11 days in Galle, Ella & Colombo Itinerary

11 days in Galle, Ella & Colombo Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + Taxi:  5 h
1
Galle
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 30 min
2
Ella
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Colombo
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Bengaluru

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 see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Galle trip planner.

Bengaluru, India to Galle is an approximately 4.5- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly. In December, Galle is a bit warmer than Bengaluru - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel 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, then take 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, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, and finally stop by Ella Gem & Jewelry.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ella trip itinerary website.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Galle to Ella in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. 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 Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Kalutara) and Negombo (Negombo Beach & DIANA Souvenirs). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, walk around Galle Face Green, browse the exhibits of Ganeshism Studio Gallery, and stroll through Mount Lavinia Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Colombo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Ella to Colombo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December in Colombo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to 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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