Sri Lanka in September

The beautiful island of Sri Lanka has warm tropical weather moderated by ocean breezes. Mean temperatures range from 17 °C (63 °F) in the central highlands, where frost may occur for several days in the winter, to a maximum of 33 °C (91 °F) in more low-altitude areas. The climate is defined by two monsoon seasons, May to July in the southwest, and October to February in the north and east.

In the north and east, October to February is monsoon season with up to 250 mm of rainfall per month and highs of 32°C ( 90°F), with many preferring to head inland to the country’s cultural triangle. The less culturally inclined can simply head to the stunning beaches and dives sites of the south, thus skipping the wettest of the northern monsoon.

The country’s west and southwest is dry and hot September through April, with temperatures between 25 and 31°C (77-88°F). The central hills and southwest coast are best between December and April, which is also fine for whale and dolphin watching. January to March is the time to be in the central hills or southwest Sri Lanka, as days are sunny and dry and the sea is usually calm. February to April are ideal for visiting Yala National Park as the water tables are low and animals, such as the Sri Lankan elephant, come out to the exposed lakes to drink.  Lovers of marine life should head to the south coast during these months to spot blue, sperm, fin and Bryde's whales, as well as many dolphin species, turtles, and tuna.

Suggested Itineraries

Classic Sri Lanka

Spend 10-days exploring the best of Sri Lanka from the cultural triangle, to tea country, and down to its sandy southern coast. You’ll stay in some of Sri Lanka’s most luxury hotels, as you explore Sigiriya Rock Fortress in Dambulla, spot wild elephants on a safari, travel tea country by railway, and learn about turtles at a sanctuary.

Interest Wildlife
Destination Sri Lanka
Duration
10 days / 9 nights
Price Per Person
From $11,200

A Mindful and Cultural Journey - Aman Jet Expeditions - September 29 - October 13, 2023

Travel through the spiritual heart of Asia to Nepal, Bhutan, India and Sri Lanka focusing on wellness, mindfulness and the diverse cultures of these four fascinating countries.

Destinations Nepal, Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka
Date
September 29 - October 13, 2023
Price Per Person
From $98,888

A Walk on the Wild Side in Sri Lanka

Get back to nature with this comprehensive tour of Sri Lanka’s finest – and most beautiful – natural sights. From low-lying rainforest to rolling tea terraces, national parks to coastal villages, this eight-day excursion will highlight the best of Sri Lanka’s incredible and varied wilderness.

Interests Wildlife, Trekking, Glamping
Destination Sri Lanka
Duration
8 days / 7 nights
Price Per Person
From $8,300

An Unforgettable Honeymoon: Sri Lanka, Maldives, and Qatar

Get away on an exciting honeymoon to the magical destinations of Sri Lanka, Maldives, and Qatar. From lush tea plantations and wildlife safaris on the island of Sri Lanka to idyllic days on white sandy beaches and turquoise waters of Maldives to Qatar’s unique landscape of heady traditional culture fused with modern metropolis. This 15-day journey promises romance, relaxation, and a dose of adventure.

Interests Romance, Wildlife, Beaches
Destinations Sri Lanka, Maldives, Qatar
Duration
15 days / 14 nights
Price Per Person
From $19,500

Family Sri Lanka: Colombo to Kandy with Kids

Play with elephants, relax as the kids swim in the Indian Ocean and fall asleep to the calming ocean lull while staying in a floating house on this 13-day luxurious Sri Lankan holiday. With hiking, elephant trekking and rafting in store, there’s plenty of action to keep the kids busy and still time for you to relax.

Interest With Kids
Destination Sri Lanka
Duration
13 days / 12 nights
Price Per Person
From $13,400

Family Sri Lanka: Trincomalee to Colombo with Kids

Sri Lanka is the perfect setting for the family vacation of your dreams. Explore the vibrant coral reefs, hike archaeological ruins and catch a stunning tangerine sunset with loved ones. This is 12-day luxury journey will create special, lasting family memories.

Interests Beaches, With Kids
Destination Sri Lanka
Duration
12 days / 11 nights
Price Per Person
From $12,100

From Bollywood to Ancient Ruins: A Journey Through India and Sri Lanka

Take a thrilling trip through India and Sri Lanka, spending 17 days meandering from Mumbai’s iconic Bollywood, down the backwaters of Kerala, exploring colonial Cochin. You’ll fly onwards to Sri Lanka, where you’ll explore its ancient wonders like the Temple of Tooth, all the while staying in luxury hotels.

Interests Romance, Unesco
Destinations Sri Lanka, India
Duration
17 days / 16 nights
Price Per Person
From $17,600

Historic Sri Lanka Odyssey

Step back in time without leaving any luxury behind on this 14-day journey through Sri Lanka’s most important heritage sites. Picnic atop an ancient rock fortress, take an exciting safari through Yala National Park and visit the revered UNESCO site, Anuradhapura. This adventure offers insight into ancient cultures.

Interest Wildlife
Destination Sri Lanka
Duration
14 days / 13 nights
Price Per Person
From $13,100

Into the Wild: National Parks of Sri Lanka

Experience Sri Lanka’s natural beauty on this luxurious 17-day adventure. Observe wild elephant herds in their natural habitat, trek in the lush Sinharaja Rainforest, explore multiple UNESCO sites, hike through an ancient monastery and still have plenty of time to unwind by the turquoise sea in stunning Galle.

Interests Wildlife, Trekking, National Parks
Destination Sri Lanka
Duration
17 days / 16 nights
Price Per Person
From $15,900

Natural Beauties and Historic Wonders: a Sri Lankan honeymoon

Spend an unforgettable 10 days touring the beautiful island of Sri Lanka for a romantic honeymoon filled with stunning sights and spectacular scenery. From ancient ruins to whale-infested waters, this trip is packed with treasures that will guarantee your newlywed life starts in style.

Interests Romance, Amazing Landscapes
Destination Sri Lanka
Duration
10 days / 9 nights
Price Per Person
From $10,600

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