7 days in Colombo & Galle Itinerary

7 days in Colombo & Galle Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sri Lanka travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Colombo
Drive
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Galle
— 4 nights
Drive
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Colombo
— 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.
To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Colombo trip itinerary planning website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Colombo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to India Standard Time (IST) is 1.5 hours. In July, Colombo is little chillier than Dubai - with highs of 37°C and lows of 31°C. You'll set off for Galle on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Colombo

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Transportation
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Galle

— 4 nights
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: Dooli Ella (in Neluwa) and Hikkaduwa Beach (in Hikkaduwa). There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Sinharaja Forest Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Jungle Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and enjoy some diversion at Sithma Gems & Jewellery.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Galle travel planner.

You can drive from Colombo to Galle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Galle are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Colombo.

Things to do in Galle

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Colombo

— 2 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Colombo side-trips: Negombo (St. Anne's Church, Abhayasekararama Temple, &more). Spend the 7th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. See even more of Colombo: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum, and stroll around Galle Face Green.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Colombo vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Galle to Colombo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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