8 days in North Sulawesi Itinerary

8 days in North Sulawesi Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bitung
— 1 day
2
Minahasa
— 2 nights
3
Manado
— 3 nights
4
Bunaken
— 1 night

1
day
Bitung

Bitung ©
On the 5th (Thu), stroll through Tangkoko National Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembeh Strait.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bitung itinerary planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Bitung is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Bangkok to Bitung, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bangkok in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Bitung, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Minahasa.

Things to do in Bitung

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Lembeh Strait ©
Lembeh Strait

2
nights
Minahasa

Minahasa ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): head off the coast to Lihaga Island and then head off the coast to Nain Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Linau, pause for some photo ops at Kasih Hill, Tolerance Monument, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kali Waterfall, and finally don't miss a visit to Vihara Ekayana.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Minahasa travel route planner.

You can drive from Bitung to Minahasa in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Minahasa are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Manado.

Things to do in Minahasa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tomohon, Kasih Hill, Tolerance Monument
Highlights from your plan
Lake Linau ©
Lake Linau
Lihaga Island ©
Lihaga Island

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): kick back and relax at Paal Beach, then stroll the grounds of Waruga Burial Complexes, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ban Hin Kiong Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Malalayang Beach, get a tailor-made plan with Safari Tours & Travel, and then browse the different shops at Manado Souvenir.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Manado online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Minahasa to Manado in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bunaken.

Things to do in Manado

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Waruga Burial Complexes
Highlights from your plan
Safari Tours & Travel ©
Safari Tours & Travel
Ban Hin Kiong Temple ©
Ban Hin Kiong Temple
Manado Souvenir ©
Manado Souvenir

1
night
Bunaken

Bunaken ©
Almost entirely flat, blanketed in green vegetation, and shaped like a banana, Bunaken sits in the national marine park of the same name.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bunaken National Marine Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bunaken attractions website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Manado to Bunaken. July in Bunaken sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. You will leave for home on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Bunaken

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Bunaken National Marine Park ©
Bunaken National Marine Park