15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + Drive:  21​h 30​min
1
Habarana
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Nilaveli
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Kalkudah
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Uda Walawe National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Netolpitiya
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Kosgoda
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h
End: Manchester

2
nights
Habarana

Habarana ©
Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
Get in touch with nature at Minneriya National Park and Kaudulla National Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fernando Adventure Safaries and Polonnaruwa Vatadage. Get out of town with these interesting Habarana side-trips: Polonnaruwa (Gal Vihara & Gal Potha).

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Habarana online vacation planner .

Aberdeen, UK to Habarana is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Aberdeen to Habarana due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Nilaveli.

Things to do in Habarana

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Polonnaruwa, Minneriya National Park
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Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park
Kaudulla National Park ©
Kaudulla National Park
Polonnaruwa Vatadage ©
Polonnaruwa Vatadage

3
nights
Nilaveli

Nilaveli ©
The coastal resort town of Nilaveli draws visitors with its beaches, dive spots, and seaside hotels.
On the 24th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then stroll through Nilaveli Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Trincomalee Beach and then kick back and relax at Marble Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nilaveli tour site .

You can drive from Habarana to Nilaveli in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kalkudah.

Things to do in Nilaveli

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Trincomalee
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Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Marble Beach ©
Marble Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Kalkudah

Kalkudah ©
On the 26th (Fri), visit a coastal fixture at Batticaloa Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Kallady Beach, and then choose your vessel at Sail Lanka Charter.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kalkudah trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Nilaveli to Kalkudah by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Uda Walawe National Park.

Things to do in Kalkudah

Outdoors Wildlife Transportation

Side Trip

Batticaloa
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:
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Kallady Beach ©
Kallady Beach
Batticaloa Lighthouse ©
Batticaloa Lighthouse

2
nights
Uda Walawe National Park

Uda Walawe 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.
On the 28th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Udawalawa Safari and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Transit Home.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Uda Walawe National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kalkudah to Uda Walawe National Park takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Netolpitiya.

Things to do in Uda Walawe National Park

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Elephant Transit Home (ETH) ©
Elephant Transit Home (ETH)
Discover Sri Lanka by Lakpura LLC ©
Discover Sri Lanka by Lakpura LLC

2
nights
Netolpitiya

Netolpitiya ©
Most people take a trip to Netolpitiya to enjoy a classic beach holiday.
Family-friendly places like Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary and Mawella Beach will thrill your kids. Take a break from the city and head to Medaketiya Activity Beach and Ussangoda National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Hambantota (Birds Research Center & Resort & Mahapelessa Hot Springs).

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Netolpitiya attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Uda Walawe National Park to Netolpitiya takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Kosgoda.

Things to do in Netolpitiya

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tangalle, Hambantota, Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary
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Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary ©
Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary
Ussangoda National Park ©
Ussangoda National Park
Indika Art Gallery ©
Indika Art Gallery

2
nights
Kosgoda

Kosgoda ©
On the 1st (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Beruwala Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, then explore the activities along Madu River, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ahungalla Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Kosgoda travel route planner .

Getting from Netolpitiya to Kosgoda by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kosgoda

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Beruwala Beach, Madu River, Ahungalla Beach, Bentota Beach
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Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Beruwala Beach ©
Beruwala Beach

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