15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Habarana
— 2 nights
2
Trincomalee
— 2 nights
3
Anuradhapura
— 2 nights
4
Hikkaduwa
— 2 nights
5
Kandy
— 4 nights

2
nights
Habarana

Habarana ©
Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Archaeological Museum and Pethikada. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Golden Temple of Dambulla and Sigiriya Museum. Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Minneriya National Park. Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring nature at Kaudulla National Park. There's more to do: stroll through Dhilip De Alwis.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Habarana trip itinerary website.

St. Petersburg, Russia to Habarana is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 2.5 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Habarana due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Habarana

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Golden Temple of Dambulla, Archaeological Museum, Minneriya National Park
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park
Kaudulla National Park ©
Kaudulla National Park

2
nights
Trincomalee

Trincomalee ©
A center of Tamil culture and language, Trincomalee suffered greatly during the 30-year civil war, but the troubles haven't dimmed the natural and cultural charms of the place.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koneswaram Temple, thenkick back and relax at Trincomalee Beach, and then stroll through Marble Beach. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Nilaveli Beach, thentake a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Trincomalee War Cemetery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Trincomalee day trip planner.

You can drive from Habarana to Trincomalee in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Nilaveli
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Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Trincomalee War Cemetery ©
Trincomalee War Cemetery

2
nights
Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura ©
Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
On the 12th (Fri), stroll through Wilpattu National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahamevnawa Dhammachethiya Buddhist Monastery Anuradhapura, and then admire the striking features of Ruwanwelisaya. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Isurumuniya Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, thenexplore the activities along Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna), and finally make a trip to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Anuradhapura trip planner.

Traveling by car from Trincomalee to Anuradhapura takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba
Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna) ©
Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna)

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.
On the 14th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Tsunami Photo Museum, examine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum, thenstroll through Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle Protection Association. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara, kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hikkaduwa trip builder site.

Drive from Anuradhapura to Hikkaduwa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Tsunami Photo Museum, Sea Turtle Protection Association, Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara, Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project
Highlights from your plan
Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project ©
Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project

4
nights
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kandy Garrison Cemetery and Udawattekele Sanctuary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kandy War Cemetery and Ceylon Tea Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kandy: Millennium Elephant Foundation (in Kegalle) and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, don't miss a visit to Kandy view point, appreciate the history behind Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue, and step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Kandy.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kandy journey planner.

Fly from Hikkaduwa to Kandy in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Millennium Elephant Foundation, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Highlights from your plan
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

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