17 days in Manado & Gorontalo Itinerary

17 days in Manado & Gorontalo Itinerary

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Manado
— 9 nights
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Gorontalo
— 4 nights
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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 Waruga Burial Complexes and Vihara Ekayana for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum Negeri Propinsi Sulawesi Utara and Trikora Monument. Explore Manado's surroundings by going to River Park Sawangan (in Airmadidi), Bitung (Lembeh Strait & Tangkoko National Reserve) and Bukit Doa Kelong (in Tomohon). There's lots more to do: stroll through Tangkoko Research Station, pause for some photo ops at Christ Blessing, snap pictures at Soekarno Bridge, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ban Hin Kiong Temple.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Manado tour itinerary tool.

Stockholm, Sweden to Manado is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Central Indonesia Time is 7 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Stockholm in November, with highs in Manado at 37°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Gorontalo.

Things to do in Manado

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

4
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Gorontalo

Gorontalo is a city and the capital of the Gorontalo Province, Indonesia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Soekarno Amphibious Aircraft Landing Museum and Whale Shark Sightseeing Spot. Baiturrahim Great Mosque and Otanaha Fortress will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, pause for some photo ops at Nani Wartabone Monument, take a peaceful walk through Nantu Forest, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Olele Beach.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Gorontalo trip site.

You can drive from Manado to Gorontalo in 9.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Gorontalo can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 7th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Gorontalo

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours