29 days in North Sulawesi Itinerary

29 days in North Sulawesi Itinerary

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Fly to Sam Ratulangi Airport, Drive to Marinsow
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Marinsow
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bitung
— 6 nights
Drive
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Langowan
— 6 nights
Drive
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Manado
— 10 nights
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Marinsow

Escape the urban bustle at Pulisan Beach and Lihaga Island.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Marinsow driving holiday planning site.

Praya to Marinsow is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. In March, daily temperatures in Marinsow can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You will leave for Bitung on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Marinsow

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

6
nights
Bitung

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mount Klabat and Trikora Monument. Get in touch with nature at Lembeh Strait and Tangkoko National Reserve. Take a break from Bitung with a short trip to Waruga Burial Complexes in Airmadidi, about 46 minutes away.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bitung trip planner.

You can drive from Marinsow to Bitung in an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Bitung can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 7th (Sun), you're off to Langowan.

Things to do in Bitung

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Langowan

You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nain Island and Mount Soputan. Visiting Mahembang Beach and Dodoku Aer Konde will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Langowan: Tondano (Lake Tondano & Urongo Tree House).

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Langowan tour builder website.

Getting from Bitung to Langowan by car takes about 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Langowan can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Manado.

Things to do in Langowan

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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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.
Visiting Tangkoko Research Station and Tunan Waterfall will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Tunan Waterfall and Malalayang Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manado: Tomohon (Mount Mahawu, Mt Lokon, &more). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Grand Merciful Building, buy something for everyone on your list at Manado Souvenir, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Manado trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Langowan to Manado in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manado

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

North Sulawesi travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Scuba & Snorkeling · Bodies of Water
Like much of Indonesia, the province of North Sulawesi offers vast natural diversity. A typical North Sulawesi ininerary might include exploring teeming coral reefs, trekking through wildlife-rich jungle, and visiting the desolate moonscapes of active volcanoes. Five animal sanctuaries and tourist parks provide protected areas in which to see a wide variety of animals, including palm civets, macaques, and many colorful tropical birds. Unlike the rest of Indonesia, North Sulawesi still displays a strong Dutch influence and has a majority Christian population. Alongside the Western-influenced architecture, one of the most noticeable consequences is that pork features heavily in the local cuisine (plus seafood and fowl), and alcohol is more readily available.