2 days in Galle & Kataragama Itinerary

2 days in Galle & Kataragama Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Colombo
Train:  1 h 45 min
1
Galle
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Kataragama
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
End: Colombo

1
day
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
On the 10th (Sat), kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, and then stop by Forbes Gems & Jewellers.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Galle online tour itinerary planner.

Colombo to Galle is an approximately 2- hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kataragama.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Jungle Beach
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Forbes Gems & Jewellers ©
Forbes Gems & Jewellers

1
night
Kataragama

Kataragama ©
Kataragama is a pilgrimage town sacred to Buddhist, Hindu and indigenous Vedda people of Sri Lanka. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sella Kataragama Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiri Vehera, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kataragama Temple.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kataragama travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Galle to Kataragama by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kataragama can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kataragama

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara
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Kataragama Temple ©
Kataragama Temple
Kiri Vehera ©
Kiri Vehera
Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara ©
Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara

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