6 days in Colombo & Kerala Itinerary

6 days in Colombo & Kerala Itinerary

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6 days in Colombo & Kerala Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  8​h
1
Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
2
Kochi (Cochin), India
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

2
nights
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Change things up with these side-trips from Colombo: Bentota Beach (in Bentota) and Negombo Beach (in Negombo). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Mount Lavinia Beach, make a trip to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, and appreciate the history behind Independence Memorial Hall.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Colombo day trip app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Colombo is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubai to Colombo due to the time zone difference. In September, Colombo is a bit cooler than Dubai - with highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Negombo Beach, Bentota Beach
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Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach

1
night
Kochi (Cochin), India

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): wander the streets of Jew Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, then gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Colombo to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. September in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Neighborhoods Spas Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jew Town ©
Jew Town
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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