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How plan your entire Sri Lanka trip within 30 days with a limited budget

How plan your entire Sri Lanka trip within 30 days with a limited budget

I’d be happy to help you plan a 30-day trip to Sri Lanka on a budget! Sri Lanka is a beautiful country known for its rich culture, stunning natural landscapes, delicious food, and friendly people.

Day 1-3: Arrive in Colombo and check into budget accommodation (cost: around $20-40 per night)

  • Travel method: Fly into Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo (cost: around $500-700 per person)
  • Activities: Visit the Colombo Fort, the Gangaramaya Temple, and the Pettah Market.

Day 4-6: Take a bus or train to Kandy

  • Travel method: Take a bus or train from Colombo to Kandy (cost: around $5-10 per person)
  • Activities: Visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic, the Kandy Lake, and the Royal Botanical Gardens.

Day 7-9: Take a bus or train to Nuwara Eliya

  • Travel method: Take a bus or train from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya (cost: around $5-10 per person)
  • Activities: Visit the Seetha Amman Temple, the Gregory Lake, and the Hakgala Botanical Gardens.

Day 10-12: Take a bus or train to Ella

  • Travel method: Take a bus or train from Nuwara Eliya to Ella (cost: around $5-10 per person)
  • Activities: Visit the Ella Rock, the Little Adam’s Peak, and the Nine Arch Bridge.

Day 13-15: Take a bus or train to Yala

  • Travel method: Take a bus or train from Ella to Yala (cost: around $5-10 per person)
  • Activities: Visit the Yala National Park, the Tissamaharama Temple, and the Kataragama Temple.

Day 16-18: Take a bus or train to Galle

  • Travel method: Take a bus or train from Yala to Galle (cost: around $5-10 per person)
  • Activities: Visit the Galle Fort, the Galle Lighthouse, and the Unawatuna Beach.

Day 19-21: Take a bus or train to Unawatuna

  • Travel method: Take a bus or train from Galle to Unawatuna (cost: around $5-10 per person)
  • Activities: Visit the Wijaya Beach, the Japanese Peace Pagoda, and the Unawatuna Beach.

Day 22-24: Take a bus or train to Colombo

  • Travel method: Take a bus or train from Unawatuna to Colombo (cost: around $5-10 per person)
  • Activities: Visit the Colombo Fort, the Gangaramaya Temple, and the Pettah Market.

Day 25-27: Take a bus or train to Anuradhapura

  • Travel method: Take a bus or train from Colombo to Anuradhapura (cost: around $5-10 per person)
  • Activities: Visit the Anuradhapura Sacred City, the Sri Maha Bodhi, and the Isurumuniya Temple.

Day 28-30: Take a bus or train to Sigiriya

  • Travel method: Take a bus or train from Anuradhapura to Sigiriya (cost: around $5-10 per person)
  • Activities: Visit the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, the Pidurangala Rock, and the Dambulla Cave Temple.

The total cost for this itinerary would depend on your accommodation choices, transportation choices and activities you choose to do. However, you can expect to spend around $1000-1500 for the entire trip. Keep in mind that this is just a rough estimate and prices can vary depending on the season and your specific choices. Additionally, food, personal expenses and travel insurance aren’t included in this budget. It’s important to note that Sri Lanka is a developing country and the infrastructure may not be as developed as some other countries, so it’s important to be prepared for potential travel delays and have flexibility in your itinerary. Additionally, it’s important to pack lightweight and comfortable clothing as the weather can be quite hot and humid in some parts of Sri Lanka.

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