12 days in Balikpapan & Banjarmasin Itinerary

12 days in Balikpapan & Banjarmasin Itinerary

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12 days in Balikpapan & Banjarmasin Itinerary

Start: Balikpapan
— 8 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Balikpapan


Balikpapan ©
Used as a hub for international oil and mining companies, the small city of Balikpapan boasts a blend of cultures making a comfortable home in this clean and relaxed environment.
Balikpapan is known for shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bangkirai Hill Nature Tourism, relax in the rural setting at Barnacles Crocodile Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Benua Patra Beach, and delve into the lush surroundings at Margomulyo Mangrove Forest.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Balikpapan trip planner.

In April in Balikpapan, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Banjarmasin.

Things to do in Balikpapan

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lamaru Beach ©
Lamaru Beach
Kemala Beach ©
Kemala Beach
Barnacles Crocodile Farm ©
Barnacles Crocodile Farm


Banjarmasin ©
Banjarmasin sits within a delta formed by the Barito and Martapura rivers, so life here generally happens along its waterways.
On the 4th (Mon), browse the different shops at Duta Mall Banjarmasin, pause for some photo ops at Bekantan Statue, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sabilal Muhtadin Great Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Al-Karomah Great Mosque and then look for gifts at Pertokoan Cahaya Bumi Selamat.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Banjarmasin trip maker app .

Explore your travel options from Balikpapan to Banjarmasin with the Route module. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Banjarmasin

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Duta Mall Banjarmasin ©
Duta Mall Banjarmasin
Pertokoan Cahaya Bumi Selamat ©
Pertokoan Cahaya Bumi Selamat
Al-Karomah Great Mosque ©
Al-Karomah Great Mosque