15 days in Kalimantan Itinerary

15 days in Kalimantan Itinerary

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15 days in Kalimantan Itinerary

Start: Kota Kinabalu
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Pontianak
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h
2
Pangkalan Bun
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h 45 min
3
Palangkaraya
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Banjarmasin
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Balikpapan
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7 h 15 min
6
Pulau Kakaban
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Kota Kinabalu

2
nights
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 9th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jami Mosque, pause for some photo ops at Equator Monument, admire the landmark architecture of Keraton Kadriah, then see the interesting displays at Museum Negeri Pontianak, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Joseph Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Kapuas Square. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Ayani Mega Mall, don't miss a visit to Masjid Raya Mujahidin, make a trip to Betang House, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tua Pek Kong Pagoda, and finally explore the world behind art at Orangutan Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Pontianak trip itinerary planning website .

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia to Pontianak is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kota Kinabalu to Pontianak due to the time zone difference. September in Pontianak sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pangkalan Bun.

Things to do in Pontianak

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Tua Pek Kong Pagoda
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Saint Joseph Cathedral ©
Saint Joseph Cathedral
Masjid Raya Mujahidin ©
Masjid Raya Mujahidin
Kapuas Square ©
Kapuas Square

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Pangkalan Bun

Pangkalan Bun or Pangkalanbuun, is a city in Central Kalimantan province on Borneo in Indonesia. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Camp Leakey. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Arut River.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Pangkalan Bun trip itinerary planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pontianak to Pangkalan Bun. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Palangkaraya.

Things to do in Pangkalan Bun

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Camp Leakey
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Camp Leakey ©
Camp Leakey

1
night
Palangkaraya

Palangkaraya
Palangka Raya is the capital of the Indonesian province of Central Kalimantan, also famously known as Central Borneo situated between the Kahayan and the Sabangau rivers. On the 14th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Kawasan Arboretum Nyaru Menteng and then make a trip to Bukit Doa Karmel Tangkiling, Palangkaraya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Palangka Raya City Monument (Soekarno Monument), then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sebangau National Park Central Kalimantan, and then snap pictures at Kahayan Bridge.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Palangkaraya day trip site .

You can drive from Pangkalan Bun to Palangkaraya in 9 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Banjarmasin.

Things to do in Palangkaraya

Parks Nature Wildlife
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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 16th (Mon): hunt for treasures at Lok Baintan Floating Market, kick back and relax at Angsana Beach, then stroll through Pagatan Beach, and finally stop by Pasar Terapung. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jami Mosque Banjarmasin, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sabilal Muhtadin Great Mosque, then don't miss a visit to Bekantan Statue, and finally browse the different shops at Duta Mall Banjarmasin.

Before you visit Banjarmasin, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Palangkaraya to Banjarmasin by car takes about 4.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Central Indonesia Time (WITA) is 1 hour. September in Banjarmasin sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Balikpapan.

Things to do in Banjarmasin

Shopping Historic Sites Beaches
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Lokbaintan Floating Market ©
Lokbaintan Floating Market
Angsana Beach ©
Angsana Beach
Jami Mosque Banjarmasin ©
Jami Mosque Banjarmasin

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mangrove Center Graha indah and Benua Patra Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Melawai Beach and Lamaru Beach. The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Batu Dinding, identify plant and animal life at Sun Bear Education and Conservation Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Kemala Beach, and walk around Bekapai Park.

To see photos and more tourist information, refer to the Balikpapan online vacation planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Banjarmasin to Balikpapan. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Banjarmasin in September: highs in Balikpapan hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pulau Kakaban.

Things to do in Balikpapan

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Mangrove Center Graha indah ©
Mangrove Center Graha indah
Lamaru Beach ©
Lamaru Beach
Kemala Beach ©
Kemala Beach

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Pulau Kakaban

Pulau Kakaban ©
On the 21st (Sat), head off the coast to Kakaban Island and then identify plant and animal life at Sting-less Jellyfish Lake.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Pulau Kakaban trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Balikpapan to Pulau Kakaban. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Pulau Kakaban

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Kakaban Island ©
Kakaban Island