3 days in Colombo & Kataragama Itinerary

3 days in Colombo & Kataragama Itinerary

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3 days in Colombo & Kataragama Itinerary

Start: Colombo
1
Colombo
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Kataragama
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Colombo

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Mount Lavinia Beach, then stroll around Galle Face Green, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Colombo trip itinerary maker site .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Colombo. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kataragama.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple ©
Mount Lavinia Beach ©
Mount Lavinia Beach
Galle Face Green ©
Galle Face Green

2
nights
Kataragama

Kataragama ©
Kataragama is a pilgrimage town sacred to Buddhist, Hindu and indigenous Vedda people of Sri Lanka. On the 6th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kataragama Temple and then explore the striking landscape of Yala National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiri Vehera, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then don't miss a visit to Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara.

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Getting from Colombo to Kataragama by car takes about 5.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Kataragama can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kataragama

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tissamaharama, Yala National Park
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Yala National Park ©
Yala National Park
Safaris
Kataragama Temple ©
Kataragama Temple

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