih Temple, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Agung.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Amed trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Nusa Lembongan to Amed takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Ubud.

Things to do in Amed

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Karangasem, Candidasa, USS Liberty Shipwreck, Mount Agung
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 16:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Besakih Temple ©
Besakih Temple
USS Liberty Shipwreck ©
USS Liberty Shipwreck

7
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ubud: Elephant Safari Park (in Tegalalang), Taman Ayun Temple (in Mengwi) and Tirta Empul Temple (in Tampaksiring). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, relax in the rural setting at Tegalalang Rice Terrace, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ubud visit planner .

Traveling by bus from Amed to Ubud takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Ubud sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kuta.

Things to do in Ubud

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Gianyar, Elephant Safari Park, Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets, Tirta Empul Temple, Kintamani Highland
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 23:
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Spas
Tegalalang Rice Terrace ©
Tegalalang Rice Terrace

7
nights
Kuta, Indonesia

Kuta ©
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kuta: Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban), Allcaps Park (in Canggu) and Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu). Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at Waterbom Bali, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get outside with SeaBali, and kick back and relax at Kuta Beach - Bali.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kuta trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Ubud to Kuta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Kuta sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Seminyak, Denpasar, Jimbaran Bay, Uluwatu Temple, Allcaps Park
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 30:
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Waterbom Bali ©
Waterbom Bali
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Kuta Beach - Bali ©
Kuta Beach - Bali

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