15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Anuradhapura
— 2 nights
2
Habarana
— 3 nights
3
Kandy
— 2 nights
4
Netolpitiya
— 3 nights
5
Galle
— 3 nights

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Isurumuniya Temple and Dagoba of Thuparama. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi and Samadhi Statue. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mihintale, appreciate the history behind Abhayagiri Dagaba, explore the ancient world of Ranmasu Uyana, and admire the striking features of Ruwanwelisaya.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Anuradhapura route builder site.

Doha, Qatar to Anuradhapura is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to India Standard Time (IST) is 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Habarana.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba
Mihintale ©
Mihintale

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Habarana

Habarana ©
Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Kaudulla National Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Hurulu Eco Park, stop by Lanka Silks, then Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla, and finally stop by Karu Arts & Crafts.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Habarana trip planner.

Drive from Anuradhapura to Habarana in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Habarana

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Golden Temple of Dambulla, Lanka Silks, Karu Arts & Crafts
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Hurulu Eco Park ©
Hurulu Eco Park
Kaudulla National Park ©
Kaudulla National Park

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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 23rd (Tue), stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally see the interesting displays at World Buddhist Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, then explore the activities along Kandy Lake, then stroll the grounds of Kandy War Cemetery, and finally stroll through Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kandy trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Habarana to Kandy by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Netolpitiya.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery

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Netolpitiya

Netolpitiya ©
Most people take a trip to Netolpitiya to enjoy a classic beach holiday.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bundala National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Indika Art Gallery, then delve into the distant past at Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara, and then kick back and relax at Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa).

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Traveling by car from Kandy to Netolpitiya takes 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Netolpitiya

Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Tangalle, Bundala National Park
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Bundala National Park ©
Bundala National Park
Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa) ©
Goyambokka Beach (Sriyanga Sanjeewa)
Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara ©
Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara

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Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Tsunami Photo Museum and Community Tsunami Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Mirissa Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore Galle's surroundings by going to Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project (in Kosgoda) and Spas & Wellness (in Mirissa). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Church, look for gifts at Chilli Dragon Spice, and kick back and relax at Jungle Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Galle route planner.

Traveling by car from Netolpitiya to Galle takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mirissa, Community Tsunami Museum, Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, Tsunami Photo Museum, Jungle Beach
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Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Dutch Reformed Church ©
Dutch Reformed Church
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

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