15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + taxi:  16​h 15​min
1
Kandy
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Kalkudah
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Nilaveli
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Habarana
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Anuradhapura
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: London

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.
Get outdoors at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Udawattekele Sanctuary and Kandy view point. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, stroll the grounds of Commonwealth War Cemetery, stop by Tiesh by Lakmini Jewelry, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Kandy trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Kandy is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from London to Kandy due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Kalkudah.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Royal Botanical Gardens
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Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Kandy War Cemetery ©
Kandy War Cemetery

2
nights
Kalkudah

Kalkudah ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Coconut Cultural Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Passikudah Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kalkudah holiday planner.

You can drive from Kandy to Kalkudah in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Nilaveli.

Things to do in Kalkudah

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Passikudah Beach ©
Passikudah Beach
Coconut Cultural Park ©
Coconut Cultural Park

2
nights
Nilaveli

Nilaveli ©
The coastal resort town of Nilaveli draws visitors with its beaches, dive spots, and seaside hotels.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Marble Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Trincomalee War Cemetery and Koneswaram Temple. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Nilaveli Beach.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nilaveli itinerary planner.

Getting from Kalkudah to Nilaveli by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Habarana.

Things to do in Nilaveli

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Trincomalee
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Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Marble Beach ©
Marble Beach
Trincomalee War Cemetery ©
Trincomalee War Cemetery

3
nights
Habarana

Habarana ©
Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
Get outdoors at The Golden Temple and Minneriya National Park. Spend the 19th (Tue) exploring nature at Kaudulla National Park. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Sigiriya World Heritage Site.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Habarana vacation builder.

You can drive from Nilaveli to Habarana in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Habarana

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Minneriya National Park, Sigiriya, Golden Temple of Dambulla
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Maha Boodhi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Isurumuniya Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dagoba of Thuparama, and finally make a trip to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): head outdoors with Eth Pokuna and then contemplate the waterfront views at Twin Baths (Kuttam Pokuna).

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Anuradhapura trip builder.

You can drive from Habarana to Anuradhapura in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
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Eth Pokuna ©
Eth Pokuna
Isurumuniya Temple ©
Isurumuniya Temple
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba ©
Jethawanaramaya Dagoba

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