15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
1
Waikkal
— 3 nights
taxi:  2​h
2
Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Galle
— 1 day
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
— 2 nights
train:  6​h 30​min
5
Gampola
— Few hours
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Kandy
— 1 night
train:  4​h
7
Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia
— 3 nights
taxi:  1​h
8
Colombo
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Edinburgh

3
nights
Waikkal

Waikkal ©
Negombo Beach has been added to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Anawilundawa Wetland Sanctuary and Munneswaram Kovil Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Waikkal: Negombo Lagoon (in Negombo) and St. Anne’s Church (in Puttalam).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Waikkal itinerary planning site .

Edinburgh, UK to Waikkal is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Waikkal due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Edinburgh in September: high temperatures in Waikkal hover around 35°C and lows are around 29°C. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia.

Things to do in Waikkal

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Negombo, Chilaw, St. Anne’s Church
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Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
The Gallery ©
The Gallery
Negombo Public Cemetery ©
Negombo Public Cemetery

2
nights
Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia

Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia ©
On the 19th (Thu), stroll through Panadura Beach and then enjoy some diversion at Sri Lanka Karting Circuit. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Our Turtle Conservation Project, make a trip to Murugan Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bellanwila Raja Maha Viharaya, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Urban Wetland Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia online itinerary planner .

Drive from Waikkal to Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia in 2 hours. In September in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Galle.

Things to do in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Murugan Temple, Panadura Beach, Sri Lanka Karting Circuit, Bellanwila Raja Maha Viharaya, Urban Wetland Park
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Urban Wetland Park ©
Urban Wetland Park
Panadura Beach ©
Panadura Beach
Bellanwila Raja Maha Viharaya ©
Bellanwila Raja Maha Viharaya

1
day
Galle

The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
On the 21st (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery and then deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Eco Tours.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Galle trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia to Galle takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Galle are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia.

Things to do in Galle

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery ©
Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery

2
nights
Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia

Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia ©
For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Galle to Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia takes 2 hours. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gampola.

Things to do in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Wadduwa Beach, Bolgoda Lake, Weras Ganga Park
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Bolgoda Lake ©
Bolgoda Lake
Weras Ganga Park ©
Weras Ganga Park

few
hours
Gampola

Gampola
Gampola is a town located in Kandy District, Central Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. On the 23rd (Mon), admire all the interesting features of Storefield Tea Factory.

Discover how to plan a Gampola trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia to Gampola takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kandy.
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1
night
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 24th (Tue), stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Commonwealth War Cemetery, and then don't miss a visit to Lankatilaka Temple.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kandy journey planning tool .

Drive from Gampola to Kandy in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites
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Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery
Lankatilaka Temple ©
Lankatilaka Temple

3
nights
Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia

Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Marina and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia: Kalutara (Ranjiths Carving and Batik Museum & Thudugala Ella waterfall). See even more of Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia: learn about all things military at Sri Lanka Air Force Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Anjaneyar Temple, make a trip to Sri Vishnu Kovil, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kandy to Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kalutara, The Marina
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Sri Lanka Air Force Museum ©
Sri Lanka Air Force Museum
Thudugala Ella waterfall ©
Thudugala Ella waterfall
Sri Anjaneyar Temple ©
Sri Anjaneyar Temple

1
night
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.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Colombo travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia to Colombo takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors
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Diyatha Uyana ©
Diyatha Uyana

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