28 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

28 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Fly
1
Kandy
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Galle
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Ella
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Arugam Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Yala National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Udawalawe National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Dambulla
— 3 nights
Taxi to Habarana, Train to Colombo
8
Colombo
— 5 nights
Fly

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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: Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala), Nuwara Eliya (Bluefield Tea Gardens & Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple) and Elephant Freedom Project (in Kegalle). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, pause for some photo ops at Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, take in the dramatic scenery at Ramboda Waterfall, and stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Kandy trip website.

London, UK to Kandy is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5.5 hours traveling from London to Kandy due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 19 — 24:

4
nights
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: Hikkaduwa (Saffron Robes & Hikkaduwa Beach), Mirissa (Mirissa Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Nandana Tea Factory (in Akuressa). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach, and stroll through Sinharaja Forest Reserve.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Galle online holiday maker.

You can fly from Kandy to Galle in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, daytime highs in Galle are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 24 — 28:

4
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ella: Thotupola Kanda Nature Trail (in Ohiya), Tissamaharama (Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara & Safaris) and Horton Plains National Park (in Nuwara Eliya). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, look for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, and admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ella route planner.

You can drive from Galle to Ella in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 3:

2
nights
Arugam Bay

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Magul Maha Viharaya, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kudumbigala Monastery, then contemplate the long history of Sangamankandy Pilliyar Kovil, and finally don't miss a visit to Muhudu Maha Vihara. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Rice & Carry Bags Shop, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Arugam Bay, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pottuvil Lagoon, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Arugam Bay online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Ella to Arugam Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 3 — 5:

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kataragama Temple. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiri Vehera and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yala National Park visit planner.

You can drive from Arugam Bay to Yala National Park in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 5 — 7:

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Udawalawa Elephant Orphanage and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Transit Home (ETH). On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Udawalawe National Park.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Udawalawe National Park driving holiday site.

Drive from Yala National Park to Udawalawe National Park in 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Udawalawe National Park are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dambulla.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 7 — 9:
Highlights from your trip

3
nights
Dambulla

On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dambulla: Polonnaruwa (in Polonnaruwa), Euphoria Spice and Herbal (in Matale) and Pidurangala Rock (in Sigiriya). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis, don't miss a visit to Sigiriya Fortress, and explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Dambulla day trip planning app.

Fly from Udawalawe National Park to Dambulla in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 12:

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colombo: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Bentota) and Negombo Beach (in Negombo). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, pause for some photo ops at Independence Memorial Hall, make a trip to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, and walk around Galle Face Green.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Colombo trip itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Dambulla to Colombo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. March in Colombo sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 17:

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.