2 days in Nuwara Eliya & Galle District Itinerary

2 days in Nuwara Eliya & Galle District Itinerary

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2 days in Nuwara Eliya & Galle District Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 45 min
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Nuwara Eliya
— 1 day
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Unawatuna
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
End: Colombo

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Mohini falls, explore the striking landscape of Horton Plains National Park, and then explore the activities along Kande-ela Reservoir.

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Colombo to Nuwara Eliya is an approximately 2-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Nuwara Eliya

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Horton Plains National Park ©
Horton Plains National Park
Kande-ela Reservoir ©
Kande-ela Reservoir

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night
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
Palm-fringed beaches with golden sand, turquoise water, and a colorful coral reef are enough to draw any beachgoer to Unawatuna, but there's plenty to do off the beach here as well.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Galle Fort, stroll through Jungle Beach, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Unawatuna vacation planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Nuwara Eliya to Unawatuna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Galle Fort
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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