15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
Fly:  17 h
1
Colombo
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
2
Habarana
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Nilaveli
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Kandy
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Tallinn

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.
Explore Colombo's surroundings by going to Kosgoda Turtle Care (in Kosgoda), Bentota (Sea Turtle Protection Association & Bentota Beach) and Galle (Saint Mary's Church & Galle Fort). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, stroll around Galle Face Green, admire the masterpieces at The Galleries of Sapumal Foundation, and look for gifts at Urban Island.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Colombo trip planner.

Tallinn, Estonia to Colombo is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to India Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Tallinn in July, expect nights in Colombo to be warmer, around 31°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Habarana.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Galle, Bentota, Kosgoda Turtle Care
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

4
nights
Habarana

Habarana ©
Although lacking in sights of its own, tourism in Habarana flourishes due to its proximity to cultural and natural attractions.
Explore Habarana's surroundings by going to Polonnaruwa (Thuparama, Polonnaruwa Vatadage, &more). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Sigiriya, make a trip to Pidurangala Rock, explore the striking landscape of Minneriya National Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Habarana trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Colombo to Habarana takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nilaveli.

Things to do in Habarana

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Minneriya National Park
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Minneriya National Park ©
Minneriya National Park
Pidurangala Rock ©
Pidurangala Rock

2
nights
Nilaveli

Nilaveli ©
The coastal resort town of Nilaveli draws visitors with its beaches, dive spots, and seaside hotels.
Take a break from Nilaveli with a short trip to Mamangam Temple in Trincomalee, about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pigeon Island National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Nilaveli Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nilaveli trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Habarana to Nilaveli in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Nilaveli

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Trincomalee
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Pigeon Island National Park ©
Pigeon Island National Park
Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Kandy view point, get lost in a book at Buddhist Publication Society, then make a trip to Galmaduwa temple kandy, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kandy day trip planning tool.

Drive from Nilaveli to Kandy in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Royal Botanical Gardens, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens

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