60 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

60 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: Colombo
1
Colombo
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Galle
— 9 nights
Fly:  1 h
3
Kandy
— 9 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Anuradhapura
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Sigiriya
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
6
Udawalawe National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Ella
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
Arugam Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
9
Nuwara Eliya
— 9 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
End: Colombo

8
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.
Explore Colombo's surroundings by going to Negombo (St. Anne's Church, Negombo Beach, &more), Basilica of Our Lady of Lanka (in Ragama) and Bentota (Sea Turtle Protection Association & Dolphin & Whale Watching). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, view the masterpieces at Ganeshism Studio Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Ranjiths Carving and Batik Museum.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Colombo online trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Colombo. October in Colombo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Galle.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Negombo, Kalutara, Bentota, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Kaduwela Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 10:
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Safaris
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum

9
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Change things up with these side-trips from Galle: Balapitiya (Kowilawatta Temple & Madugnga Lake), Kosgoda Turtle Care (in Kosgoda) and Bentota Beach (in Bentota). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, kick back and relax at Mirissa Beach, stroll through Sinharaja Forest Reserve, and explore the galleries of Tsunami Photo Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Galle trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Colombo to Galle in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna, Balapitiya, Mirissa, Kosgoda Turtle Care
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Nandana Tea Factory ©
Nandana Tea Factory
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Sinharaja Forest Reserve ©
Sinharaja Forest Reserve

9
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kandy side-trips: Matale (Riverstone Gap, Knuckles Mountain Range, &more), Elephant Freedom Project (in Kegalle) and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanthana Mountain Range, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, and explore and take pictures at Royal Botanical Gardens.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kandy sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Galle to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Matale, Rathna Ella waterfall, Elephant Freedom Project, Knuckles Forest Reserve, Ridi Viharaya
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

8
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.
When in Anuradhapura, make a side trip to see Yapahuwa Rock Fortress in Yapahuwa, approximately Yapahuwa away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wilpattu National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, don't miss a visit to Isinbassagala, and admire the landmark architecture of Ruwanwelisaya.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Anuradhapura trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Kandy to Anuradhapura by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Yapahuwa Rock Fortress
Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 5:
Highlights from your plan
Mihintale ©
Mihintale
Wilpattu National Park ©
Wilpattu National Park
Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya

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 Golden Temple of Dambulla (in Dambulla) and Polonnaruwa (Gal Vihara & Polonnaruwa). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Sigiriya, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minneriya National Park, explore the galleries of Pethikada, and don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock.

To plan Sigiriya vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Anuradhapura to Sigiriya in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Polonnaruwa, Golden Temple of Dambulla, Minneriya National Park
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Udawalawe National Park: Maduwanwela Walawwa (in Suriyakanda), Sampath Gems (in Ratnapura) and Udawalawa Elephant Orphanage (in Udawalawa). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Udawalawe National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Transit Home (ETH), and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Udawalawe National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sigiriya to Udawalawe National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. November in Udawalawe National Park sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Udawalawa, Maduwanwela Walawwa, Sampath Gems
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Elephant Transit Home (ETH) ©
Elephant Transit Home (ETH)
Sampath Gems ©
Sampath Gems

7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Haputale (Lipton’s Seat & Prabhawa Mountain Day View Point Haputale), Buttala (Ancient Yudaganawa Stupa & Maligawila Buddha Statue) and Tissamaharama (Bundala birds paradise & Photography Tours). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, take in nature's colorful creations at Honey Bee Garden, snap pictures at Nine Arches Bridge, and look for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Ella holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Udawalawe National Park to Ella takes 2.5 hours. In November in Ella, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Badulla, Haputale, Buttala, Tissamaharama
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls

3
nights
Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
Arugam Bay is known for adventure, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Muhudu Maha Vihara, explore the activities along Pottuvil Lagoon, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get outside with Whisky Point, Sri Lanka.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Arugam Bay trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Ella to Arugam Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Magul Maha Viharaya
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse ©
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse
Muhudu Maha Vihara ©
Muhudu Maha Vihara
Whisky Point, Sri Lanka ©
Whisky Point, Sri Lanka

9
nights
Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya ©
Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas.
Get out of town with these interesting Nuwara Eliya side-trips: Bambarakanda Falls (in Kalupahana), Ohiya (Thotupola Kanda Nature Trail, Kirigalpoththa Hike, &more) and Ramboda Waterfall (in Pussellawa). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Horton Plains National Park, admire the sheer force of Bomburuella Waterfall, head outdoors with Piduruthalagala Forest Reserve, and look for gifts at Franciscan Sister's Jam Room.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nuwara Eliya online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Arugam Bay to Nuwara Eliya in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ohiya, Bambarakanda Falls, Aberdeen Falls, Ramboda Waterfall, Kirindi Ella
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Bambarakanda Falls ©
Bambarakanda Falls
Gregory Lake ©
Gregory Lake

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