15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: Doha
Fly + Drive:  11 h 45 min
1
Habarana
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Trincomalee
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
3
Udawalawe National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Galle
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Bentota
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Doha

2
nights
Habarana

Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Gal Vihara and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dambulla Cave Temple, explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then take in the exciting artwork at Pethikada.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Habarana day trip planning site.

Doha, Qatar to Habarana is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Doha to Habarana, you'll lose 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Habarana

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Golden Temple of Dambulla, Pethikada, Gal Vihara
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Safaris
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Dambulla Cave Temple ©
Dambulla Cave Temple

2
nights
Trincomalee

Trincomalee ©
A center of Tamil culture and language, Trincomalee suffered greatly during the 30-year civil war, but the troubles haven't dimmed the natural and cultural charms of the place.
On the 10th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple, thenkick back and relax at Nilaveli Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mamangam Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koneswaram Temple, thendon't miss a visit to Fort Frederick, and finally stroll the grounds of Trincomalee War Cemetery.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Trincomalee trip builder.

You can drive from Habarana to Trincomalee in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Udawalawe National Park.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Nilaveli Beach
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Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Trincomalee War Cemetery ©
Trincomalee War Cemetery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get outside with Lakpura. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Udawalawe National Park.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Udawalawe National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Trincomalee to Udawalawe National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. August in Udawalawe National Park sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Galle.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Lakpura ©
Lakpura

4
nights
Galle

The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Family-friendly places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Jungle Beach will thrill your kids. Visiting Mirissa Beach and Hikkaduwa Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of Galle with an excursion to Community Tsunami Museum in Hikkaduwa--about 44 minutes away. There's more to do: stroll through Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara and delve into the distant past at Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Galle day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Udawalawe National Park to Galle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Galle can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bentota.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Hikkaduwa, Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara, Jungle Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

4
nights
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ahungalla Beach and Tsunami Photo Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Kosgoda Turtle Care. Step out of Bentota with an excursion to Scuba & Snorkeling in Hikkaduwa--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center and enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bentota travel route planner.

You can drive from Galle to Bentota in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. August in Bentota sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bentota

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Kosgoda, Ahungalla, Scuba & Snorkeling, Tsunami Photo Museum
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Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

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