15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Coimbatore
Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
1
Naula
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Kandy
— 5 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
3
Mirissa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Beruwala
— 1 night
Taxi + Train:  1 h 15 min
5
Colombo
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Coimbatore

1
night
Naula

Naula ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Golden Cave Temple, then explore the fascinating underground world of The Golden Temple, and then look for gifts at Karu Arts & Crafts.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Naula trip itinerary website .

Coimbatore, India to Naula is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Naula

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Golden Temple of Dambulla
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Karu Arts & Crafts ©
Karu Arts & Crafts

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Udawattekele Sanctuary. Shop till you drop at Jayamali Batiks Studio and Kandy City Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kandy: Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala), Embilmeegama Tea Factory (in Embilmeegame) and Millennium Elephant Foundation (in Kegalle). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, look for all kinds of wild species at Knuckles Forest Reserve, make a trip to Magul Maduwa-, and indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kandy road trip website .

Drive from Naula to Kandy in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mirissa.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Royal Botanical Gardens, Embilmeegama Tea Factory, Millennium Elephant Foundation, Knuckles Forest Reserve, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

2
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Unawatuna Beach and Jungle Beach. Head to Orchid House and Chilli Dragon Spicefor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mirissa: Galle (Embark & Stick No Bills Poster Gallery) and Vyanni (in Unawatuna). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mirissa trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kandy to Mirissa by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Beruwala.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Galle, Jungle Beach
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Beruwala

Beruwala ©
Beruwala is a town in Kalutara District, Western Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. On the 23rd (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach and then look for gifts at Dara Gems & Jewellery.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Beruwala journey planner.

Drive from Mirissa to Beruwala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April in Beruwala, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Beruwala

Shopping Classes Beaches

Side Trip

Bentota Beach
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Dara Gems & Jewellery ©
Dara Gems & Jewellery
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

5
nights
Colombo

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Do your shopping at Stone 'N' String and Barefoot. Visit Negombo Beach and Mount Lavinia Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with a short trip to Panadura Beach in Panadura (about 1h 05 min away). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Colombo National Museum, stroll through Galle Face Green, look for gifts at Luv SL, and don't miss a visit to Independence Square.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Colombo day trip planning website .

You can drive from Beruwala to Colombo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. In April in Colombo, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Panadura Beach, Negombo Beach
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Stone 'N' String ©
Stone 'N' String
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach

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