2 days in Kalutara, Dondra & Matara Itinerary

2 days in Kalutara, Dondra & Matara Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka trip planner

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Kalutara
— 1 day
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Dondra
— 1 night
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Weligama
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Kalutara

— 1 day
A popular beachside getaway just an hour south of Colombo, Kalutara is as recognizable for its enormous white Buddhist stupa as for its inviting white-sand beaches.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Richmond Castle, kick back and relax at Kalutara Beach, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kalutara tour itinerary website.

Colombo to Kalutara is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In April in Kalutara, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Dondra.

Things to do in Kalutara

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Dondra

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Matara Paravi Duwa Temple. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Art Batiks, enjoy the sand and surf at Polhena Beach, kick back and relax at Matara Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matara Paravi Duwa Temple, and finally revel in the low prices at Tea House.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Dondra road trip site.

Traveling by car from Kalutara to Dondra takes 2 hours. April in Dondra sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Weligama.

Things to do in Dondra

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

Weligama

Weligama is a town on the south coast of Sri Lanka, located in Matara District, Southern Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Weligama online travel planner.

You can drive from Dondra to Weligama in an hour. April in Weligama sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 3rd (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Weligama

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Matara travel guide

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Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing · Beaches · Spas
Mathota
A commercial capital in the south, Matara offers a real taste of Sri Lanka, which the southern coast's beach resorts often lack. Busy, modernizing, and with a youthful feel boosted by a community of university students, the town makes few direct concessions to tourism--part of its appeal to many international visitors. Colonial-era churches and fortifications provide the main historic attractions of Matara, but it's the lively urban bustle and the authentic Sri Lankan cuisine found on the streets that make Matara memorable.