25 days in Sulawesi Itinerary

25 days in Sulawesi Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

6
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, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, step off the mainland to explore Kodingareng Keke Island, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Makassar Great Mosque.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Makassar itinerary planning site.

Brussels, Belgium to Makassar is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Brussels to Makassar, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Brussels in August, plan for much warmer days in Makassar, with highs around °C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tentena.

Things to do in Makassar

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
night
Tentena

Tentena ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Bada Valley and then take in the dramatic scenery at Saluopa Waterfall.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tentena driving holiday planning site.

Explore your travel options from Makassar to Tentena with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Tentena are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Rantepao.

Things to do in Tentena

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

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.
Take a break from Rantepao with a short trip to Roundabout Swimming Makale in Makale, about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Kete Kesu Village, explore the different monuments and memorials at Londa Burial Caves, take a stroll through Batutumongga, and visit Toraja Village.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rantepao trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Tentena to Rantepao by car takes about 8.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Katupat.

Things to do in Rantepao

Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Makale
Highlights from your plan
Londa Burial Caves ©
Londa Burial Caves
Batutumongga ©
Batutumongga
Toraja Village ©
Toraja Village

1
night
Katupat

Katupat ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Togean Adventures as well as Kepulauan Togean Nasional Park. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with Togean Adventures and then stroll through Kepulauan Togean Nasional Park. On your second day here, explore the activities along Lake Mariona and then step off the mainland to explore Papan Island.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Katupat journey builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rantepao to Katupat. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Maros.

Things to do in Katupat

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Togean Adventures, Kepulauan Togean Nasional Park
Highlights from your plan
Kepulauan Togean Nasional Park ©
Kepulauan Togean Nasional Park
Togean Adventures ©
Togean Adventures

1
night
Maros

Maros ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): stroll through Bantimurung National Park, snap pictures at Helena Sky Bridge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Karst Maros. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cool off at Maros Waterpark and then stroll through Rammang-Rammang Village.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Maros online tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Katupat to Maros with the Route module. In August, daily temperatures in Maros can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Manado.

Things to do in Maros

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

5
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: Tomohon (Kali Waterfall, Mt Lokon, &more) and Nain Island (in Minahasa). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at Grand Merciful Building, take an in-depth tour of Museum Negeri Propinsi Sulawesi Utara, and head outdoors with Blue Carpet.

Plan my day in Manado using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Maros to Manado. August in Manado sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bitung.

Things to do in Manado

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Tomohon, Nain Island
Highlights from your plan
Lake Linau ©
Lake Linau
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mt Lokon ©
Mt Lokon

3
nights
Bitung

Bitung ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): stroll through Tangkoko National Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembeh Strait. On the next day, stroll through PAL Marinsow Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bitung trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Manado to Bitung by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August in Bitung, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bitung

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

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