15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + taxi:  7​h
1
Kandy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Dambulla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Nuwara Eliya
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Colombo
— 3 nights
train + taxi:  1​h 15​min
5
Beruwala
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
6
Hikkaduwa
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Galle
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, then examine the collection at World Buddhist Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Udawattekele Sanctuary and then stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kandy trip maker .

Bengaluru, India to Kandy is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dambulla.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

1
night
Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
To find out how to plan a trip to Dambulla, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kandy to Dambulla takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Dambulla

Shopping

Side Trip

Sigiriya
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Lanka Silks ©
Lanka Silks

2
nights
Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya ©
Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Bluefield Tea Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple, then look for gifts at Mackwoods Labookellie Tea Centre, and finally explore the activities along Gregory Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sita Temple and then tee off at Nuwara Eliya Golf Course.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nuwara Eliya tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Dambulla to Nuwara Eliya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Golf Outdoors Nature
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Nuwara Eliya Golf Course ©
Nuwara Eliya Golf Course
Sita Temple ©
Sita Temple
Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple ©
Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jewel Qudsi as well as Laksala. Your inner history buff will appreciate Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple and St. Mary's Church. Do your shopping at Stone 'N' String and Barefoot. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colombo: Negombo (Negombo Beach & Nature & Wildlife Tours). The adventure continues: stop by ODEL.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Colombo online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Beruwala.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Negombo
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Jewel Qudsi ©
Jewel Qudsi
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Beruwala

Beruwala ©
Beruwala is a town in Kalutara District, Western Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): stop by Dara Gems & Jewellery, then stop by Ayesha Gems and Jewellers, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Beruwala road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Colombo to Beruwala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. February in Beruwala sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Beruwala

Shopping Classes Beaches

Side Trips

Bentota Beach, Ayesha Gems and Jewellers
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Dara Gems & Jewellery ©
Dara Gems & Jewellery
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

2
nights
Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa ©
One of the most scenic beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa features a number of long white sand beaches with palm trees and gentle waves.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Community Tsunami Museum, view the masterpieces at Tsunami Photo Museum, then kick back and relax at Hikkaduwa Beach, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, don't miss a visit to Tsunami Honganji Vihara, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kowilawatta Temple, then kick back and relax at Ahungalla Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Kosgoda Turtle Care.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hikkaduwa trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Beruwala to Hikkaduwa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Galle.

Things to do in Hikkaduwa

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Kosgoda Turtle Care, Kowilawatta Temple, Tsunami Photo Museum, Ahungalla Beach
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Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach
Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa ©
Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa

2
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Do your shopping at Orchid House and Lihiniya Gems. Family-friendly places like Mirissa Beach and Jungle Beach will thrill your kids. Step out of Galle to go to Mirissa and see Dolphin & Whale Watching, which is approximately 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Unawatuna Beach, stop by Vyanni, and contemplate the long history of Galle Fort.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Galle tour planning site .

Galle is very close to Hikkaduwa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

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

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