15 days in Sulawesi Itinerary

15 days in Sulawesi Itinerary

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Manado
— 2 nights
2
Tomohon
— 2 nights
3
Bitung
— 1 night
4
Maros
— 1 night
5
Rantepao
— 1 night
6
Tentena
— 1 day
7
Makassar
— 1 night

2
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.
Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then snap pictures at Soekarno Bridge, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally appreciate the history behind Christ Blessing.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Manado route planner.

London, UK to Manado is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Manado is 8 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Manado reach 38°C and lows reach 26°C. You'll set off for Tomohon on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in Manado

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Soekarno Bridge ©
Soekarno Bridge
Christ Blessing ©
Christ Blessing

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nights
Tomohon

Tomohon ©
Tomohon is a young but important town in North Sulawesi, nestled in the highlands between two active volcanoes and famous for its mild climate.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Temboan Rurukan Peak, step off the mainland to explore Nain Island, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Linau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Bukit Doa Kelong, then head outdoors with Mt Lokon, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vihara Ekayana.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tomohon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Manado to Tomohon takes an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Tomohon can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Bitung.

Things to do in Tomohon

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Nain Island
Highlights from your plan
Lake Linau ©
Lake Linau
Mt Lokon ©
Mt Lokon
Temboan Rurukan Peak ©
Temboan Rurukan Peak

1
night
Bitung

Bitung ©
On the 2nd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tangkoko National Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembeh Strait.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bitung trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Tomohon to Bitung takes 2 hours. September in Bitung sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Maros.

Things to do in Bitung

Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lembeh Strait ©
Lembeh Strait

1
night
Maros

Maros ©
On the 3rd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Leang Petta Kere and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rammang-Rammang Village. On your second day here, snap pictures at Helena Sky Bridge, stroll through Karst Maros, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bantimurung National Park.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Maros trip maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bitung to Maros. In September, daytime highs in Maros are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rantepao.

Things to do in Maros

Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bantimurung National Park ©
Bantimurung National Park
Helena Sky Bridge ©
Helena Sky Bridge

1
night
Rantepao

Rantepao ©
Rantepao, the main town in the Tana Toraja region, remains an unassuming destination where urban streets blend with country roads and lead to traditional villages and small farms.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): wander the streets of Toraja Village, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kuburan Batu Lemo, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kete Kesu Village, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Londa Burial Caves. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Rantepao Livestock Market, steep yourself in history at Marante, then don't miss a visit to Bori' Parinding, and finally wander the streets of Batutumongga.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rantepao online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Maros to Rantepao in 7.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tentena.

Things to do in Rantepao

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Kuburan Batu Lemo
Highlights from your plan
Londa Burial Caves ©
Londa Burial Caves
Batutumongga ©
Batutumongga
Toraja Village ©
Toraja Village

1
day
Tentena

Tentena ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Bada Valley and then take in the dramatic scenery at Saluopa Waterfall.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tentena trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Rantepao to Tentena in 8.5 hours. In September in Tentena, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Makassar.

Things to do in Tentena

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bada Valley ©
Bada Valley
Saluopa Waterfall ©
Saluopa Waterfall

1
night
Makassar

Makassar ©
One of the nation's major port cities, the multicultural melting pot of Makassar gets most of its bustle from commerce and the shipping industry.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Losari Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque Amirul Mukminin, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Fatih Al Anshar Mosque. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Makassar Great Mosque, contemplate the long history of Fort Rotterdam, then rejuvenate with a delicious beverage at Toko Kopi Ujung, and finally find something for the whole family at Trans Studio Makassar.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Makassar itinerary builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tentena to Makassar. In September, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Makassar

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Trans Studio Makassar ©
Trans Studio Makassar
Fort Rotterdam ©
Fort Rotterdam
Losari Beach ©
Losari Beach