3 days in Colombo & Ella Itinerary

3 days in Colombo & Ella Itinerary

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Colombo
— 1 day
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Ella
— 2 nights
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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 1st (Sat): look for gifts at Vishwa Tharu Spice and Ayurveda Herbal Shop, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum, then walk around Galle Face Green, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Christ The Living Saviour.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Colombo vacation maker.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Colombo. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Colombo

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

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Ella

The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then admire the sheer force of Ravana Ella Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, and finally stop by I Love Ceylon Gallery. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then make a trip to Nine Arches Bridge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ella trip planner.

You can drive from Colombo to Ella in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Ella are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Ella

Nature · Parks · Spas · Tours