2 days in Galle & Kataragama Itinerary

2 days in Galle & Kataragama Itinerary

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2 days in Galle & Kataragama Itinerary

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, and then stop by Forbes Gems & Jewellers.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Galle trip itinerary planning website .

Colombo to Galle is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August in Galle, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Kataragama.

Things to do in Galle

Historic Sites Parks 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): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sella Kataragama Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiri Vehera, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kataragama Temple.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kataragama trip itinerary website .

Drive from Galle to Kataragama in 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kataragama are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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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