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:  15​h 30​min
1
Colombo
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Nilaveli
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Kalkudah
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Kandy
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
5
Galle
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Beruwala
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h
End: Manchester

3
nights
Colombo

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Do your shopping at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct and Laksala. Explore hidden gems such as Stone 'N' String and Nature & Wildlife Tours. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Barefoot, appreciate the history behind Independence Memorial Hall, browse the different shops at Arcade Independence Square, and stroll through Viharamahadevi Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Colombo trip planner .

Aberdeen, UK to Colombo is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Aberdeen in October, with highs in Colombo at 35°C and lows at 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nilaveli.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Barefoot ©
Barefoot
Stone 'N' String ©
Stone 'N' String

2
nights
Nilaveli

Nilaveli ©
The coastal resort town of Nilaveli draws visitors with its beaches, dive spots, and seaside hotels.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with Sail Lanka Charter and then stroll the grounds of Trincomalee War Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Nilaveli Beach and then kick back and relax at Arisimale Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Nilaveli trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Colombo to Nilaveli takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Kalkudah.

Things to do in Nilaveli

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Trincomalee
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Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Sail Lanka Charter ©
Sail Lanka Charter
Arisimale Beach ©
Arisimale Beach

1
night
Kalkudah

Kalkudah ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Passikudah Beach.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kalkudah holiday builder site .

Drive from Nilaveli to Kalkudah in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Kandy.

Things to do in Kalkudah

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Passikudah Beach ©
Passikudah Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): stop by Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, then stop by Jayamali Batiks Studio, then look for gifts at Kandy City Center, and finally don't miss a visit to Kandy view point. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Udawattekele Sanctuary and then tee off at Victoria Golf & Country Resort.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kandy planning website .

Traveling by car from Kalkudah to Kandy takes 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Galle.

Things to do in Kandy

Shopping Outdoors Golf

Side Trip

Victoria Golf & Country Resort
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Jayamali Batiks Studio ©
Jayamali Batiks Studio
Udawattekele Sanctuary ©
Udawattekele Sanctuary
Victoria Golf & Country Resort ©
Victoria Golf & Country Resort

2
nights
Galle

The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Head to Orchid House and Vyannifor some retail therapy. Relax by the water at Polhena Beach and Matara Beach. Step out of Galle to go to Ahangama and see Handunugoda Tea Estate, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: look for gifts at Lihiniya Gems, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mihiripenna Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Galle road trip site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kandy to Galle in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Beruwala.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Matara, Mihiripenna Beach, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Handunugoda Tea Estate
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Mihiripenna Beach ©
Mihiripenna Beach
Matara Beach ©
Matara 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 1st (Thu): look for gifts at Western Leather, look for gifts at Dara Gems & Jewellery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach, and then kick back and relax at Beruwala Beach.

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Traveling by car from Galle to Beruwala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Beruwala

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kosgoda, Bentota Beach, Leather.lk
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