10 days in Galle & Colombo Itinerary

10 days in Galle & Colombo Itinerary

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10 days in Galle & Colombo Itinerary

Start: Shanghai
Fly + taxi:  24​h
1
Galle
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Colombo
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Shanghai

5
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Get in touch with nature at Bentota Beach and Jungle Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Hikkaduwa Beach and Narigama Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galle: Mirissa (Mirissa Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching), Sri Vijayarama Viharaya (in Ambalangoda) and Hikkaduwa (Genuine Batik, Community Tsunami Museum, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Tsunami Photo Museum, identify plant and animal life at Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, browse the exhibits of EXOTIC ROOTS, and examine the collection at Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Galle sightseeing planning website .

Shanghai, China to Galle is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Shanghai to Galle. Traveling from Shanghai in January, expect Galle to be warmer, temps between 37°C and 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna, Mirissa, Kosgoda, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 30:
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach

2
nights
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.
To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Colombo trip maker .

Getting from Galle to Colombo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. January in Colombo sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Colombo

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Negombo Beach
Highlights from your plan
Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach

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