15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Beirut
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Colombo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Bentota
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Galle
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h
4
Kandy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Sigiriya
— 4 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Beirut

3
nights
Colombo

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Appreciate the collections at Colombo National Museum and Ganeshism Studio Gallery. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mount Lavinia Beach and Negombo Beach. Step out of Colombo to go to Waskaduwa and see Palace Seaside, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, explore the world behind art at The Galleries of Sapumal Foundation, get engrossed in the history at The Bandaranaike Museum, and hunt for treasures at Pettah.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Colombo day trip website.

Beirut, Lebanon to Colombo is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Beirut to Colombo is 3.5 hours. In January, Colombo is warmer than Beirut - with highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bentota.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Negombo Beach, Palace Seaside
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Ganeshism Studio Gallery ©
Ganeshism Studio Gallery
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach

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 5th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bentota Beach, thenview the masterpieces at Tsunami Photo Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Sri Vijayarama Viharaya, and finally stroll through Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): look for gifts at Gem Bank Gems & Jewellery, explore the world behind art at Ranjiths Carving and Batik Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid ul Abrar.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bentota itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Colombo to Bentota in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January in Bentota, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Galle.

Things to do in Bentota

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, Gem Bank Gems & Jewellery, Ranjiths Carving and Batik Museum, Masjid ul Abrar, Sri Vijayarama Viharaya
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Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Sri Vijayarama Viharaya ©
Sri Vijayarama Viharaya

3
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Let the collections at Community Tsunami Museum and Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex capture your imagination. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Jungle Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Galle: Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa) and Mirissa Beach (in Mirissa). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, stroll through Mihiripenna Beach, and stop by Lak Gems & Jewellery.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Galle trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Bentota to Galle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Mirissa, Hikkaduwa, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

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 10th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Botanical Gardens, thenstroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally examine the collection at World Buddhist Museum. Keep things going the next day: browse for treasures at Sriya & Daya Curio Shop, see the interesting displays at Ceylon Tea Museum, examine the collection at Kandy Brasswear Village, thenexplore the activities along Kandy Lake, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asgiri Maha Vihara pirivena, and finally stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kandy online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Galle to Kandy by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

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
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to Karu Arts & Crafts or Pethikada. Get outdoors at Golden Temple of Dambulla and Dhilip De Alwis. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sigiriya: Mihintale (in Anuradhapura), Aakarsha Gem House (in Matale) and Arankelle Ancient Monastery (in Melsiripura). The adventure continues: make a trip to Sigiriya, see the interesting displays at Sigiriya Museum, and steep yourself in history at Polonnaruwa.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Sigiriya trip planner.

You can drive from Kandy to Sigiriya in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Golden Temple of Dambulla, Karu Arts & Crafts, Mihintale, Aakarsha Gem House, Dhilip De Alwis
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 15:
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Polonnaruwa ©
Polonnaruwa

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