5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

5 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Gurugram (Gurgaon)
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Negombo
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h
2
Matara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Galle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Colombo
— Few hours
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Gurugram (Gurgaon)

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Negombo

Negombo
Located close to the international airport, Negombo has a reputation for being either the first or last taste of the country for visitors.
For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Negombo travel planner.

Gurugram (Gurgaon), India to Negombo is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Gurugram (Gurgaon) in April: highs in Negombo hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 77°F. You'll set off for Matara on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Negombo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Matara

Matara ©
A commercial capital in the south, Matara offers a real taste of Sri Lanka, which the southern coast's beach resorts often lack.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Matara online day trip planner.

Drive from Negombo to Matara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April, daily temperatures in Matara can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Galle.

Things to do in Matara

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Mirissa
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Spas
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Galle Fort. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, stroll through Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach, thensee the interesting displays at Community Tsunami Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Saffron Robes.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Galle journey builder.

Drive from Matara to Galle in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Galle, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 78°F at night. You will leave for Colombo on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Galle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Jungle Beach
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach

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Colombo

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
On the 21st (Tue), stroll around Galle Face Green, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and then pause for some photo ops at Independence Memorial Hall.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Colombo online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Galle to Colombo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Colombo are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Historic Sites
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Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Independence Memorial Hall ©
Independence Memorial Hall

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