15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

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
Udawalawe 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fernando Adventure Safaries and Gal Potha. Step out of the city life by going to Kaudulla National Park and Minneriya National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Habarana: Polonnaruwa (Gal Vihara & Polonnaruwa Vatadage).

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Manchester, UK to Habarana is an approximately 20- hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 5.5 hours traveling from Manchester to Habarana due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time 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 enjoy the sand and surf at Nilaveli Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trincomalee Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marble Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Nilaveli online route planner.

You can drive from Habarana to Nilaveli in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kalkudah.

Things to do in Nilaveli

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
Kalkudah

Kalkudah ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Batticaloa Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Kallady Beach, and then discover the deep blue sea with Sail Lanka Charter.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kalkudah trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nilaveli to Kalkudah takes 2.5 hours. You'll set off for Udawalawe National Park on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in Kalkudah

Outdoors Adventure Transportation

Side Trip

Batticaloa
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Kallady Beach ©
Kallady Beach
Batticaloa Lighthouse ©
Batticaloa Lighthouse

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lakpura and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Transit Home (ETH).

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Udawalawe National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Kalkudah to Udawalawe National Park in 7 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Udawalawe National Park can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Netolpitiya.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Elephant Transit Home (ETH) ©
Elephant Transit Home (ETH)
Lakpura ©
Lakpura

2
nights
Netolpitiya

Netolpitiya ©
Most people take a trip to Netolpitiya to enjoy a classic beach holiday.
Take a break from the city and head to Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary and Ussangoda National Park. Kids will appreciate attractions like Mawella Beach and Medaketiya Activity Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Netolpitiya side-trips: Hambantota (Birds Research Center & Resort & Mahapelessa Hot Springs). It doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Indika Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Netolpitiya online route planner.

Traveling by car from Udawalawe National Park to Netolpitiya takes 2.5 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 Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tangalle, Hambantota, Ussangoda National Park, Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary
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Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary ©
Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary
Mawella Beach ©
Mawella Beach
Ussangoda National Park ©
Ussangoda National Park

2
nights
Kosgoda

Kosgoda ©
On the 1st (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Beruwala Beach, then kick back and relax at Bentota Beach, and then stroll through Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, then contemplate the waterfront views at Madu River, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ahungalla Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kosgoda trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Netolpitiya to Kosgoda in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kosgoda

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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