17 days in Colombo Itinerary

17 days in Colombo Itinerary

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Colombo
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Colombo

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The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
You'll get in some beach time at Ahungalla Beach and Narigama Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Galle Fort and Colombo National Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Colombo: Galle (Pilgrims Lounge Chrishtopher Handicraft and Paint Gallery, Historical Mansion Museum, & more), Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala) and Ambalangoda (Ariyapala Mask Museum & Sri Vijayarama Viharaya). Spend the 9th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Elephant Freedom Project. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and look for gifts at Barefoot.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Colombo trip planner .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport and Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Galle, Kosgoda, Kalutara, Ambalangoda, Hikkaduwa
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Elephant Freedom Project ©
Elephant Freedom Project
Kande Viharaya Temple ©
Kande Viharaya Temple

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