2 days in Kalutara & Polonnaruwa Itinerary

2 days in Kalutara & Polonnaruwa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka trip planner

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

2 days in Kalutara & Polonnaruwa Itinerary

Start: Colombo
train:  1​h 15​min
1
Kalutara
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Polonnaruwa
— 1 night
taxi + train:  2​h 15​min
End: Colombo

1
day
Kalutara

Kalutara ©
A popular beachside getaway just an hour south of Colombo, Kalutara is as recognizable for its enormous white Buddhist stupa as for its inviting white-sand beaches.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Kalutara Bodhiya, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kalutara Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kalutara vacation planner .

Colombo to Kalutara is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Polonnaruwa.

Things to do in Kalutara

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Kalutara Beach ©
Kalutara Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kalutara Bodhiya ©
Kalutara Bodhiya

1
night
Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa ©
Lying 216 km (134 mi) from Colombo, Polonnaruwa offers a rich history second in Sri Lanka only to Arunadhapura.
On the 20th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Somawathiya Stupa, then get to know the fascinating history of Polonnaruwa, and then appreciate the history behind Gal Vihara.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Polonnaruwa trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kalutara to Polonnaruwa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Polonnaruwa

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Gal Vihara ©
Gal Vihara
Somawathiya Stupa ©
Somawathiya Stupa
Polonnaruwa ©
Polonnaruwa

Similar Plans

7 days in Kalutara BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 6 days in Kalutara & Sigiriya BY A USER FROM OMAN August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Kalutara & Mirissa BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Polonnaruwa BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA August, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Polonnaruwa BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA August, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura & Trincomalee BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA August, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Kalutara BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Kalutara BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Polonnaruwa BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA July, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Polonnaruwa BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA August, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 2 days in Polonnaruwa BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA August, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 2 days in Polonnaruwa BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA August, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans