22 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

22 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka trip planner

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Colombo
— 3 nights
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Galle
— 3 nights
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Ella
— 3 nights
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Arugam Bay
— 3 nights
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Habarana
— 3 nights
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Anuradhapura
— 2 nights
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Kandy
— 4 nights
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Colombo

— 3 nights
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 (St. Anne's Church & Negombo Beach) and Waikkal (ASDA Gem & Jewellery, Pio Ayurveda Center, &more). Spend the 25th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, stroll around Galle Face Green, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, and visit TaxiColombo CMB Airport Taxi.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Colombo journey maker website.

Ahmedabad, India to Colombo is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Traveling from Ahmedabad in June, you will find days in Colombo are little chillier (37°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Galle.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:

Galle

— 3 nights
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: Community Tsunami Museum (in Hikkaduwa), Andahalena Ella Waterfall (in Elpitiya) and Nandana Tea Factory (in Akuressa). There's much more to do: stroll through Sinharaja Forest Reserve, kick back and relax at Bentota Beach, contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, and look for gifts at Made In Ceylon.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Galle trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Colombo to Galle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Ella.

Things to do in Galle

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:

Ella

— 3 nights
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
Ella is known for nature, spas, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, indulge your taste buds at Honey Bee Garden, hike along Nature Trail Ella, and admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls.

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Drive from Galle to Ella in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Classes · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 2:

Arugam Bay

— 3 nights
Spend the 4th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Arugam Bay sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Ella to Arugam Bay takes 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Habarana.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:

Habarana

— 3 nights
Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
Get out of town with these interesting Habarana side-trips: Golden Temple of Dambulla (in Dambulla) and Avukana Buddha Statue (in Kekirawa). Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring nature at Minneriya National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Sigiriya Fortress, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis, browse the exhibits of Pethikada, and make a trip to Pidurangala Rock.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Habarana online travel planner.

You can drive from Arugam Bay to Habarana in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Habarana

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8:

Anuradhapura

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the engineering at Tissa Wewa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mihintale, and then admire the landmark architecture of Ruwanwelisaya. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Sakwala Chakraya (Star Gate), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wilpattu National Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahamevnawa Dhammachethiya Buddhist Monastery Anuradhapura.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Anuradhapura trip builder website.

You can drive from Habarana to Anuradhapura in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

Kandy

— 4 nights
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Step out of Kandy to go to Pinnawala and see Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, pause for some photo ops at Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, and don't miss a visit to Kandy view point.

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Drive from Anuradhapura to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus; or take a train. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:

Sri Lanka travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.