15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kandy
— 2 nights
2
Hikkaduwa
— 2 nights
3
Dodanduwa
— 3 nights
4
Unawatuna
— 2 nights
5
Galle
— 4 nights

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), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then browse the collection at Buddhist Publication Society, and finally explore the activities along Kandy Lake. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Euphoria Spice and Herbal, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, and then look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kandy road trip planner.

Glasgow, UK to Kandy is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 5.5 hour 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
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hikkaduwa: Bentota (Bentota Beach & Sea Turtle Protection Association). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hikkaduwa Beach, see the interesting displays at Community Tsunami Museum, view the masterpieces at Tsunami Photo Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kowilawatta Temple.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hikkaduwa road trip website.

Getting from Kandy to Hikkaduwa by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Hikkaduwa can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Dodanduwa.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Bentota, Kowilawatta Temple, Tsunami Photo Museum
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Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Tsunami Honganji Vihara ©
Tsunami Honganji Vihara

3
nights
Dodanduwa

Dodanduwa
To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dodanduwa vacation builder website.

Dodanduwa is just a short distance from Hikkaduwa. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. On the 19th (Wed), you'll travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Dodanduwa

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirissa Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Unawatuna Devol Devalaya.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Unawatuna tour planning site.

You can drive from Dodanduwa to Unawatuna in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Unawatuna are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to 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
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

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 parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stroll through Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara, and make a trip to Galle Fort Clock Tower.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Galle online trip maker.

Galle is just a short distance from Unawatuna. In August in Galle, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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