15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

15 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Dambulla
— 1 night
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Kandy
— 2 nights
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Nuwara Eliya
— 2 nights
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Ella
— 2 nights
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Arugam Bay
— 2 nights
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Galle
— 2 nights
7
Colombo
— 3 nights

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Dambulla

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
On the 1st (Tue), stroll through Golden Temple of Dambulla. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Pidurangala Rock, then make a trip to Sigiriya Fortress, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dambulla online day trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Dambulla is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Must see
Sigiriya Fortress
4.6
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Landmark
Pidurangala Rock
4.8

2
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Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
On the 3rd (Thu), see the interesting displays at World Buddhist Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Asgiri Maha Vihara pirivena, and finally tee off at RB Tours Srilanka. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanical Gardens, then look for gifts at Prestige Selections - Batiks, Handicrafts and Gift Items, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, and finally appreciate the history behind Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kandy trip planning tool.

You can drive from Dambulla to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Kandy

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Golf

Side Trip

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Water Body
Kandy Lake
3.9

2
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Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya ©

Little England

Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas.
On the 5th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sita Temple, get around town with Nitwo tours ( MAY 7 ), and then explore the activities along Gregory Lake. On your second day here, head outdoors with Piduruthalagala Forest Reserve, look for gifts at Franciscan Sister's Jam Room, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Nuwara Eliya and Tea Country, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swarnagiri Maha Viharaya.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nuwara Eliya day trip tool.

You can drive from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Transportation
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Religious Site
Sita Temple
3.7
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Wine Tour / Tasting
Nitwo tours ( MAY 7 )
5.0

2
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Ella

Ella ©
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
On the 7th (Mon), look for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, then snap pictures at Nine Arches Bridge, and finally learn the tricks of the trade with Honey Bee Garden. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ella online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Nuwara Eliya to Ella takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Arugam Bay.

Things to do in Ella

Parks · Nature · Classes · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
Waterfall
Ravana Ella Falls
2.8
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Must see
Honey Bee Garden
4.8

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Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): stop by Rice & Carry Bags Shop, explore the activities along Arugam Bay, then test the waters at Deergayu Acupressure Center, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Pottuvil Lagoon. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Muhudu Maha Vihara, explore the ancient world of Sangamankandy Pilliyar Kovil, and then get outside with Whisky Point, Sri Lanka.

Plan my day in Arugam Bay using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Ella to Arugam Bay in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Galle.

Things to do in Arugam Bay

Outdoors · Shopping · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 10:
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Outdoor Activity
Whisky Point, Sri Lanka
4.5
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Water Body
Arugam Bay
4.0

2
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Galle

The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): enjoy some diversion at Sithma Gems & Jewellery, contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, and then stroll through Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Made In Ceylon, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Unawatuna Devol Devalaya, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Galle trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Arugam Bay to Galle takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Galle are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Galle

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Classes

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
3.6
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World heritage site
Galle Fort
4.4
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Spa / Wellness
Spas & Wellness
4.6

3
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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 Get Go Sri Lanka Airport Transfer Sri Lanka (in Katunayake) and Basilica of Our Lady of Lanka (in Ragama). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, make a trip to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, stop by Sifani Jewelers, and stop by TaxiColombo CMB Airport Taxi.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Colombo online vacation maker.

You can drive from Galle to Colombo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Museums · Historic Sites · Golf · Tours

Side Trips

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History Museum
Colombo National Museum
3.6

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