15 days in Kalimantan Itinerary

15 days in Kalimantan Itinerary

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15 days in Kalimantan Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  30​h
1
Pontianak
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 15​min
2
Pangkalan Bun
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Banjarmasin
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
4
Samarinda
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 30​min
5
Pulau Kakaban
— 1 day
Travel:  3​h
6
Derawan Islands
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  37​h
End: Paris

1
night
Pontianak

Pontianak ©
Pontianak boasts a delightful blend of cultures, which live separately in their own sections of the city but come together amiably and often intermarry.
On the 10th (Wed), admire the striking features of Saint Joseph Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Masjid Raya Mujahidin, admire the landmark architecture of Keraton Kadriah, then appreciate the history behind Equator Monument, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jami Mosque, and finally make a trip to Kapuas Square. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Orangutan Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tua Pek Kong Pagoda, then make a trip to Betang House, then examine the collection at Museum Negeri Pontianak, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ayani Mega Mall.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pontianak trip itinerary planner.

Paris, France to Pontianak is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Pontianak is 6 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in July: high temperatures in Pontianak hover around 38°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Pangkalan Bun.

Things to do in Pontianak

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Tua Pek Kong Pagoda
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Masjid Raya Mujahidin ©
Masjid Raya Mujahidin
Kapuas Square ©
Kapuas Square
Keraton Kadriah ©
Keraton Kadriah

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Pangkalan Bun

Pangkalan Bun ©
Pangkalan Bun or Pangkalanbuun, is a city in Central Kalimantan province on Borneo in Indonesia. Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Tanjung Puting National Park. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Camp Leakey, and contemplate the waterfront views at Arut River.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pangkalan Bun trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pontianak to Pangkalan Bun. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Banjarmasin.

Things to do in Pangkalan Bun

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Central Kalimantan
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Tanjung Puting National Park ©
Tanjung Puting National Park
Camp Leakey ©
Camp Leakey
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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nights
Banjarmasin

Banjarmasin ©
Banjarmasin sits within a delta formed by the Barito and Martapura rivers, so life here generally happens along its waterways.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Wasaka Museum, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Lok Baintan Floating Market, then look for gifts at Pasar Terapung, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Duta Mall Banjarmasin. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Taman Siring 0 Kilometer, pause for some photo ops at Bekantan Statue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sabilal Muhtadin Great Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jami Mosque Banjarmasin, and finally make a trip to Siring Watch Towers Martapura River.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Banjarmasin trip itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Pangkalan Bun to Banjarmasin with the Route module. Traveling from Pangkalan Bun to Banjarmasin, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Banjarmasin sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Samarinda.

Things to do in Banjarmasin

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Lokbaintan Floating Market ©
Lokbaintan Floating Market
Duta Mall Banjarmasin ©
Duta Mall Banjarmasin
Pasar Terapung ©
Pasar Terapung

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Samarinda

Samarinda ©
The capital and most populous city in Borneo, Samarinda entices tourists with its traditional foods, religious and historical artifacts, and markets.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): stroll around Pampang Cultural Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muladharma Monastery, then don't miss a visit to Mahakam River, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Islamic Center Samarinda Mosque. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Plaza Mulia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maha Vihara Sejahtera Maitreya, and then buy something for everyone on your list at BIG Mall.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Samarinda day trip app .

Drive from Banjarmasin to Samarinda in 14.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Pulau Kakaban.

Things to do in Samarinda

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
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BIG Mall ©
BIG Mall
Islamic Center Samarinda Mosque
Islamic Center Samarinda Mosque
Mahakam River
Mahakam River

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Pulau Kakaban

Pulau Kakaban ©
On the 19th (Fri), head off the coast to Kakaban Island and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sting-less Jellyfish Lake.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Pulau Kakaban visit planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Samarinda to Pulau Kakaban. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Derawan Islands.

Things to do in Pulau Kakaban

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Kakaban Island ©
Kakaban Island

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nights
Derawan Islands

Derawan Islands ©
Derawan Islands sit in the Coral Triangle, which contains one of the most diverse marine habitats in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): head off the coast to Maratua Island and then head off the coast to Derawan Archipelago. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Manimbora Island and then step off the mainland to explore Sangalaki Island.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Derawan Islands holiday planner .

Explore your travel options from Pulau Kakaban to Derawan Islands with the Route module. July in Derawan Islands sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Derawan Islands

Parks Nature
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Derawan Archipelago ©
Derawan Archipelago
Sangalaki Island ©
Sangalaki Island
Maratua Island ©
Maratua Island