7 days in Colombo & Galle District Itinerary

7 days in Colombo & Galle District Itinerary

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7 days in Colombo & Galle District Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Colombo
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bentota
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Galle
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Colombo
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

1
night
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 28th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Mount Lavinia Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Colombo National Museum, and then pause for some photo ops at Independence Memorial Hall.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Colombo journey builder site .

Bengaluru, India to Colombo is an approximately 6-hour flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in December, with highs in Colombo at 36°C and lows at 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Bentota.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Mount Lavinia Beach ©
Mount Lavinia Beach
Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum
Independence Square ©
Independence Square

2
nights
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): stroll through Bentota Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Protection Association. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Brief Garden - Bevis Bawa, explore the activities along Madu River, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Bentota online travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Colombo to Bentota takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Galle.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, Brief Garden - Bevis Bawa, Madu River
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Sea Turtle Protection Association ©
Sea Turtle Protection Association

2
nights
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 31st (Tue): make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda, stroll through Jungle Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Galle Fort. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Sinharaja Forest Reserve.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Galle trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Bentota to Galle in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Thu) before leaving for Colombo.

Things to do in Galle

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Unawatuna
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Sinharaja Forest Reserve ©
Sinharaja Forest Reserve
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

few
hours
Colombo

Colombo ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, and then stroll around Galle Face Green.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Colombo trip itinerary website .

You can take a train from Galle to Colombo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Kayaking & Canoeing

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