15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Kandy
— 2 nights
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Weligatta
— 1 night
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Galle
— 2 nights
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Habarana
— 3 nights
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Nilaveli
— 2 nights
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Anuradhapura
— 3 nights

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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 Elephant Freedom Project and Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items. Popular historic sites such as Kandy Garrison Cemetery and Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at World Buddhist Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Kandy day trip planner.

Durham, UK to Kandy is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to India Standard Time is 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Weligatta.

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Weligatta

Weligatta ©
On the 5th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Bundala National Park.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Weligatta holiday website.

You can drive from Kandy to Weligatta in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Galle.

Things to do in Weligatta

Nature · Parks
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Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sinharaja Forest Reserve, then see the interesting displays at Community Tsunami Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at Saffron Robes. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara, then pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Church, and then steep yourself in history at Galle Fort.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Galle trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Weligatta to Galle in 2.5 hours. In July in Galle, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Habarana.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Nature

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Galle Fort
4.4

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Habarana

Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Safaris and Popham's Arboretum. Get some historical perspective at Sigiriya Fortress and Polonnaruwa Vatadage. Get out of town with these interesting Habarana side-trips: Passikudah Beach (in Kalkudah), Golden Temple of Dambulla (in Dambulla) and Dalada Maluwa (in Polonnaruwa). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dambulla Cave Temple.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Habarana online holiday planner.

Getting from Galle to Habarana by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nilaveli.

Things to do in Habarana

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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Safaris
4.9
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Sigiriya Fortress
4.6

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Nilaveli

The coastal resort town of Nilaveli draws visitors with its beaches, dive spots, and seaside hotels.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Koneswaram Temple and then kick back and relax at Nilaveli Beach. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple, explore the different monuments and memorials at Trincomalee War Cemetery, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nilaveli road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Habarana to Nilaveli takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Nilaveli

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Wildlife

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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 13th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Short Handed Statue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruwanwelisaya, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, and finally delve into the mystery of Sakwala Chakraya (Star Gate). Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mihintale, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Isurumuniya Temple.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Anuradhapura trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Nilaveli to Anuradhapura takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

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Religious Site
Mihintale
4.8

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