4 days in Kalutara & Mirissa Itinerary

4 days in Kalutara & Mirissa Itinerary

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4 days in Kalutara & Mirissa Itinerary

Start: Kalutara
1
Kalutara
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Mirissa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
End: Kalutara

1
day
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 10th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Richmond Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Kalutara Beach, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalutara Bodhiya.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kalutara trip itinerary maker app .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Kalutara. August in Kalutara sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Mirissa.

Things to do in Kalutara

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kalutara Bodhiya ©
Kalutara Bodhiya
Kalutara Beach ©
Kalutara Beach

3
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): stop by Lak Gems & Jewellery, then steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Japanese Peace Pagoda, kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mirissa road trip planning app .

Drive from Kalutara to Mirissa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Mirissa can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Unawatuna, The Shrine of Our Lady of Matara, Galle Fort
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
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Jungle Beach