15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Ras Al Khaimah
Drive + Fly:  5​h
1
Colombo
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Hikkaduwa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Matara
— 6 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Dikwella
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
End: Ras Al Khaimah

few
hours
Colombo

Colombo
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Colombo road trip planner .

Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates to Colombo is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ras Al Khaimah to Colombo. Traveling from Ras Al Khaimah in September, you will find days in Colombo are little chillier (36°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). You will leave for Hikkaduwa on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Colombo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

2
nights
Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa ©
One of the most scenic beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa features a number of long white sand beaches with palm trees and gentle waves.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): kick back and relax at Hikkaduwa Beach. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hikkaduwa online vacation planner .

Drive from Colombo to Hikkaduwa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Matara.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Galle Fort
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Tsunami Honganji Vihara ©
Tsunami Honganji Vihara

6
nights
Matara

Matara ©
A commercial capital in the south, Matara offers a real taste of Sri Lanka, which the southern coast's beach resorts often lack.
Explore Matara's surroundings by going to Galle (Kayaking & Canoeing & Nature & Wildlife Tours), Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery (in Habaraduwa) and Handunugoda Tea Estate (in Ahangama). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirissa Beach, kick back and relax at Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa), look for gifts at LAZY.RIDE, and identify plant and animal life at Turtle Conservation Project Turtle Watch.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Matara holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Hikkaduwa to Matara takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Matara, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dikwella.

Things to do in Matara

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Tangalle, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery, Turtle Conservation Project Turtle Watch, Handunugoda Tea Estate
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Polhena Beach ©
Polhena Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

6
nights
Dikwella

Dikwella ©
Get out of town with these interesting Dikwella side-trips: Bundala National Park (in Weligatta), Udawalawa Safari (in Uda Walawe National Park) and Turtle Conservation Project Turtle Watch (in Rekawa).

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dikwella road trip planning site .

You can drive from Matara to Dikwella in an hour. September in Dikwella sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Dikwella

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Tangalle, Discover Sri Lanka by Lakpura, Turtle Conservation Project Turtle Watch, Udawalawa Elephant Orphanage, Bundala National Park
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Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park
Kalametiya Eco Bird Watching ©
Kalametiya Eco Bird Watching
Indika Art Gallery ©
Indika Art Gallery

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