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Sri Lanka - Itinerary Ideas

The itineraries below are designed to give you a flavour of what is possible and can be tailor-made to suit your preferences. You may add or take out days and adjust the running order or sightseeing tours to match your interests. Oasis Travel Holidays are always FULLY flexible.

All travel arrangements are on a PRIVATE, individual basis to offer complete freedom of choice and flexibility. You will not be expected to share travel arrangements with other people unless clearly stated otherwise. 

If you have specific interests or travel specifications please call us on 1300 720 443 to discuss your individual requirements.

15 days

Colombo-Cultural Triangle-Kandy-Nuwara Eliya-Galle-Unawatuna

This itinerary is the perfect introduction to Sri Lanka and explores the country’s incredible variety including historical sites, local culture, spectacular scenery and picture perfect beaches. Start your trip by exploring the capital – Colombo before heading north to the awe-inspiring cultural triangle which is home to a staggering seven Unesco World Heritage sites. Continue your journey by travelling through central Sri Lanka visiting picturesque Kandy and lush Nuwara Eliya in the heart of Sri Lanka’s tea country. You will also spend a couple of days in historical Galle before ending your Sri Lankan adventure with a relaxing break at one of the stunning south coast beach resorts.

8 days

Colombo – Cultural Triangle – Kandy – Galle

This itinerary is perfect for those short on time or looking to experience a taste of Sri Lanka in addition to travel plans elsewhere in the sub-continent. Starting in Colombo you will explore the capital before heading to the iconic cultural triangle where you will have few days to explore the areas incredible multi world heritage sites. Your journey will head south through central Sri Lanka to the delightful city of Kandy, home to the sacred Temple of the tooth. The final stop on your week long adventure will be to the historical city of Galle.

17 days

Colombo – Cultural Triangle – Kandy – Nuwara Eliya – Horton Plains – Yala National Park – Uda Walawe National Park – Sinharaja Forest Reserve – Galle

This itinerary ideally combines Sri Lanka’s cultural sites with some of the country’s top wildlife experiences to create a perfectly balanced two week trip. Start by exploring the capital of Colombo before heading to the cultural triangle where you will visit many of the World Heritage sites as well as taking a safari through Minneriya National Park. Head south to Kandy then travel through Sri Lanka’s spectacular tea country before exploring the native wildlife in Yala and Uda Walawe National Parks. Complete your tour of Sri Lanka by visiting the historical city of Galle and spending a few days to relax by one of the south west coasts beautiful beaches. 

14 days

Colombo – Cultural Triangle – Kandy – Uda Walawe National Park – South west beach resort – Colombo

Sri Lanka is the ideal destination to embark on a family holiday with a diverse range of experiences and activities on offer to cater for both adults and kids alike. Flying into Colombo you will head to the cultural triangle for a stay at the unique mud house where you will have plenty of time to enjoy the wide range of activities on offer before heading into the heart of the cultural Triangle! Head south through central Sri Lanka to Kandy where you will explore the colourful city bazaar and enjoy a day of white water rafting before travelling to Uda Walawe National Park for a couple of days of Jeep safaris to spot elephants and other animals before ending your holiday with a few days to relax by the beach.

10 days

Colombo - Anamaduwa - Pallepolla - Gal Oya National Park - Uda Walawe National Park - Colombo

Explore the real Sri Lanka and meet the locals on this exciting ten day itinerary which diverts from the typical tourist trail to explore the more remote rural culture and wildlife of Sri Lanka. The fascinating accommodation options in this itinerary are as exciting as the itinerary itself from the truly unique Mudhouse at Anamaduwa to staying on an organic farm at Jim’s farm villas and the surprising luxury of remote Gal Oya Lodge, you are sure to be blown away by these amazing places and the charming individuals you will meet at each. 

10 days

Colombo-Kandy-Knuckles Ranges-Adam's Peak-Kitulgala-Galle

This itinerary is designed for the adventurous traveller or those seeking an adrenalin fuelled experience with plenty of challenging and exciting activities included. From trekking in the knuckles ranges, climbing Adam’s peak & hiking through Horton’s Plains to learning the art of tea plucking in the central hill country, white water rafting the Kelaniya Ganga and cycling through the countryside near Galle! Extensions can be added if you want some time to relax at the end after all the adventure! 

16 days

Negombo-Anuradhapura-Jaffna-Trincomalee-Batticaloa-Arugam Bay-Ella-Colombo

This exciting itinerary takes you on a discovery of Sri Lanka’s far north and east coast, areas which until recent years were not open to tourists. You will see far fewer western tourists as you head to Jaffna in the far north and then across to the east coast which boasts some of the country’s best beaches. Accommodation on this route is varied and extremely interesting with a mixture of boutique properties, beach resorts and even a homestay experience! For those looking for something completely different, to meet the locals and to experience the "real" Sri Lanka then this itineray would be a great choice.