18 days in Sulawesi Itinerary

18 days in Sulawesi Itinerary

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

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Bitung

Bitung ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): stroll through Lembeh Strait and then take an in-depth tour of Trikora Monument. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tangkoko National Reserve and then stroll the grounds of Waruga Burial Complexes.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bitung trip itinerary planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to Bitung is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central Indonesia Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in May: high temperatures in Bitung hover around 38°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Manado.

Things to do in Bitung

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Lembeh Strait ©
Lembeh Strait

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manado: Nain Island (in Minahasa) and Tomohon (Kali Waterfall, Lake Linau, &more). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, appreciate the history behind Christ Blessing, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and snap pictures at Soekarno Bridge.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Manado trip planner.

Drive from Bitung to Manado in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Makassar.

Things to do in Manado

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Lake Linau ©
Lake Linau
Scuba & Snorkeling
Soekarno Bridge ©
Soekarno Bridge

5
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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: kick back and relax at Losari Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Makassar Great Mosque, steep yourself in history at Fort Rotterdam, and stop by Toko Kerajinan Unggul.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Makassar trip builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Manado to Makassar. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rantepao.

Things to do in Makassar

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

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Losari Beach ©
Losari Beach
Fort Rotterdam ©
Fort Rotterdam
Trans Studio Makassar ©
Trans Studio Makassar

2
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Rantepao side-trips: Wisata Religi Buntu Burake (in Makale) and Mount Sesean (in Tana Toraja). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Kete Kesu Village, take a stroll through Toraja Village, make a trip to Tugu Salib Bukit Singki, and visit Batutumongga.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rantepao travel website.

Traveling by flight from Makassar to Rantepao takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Maros.

Things to do in Rantepao

Neighborhoods · Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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Londa Burial Caves ©
Londa Burial Caves
Batutumongga ©
Batutumongga
Toraja Village ©
Toraja Village

2
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Maros

Maros ©
On the 31st (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Rammang-Rammang Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Helena Sky Bridge, stroll through Karst Maros, and then stroll through Bantimurung National Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Maros online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Rantepao to Maros in 7.5 hours. May in Maros sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Maros

Parks · Wildlife
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Bantimurung National Park ©
Bantimurung National Park
Helena Sky Bridge ©
Helena Sky Bridge