10 days in Colombo & Mirissa Itinerary

10 days in Colombo & Mirissa Itinerary

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10 days in Colombo & Mirissa Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  5​h
1
Colombo
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Mirissa
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

4
nights
Colombo

The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Family-friendly places like Bentota Beach and Negombo Beach will thrill your kids. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. There's much more to do: look for gifts at Jewel Qudsi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, appreciate the history behind Independence Memorial Hall, and make a trip to St. Mary's Church.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Colombo trip maker site .

Bengaluru, India to Colombo is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bengaluru in December; daily highs in Colombo reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Thu) before leaving for Mirissa.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Negombo, Bentota Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Jewel Qudsi ©
Jewel Qudsi

5
nights
Mirissa

Mirissa ©
The fishing town of Mirissa has developed into a notable tourist destination.
You've now added Mirissa Dive Center to your itinerary. Visit Mirissa Beach and Ahungalla Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as Tsunami Photo Museum and Fishing Charters & Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mirissa: Saint Mary's Church (in Galle), Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery (in Habaraduwa) and Unawatuna (Jungle Beach & Mihiripenna Beach). There's lots more to do: stop by LAZY.RIDE, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matara Paravi Duwa Temple, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and enjoy the sand and surf at Narigama Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mirissa sightseeing planner.

Getting from Colombo to Mirissa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Mirissa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Tsunami Photo Museum, Ahungalla Beach, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa, Matara Paravi Duwa Temple
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Mihiripenna Beach ©
Mihiripenna Beach
Mirissa Dive Center ©
Mirissa Dive Center
Ahungalla Beach ©
Ahungalla Beach

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