60 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

60 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Galle
— 9 nights
2
Kandy
— 11 nights
3
Yala National Park
— 5 nights
4
Arugam Bay
— 3 nights
5
Ella
— 7 nights
6
Udawalawe National Park
— 4 nights
7
Sigiriya
— 4 nights
8
Pinnawala
— 3 nights
9
Colombo
— 12 nights

9
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galle: Mirissa (Mirissa Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching), Bentota (Sea Turtle Protection Association & Bentota Beach) and Hikkaduwa (Saffron Robes, Hikkaduwa Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, view the masterpieces at Tsunami Photo Museum, and experience rural life at Nandana Tea Factory.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Galle trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Galle is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Brussels to Galle. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Brussels in March, with highs in Galle at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Hikkaduwa, Tangalle, Ahungalla, Matara
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Nandana Tea Factory ©
Nandana Tea Factory
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Dolphin & Whale Watching

11
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.
You've now added Bogambara Prison to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kandy: Loolkandura (in Rikillagaskada), Nuwara Eliya (Bluefield Tea Gardens & Piduruthalagala Forest Reserve) and Ramboda Waterfall (in Pussellawa). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, take in the awesome beauty at Alagalla Mountain Range, see Off-Road Tours, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Knuckles Forest Reserve.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kandy day trip planning website.

You can fly from Galle to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yala National Park.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Nuwara Eliya, Loolkandura, Royal Botanical Gardens, Knuckles Forest Reserve, Ramboda Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Bogambara Prison ©
Bogambara Prison
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yala National Park: Bundala National Park (in Weligatta), Kataragama (Kiri Vehera & Kataragama Temple) and Tissamaharama (Off-Road Tours & Bundala birds paradise). There's more to do: explore the striking landscape of Yala National Park and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yala National Park attractions website.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Yala National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Yala National Park are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Yala National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tissamaharama, Kataragama, Bundala National Park
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 17:
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park
Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park
Safaris

3
nights
Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
Arugam Bay is known for adventure, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit a coastal fixture at Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sangamankandy Pilliyar Kovil, and stroll through Arugam Bay.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Arugam Bay sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Yala National Park to Arugam Bay in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 20:
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Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse ©
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse
Whisky Point, Sri Lanka ©
Whisky Point, Sri Lanka
Muhudu Maha Vihara ©
Muhudu Maha Vihara

7
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ella: Dhowa Rock Temple (in Bandarawela), Haputale (Prabhawa Mountain Day View Point Haputale & Lipton’s Seat) and Nuwara Eliya (Horton Plains National Park, Sita Temple, &more). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls, stop by R. M. S Antique And Brassware, and take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ella online trip builder.

You can drive from Arugam Bay to Ella in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nuwara Eliya, Haputale, Dhowa Rock Temple, Rakkhiththa Kanda Aranya Senasanaya
Highlights from your plan
Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge
Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls

4
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.
Explore Udawalawe National Park's surroundings by going to Kahandamodara Beach (in Kahandamodara), Kirindi Ella (in Pelmadulla) and Sampath Gems (in Ratnapura). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Udawalawe National Park, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Udawalawa Elephant Orphanage, and stroll through Elephant Transit Home (ETH).

To see more things to do and tourist information, use the Udawalawe National Park trip site.

Traveling by car from Ella to Udawalawe National Park takes 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Udawalawe National Park are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Udawalawa, Mahapelessa Hot Springs, Kahandamodara Beach, Kirindi Ella, Sampath Gems
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Transit Home (ETH) ©
Elephant Transit Home (ETH)
Safaris
Sampath Gems ©
Sampath Gems

4
nights
Sigiriya

Sigiriya ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Golden Temple of Dambulla (in Dambulla), Euphoria Spice and Herbal (in Matale) and Mihintale (in Anuradhapura). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Sigiriya, get to know the fascinating history of Polonnaruwa, explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park, and take in the exciting artwork at Pethikada.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sigiriya vacation maker site.

Traveling by flight from Udawalawe National Park to Sigiriya takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pinnawala.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Polonnaruwa, Golden Temple of Dambulla, Euphoria Spice and Herbal, Minneriya National Park, Mihintale
Find places to stay May 1 — 5:
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park

3
nights
Pinnawala

Pinnawala ©
The main attraction in Pinnawala is undoubtedly its elephant orphanage.
Venture out of the city with trips to Siri Gautama Sambuddharaja Maligawa (in Polgahawela), Olu Ella (in Yatiyantota) and Kurunegala (World's tallest granite Samadhi Buddha statue in Kurunegala & Ridi Viharaya). There's still lots to do: stroll through Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and view the masterpieces at Pinnawala Handicrafts Emporium.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Pinnawala online trip builder.

You can drive from Sigiriya to Pinnawala in 2.5 hours. May in Pinnawala sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Colombo.

Things to do in Pinnawala

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kurunegala, Elephant Freedom Project, Siri Gautama Sambuddharaja Maligawa, Olu Ella
Highlights from your plan
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Elephant Freedom Project ©
Elephant Freedom Project
Olu Ella ©
Olu Ella

12
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Colombo: Ragama (Basilica of Our Lady of Lanka & Mack Travel Sri Lanka), Negombo (Negombo Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia (Sri Vishnu Kovil & Sri Anjaneyar Temple). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, walk around Galle Face Green, don't miss a visit to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mount Lavinia Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Colombo online road trip planner.

You can drive from Pinnawala to Colombo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May in Colombo, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Ragama, Negombo, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, four-man team, Guruge Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Safaris

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