60 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

60 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka travel planner

Make it your trip
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Colombo
— 7 nights
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Sigiriya
— 3 nights
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Anuradhapura
— 7 nights
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Udawalawe National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ella
— 5 nights
Drive
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Arugam Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yala National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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Kandy
— 8 nights
Fly
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Galle
— 8 nights
Drive
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Bentota
— 8 nights
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Colombo

— 7 nights
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Change things up with these side-trips from Colombo: Basilica of Our Lady of Lanka (in Ragama) and Negombo (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Negombo Beach). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get your game on at Soapy Island, and get engrossed in the history at Colombo National Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Colombo online route builder.

Craiova, Romania to Colombo is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Craiova to Colombo is 3.5 hours. In February, Colombo is warmer than Craiova - with highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sigiriya

— 3 nights
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.
Explore Sigiriya's surroundings by going to Euphoria Spice and Herbal (in Matale), Dambulla (Golden Temple of Dambulla & Ibbankatuwa Megalithic Tombs) and Avukana Buddha Statue (in Kekirawa). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Sigiriya Fortress, explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis, and don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sigiriya trip planner.

Getting from Colombo to Sigiriya by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 9 — 12:

Anuradhapura

— 7 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Anuradhapura: Yapahuwa Rock Fortress (in Yapahuwa) and Thanthirimale Rajamaha Viharaya (in Mannar). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mihintale, admire the engineering at Tissa Wewa, make a trip to Isurumuniya Temple, and admire the striking features of Ruwanwelisaya.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Anuradhapura road trip website.

Traveling by car from Sigiriya to Anuradhapura takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Udawalawe National Park

— 3 nights
One of the primary nature reserves in the country, Uda Walawe National Park provides vital habitat for a herd of Sri Lankan elephants.
Get out of town with these interesting Udawalawe National Park side-trips: Mahapelessa Hot Springs (in Hambantota), Sampath Gems (in Ratnapura) and Udawalawa Elephant Orphanage (in Udawalawa). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Udawalawe National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Udawalawe Trails, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Udawalawe National Park road trip tool.

Fly from Anuradhapura to Udawalawe National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. February in Udawalawe National Park sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Ella

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nuwara Eliya (Horton Plains National Park, Franciscan Sister's Jam Room, &more), Thotupola Kanda Nature Trail (in Ohiya) and Amba Estate (in Bandarawela). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Little Adam's Peak, explore and take pictures at Prabhawa Mountain Day View Point Haputale, make a trip to Nine Arches Bridge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ella trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Udawalawe National Park to Ella takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Arugam Bay

— 3 nights
Arugam Bay is known for adventure, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kudumbigala Monastery, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the activities along Pottuvil Lagoon, and don't miss a visit to Muhudu Maha Vihara.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Arugam Bay trip website.

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 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 1:

Yala National Park

— 5 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Yala National Park side-trips: Tissamaharama (Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara, Safaris, &more), Kataragama (Kiri Vehera & Kataragama Temple) and Bundala National Park (in Weligatta).

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yala National Park road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Arugam Bay to Yala National Park takes 3 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 6:

Kandy

— 8 nights
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kandy: Kegalle (Pinnawala Jumbos & Elephant Freedom Project), Bluefield Tea Gardens (in Nuwara Eliya) and Pinnawala (Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage & Mahamevnawa Amadahara Buddhist Monastery Pinnawala). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 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 contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kandy online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Yala National Park to Kandy takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Galle

— 8 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: Mirissa (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Mirissa Beach, &more), Hikkaduwa (Saffron Robes, Community Tsunami Museum, &more) and Nandana Tea Factory (in Akuressa). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, browse the exhibits of Tsunami Photo Museum, and relax in the rural setting at Handunugoda Tea Estate.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Galle attractions planner.

Fly from Kandy to Galle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. March in Galle sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Bentota.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 22:

Bentota

— 8 nights
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bentota: Madugnga Lake (in Balapitiya), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Hikkaduwa) and Galagoda Shailatharama Viharaya (in Karandeniya). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Bentota Beach, explore the galleries of Sri Vijayarama Viharaya, visit Lunuganga Garden Tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ahungalla Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bentota trip planner.

Drive from Galle to Bentota in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Bentota can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 22 — 30:

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.