7 days in Western Province Itinerary

7 days in Western Province Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Province route planner

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Drive to Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport, Fly to Cape Town



— 3 nights
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Colombo is known for shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaramaya (Vihara) Buddhist Temple, view the masterpieces at National Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Colombo National Museum, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Colombo journey planning site.

Cape Town, South Africa to Colombo is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Cape Town to Colombo, you'll lose 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Cape Town, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Colombo, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Katunayake.

Things to do in Colombo

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
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— 1 night
Katunayake, is a suburb of Negombo city in Western Province, Sri Lanka. On the 17th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, look for gifts at LUV SL Negombo, and then stop by Bluemoon Jewellers. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Dutch Canal, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebastian’s Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Negombo Beach, and finally make a trip to Angurukaramulla Temple.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Katunayake tour planner.

Getting from Colombo to Katunayake by car takes about an hour. In May, daytime highs in Katunayake are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Katunayake

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

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Western Province travel guide

Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites · Gift & Specialty Shops
The most densely populated province in Sri Lanka, Western Province abounds with rich cultural heritage. Attractions in Western Province include serene Buddhist temples built on lake islands, Gothic-style Catholic churches, and numerous darghas. Facing the Laccadive Sea and enjoying a gentle tropical climate, the province offers a number of pristine beaches with yellow sand and palm trees. Nature and wildlife tours offer the opportunity to see rare animals, such as spotted leopards and baby elephants in a nursery, with plenty more wildlife waiting to be discovered. Strategically located and the former home of ancient kingdoms, as well as Portuguese, Dutch, and British occupation, the area's many ancient forts offer another reason to visit Western Province.