Family trip to Sri Lanka

In 2019, by Lonely Planet, Sri Lanka has been selected as the best tourist destination in the whole world. Those golden sandy beaches, historical ruins, the wildlife varying within a wide range, and the greenery tea plantations had boosted the tourist attraction to Sri Lanka in a grand manner.

By the end of this article, you will have an idea about Sri Lanka’s 12-day tour itinerary plus, the places to visit in Sri Lanka on your 2-week itinerary to Sri Lanka.


Polonnaruwa is the second kingdom in ancient Sri Lanka which makes a great place to learn about ancient history, especially for your kids.

As a family, a cycle tour around the city will be such a memorable thing and a boat safari in an ancient lake along with the Minneriya safari will gift you with exceptional memories.


One of the must-visit and best places to visit in Sri Lanka is none other than the Sigiriya, another ancient city in Sri Lanka.

On the way to the top of this mesmerizing massive rock, you can see the famous ‘Sigiriya frescoes’ featuring king Kashyapa’s beautiful wives.

The luxurious hotels nearby this tourist attraction will give you the best accommodation plus a city tour around this rural area will give you an insight on the local lifestyle.


You are not wrong if you say Kandy is the most colorful city in Sri Lanka. The gem factory visit and the spice garden visit are some of the tourist attraction in Sri Lanka.

Visiting the flowery Peradeniya Botanical Garden and a walk around the city, especially a calming walk around the Kandy Lake with your loved ones will take your family bond to another level.


There’s no wonder why Ella is a top tourist attractions in Sri Lanka. Having dozens of hiking and camping areas, Ella has attracted both local and foreign tourists.

The extraordinary train ride from Colombo to Ella is so famous that it is second to none of the most beautiful train rides in the world.

You must have seen the photos of the famous 9-arch bridge which is in Ella. Surrounded by emerald greenery, the enormous bridge stands amongst the tea plantations making a picture-perfect background just for you.

Yala National Park

Being a wildlife lover is great! If you and your family love to have a significant time going on safaris, bird watching, and camping with a bbq night, the visit to Yala National Park will fulfill those desires of yours.


Mirissa is located on the southern coastline of the island, which has a beautiful beach in this Sri Lanka tour itinerary. What the tourists love most about the beach is going on deep-sea fishing and beach parties in Mirissa. If you are lucky enough, you’ll get a chance of observing the dolphin cruise in the deep sea.

You can have a great time doing watersports like

  • Surfing
  • Whale watching
  • Snorkeling

After all these adventures a nice local seafood meal that will make you fall in love with this island is inevitable.


Sinharaja is an evergreen rainforest full of Sri Lankan endemiological species.

Going on for some trekking, bird watching, and camping nearby this evergreen beauty would be such an amazing thing to experience with your family.


If you’re a beach lover and can’t end your vacation without a beach day, Bentota is the perfect place to include in your Sri Lankan trip.

Bentota is a magnetic destination for Sri Lanka vacations among locals and foreigners as well. In Bentota, you can have a great time with your loved ones for sure with the famous surfing sessions and beach parties.


Colombo is your final destination in your Sri Lanka itinerary.

Roaming and shopping around the Pettah market; the largest and cheapest market in the country will take you to the bottom of the Sri Lankans’ urban lifestyle and a city tour around Colombo is a must-included item in your to-do list in your family trip to Sri Lanka.

Last but not least, going on family trips is great! Backpacking around the whole beautiful places in Sri Lanka with your family will be another level of living your life.