A Road Trip to Sri Lanka


The Teardrop Island, The Pearl Island or The Island Nation – Sri Lanka.Sri Lanka, situated on the southern side of India, is one of the most beautiful countries one can visit very conveniently. Its ancient Buddhist culture, a seaside fisher’s colony, natural greeneries, beautiful birds, world-famous scenic train journeys and exquisite cuisine are a few of the unparalleled treats for any traveller seeking authentic experiences. Friendly locals are always there to make your trip most memorable, and you may like to make multiple visits to Sri Lanka once you taste the essence of the Island Nation. Here is the exclusive trip itinerary of Susmita, which she prepared herself before embarking on her epic road trip to the Island Nation – of Sri Lanka.


  • Day 1:

    Arrival at Sri Lanka International Airport. Greetings by TWS representative and transfer to Hotel at Colombo. Overnight stay at Colombo.

  • Day 2:

    Leisure Day at Colombo. After breakfast, sightseeing in Colombo City. Ceylon Tea Testing. Visiting various Buddha temples. Welcome dinner.

  • Day 3:

    After breakfast, pick up at Colombo Hotel and travel to Anuradhapura. The ancient capital city of Sri Lanka and one of the UNESCO heritage sites. The town has well-preserved ruins of Buddhist culture and civilisation. Evening – Your own time.

  • Day 4:

    After having a traditional Singhali breakfast (if anyone wishes to have one), get ready to explore the ancient capital city of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura. The town is called Anuradhapura Sacred City. If you wish, you can spend the whole day in the national park and take a slow time watching different birds and peacock dances or exploring Buddhist Shrines.

  • Day 5:

    After breakfast, head to Trincomalee. The easternmost port city is Trincomalee. After lunch, spend the afternoon on the serene sea beach of Trincomalee. Spend the evening at your leisure.

  • Day 6:

    Explore Trincomalee. Visit Koneshwaran Temple, China bay, Pigeon Island. Lunch at local restaurants and savouring some delicious food. In the afternoon, come back to the hotel. Take a rest or enjoy your time at the poolside. In the evening, enjoy some traditional dinner and relax.

  • Day 7:

    Today is the rest day for all. Take your time slowly, and enjoy your time as you wish.

  • Day 8:

    Trincomalee to Sigiriya. After breakfast, head towards Sigiriya. Enjoy the road trip with excellent views and greeneries. Take your time, click your pictures, or take photos of fantastic roadside scenery. Overnight stay at Sigiriya.

  • Day 9:

    Early morning visit to Sigiriya Rock fortress. Start at 4 am, return to the hotel by 8 am, and have breakfast. After breakfast, a must-visit ancient Buddhist place is Polonnaruwa archaeological site. Spend the whole day absorbing the history and natural environment. Quench your thirst with locally made fruit juice or with king coconut water.

  • Day 10:

    Sigiriya to Kandy. After Breakfast, start your scenic road journey to Kandy, cutting across the greeneries and beautiful countryside view. Lunch at a local roadside restaurant. On the way, visit Dambulla Cave Temple and, if time permits, visit the Temple of the tooth relic. Overnight stay at Kandy and dinner at the hotel.

  • Day 11:

    Exploring Kandy. Places to visit Peradeniya Royal Botanical gardens and cultural sites in Kandy. You can also observe the Traditional Kandyan dance performance if you are lucky. Kandy is a beautiful city. Take your time to relax and see this ancient, British-type city and its architectural buildings. Try local foods at the local market.

  • Day 12:

    Kandy to Nuwara- Eliya. Train travel to Nuwara Eliya. After a quick breakfast, board the train and enjoy a day trip on the train. One of the most beautiful and scenic train journeys is this train journey.

  • Day 13:

    In the afternoon, start travelling to Maskeliya. Reach Maskeliya by evening after crossing the scenic tea estate.

  • Day 14:

    Exploring Maskeliya for the entire daytime. If interested, you can go for the Sri Pada Mountain hike. After lunch, start again for Nuwara- Eliya. Overnight stay at Nuwara- Eliya.

  • Day 15:

    Nuwara- Eliya to Ella. In the Morning, we took a scenic train ride to Ella. After reaching Ella, visit the world-famous nine-arch bridge known as the Demodara. Also, take a leisure stroll in the city area as it is a beautiful mountainous city with lovely natural beauty.

  • Day 16:

    Today is the rest day for all. Take your time slowly, and enjoy your time as you wish.

