29 days in Sulawesi Itinerary

29 days in Sulawesi Itinerary

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Makassar
— 6 nights
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Maros
— 2 nights
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Drive to Hasanuddin International Airport, Fly to Kasiguncu Airport, Drive to Tentena
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Tentena
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rantepao
— 4 nights
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Sengkang
— 1 night
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Bira
— 3 nights
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Drive to Hasanuddin International Airport, Fly to Sam Ratulangi Airport, Drive to Bitung
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Bitung
— 2 nights
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Manado
— 6 nights
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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.
When in Makassar, make a side trip to see Bahagia Waterfall in Malino, approximately Malino away. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at Fort Rotterdam, head outdoors with Pulau Samalona, and head off the coast to Kodingareng Keke Island.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Makassar trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Makassar is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Makassar is 7 hours. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in September: highs in Makassar hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Maros.

Things to do in Makassar

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

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Maros

On the 12th (Sun), cool off at Maros Waterpark and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rammang-Rammang Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Karst Maros, stroll through Bantimurung National Park, and then snap pictures at Helena Sky Bridge.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Maros visit planner.

You can drive from Makassar to Maros in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Tentena.

Things to do in Maros

Wildlife · Parks · Theme Parks

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Tentena

On the 14th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Bada Valley and then admire the sheer force of Saluopa Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Danau Poso.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Tentena holiday website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Maros to Tentena. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Rantepao.

Things to do in Tentena

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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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.
Step out of Rantepao to go to Tana Toraja and see Lembang Tonga Riu, Lo'ko Mata, which is approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Londa Burial Caves, don't miss a visit to Kete Kesu Village, stop by Toraja Village, and relax and rejuvenate at Denis Massage & Spa.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Rantepao trip planner.

You can drive from Tentena to Rantepao in 8.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sengkang.

Things to do in Rantepao

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

1
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Sengkang

On the 20th (Mon), explore the activities along Tempe Lake.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Sengkang trip planner.

You can drive from Rantepao to Sengkang in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bira.

Things to do in Sengkang

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Bira

Step out of Bira with an excursion to Tana Beru in Bulukumba--about 44 minutes away.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bira trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Sengkang to Bira takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bitung.

Things to do in Bira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

2
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Bitung

On the 24th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tangkoko National Reserve and then stroll through Lembeh Strait. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Waruga Burial Complexes and then discover the deep blue sea with YOS Dive Lembeh-Eco Beach Resort.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Bitung trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Bira to Bitung with the Route module. September in Bitung sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Manado.

Things to do in Bitung

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

6
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tomohon (Mount Mahawu, Vihara Ekayana, &more), Lake Tondano (in Tondano) and Tuanku Imam Bonjol Gravesite (in Minahasa). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by Grand Merciful Building, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ban Hin Kiong Temple, and browse the different shops at Manado Souvenir.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Manado planning site.

You can drive from Bitung to Manado in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Manado can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manado

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sulawesi travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Historic Sites
Sulawesi, an Indonesian island with four peninsulas, stands as the eleventh largest island in the world. The island features six national parks, 19 nature reserves, and three protected marine areas. The habitats here support a mix of Asian and Australian species, with 79 species of mammals endemic to the island, including the anoa (or dwarf buffalo), and Sulawesi palm civet. Thick, lush jungles back up to the island's jagged coastline. Villages provide a glimpse into the different ways of life that have evolved in these isolated communities.