4 days in Matara & Galle District Itinerary

4 days in Matara & Galle District Itinerary

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4 days in Matara & Galle District Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Drive:  2 h
1
Matara
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
2
Unawatuna
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
End: Colombo

1
night
Matara

Matara ©
A commercial capital in the south, Matara offers a real taste of Sri Lanka, which the southern coast's beach resorts often lack.
Good Spa has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirissa Beach, get reinvigorated at Good Spa, and then take in the exciting artwork at Art Batiks. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Nandana Tea Factory, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Snake Farm.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Matara online tour itinerary planner .

Colombo to Matara is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Matara can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the train to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Matara

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mirissa, Nandana Tea Factory
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Good Spa ©
Good Spa
Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Unawatuna

Unawatuna ©
On the 2nd (Thu), contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Hikkaduwa Beach, then kick back and relax at Bentota Beach, and then stroll through Sea Turtle Protection Association.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Unawatuna road trip planning app .

Take a train from Matara to Unawatuna in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Unawatuna are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bentota, Hikkaduwa Beach, Galle Fort
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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