15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Habarana
— 1 night
2
Kalkudah
— 1 night
3
Trincomalee
— 3 nights
4
Anuradhapura
— 2 nights
5
Hikkaduwa
— 3 nights
6
Kandy
— 3 nights

1
night
Habarana

Habarana ©
Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Pethikada, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum, see the interesting displays at Sigiriya Museum, thenstop by Lanka Silks, thenHead underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla, and finally stop by Karu Arts & Crafts.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait to Habarana is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuwait City to Habarana is 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kalkudah.

Things to do in Habarana

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Minneriya National Park, Karu Arts & Crafts, Golden Temple of Dambulla, Archaeological Museum
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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 ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Passikudah Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Kalkudah road trip planning site.

You can drive from Habarana to Kalkudah in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Kalkudah

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nilaveli Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Trincomalee War Cemetery and Koneswaram Temple. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Marble Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Arisimale Beach, see the interesting displays at Hoods Tower Museum, and admire the striking features of Velgam Vehera.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Trincomalee visit planner.

Drive from Kalkudah to Trincomalee in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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): tour the pleasant surroundings at Wilpattu National Park, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Mahamevnawa Dhammachethiya Buddhist Monastery Anuradhapura, and then admire the landmark architecture of Ruwanwelisaya. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Isurumuniya Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, thendon't miss a visit to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Anuradhapura attractions planner.

You can drive from Trincomalee to Anuradhapura in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba
Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna) ©
Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna)

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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 Tsunami Photo Museum and Community Tsunami Museum. Get in touch with nature at Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project and Sea Turtle Protection Association. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hikkaduwa: Moragalla (Dara Gems & Jewellery & Sriyan Jewellers), Unawatuna (Lak Gems & Jewellery & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Galle (Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex & Cara Jewellers).

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hikkaduwa trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Anuradhapura to Hikkaduwa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Wildlife Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Beruwala, Unawatuna, Galle, Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, Sea Turtle Protection Association
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Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project ©
Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project
Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex ©
Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex

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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.
Visiting Udawattekele Sanctuary and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Jayamali Batiks Studio and Kandy City Center. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, and see the interesting displays at Ceylon Tea Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kandy online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Hikkaduwa to Kandy takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. 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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