10 days in Galle & Colombo Itinerary

10 days in Galle & Colombo Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Tsunami Photo Museum and Community Tsunami Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Hikkaduwa Beach and Mirissa Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galle: Sri Vijayarama Viharaya (in Ambalangoda), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mirissa) and Bentota Beach (in Bentota). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Church, kick back and relax at Jungle Beach, and don't miss a visit to Japanese Peace Pagoda.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Galle road trip planner.

Shanghai, China to Galle is an approximately 12- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Shanghai to Galle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Shanghai in January, things will get warmer in Galle: highs are around 37°C and lows about 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Colombo.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna, Mirissa, Kosgoda, Sri Vijayarama Viharaya
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.
For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Colombo online route planner.

Traveling by train from Galle to Colombo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Colombo are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Colombo

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Negombo Beach
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Colombo National Museum ©
Colombo National Museum
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach

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