15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Bentota
— 1 night
2
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
3
Negombo
— 2 nights
4
Dambulla
— 1 night
5
Trincomalee
— 2 nights
6
Arugam Bay
— 1 night
7
Kandy
— 3 nights

1
night
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ahungalla Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bentota online travel route planner.

London, UK to Bentota is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Bentota is 5.5 hours. Traveling from London in August, you will find days in Bentota are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are much warmer (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Bentota

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Ahungalla Beach
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach

3
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Jungle Beach and Hikkaduwa Beach. Get outdoors at Mirissa Beach and Koggala Sea Turtle Farm & Hatchery. When in Unawatuna, make a side trip to see Dolphin & Whale Watching in Mirissa, approximately Mirissa away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, stroll through Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stop by Made In Ceylon.

For more things to do and tourist information, use the Unawatuna trip builder tool.

You can drive from Bentota to Unawatuna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Negombo.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Negombo

Negombo ©
Located close to the international airport, Negombo has a reputation for being either the first or last taste of the country for visitors.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): deepen your understanding of the past and present with Mallawa Tours, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Negombo Beach, and finally look for gifts at Selyn. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Independence Memorial Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, thenwalk around Galle Face Green, and finally skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Negombo road trip planner.

You can drive from Unawatuna to Negombo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Negombo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Negombo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Colombo
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Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Mallawa Tours ©
Mallawa Tours
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple

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Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
On the 24th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sath Paththini Devalaya, thenHead underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dambulla route maker app.

You can drive from Negombo to Dambulla in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Dambulla

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Off-Road Tours
Sath Paththini Devalaya ©
Sath Paththini Devalaya

2
nights
Trincomalee

Trincomalee ©
A center of Tamil culture and language, Trincomalee suffered greatly during the 30-year civil war, but the troubles haven't dimmed the natural and cultural charms of the place.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Marble Beach, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Mamangam Temple, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nilaveli Beach. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Arisimale Beach, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Trincomalee travel route planning tool.

Drive from Dambulla to Trincomalee in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Nilaveli Beach
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Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Swim with Dolphins
Arisimale Beach ©
Arisimale Beach

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night
Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
On the 27th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sangamankandy Pilliyar Kovil, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate the waterfront views at Arugam Bay, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Pottuvil Lagoon.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Arugam Bay trip site.

Getting from Trincomalee to Arugam Bay by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Arugam Bay can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse ©
Sangaman Kanda Lighthouse
Arugam Bay ©
Arugam Bay
Spas

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.
On the 28th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, thendon't miss a visit to Kandy view point, thenadmire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, and finally explore the activities along Kandy Lake. On your second day here, play a few rounds at RB Tours Srilanka, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, and then make a trip to Galmaduwa temple kandy.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kandy trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Arugam Bay to Kandy in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

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

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