15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly + Drive:  12​h 45​min
1
Habarana
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Kalkudah
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Trincomalee
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Anuradhapura
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Hikkaduwa
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Kandy
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Kuwait City

1
night
Habarana

Habarana ©
Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
On the 13th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Pethikada, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum, examine the collection at Sigiriya Museum, look for gifts at Lanka Silks, then Head underground at The Golden Temple, and finally stop by Karu Arts & Crafts.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Habarana day trip website .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Habarana is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to India Standard Time is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kalkudah.

Things to do in Habarana

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Minneriya National Park, Archaeological Museum, Golden Temple of Dambulla, Karu Arts & Crafts
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park
Archaeological Museum ©
Archaeological Museum

1
night
Kalkudah

Kalkudah ©
On the 15th (Sat), kick back and relax at Pasikudah Beach and then kick back and relax at Passikudah Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kalkudah tour planning website .

Traveling by car from Habarana to Kalkudah takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Kalkudah

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Passikudah Beach ©
Passikudah Beach

3
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Trincomalee War Cemetery and Velgam Vehera. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Nilaveli Beach and Marble Beach. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, examine the collection at Hoods Tower Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koneswaram Temple, and enjoy the sand and surf at Arisimale Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Trincomalee travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kalkudah to Trincomalee takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Nilaveli
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Trincomalee War Cemetery ©
Trincomalee War Cemetery

2
nights
Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura ©
Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Wilpattu National Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahamevnawa Dhammachethiya Buddhist Monastery Anuradhapura, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruwanwelisaya Dagoba. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Isurumuniya Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Maha Boodhi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, then make a trip to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, and finally explore the activities along Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna).

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Anuradhapura trip itinerary site .

Getting from Trincomalee to Anuradhapura by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Isurumuniya Temple ©
Isurumuniya Temple
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Community Tsunami Museum and Tsunami Photo Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project and Cara Jewellers. Change things up with these side-trips from Hikkaduwa: Unawatuna (Lak Gems & Jewellery & Scuba & Snorkeling), Moragalla (Dara Gems & Jewellery & Sriyan Jewellers) and Sea Turtle Protection Association (in Bentota). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hikkaduwa trip maker app .

You can drive from Anuradhapura to Hikkaduwa in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Wildlife Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Galle, Beruwala, Tsunami Photo Museum, Sea Turtle Protection Association
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Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Community Tsunami Museum ©
Community Tsunami Museum

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.
Head to Jayamali Batiks Studio and Kandy City Centerfor plenty of shopping. Get in touch with nature at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and Udawattekele Sanctuary. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Ceylon Tea Museum, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the long history of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kandy route planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hikkaduwa to Kandy takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Udawattekele Sanctuary ©
Udawattekele Sanctuary
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

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