6 days in Colombo, Galle District & Nuwara Eliya Itinerary

6 days in Colombo, Galle District & Nuwara Eliya Itinerary

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1
Colombo
— 1 day
2
Bentota
— 1 night
3
Galle
— 2 nights
4
Nuwara Eliya
— 2 nights

1
day
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 1st (Sun), get outside with Outdoor Activities, then stroll around Galle Face Green, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Colombo. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bentota.

Things to do in Colombo

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Safaris
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

1
night
Bentota

Bentota ©
The coastal town of Bentota boasts a number of seaside attractions to draw in guests.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): look for gifts at Leather.lk, then kick back and relax at Bentota Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle Protection Association, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ahungalla Beach.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bentota trip builder site.

You can drive from Colombo to Bentota in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March in Bentota, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Galle.

Things to do in Bentota

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Leather.lk, Ahungalla Beach
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Sea Turtle Protection Association ©
Sea Turtle Protection Association
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach

2
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
On the 3rd (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Galle Fort. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Narigama Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hikkaduwa Beach, and finally look for gifts at Tea Zone.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Galle trip planner.

Getting from Bentota to Galle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Galle can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Nuwara Eliya

Nuwara Eliya ©
Sitting high up in the hills, the green and pleasant Nuwara Eliya offers both a rich history and proximity to pristine natural areas.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Hakgala Botanic Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sita Temple, and then explore the activities along Gregory Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Nuwara Eliya and Tea Country, explore the striking landscape of Horton Plains National Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kande-ela Reservoir.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nuwara Eliya online travel planner.

Getting from Galle to Nuwara Eliya by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Gregory Lake ©
Gregory Lake
Sita Temple ©
Sita Temple

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