5 days in Colombo & Galle District Itinerary

5 days in Colombo & Galle District Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Colombo
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Galle
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Ahmedabad

2
nights
Colombo

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
On the 22nd (Wed), stop by Salie's Fine Jewelry & Gem Stones. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, get engrossed in the history at The Bandaranaike Museum, and then stroll through Bentota Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Colombo trip itinerary builder.

Ahmedabad, India to Colombo is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Ahmedabad in January, with highs in Colombo at 37°C and lows at 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Galle.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Negombo, Bentota Beach
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Bentota Beach ©
Bentota Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

2
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda, enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Galle Fort. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then stroll through Hikkaduwa Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Galle attractions planning site.

Take a train from Colombo to Galle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Galle can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Hikkaduwa Beach
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach
Hikkaduwa Beach ©
Hikkaduwa Beach

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