15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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

2
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Take a break from the city and head to Ahungalla Beach and Jungle Beach. Kids will enjoy Galle Fort and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's more to do: stroll through Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Galle trip builder.

London, UK to Galle is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Galle is 5.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in July: highs in Galle hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Nilaveli.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Jungle Beach, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa, Ahungalla Beach
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Nilaveli

Nilaveli ©
The coastal resort town of Nilaveli draws visitors with its beaches, dive spots, and seaside hotels.
Visiting Nilaveli Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Trincomalee War Cemetery and Kanniya Hot Springs. Get out of town with these interesting Nilaveli side-trips: Trincomalee (Shaktipeeth Shri Shankari Devi Temple & Koneswaram Temple). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nilaveli trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Galle to Nilaveli by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Nilaveli

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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

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.
Visit Isurumuniya Temple and Mihintale for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi and Sakwala Chakraya (Star Gate). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Ritigala Forest Monastery, make a trip to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, and admire the landmark architecture of Ruwanwelisaya.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Anuradhapura trip tool.

Traveling by car from Nilaveli to Anuradhapura takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites
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Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Ritigala Forest Monastery ©
Ritigala Forest Monastery
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Transit Home (ETH) and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Udawalawe National Park.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Udawalawe National Park journey planning site.

Traveling by flight from Anuradhapura to Udawalawe National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Udawalawe National Park can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
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Elephant Transit Home (ETH) ©
Elephant Transit Home (ETH)

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic and Sri Muthumariamman Temple. Take a break from the city and head to Golden Temple of Dambulla and Royal Botanical Gardens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kandy: Sigiriya (in Sigiriya) and Euphoria Spice and Herbal (in Matale). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Kandy Lake, take an in-depth tour of Raja Museum, and play a few rounds at RB Tours Srilanka.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kandy trip itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Udawalawe National Park to Kandy in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Matale, Royal Botanical Gardens, Golden Temple of Dambulla, Sigiriya
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya

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