15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
1
Habarana
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Trincomalee
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  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
taxi + 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.
On the 8th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Gal Vihara and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dambulla Cave Temple, Head underground at Golden Temple of Dambulla, and then view the masterpieces at Pethikada.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Habarana trip builder website .

Doha, Qatar to Habarana is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Habarana

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Pethikada, Gal Vihara, Golden Temple of Dambulla
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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple, then kick back and relax at Nilaveli Beach, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mamangam Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koneswaram Temple, then make a trip to Fort Frederick, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Trincomalee War Cemetery.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Trincomalee sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Habarana to Trincomalee in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uda Walawe National Park.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

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.
On the 12th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Udawalawa Safari. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Udawalawe National Park.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Uda Walawe National Park trip maker website .

Getting from Trincomalee to Uda Walawe National Park by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Galle.

Things to do in Udawalawe National Park

Wildlife Tours Nature
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Udawalawe National Park ©
Udawalawe National Park
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Discover Sri Lanka by Lakpura

4
nights
Galle

The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Jungle Beach and Hikkaduwa Beach. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Sea Turtle Farm will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galle: Mirissa (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Mirissa Beach) and Community Tsunami Museum (in Hikkaduwa). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Galle online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Uda Walawe National Park to Galle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can 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

The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Family-friendly places like Ahungalla Beach and Bentota Beach will thrill your kids. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center. Explore Bentota's surroundings by going to Tsunami Photo Museum (in Telwatta) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Hikkaduwa). The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities and identify plant and animal life at Ahungalla Sea Turtles Conservation And Research Center.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bentota trip planner .

Drive from Galle to Bentota in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bentota

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

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

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