With careful planning, it's possible to see the beauty and diversity of Sri Lanka but with limited tiring journeys.
This holiday itinerary will work as a starting point if you're the kind of traveller who wants to see as much as possible, but keep long, tiring car journeys to an absolute minimum. And you won’t feel like you’ve compromised the experience by not exploring the whole island.
We suggest focusing on the central and northern parts of Sri Lanka. This area has incredible variety, so you'll still get a feel for the scenery and culture: from the historical sites in the Cultural Triangle to spectacular mountain scenery and tea plantations, wildlife in Wilpattu National Park and Kalpitiya’s beaches.
Along the way, your accommodation will be comfortable and in lovely, peaceful settings.
- The Knuckles mountain range which has some of the most spectacular scenery in Sri Lanka
- Spotting leopards and elephants on safari in Wilpattu National Park; the protected area is wilder and a lot less crowded than other parks in Sri Lanka
- Discover dolphins and sperm whales off the beach on the Kalpitiya Peninsula
As with all of our suggested itineraries, we can tailor-make your holiday to suit your budget, style and expectations. Find out about our exclusive ‘Journey Planner’ here.