7 days in Galle, Colombo & Pune Itinerary

7 days in Galle, Colombo & Pune Itinerary

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7 days in Galle, Colombo & Pune Itinerary

Start: Pune, India
Fly + Taxi:  19​h
1
Galle, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Pune, India
— 1 day
End: Pune, India

2
nights
Galle, Sri Lanka

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
We've included these beaches for you: Jungle Beach and Bentota Beach. Appreciate the collections at Tsunami Photo Museum and Community Tsunami Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa) and Mirissa (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Mirissa Beach). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Galle Fort and identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Galle road trip planning site .

Pune, India to Galle is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also drive. In April, daytime highs in Galle are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mirissa, Hikkaduwa, Bentota Beach, Tsunami Photo Museum, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 17:
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Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): hunt for treasures at Pettah, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then kick back and relax at Negombo Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at The Galleries of Sapumal Foundation, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, then take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Bandaranaike Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Colombo holiday planner.

Drive from Galle to Colombo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pune.

Things to do in Colombo

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trip

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

1
day
Pune, India

Pune ©
Pune has long enjoyed a reputation as a center of culture and commerce, with many dynastic rulers making the town central to their regional plans in the centuries before the British Raj.
On the 20th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple, browse the eclectic array of goods at Phule Market, see the interesting displays at Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasba Peth Ganpati Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Darshan Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Pune travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Colombo to Pune by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pune

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum ©
Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple ©
Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple
Phule Market ©
Phule Market

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