5 days in Western Province & Trincomalee Itinerary

5 days in Western Province & Trincomalee Itinerary

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5 days in Western Province & Trincomalee Itinerary

Start: Colombo
1
Colombo
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  45 min
2
Negombo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Trincomalee
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Colombo

1
night
Colombo

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at The Galleries of Sapumal Foundation, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then take in the exciting artwork at Ganeshism Studio Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): look for gifts at Lakarcade, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, then take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum, and finally walk around Galle Face Green.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Colombo travel planning tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Colombo. In February, daily temperatures in Colombo can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Negombo.

Things to do in Colombo

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Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes MBS Travel And Tours. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): look for gifts at DIANA Souvenirs, enjoy the sand and surf at Negombo Beach, then add some adventure to your tour with MBS Travel And Tours, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebastian’s Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Negombo trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Colombo to Negombo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Negombo can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Negombo

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MBS Travel And Tours ©
MBS Travel And Tours
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
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night
Trincomalee

A center of Tamil culture and language, Trincomalee suffered greatly during the 30-year civil war, but the troubles haven't dimmed the natural and cultural charms of the place.
On the 2nd (Mon), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koneswaram Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Trincomalee online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Negombo to Trincomalee takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Trincomalee

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Koneswaram Temple ©
Koneswaram Temple
Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple ©
Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple

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