15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Glasgow, Scotland
Fly + Taxi:  16​h 30​min
1
Kandy
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Hikkaduwa
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
3
Dodanduwa
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Unawatuna
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Galle
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Glasgow, Scotland

2
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.
On the 12th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, make a trip to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then browse the collection at Buddhist Publication Society, and finally explore the activities along Kandy Lake. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Euphoria Spice and Herbal, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, and then stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kandy online visit planner .

Glasgow, UK to Kandy is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Glasgow to Kandy due to the time zone difference. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Royal Botanical Gardens, Euphoria Spice and Herbal, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hikkaduwa: Bentota (Bentota Beach & Sea Turtle Protection Association). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Hikkaduwa Beach, examine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kowilawatta Temple, and view the masterpieces at Genuine Batik.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hikkaduwa journey planning website .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Kandy to Hikkaduwa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Hikkaduwa can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dodanduwa.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Bentota, Tsunami Photo Museum, Kowilawatta Temple
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Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa ©
Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa

3
nights
Dodanduwa

Dodanduwa
To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dodanduwa trip itinerary maker.

Dodanduwa is just a stone's throw from Hikkaduwa. In August, daily temperatures in Dodanduwa can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 19th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Dodanduwa

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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2
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): look for gifts at Lak Gems & Jewellery and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach. On the next day, stroll through Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirissa Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Unawatuna Devol Devalaya.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Unawatuna road trip planning app .

You can drive from Dodanduwa to Unawatuna in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Unawatuna can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Galle.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery
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Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Galle is known for historic sites, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, go for a walk through Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle Farm, and look for gifts at Antic Gem and Jewellery Collection.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Galle trip planning app .

Galle is just a stone's throw from Unawatuna. August in Galle sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Kayaking & Canoeing
Sea Turtle Farm ©
Sea Turtle Farm

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