30 days in Sri Lanka & Singapore Itinerary

30 days in Sri Lanka & Singapore Itinerary

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30 days in Sri Lanka & Singapore Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  16​h
1
Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 12 nights
train:  10​h
2
Ella, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Udawalawe National Park, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rekawa, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 8 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Brisbane, Australia


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12
nights
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Family-friendly places like Bentota Beach and Beruwala Beach will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colombo: Sea Turtle Protection Association (in Bentota), Kalutara (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Kalutara Beach, & more) and Negombo Beach (in Negombo). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, make a trip to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Colombo road trip tool .

Brisbane, Australia to Colombo is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Colombo is minus 4 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in December: high temperatures in Colombo hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ella.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Kalutara, Beruwala, Bentota, Ahungalla Beach, Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach

2
nights
Ella, Sri Lanka

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Halpewatte Tea Factory, Ambewela Farms and Horton Plains National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Horton Plains National Park and then relax in the rural setting at Ambewela Farms.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ella road trip app .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Colombo to Ella in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Nuwara Eliya
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Ravana Ella Falls ©
Ravana Ella Falls
Ambewela Farms ©
Ambewela Farms
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge ©
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge

1
night
Udawalawe National Park, Sri Lanka

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.
Spend the 16th (Mon) exploring nature at Udawalawe National Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Udawalawe National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Ella to Udawalawe National Park takes 2.5 hours. December in Udawalawe National Park sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. You will leave for Colombo on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Udawalawe National Park ©
Udawalawe National Park

2
nights
Rekawa, Sri Lanka

Rekawa ©
A small town with a laidback vibe squeezed between the ocean and the shores of a rich lagoon surrounded by mangroves, Rekawa draws visitors throughout the year with a pioneering turtle conservation project, the most notable tourist attraction in Rekawa.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Tangalle Lighthouse, delve into the distant past at Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara, then explore the striking landscape at Blow Hole Hummanaya, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Turtle Conservation Project Turtle Watch, contemplate the waterfront views at Tangalle Lagoon, and then stroll through Medilla Beach.

To find where to stay and tourist information, go to the Rekawa trip maker tool .

Drive from Udawalawe National Park to Rekawa in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Rekawa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tangalle, Blow Hole Hummanaya
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Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) ©
Medilla Beach ©
Medilla Beach
Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara ©
Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara

8
nights
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo ©
Explore Colombo's surroundings by going to Negombo (St. Sebastian’s Church, St. Anne's Church, & more), Bentota (Bentota River, Dolphin & Whale Watching, & more) and Kosgoda Turtle Care (in Kosgoda). Explore Colombo further: get engrossed in the history at The Bandaranaike Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Old Parliament Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Anjaneyar Temple, and make a trip to Temple of Sri Kailawasanathan Swami Devasthanam Kovil.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Colombo journey tool .

Traveling by car from Rekawa to Colombo takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Negombo, Bentota, Kosgoda Turtle Care, Sri Anjaneyar Temple, Induruwa Sea Turtle Conservation Project & Sea Turtle Information Center
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Bentota River ©
Bentota River
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Attractions like Singapore Zoo and S.E.A. Aquarium make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Singapore with a short trip to Universal Studios Singapore in Sentosa Island, about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Singapore Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Singapore Flyer, wander the streets of Chinatown, and pause for some photo ops at Merlion Park.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Singapore day trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Udawalawe National Park to Singapore. The time zone difference when traveling from Udawalawe National Park to Singapore is 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Singapore can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. You will leave for home on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
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Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Universal Studios Singapore ©
Universal Studios Singapore
S.E.A. Aquarium ©
S.E.A. Aquarium

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