17 days in Sulawesi Itinerary

17 days in Sulawesi Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Makassar
— 5 nights
2
Rantepao
— 2 nights
3
Maros
— 1 night
4
Manado
— 4 nights

5
nights
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.
Makassar is known for beaches, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fort Rotterdam, make a trip to Malino Tea Plantation, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Makassar Great Mosque.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Makassar online itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Makassar is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Central Indonesia Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. When traveling from Brussels in August, plan for much hotter days in Makassar, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rantepao.

Things to do in Makassar

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Tomb of Sultan Hasanuddin
Highlights from your plan
Fort Rotterdam ©
Fort Rotterdam
Trans Studio Makassar ©
Trans Studio Makassar
Losari Beach ©
Losari Beach

2
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rantepao: Wisata Religi Buntu Burake (in Makale) and Mount Sesean (in Tana Toraja). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Kete Kesu Village, don't miss a visit to Tugu Salib Bukit Singki, take a stroll through Batutumongga, and stop by Toraja Village.

Discover how to plan a Rantepao trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Makassar to Rantepao in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Maros.

Things to do in Rantepao

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Wisata Religi Buntu Burake, Mount Sesean
Highlights from your plan
Londa Burial Caves ©
Londa Burial Caves
Batutumongga ©
Batutumongga
Toraja Village ©
Toraja Village

1
night
Maros

Maros ©
On the 17th (Mon), stroll through Rammang-Rammang Village. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Helena Sky Bridge, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Karst Maros, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bantimurung National Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Maros trip tool.

Drive from Rantepao to Maros in 7.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Maros can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Manado.

Things to do in Maros

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

4
nights
Manado

Manado ©
As the largest city in Northern Sulawesi, Manado serves as a tourist gateway to the nearby Bunaken, known for its islands and reefs.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tomohon (Lake Linau, Bukit Doa Kelong, &more) and Lembeh Strait (in Bitung). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Pantai Pasir Putih Lembeh, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ban Hin Kiong Temple, and pause for some photo ops at Christ Blessing.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Manado sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Maros to Manado with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manado

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Tomohon, Lembeh Strait
Highlights from your plan
Lake Linau ©
Lake Linau
Lembeh Strait ©
Lembeh Strait
Scuba & Snorkeling