15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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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
Drive:  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
Taxi + 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): don't miss a visit to 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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Udawattekele Sanctuary and then look for gifts at Jayamali Batiks Studio.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kandy travel itinerary planner.

Bengaluru, India to Kandy is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car 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 see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dambulla holiday builder app.

You can drive from Kandy to Dambulla in 2.5 hours. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): experience rural life at Bluefield Tea Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Bhakta Hanuman Temple, then look for gifts at Mackwoods Tea Centre, and finally explore the activities along Gregory Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sita Temple and then play a few rounds at Nuwara Eliya Golf Course.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nuwara Eliya online road trip planner.

You can drive from Dambulla to Nuwara Eliya in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Golf Outdoors Parks
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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. For shopping fun, head to Stone 'N' String or Barefoot. Your inner history buff will appreciate Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple and St. Mary's Church. Step out of Colombo to go to Negombo and see Negombo Beach, which is approximately 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: look for gifts at ODEL.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Colombo tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Nuwara Eliya to Colombo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Beruwala.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Negombo
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Jewel Qudsi ©
Jewel Qudsi
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach

2
nights
Beruwala

Beruwala ©
Beruwala is a town in Kalutara District, Western Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): learn and have fun at Dara Gems & Jewellery, look for gifts at Ayesha Gems and Jewellers, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bentota Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Beruwala holiday planner.

Getting from Colombo to Beruwala by combination of train and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In February in Beruwala, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Hikkaduwa.

Things to do in Beruwala

Shopping Classes Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
On the 4th (Sun), examine the collection at Community Tsunami Museum, then explore the galleries of Tsunami Photo Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, make a trip to Tsunami Honganji Vihara, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kowilawatta Temple, then stroll through Ahungalla Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kosgoda Turtle Care.

Make your Hikkaduwa itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Take a train from Beruwala to Hikkaduwa in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daytime highs in Hikkaduwa are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. 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

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

2
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Relax by the water at Jungle Beach and Mirissa Beach. Head to Orchid House and Lihiniya Gemsfor some retail therapy. Take a break from Galle with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Mirissa, about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort and stop by Stick No Bills Poster Gallery.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Galle route maker site.

Drive from Hikkaduwa to Galle in an hour. In February, daytime highs in Galle are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

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