28 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

28 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kandy
— 4 nights
2
Galle
— 4 nights
3
Ella
— 4 nights
4
Arugam Bay
— 2 nights
5
Yala National Park
— 2 nights
6
Udawalawe National Park
— 2 nights
7
Dambulla
— 3 nights
8
Colombo
— 5 nights

4
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: Elephant Freedom Project (in Kegalle), Nuwara Eliya (Bluefield Tea Gardens & Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple) and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, take in the dramatic scenery at Ramboda Waterfall, pause for some photo ops at Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, 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

Side Trips

Nuwara Eliya, Elephant Freedom Project, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Ramboda Waterfall, Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

4
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: Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa), Mirissa (Mirissa Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Nandana Tea Factory (in Akuressa). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, stroll through Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa, delve into the lush surroundings at Sinharaja Forest Reserve, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Galle trip tool.

Getting from Kandy to Galle by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daytime highs in Galle are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Galle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna, Mirissa, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa, Nandana Tea Factory
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Nandana Tea Factory ©
Nandana Tea Factory
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Sinharaja Forest Reserve ©
Sinharaja Forest Reserve

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ella: Horton Plains National Park (in Nuwara Eliya), Thotupola Kanda Nature Trail (in Ohiya) and Tissamaharama (Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara & Safaris). 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 fly; 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

Side Trips

Tissamaharama, Horton Plains National Park, Thotupola Kanda Nature Trail
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge

2
nights
Arugam Bay

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, thencontemplate 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, stroll through Arugam Bay, visit a coastal fixture at Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse, thenexplore the activities along Pottuvil Lagoon, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Arugam Bay itinerary planner.

Drive from Ella to Arugam Bay in 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

Side Trip

Magul Maha Viharaya
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Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse ©
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse
Pottuvil Lagoon ©
Pottuvil Lagoon
Spas

2
nights
Yala National Park

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 and then explore the striking landscape of Yala National Park. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiri Vehera and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

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 °C in March, and nighttime lows around °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

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kataragama
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park
Safaris
Kataragama Temple ©
Kataragama Temple

2
nights
Udawalawe National Park

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 °C, while nighttime lows are °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

Side Trip

Udawalawa Elephant Orphanage
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Elephant Transit Home (ETH) ©
Elephant Transit Home (ETH)

3
nights
Dambulla

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: Pidurangala Rock (in Sigiriya), Euphoria Spice and Herbal (in Matale) and Polonnaruwa (in Polonnaruwa). 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, 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

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

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

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: Negombo Beach (in Negombo) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Bentota). 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 take a bus. March in Colombo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °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

Side Trips

Negombo Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

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