30 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

30 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Galle
— 4 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  3 h 15 min
2
Anuradhapura
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Dambulla
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
Tissamaharama
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Ella
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Arugam Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Kandy
— 4 nights
Train + Taxi:  1 h
8
Colombo
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Bengaluru

4
nights
Galle

The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Explore Galle's surroundings by going to Hikkaduwa (Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, Community Tsunami Museum, &more), Tsunami Photo Museum (in Telwatta) and Mirissa (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Parrot Rock Bridge, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Church, don't miss a visit to Japanese Peace Pagoda, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Sri Lanka Amazing Tours.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Galle travel planner.

Bengaluru, India to Galle is an approximately 7-hour flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Galle when traveling from Bengaluru in June, with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Galle

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Mirissa, Unawatuna, Tsunami Photo Museum, Nandana Tea Factory
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sinharaja Forest Reserve ©
Sinharaja Forest Reserve
Safaris

4
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.
Step out of Anuradhapura to go to Mannar and see Thanthirimale Rajamaha Viharaya, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Wilpattu National Park, see human ingenuity at work at Tissa Wewa, get outside with Eth Pokuna, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mihintale.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Anuradhapura trip planner.

Getting from Galle to Anuradhapura by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Rajagiri Kanda Caves, Thanthirimale Rajamaha Viharaya
Highlights from your plan
Mihintale ©
Mihintale
Wilpattu National Park ©
Wilpattu National Park
Ruwanwelisaya ©
Ruwanwelisaya

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: Polonnaruwa (Sandakada Pahana, Polonnaruwa Vatadage, &more), Habarana (Hurulu Eco Park, Dhilip De Alwis, &more) and Pidurangala Rock (in Sigiriya). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla, explore the ancient world of Sinhagiri, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dambulla Royal Cave Temple, and examine the collection at Sigiriya Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dambulla trip planner.

You can drive from Anuradhapura to Dambulla in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Tissamaharama.

Things to do in Dambulla

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Habarana, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Minneriya National Park
Highlights from your plan
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Dhilip De Alwis ©
Dhilip De Alwis
Hurulu Eco Park ©
Hurulu Eco Park

3
nights
Tissamaharama

Tissamaharama ©
Tourism in Tissamaharama revolves around the town's vast historic and cultural heritage, with the surroundings of scenic paddy fields adding to the ambiance.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tissamaharama: Kataragama (Sella Kataragama Temple, Kataragama Temple, &more), Turtle Conservation Project Turtle Watch (in Rekawa) and Hambantota (Magampura Ruhunu Heritage Museum, Walawe River Safari, &more). The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see Off-Road Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara, and don't miss a visit to Kirinda Viharaya.

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

Getting from Dambulla to Tissamaharama by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Tissamaharama

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Kataragama, Hambantota, Bundala National Park, Kirinda Viharaya, Turtle Conservation Project Turtle Watch
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park
Safaris
Turtle Conservation Project Turtle Watch ©
Turtle Conservation Project Turtle Watch

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ella: Castlereagh Reservoir (in Hatton), Nuwara Eliya (Horton Plains National Park, Swarnagiri Maha Viharaya, &more) and Thotupola Kanda Nature Trail (in Ohiya). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, take in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls, admire the natural beauty at Ella Spice Garden, and make a trip to Demodara Loop.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ella trip planning app.

You can drive from Tissamaharama to Ella in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes

Side Trips

Nuwara Eliya, Castlereagh Reservoir, Thotupola Kanda Nature Trail
Highlights from your plan
Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Honey Bee Garden ©
Honey Bee Garden

3
nights
Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Arugam Bay: Kumana National Park (in Ampara) and Kumana National Park (in Hambantota).

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Arugam Bay trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Ella to Arugam Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ampara, Kumana National Park
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Kumana National Park ©
Kumana National Park
Whisky Point, Sri Lanka ©
Whisky Point, Sri Lanka
Spas

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kandy: Buddha Statue (in Giritale), Dawson Tower (in Kadugannawa) and Kegalle (Elephant Freedom Project & Millennium Elephant Foundation). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at World Buddhist Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kandy online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Arugam Bay to Kandy takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Kandy

Wildlife Parks Transportation

Side Trips

Peradeniya, Kegalle, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Dawson Tower, Buddha Statue
Highlights from your plan
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

4
nights
Colombo

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: Sri Vishnu Kovil (in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia), Negombo (Muthurajawela Marsh, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, &more) and Ranjiths Carving and Batik Museum (in Kalutara). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, get engrossed in the history at Colombo National Museum, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and appreciate the history behind Independence Memorial Hall.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Colombo sightseeing planning site.

Do a combination of train and taxi from Kandy to Colombo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Colombo are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Negombo, Bentota, Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Vishnu Kovil, Ranjiths Carving and Batik Museum
Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle Protection Association ©
Sea Turtle Protection Association
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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