11 days in Galle, Ella & Colombo Itinerary

11 days in Galle, Ella & Colombo Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Galle
— 4 nights
2
Ella
— 3 nights
3
Colombo
— 3 nights

4
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galle: Mirissa (Mirissa Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching), Bentota Beach (in Bentota) and Hikkaduwa (Hikkaduwa Beach & Community Tsunami Museum). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Galle Fort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Unawatuna Devol Devalaya, make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Galle trip planner.

Bengaluru, India to Galle is an approximately 7-hour flight. In December, Galle is a bit warmer than Bengaluru - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ella.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Mirissa, Hikkaduwa, Sea Turtle Farm and Hatchery - Habaraduwa, Bentota Beach
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Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

3
nights
Ella

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Ravana Ella Falls, and then look for gifts at R. M. S Antique And Brassware. Keep things going the next day: learn the tricks of the trade with Honey Bee Garden, snap pictures at Nine Arches Bridge, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, and finally stop by Ella Gem & Jewelry.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ella trip itinerary website.

Drive from Galle to Ella in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 31st (Tue), you'll travel to Colombo.

Things to do in Ella

Parks Nature Classes
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock

3
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.
Explore Colombo's surroundings by going to Negombo (Negombo Beach & DIANA Souvenirs) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Kalutara). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, walk around Galle Face Green, browse the exhibits of Ganeshism Studio Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Colombo trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Ella to Colombo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Negombo, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
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Negombo Beach ©
Negombo Beach
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

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