8 days in Bentota, Galle & Colombo Itinerary

8 days in Bentota, Galle & Colombo Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Riyadh
Fly + Taxi:  7 h 15 min
1
Bentota
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Galle
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Colombo
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Riyadh

3
nights
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Shop till you drop at Tsunami Photo Museum and Palace Seaside. categoryPhrases.sentence.Spend_the_day_observing_fascinating_marine_mammals_with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Bentota Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid ul Abrar, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ahungalla Sea Turtles Conservation And Research Center, and make a trip to Bentota Bazaar.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bentota attractions planning app.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Bentota is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 2.5 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Riyadh in July: high temperatures in Bentota hover around 37°C and lows are around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Galle.

Things to do in Bentota

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Ahungalla Sea Turtles Conservation And Research Center, Masjid ul Abrar, Tsunami Photo Museum, Kowilawatta Temple, Palace Seaside
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Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
On the 13th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Church, then stop by Lak Gems & Jewellery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, then kick back and relax at Hikkaduwa Beach, then explore the galleries of Saffron Robes, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Naga Viharaya.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Galle trip website.

Getting from Bentota to Galle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Galle can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Colombo.

Things to do in Galle

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna, Mirissa Beach
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Independence Memorial Hall, buy something for everyone on your list at Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Pettah, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Negombo Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Ganeshism Studio Gallery, then stroll through Mount Lavinia Beach, then look for gifts at Lakarcade, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Colombo trip planning website.

Getting from Galle to Colombo by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Shopping Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Negombo Beach
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Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct ©
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Mount Lavinia Beach ©
Mount Lavinia Beach

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