7 days in Colombo & Male Itinerary

7 days in Colombo & Male Itinerary

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7 days in Colombo & Male Itinerary

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 3 nights
Fly + ferry:  4​h 30​min
Male, Maldives
— 3 nights
ferry + Fly:  6​h 30​min
Kolkata (Calcutta), India

3
days
Colombo, Sri Lanka

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Take a break from Colombo with a short trip to Negombo Beach in Negombo, about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, pause for some photo ops at Independence Memorial Hall, stroll through Galle Face Green, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Colombo itinerary builder.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Colombo is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in January, things will get a bit warmer in Colombo: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Male.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Negombo Beach
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Galle Face Green
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
days
Male, Maldives

The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
Venture out of the city with trips to Spas & Wellness (in Vihamanafushi) and Hulhumale Mosque (in Hulhumale). Spend the 27th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), contemplate the long history of Mulee Aage, browse the eclectic array of goods at Male Fish Market, and kick back and relax at Artificial Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Male itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Colombo to Male in 4.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Male when traveling from Colombo in January, with lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Hulhumale Mosque
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Artificial Beach
National Museum

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