  • Day 17:

    Ella to Mirissa. You are travelling to Mirissa in the morning. Leisure in the afternoon.

  • Day 18:

    Explore the southernmost city of Sri Lanka, Mirissa. Take a leisurely walk on the sea beach. Have some mouth-watering local seafood. In the evening, observe the stunning sunset at the end point of Sri Lanka.

  • Day 19:

    Mirissa – Colombo. A long drive from Mirissa to Colombo. After breakfast, start for Colombo and enjoy your road trip. On the way, stop at Galle. Enjoy the Galle Dutch Fort. Overnight stay at Colombo.

  • Day 20:

    Today is the rest day for all. Take your time slowly, and enjoy your time as you wish.

  • Day 21:

    After breakfast, drop-off at Airport.

A Road Trip to Sri Lanka

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Country Sri Lanka
Tour length 21 days
Travellers Details Couple, Small Group, Solo Traveller, Senior Citizen, Family with Kids, Women Only Group
Tour Categories Road Trips, Cultural Trips, Train Journeys
Travel Style Independent, Fully Guided, Partially Guided, Susmita’s Itinerary
Journey Start & End Points Colombo International Airport to Airport.
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    • Pick-up and drop from Colombo International Airport.
    • Welcome Dinner.
    • All accommodation.
    • Chauffer Guide during the entire trip.
    • Food Included: 20 Breakfasts, 20 Lunch and 20 Dinners.
    • Transportation in an Air-conditioned van (no of seats will depend on the size of the group) from arrival to departure.


    • Train Tickets.
    • Flight Tickets.
    • Required VISA.
    • Travel Insurance.
    • Chauffeur Guide Tips.
    • Your toiletries and medicines.
    • Personal beverages. (Alcoholic & Non-alcoholic)
    • Additional visit to any Tea-Garden and tea testing.
    • Personal entertainment equipment. (music system, etc.)
    • Trip costs do not include the fees payable to the site and park’s guide.
    • Additional sightseeing or hiring our guide on a rest day will also be chargeable.
    • Personal guide fees if you are hiring during the trip for any additional activities.
    • Trip costs do not ensure the supply of local SIM cards and paying bills for your usage.
    • Entrance fees for national parks, museums, historic places, and other places that require entrance fees or additional ticket fees.
    • Any extra mileage of more than 100 km per day will also be payable. The price will depend on the time of travel and depending on the fuel cost.
    • The cost does not include international airport departure taxes, transportation or ticket costs (airfare or train fare) before and after the scheduled trip as per the itinerary.
    • Trip cost is non-inclusive of any extracurricular activities not mentioned in the itinerary. For example, the itineraries do not mention sea-surfing, Whale watching, boats, safaris, or other taxi trips.
    Service on request: (extra cost applicable)
    • icon Air-tickets Purchase. (for Indian Citizens)
    • icon Travel Insurance. (for Indian Citizens)
    • icon VISA application. (for Indian Citizens)
    Fitness Level
    • icon A Moderate fitness level is required.
    What to wear and bring for this trip
    • icon Passport.
    • icon Travel Insurance Copy.
    • icon Medicines, Painkillers, Insect Repellent.
    • icon Raincoat for unpredictable weather changes.
    • icon Scarf, Sunhat, Sunglasses, Sunscreen lotion for hot days.
    • icon Cool cotton clothes for cities, towns, villages and sea beach areas.
    • icon Full-sleeve shirt or top and full-length trousers for religious areas.
    • icon Warm clothes for the hill area as the temperature will be around 18 to 20 degrees Celcius and can go down to 8 degrees in the morning.
    • icon Comfortable walking shoes, flip-flops for rooms and beach sandals for the Seabeach areas.
    • icon Water bottle, Universal adapter, Camera and Extra Batteries for your camera.
    Code of Ethics
    • icon Be a Responsible Traveller.
    • icon Walking off roads in protected areas is prohibited.
    • icon Be respectful to the locals and their cultures and religious belief.
    • icon Step out of the vehicle is prohibited during the safaris, except at authorised sites.
    • icon Collecting, handling, or keeping specimens/any wildlife matter is strictly prohibited.
    • icon Tourists must obey all rules and regulations the Sri Lankan government and related authorities enforce.
    Sustainable Tourism Initiative
    • icon Animal Welfare.
    • icon Supporting Locals.
    • icon Zero-tolerance on plastic pollution.
    • icon Encouraging Environmental Protection.