When you are packing for Sri Lanka you may get halfway through and then think “but what do I actually need to bring?” The last thing you want to do is over-pack for a trip where you’ll be travelling on foot a lot of the time so, to help lighten the load, Cover-More has come up with a suggested packing list for Sri Lanka to help you avoid over-packing and help you bring exactly what you do need.
Sri Lanka has a tropical climate with just two distinctive seasons—wet season and dry season. There are two monsoon seasons as well: Yala runs from mid-May to October and Maha runs from December to March. Beyond these seasons, the temperature in Sri Lanka is pretty consistent, thanks to its location right around the equator. Average temperatures tend to fall between 26-28 degrees Celsius. November to January are cooler months and February to May are the hottest.
Generally, when you are planning what to pack, you should look for dark-coloured, drip-dry clothing. Beyond that, loose-fitting and lightweight cotton items are the most comfortable for the humid weather you are sure to encounter in Sri Lanka. Here are some other packing suggestions for your holiday abroad:
You can cut back your packing even more if you aren’t opposed to doing laundry on the road. Most guesthouses and hotels will offer an affordable laundry service and will take at most 24 hours to complete. You will never have to do laundry yourself! This is especially recommended as there are no publicly owned, coin-operated launderettes anywhere in Sri Lanka.
Once you’ve packed your luggage perfectly, the last thing you want to happen is to hear your luggage with all your amazing things inside has been lost or delayed somewhere along the journey and you are in Sri Lanka with just the clothes on your back. Protect against this possible problem by choosing a travel insurance policy with lost or delayed luggage cover, so you can get the essentials without slowing down your holiday plans. Get a quote from Cover-More Australia and buy your policy online now!
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