15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Anuradhapura
— 3 nights
2
Trincomalee
— 2 nights
3
Udawalawe National Park
— 1 night
4
Galle
— 3 nights
5
Kandy
— 4 nights

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ritigala Forest Monastery and Jethawanaramaya Dagoba. Get a sense of the local culture at Sigiriya and Isurumuniya Temple. Go for a jaunt from Anuradhapura to Dambulla to see Dambulla Dedicated Economic Centre about 1h 25 min away. It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi and admire the striking features of Ruwanwelisaya.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Anuradhapura road trip app.

Melbourne, Australia to Anuradhapura is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to India Standard Time (IST) is minus 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Dambulla Dedicated Economic Centre
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Ritigala Forest Monastery ©
Ritigala Forest Monastery

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 17th (Fri): kick back and relax at Nilaveli Beach, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koneswaram Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mamangam Temple, thensee some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Trincomalee War Cemetery.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Trincomalee trip planner.

Getting from Anuradhapura to Trincomalee by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

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

1
night
Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park
One of the primary nature reserves in the country, Uda Walawe National Park provides vital habitat for a herd of Sri Lankan elephants.
On the 19th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Udawalawe National Park.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Udawalawe National Park trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Trincomalee to Udawalawe National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In April in Udawalawe National Park, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Galle.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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3
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tsunami Photo Museum and Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Jungle Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Galle: Mirissa Beach (in Mirissa), Ahungalla Beach (in Ahungalla) and Community Tsunami Museum (in Hikkaduwa). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stop by Cara Jewellers.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Galle trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Udawalawe National Park to Galle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Mirissa, Ahungalla Beach, Tsunami Photo Museum, Community Tsunami Museum
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Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

4
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 Sriya & Daya Curio Shopfor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Kandy War Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala) and Golden Temple of Dambulla (in Dambulla). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asgiri Maha Vihara pirivena, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, and don't miss a visit to Kandy view point.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kandy vacation tool.

You can fly from Galle to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Golden Temple of Dambulla, Royal Botanical Gardens
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Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla

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