60 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

60 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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60 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Craiova
Fly:  26 h
1
Colombo
— 7 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
2
Sigiriya
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Anuradhapura
— 7 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  3 h 30 min
4
Udawalawe National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Ella
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Arugam Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Yala National Park
— 5 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
8
Kandy
— 8 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h
9
Galle
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Bentota
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  27 h
End: Craiova

7
nights
Colombo

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Get out of town with these interesting Colombo side-trips: Negombo (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Negombo Beach) and Basilica of Our Lady of Lanka (in Ragama). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and walk around Galle Face Green.

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Craiova, Romania to Colombo is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Craiova to Colombo. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Craiova in February, with highs in Colombo at 37°C and lows at 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Negombo, Sri Vishnu Kovil, Basilica of Our Lady of Lanka
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Food Tours
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Safaris

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Euphoria Spice and Herbal (in Matale), Golden Temple of Dambulla (in Dambulla) and Avukana Buddha Statue (in Kekirawa). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Sigiriya, don't miss a visit to Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs, explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sigiriya trip itinerary planning site .

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 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dambulla, Euphoria Spice and Herbal, Minneriya National Park, Dhilip De Alwis, Avukana Buddha Statue
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

7
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Anuradhapura: Thanthirimale Rajamaha Viharaya (in Mannar) and Yapahuwa Rock Fortress (in Yapahuwa). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Mihintale, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wilpattu National Park, appreciate the history behind Abhayagiri Dagaba, and admire the landmark architecture of Ruwanwelisaya.

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Getting from Sigiriya to Anuradhapura by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Thanthirimale Rajamaha Viharaya, Yapahuwa Rock Fortress
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 19:
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Mihintale ©
Mihintale
Wilpattu National Park ©
Wilpattu National Park
Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya

3
nights
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.
Explore Udawalawe National Park's surroundings by going to Udawalawa Elephant Orphanage (in Udawalawa), Sampath Gems (in Ratnapura) and Mahapelessa Hot Springs (in Hambantota). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Udawalawe National Park and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Udawalawe National Park online trip maker .

Getting from Anuradhapura to Udawalawe National Park by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In February in Udawalawe National Park, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Ella.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Udawalawa, Sampath Gems, Mahapelessa Hot Springs
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 22:
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Safaris
Udawalawe Trails ©
Udawalawe Trails
Sampath Gems ©
Sampath Gems

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ella: Thotupola Kanda Nature Trail (in Ohiya), Nuwara Eliya (Horton Plains National Park, Franciscan Sister's Jam Room, &more) and Bandarawela (Amba Estate & Dhowa Rock Temple). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, take in nature's colorful creations at Honey Bee Garden, contemplate the long history of Lipton’s Seat, and take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock.

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Drive from Udawalawe National Park to Ella in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nuwara Eliya, Bandarawela, Haputale, Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya, Thotupola Kanda Nature Trail
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 27:
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

3
nights
Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
Arugam Bay is known for adventure, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit a coastal fixture at Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse, explore the activities along Pottuvil Lagoon, stroll through Arugam Bay, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kudumbigala Monastery.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Arugam Bay trip planning site .

You can drive from Ella to Arugam Bay in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 1:
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Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse ©
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse
Spas
Muhudu Maha Vihara ©
Muhudu Maha Vihara

5
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Yala National Park: Bundala National Park (in Weligatta), Tissamaharama (Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara, Safaris, &more) and Kataragama (Kiri Vehera & Kataragama Temple). There's more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yala National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yala National Park holiday builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Arugam Bay to Yala National Park. In March in Yala National Park, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trips

Tissamaharama, Kataragama, Bundala National Park
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 6:
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Safaris
Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park
Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park

8
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kegalle (Pinnawala Jumbos & Elephant Freedom Project), Pinnawala (Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage & Mahamevnawa Amadahara Buddhist Monastery Pinnawala) and Bluefield Tea Gardens (in Nuwara Eliya). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Knuckles Mountain Range.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kandy trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Yala National Park to Kandy takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Matale, Kegalle, Pinnawala, Bluefield Tea Gardens, Royal Botanical Gardens
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 14:
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

8
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galle: Nandana Tea Factory (in Akuressa), Hikkaduwa (Community Tsunami Museum, Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, &more) and Mirissa (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Mirissa Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, take in the exciting artwork at Tsunami Photo Museum, kick back and relax at Mihiripenna Beach, and make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Galle online driving holiday planner .

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 March, daily temperatures in Galle can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Bentota.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Hikkaduwa, Mirissa, Handunugoda Tea Estate, Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 22:
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Nandana Tea Factory ©
Nandana Tea Factory
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Dolphin & Whale Watching

8
nights
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Explore Bentota's surroundings by going to Madugnga Lake (in Balapitiya), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Hikkaduwa) and Galagoda Shailatharama Viharaya (in Karandeniya). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalutara Bodhiya, see the interesting displays at Ranjiths Carving and Batik Museum, and look for gifts at Gem Bank Gems & Jewellery.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bentota trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Galle to Bentota in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. March in Bentota sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Beruwala, Kosgoda, Balapitiya, Ambalangoda, Kalutara
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 30:
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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