7 days in Colombo, Bentota & Unawatuna Itinerary

7 days in Colombo, Bentota & Unawatuna Itinerary

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7 days in Colombo, Bentota & Unawatuna Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Colombo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Bentota
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Unawatuna
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

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.
On the 21st (Sat), appreciate the history behind Independence Memorial Hall and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ahungalla Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Kosgoda Turtle Care.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Colombo planning site .

Mumbai, India to Colombo is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Colombo when traveling from Mumbai in December, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Bentota.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Kosgoda Turtle Care, Ahungalla Beach
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach

2
nights
Bentota

The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
On the 23rd (Mon), look for gifts at Sunflower Arts and Crafts and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ahungalla Beach, and then stroll through Wadduwa Beach.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bentota trip planner .

Take a train from Colombo to Bentota in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Bentota sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Bentota

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Wadduwa Beach, Victor Hasselblad Sea Turtle Research & Conservation Center, Ahungalla Beach
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Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach

3
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): stroll through Unawatuna Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mihiripenna Beach. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Nandana Tea Factory, stop by Forbes Gems & Jewellers, then kick back and relax at Narigama Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Unawatuna Devol Devalaya.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Unawatuna trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Bentota to Unawatuna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Galle, Nandana Tea Factory, Narigama Beach
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Mihiripenna Beach ©
Mihiripenna Beach
Narigama Beach ©
Narigama Beach
Unawatuna Beach ©
Unawatuna Beach

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