15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bentota
— 2 nights
2
Kandy
— 3 nights
3
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
4
Udawalawe National Park
— 2 nights
5
Unawatuna
— 5 nights

2
nights
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): stroll through Bentota Beach and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Beruwala Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Ahungalla Beach, thenstroll through Akurala Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Community Tsunami Museum.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bentota trip maker site.

Sydney, Australia to Bentota is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect Bentota to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Bentota

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ahungalla Beach, Beruwala Beach, Akurala Beach, Community Tsunami Museum
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Kandy Lake. Visiting Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and Millennium Elephant Foundation will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, look for gifts at Earth Bound Creations Showroom, don't miss a visit to Degaldoruwa Temple, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kandy day trip app.

Do a combination of taxi and train from Bentota to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Millennium Elephant Foundation, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

2
nights
Sigiriya

Sigiriya ©
The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
On the 15th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Sigiriya, explore the galleries of Pethikada, and then stroll through Golden Temple of Dambulla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock and then explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sigiriya trip maker.

Drive from Kandy to Sigiriya in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Golden Temple of Dambulla, Minneriya National Park
Highlights from your plan
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park

2
nights
Udawalawe National Park

One of the primary nature reserves in the country, Uda Walawe National Park provides vital habitat for a herd of Sri Lankan elephants.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Transit Home (ETH). On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Udawalawa Elephant Orphanage and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Udawalawe National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Udawalawe National Park vacation planning site.

Traveling by flight from Sigiriya to Udawalawe National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daytime highs in Udawalawe National Park are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Udawalawa
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Safaris
Elephant Transit Home (ETH) ©
Elephant Transit Home (ETH)

5
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Palm-fringed beaches with golden sand, turquoise water, and a colorful coral reef are enough to draw any beachgoer to Unawatuna, but there's plenty to do off the beach here as well.
Get some historical perspective at Galle Fort and Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery. We've included these beaches for you: Mirissa Beach and Jungle Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mirissa) and Hikkaduwa (Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, Hikkaduwa Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll through Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, look for gifts at Lak Gems & Jewellery, and kick back and relax at Mihiripenna Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Unawatuna online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Udawalawe National Park to Unawatuna takes 3.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Unawatuna can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Mirissa, Galle, Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery
Highlights from your plan
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort

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