18 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

18 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Galle
— 4 nights
2
Udawalawa
— 2 nights
3
Kandy
— 3 nights
4
Polonnaruwa
— 3 nights
5
Anuradhapura
— 2 nights
6
Colombo
— 3 nights

4
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
You've added Bentota Beach, Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya, Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, and other attractions to your itinerary. Shop till you drop at EXOTIC ROOTS and Stick No Bills Poster Gallery. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Galle Fort. Venture out of the city with trips to Seenigama Muhudu Viharaya (in Hikkaduwa), Sea Turtle Protection Association (in Bentota) and Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center (in Kosgoda). It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Embark and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary's Church.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Galle visit planning app.

Kochi (Cochin), India to Galle is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. June in Galle sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Udawalawa.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bentota, Unawatuna, Seenigama Muhudu Viharaya, Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Udawalawa

Udawalawa ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Udawalawe Trails. On the 13th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Udawalawe Trails. On the next day, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lakpura.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Udawalawa online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Galle to Udawalawa takes 3 hours. In June in Udawalawa, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Udawalawa

Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Lakpura
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Udawalawe Trails ©
Udawalawe Trails
Lakpura ©
Lakpura

3
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Natha Devale, World Buddhist Museum, National Museum Kandy, and other attractions you added. Get outdoors at Udawattekele Sanctuary and Alagalla Mountain Range. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kandy War Cemetery and Kandy City Center. Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Kandy Garrison Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, and don't miss a visit to Kandy view point.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kandy holiday tool.

Getting from Udawalawa to Kandy by car takes about 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Polonnaruwa.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks · Museums · Nature
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery

3
nights
Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa ©
Lying 216 km (134 mi) from Colombo, Polonnaruwa offers a rich history second in Sri Lanka only to Arunadhapura.
Escape the urban bustle at Minneriya National Park and Golden Temple of Dambulla. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lankathilaka Image House and Nishshanka Latha Mandapaya. Change things up with a short trip to Lanka Silks in Sigiriya (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Polonnaruwa Vatadage, delve into the distant past at Polonnaruwa, and contemplate the long history of Gal Potha.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Polonnaruwa online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Kandy to Polonnaruwa in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Polonnaruwa

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Golden Temple of Dambulla, Minneriya National Park, Lanka Silks
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Lankathilaka Image House ©
Lankathilaka Image House
Gal Potha ©
Gal Potha

2
nights
Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura ©
Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
On the 20th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Short Handed Statue. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Moonstone or Sandakada pahana, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kalu Diya Pokuna Natural Black Water Pond, and then stroll through Wilpattu National Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Anuradhapura tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Polonnaruwa to Anuradhapura in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna) ©
Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna)
Wilpattu National Park ©
Wilpattu National Park

3
nights
Colombo

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
On the 23rd (Sat), stroll through Negombo Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, then stop by Barefoot, and finally stop by Stone 'N' String. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Laksala and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Colombo trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Anuradhapura to Colombo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. June in Colombo sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Negombo, Kalutara Bodhiya
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Stone 'N' String ©
Stone 'N' String
Kalutara Bodhiya ©
Kalutara Bodhiya
Barefoot ©
Barefoot

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