60 days in Sri Lanka & Bali Itinerary

60 days in Sri Lanka & Bali Itinerary

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colombo: Ranjiths Carving and Batik Museum (in Kalutara), Safaris (in Negombo) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Bentota). And it doesn't end there: walk around Galle Face Green, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, explore the galleries of Ganeshism Studio Gallery, and take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum.

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

Malmo, Sweden to Colombo is an approximately 16- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to India Standard Time is 4.5 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Malmo in September; daily highs in Colombo reach 36°C and lows reach 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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.
Explore Sigiriya's surroundings by going to Anuradhapura (Mihintale, Sakwala Chakraya (Star Gate), &more), Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple (in Trincomalee) and Golden Temple of Dambulla (in Dambulla). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Sigiriya, stroll through Nilaveli Beach, don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sigiriya trip itinerary builder.

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 up 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, Dhilip De Alwis, Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple, Minneriya National Park
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 ©
Go for a jaunt from Arugam Bay to Yala National Park to see Yala National Park about 1h 55 min away.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Arugam Bay trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Sigiriya to Arugam Bay by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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 Elephant Freedom Project (in Kegalle), Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala) and Dawson Tower (in Kadugannawa). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, take in the dramatic scenery at Ramboda Waterfall, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, and stroll through Hanthana Mountain Range.

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You can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Nuwara Eliya, Peradeniya, Knuckles Forest Reserve, Elephant Freedom Project, Ramboda Waterfall
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galle: Balapitiya (Kowilawatta Temple & Madugnga Lake), Nandana Tea Factory (in Akuressa) and Bentota Beach (in Bentota). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda, enjoy the sand and surf at Medawatta Beach, and stop by Lak Gems & Jewellery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Galle day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Galle in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Galle can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Tabanan.

Things to do in Galle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Balapitiya, Tsunami Photo Museum, Ashram Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka itinerary, Medawatta Beach
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 30:
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Nandana Tea Factory ©
Nandana Tea Factory
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tabanan: Singaraja (Pucak Manik Waterfall & Sekumpul Waterfalls), Banyumala Twin Waterfalls (in Wanagiri) and Pemuteran (Spas & Scuba & Snorkeling). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, experience rural life at Oka Agro Wisata, admire the natural beauty at Bali Botanic Garden, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vihara Dharma Giri.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tabanan holiday planner.

Getting from Galle to Tabanan by combination of taxi and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2.5 hours traveling from Galle to Tabanan. October in Tabanan sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Nusa Lembongan.

Things to do in Tabanan

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Singaraja, Pemuteran, Bangli, Banyumala Twin Waterfalls, Art Patio
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, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Selambung Beach, and stroll through Jungut Batu Beach.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nusa Lembongan day trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Tabanan to Nusa Lembongan takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough 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
Sunday Beach Waterpark Lembongan ©
Sunday Beach Waterpark Lembongan

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.
Explore Amed's surroundings by going to Candidasa (Guungan Hill & Nature & Wildlife Tours). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at White Sand Beach Yoga, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Besakih Temple.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Amed vacation planner.

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

Things to do in Amed

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Karangasem, Candidasa, Mount Agung, USS Liberty Shipwreck
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Ubud side-trips: Kintamani Highland (in Kintamani), Tirta Empul Temple (in Tampaksiring) and Taman Ayun Temple (in Mengwi). There's much more to do: stroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, view the masterpieces at Threads of Life, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saraswati Temple, and see the interesting displays at Neka Art Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ubud trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Amed to Ubud by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. October in Ubud sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Kuta.

Things to do in Ubud

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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: Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu), Allcaps Park (in Canggu) and Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban). There's lots more to do: cool off at Waterbom Bali, enjoy the sand and surf at Pantai Sanur, head outdoors with SeaBali, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuta trip planner.

Getting from Ubud to Kuta by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kuta are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. 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, Uluwatu Temple, Allcaps Park, Tanah Lot Temple
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 30:
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Waterbom Bali ©
Waterbom Bali
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Spas

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