12 days in East Kalimantan Itinerary

12 days in East Kalimantan Itinerary

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12 days in East Kalimantan Itinerary

Start: Ubud, Gianyar Regency
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15​h 15​min
1
Derawan Islands
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h
2
Pulau Kakaban
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
3
Bontang
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Tenggarong
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Balikpapan
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
End: Ubud, Gianyar Regency

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Derawan Islands

Derawan Islands ©
Derawan Islands sit in the Coral Triangle, which contains one of the most diverse marine habitats in the world.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Maratua Island and then step off the mainland to explore Sangalaki Island. On the next day, head off the coast to Derawan Archipelago.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Derawan Islands sightseeing planning app .

Ubud to Derawan Islands is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. While traveling from Ubud, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Derawan Islands, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pulau Kakaban.

Things to do in Derawan Islands

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Derawan Archipelago ©
Derawan Archipelago
Sangalaki Island ©
Sangalaki Island
Maratua Island ©
Maratua Island

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Pulau Kakaban

Pulau Kakaban ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): head off the coast to Kakaban Island and then identify plant and animal life at Sting-less Jellyfish Lake.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Pulau Kakaban itinerary planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Derawan Islands to Pulau Kakaban. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Bontang.

Things to do in Pulau Kakaban

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Kakaban Island ©
Kakaban Island

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Bontang

Bontang ©
On the 31st (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kutai National Parrk. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Bontang Kuala Village, kick back and relax at Segajah Beach, and then kick back and relax at Beras Basah Beach.

Start your trip to Bontang by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pulau Kakaban to Bontang. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Tenggarong.

Things to do in Bontang

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Kutai National Parrk ©
Kutai National Parrk

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Tenggarong

Tenggarong
On the 2nd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Islamic Center Samarinda Mosque, don't miss a visit to Mahakam River, and then browse the different shops at BIG Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Kutai Sultan's Palace, then see the interesting displays at Museum Kayu Tuah Himba, then admire the striking features of Kedaton Kutai Kartanegara, and finally step off the mainland to explore Kumala Island.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tenggarong trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Bontang to Tenggarong takes 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Tenggarong can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Balikpapan.

Things to do in Tenggarong

Parks Nature Shopping

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Samarinda
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Islamic Center Samarinda Mosque
Islamic Center Samarinda Mosque
Mahakam River
Mahakam River
BIG Mall ©
BIG Mall

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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, nature, outdoors, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Lamaru Beach, explore the wide array of goods at E-Walk Balikpapan Superblock, take in the views from Bangkirai Hill Nature Tourism, and stroll through Benua Patra Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Balikpapan trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Tenggarong to Balikpapan in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Balikpapan can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Balikpapan

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Lamaru Beach ©
Lamaru Beach
Plaza Balikpapan ©
Plaza Balikpapan
Kemala Beach ©
Kemala Beach