6 days in Colombo, Galle District & Nuwara Eliya Itinerary

6 days in Colombo, Galle District & Nuwara Eliya Itinerary

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6 days in Colombo, Galle District & Nuwara Eliya Itinerary

Start: Colombo
1
Colombo
— 1 day
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bentota
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Galle
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 15​min
4
Nuwara Eliya
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
End: Colombo

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), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then walk around Galle Face Green, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Colombo trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Colombo. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Bentota.

Things to do in Colombo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
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 enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle Protection Association, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ahungalla Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bentota trip planner.

Traveling by train from Colombo to Bentota takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. 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 Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ahungalla Beach, Leather.lk
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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jungle Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Galle Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Narigama Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Turtle Hatchery Hikkaduwa, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hikkaduwa Beach, and finally stop by Tea Zone.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Galle trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bentota to Galle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nuwara Eliya.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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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.
On the 5th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Hakgala Botanic Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sita Temple, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Gregory Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Nuwara Eliya and Tea Country, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Horton Plains National Park, and then explore the activities along Kande-ela Reservoir.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Nuwara Eliya trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Galle to Nuwara Eliya takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Gregory Lake ©
Gregory Lake
Hakgala Botanic Gardens ©
Hakgala Botanic Gardens

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