15 days in North Sulawesi Itinerary

15 days in North Sulawesi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Sulawesi trip planner

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Route & dates

1
Bitung
— 3 nights
2
Minahasa
— 3 nights
3
Manado
— 4 nights
4
Bunaken
— 3 nights

3
nights
Bitung

Bitung ©
Get outdoors at PAL Marinsow Beach and Tangkoko National Reserve.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bitung driving holiday planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Bitung is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Central Indonesia Time (WITA), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Bangkok in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 26°C in Bitung. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Minahasa.

Things to do in Bitung

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

PAL Marinsow Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lembeh Strait ©
Lembeh Strait

3
nights
Minahasa

Minahasa ©
Explore hidden gems such as Pulisan Beach and Nain Island. Visiting Lihaga Island and Bukit Doa Kelong will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Tomohon (Kali Waterfall & Vihara Ekayana).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Minahasa trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Bitung to Minahasa takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Minahasa are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Manado.

Things to do in Minahasa

Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Tomohon
Highlights from your plan
Pulisan Beach ©
Pulisan Beach
Lihaga Island ©
Lihaga Island
Lake Linau ©
Lake Linau

4
nights
Manado

As the largest city in Northern Sulawesi, Manado serves as a tourist gateway to the nearby Bunaken, known for its islands and reefs.
Visit Paal Beach and Malalayang Beach for some beach relaxation. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tunan Waterfall and Ban Hin Kiong Temple. Step out of Manado with an excursion to Waruga Burial Complexes in Airmadidi--about 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, buy something for everyone on your list at Manado Souvenir, go for a walk through Boulevard area, and snap pictures at Soekarno Bridge.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Manado online tour planner.

You can drive from Minahasa to Manado in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Manado are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Bunaken.

Things to do in Manado

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Waruga Burial Complexes
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Tunan Waterfall ©
Tunan Waterfall
Safari Tours & Travel ©
Safari Tours & Travel

3
nights
Bunaken

Bunaken ©
Almost entirely flat, blanketed in green vegetation, and shaped like a banana, Bunaken sits in the national marine park of the same name.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bunaken National Marine Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bunaken day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Manado to Bunaken. In July, daytime highs in Bunaken are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 19th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Bunaken

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Bunaken National Marine Park ©
Bunaken National Marine Park