20 days in South Kalimantan, East Kalimantan & West Kalimantan Itinerary

20 days in South Kalimantan, East Kalimantan & West Kalimantan Itinerary

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20 days in South Kalimantan, East Kalimantan & West Kalimantan Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  28 h
1
Banjarmasin
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Balikpapan
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  7 h
3
Derawan Islands
— 2 nights
Travel:  3 h
4
Pulau Kakaban
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Berau
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13 h
6
Sintang
— 1 night
Drive:  9 h 15 min
7
Pontianak
— 2 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Athens

3
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sabilal Muhtadin Great Mosque and Jami Mosque Banjarmasin. Change things up with these side-trips from Banjarmasin: Labyrinth Park (in Pelaihari), Banjarbaru (Lake Caramin & Rainbow Village) and Al-Karomah Great Mosque (in Martapura). Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Lok Baintan Floating Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Pagatan Beach, stop by Wadai Banjar, and buy something for everyone on your list at Duta Mall Banjarmasin.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Banjarmasin online route planner .

Athens, Greece to Banjarmasin is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central Indonesia Time (WITA) is 6 hours. In July, daytime highs in Banjarmasin are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Balikpapan.

Things to do in Banjarmasin

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Banjarbaru, Al-Karomah Great Mosque, Labyrinth Park
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Lokbaintan Floating Market ©
Lokbaintan Floating Market
Jami Mosque Banjarmasin ©
Jami Mosque Banjarmasin
Duta Mall Banjarmasin ©
Duta Mall 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.
Dahor Heritage Balikpapan and Museum Kodam Mulawarman are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Bangkirai Hill Nature Tourism, delve into the lush surroundings at Margomulyo Mangrove Forest, grab your bike and head to Merdeka Square, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Batu Dinding.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Banjarmasin to Balikpapan. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Derawan Islands.

Things to do in Balikpapan

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Mangrove Center Graha indah ©
Mangrove Center Graha indah
Dahor Heritage Balikpapan ©
Dahor Heritage Balikpapan
Museum Kodam Mulawarman ©
Museum Kodam Mulawarman

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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.
On the 10th (Wed), head off the coast to Maratua Island, step off the mainland to explore Sangalaki Island, and then step off the mainland to explore Manimbora Island. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Derawan Archipelago and then identify plant and animal life at Whale Shark Point.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Derawan Islands online trip itinerary maker .

Explore your travel options from Balikpapan to Derawan Islands with the Route module. July in Derawan Islands sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pulau Kakaban.

Things to do in Derawan Islands

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Derawan Archipelago ©
Derawan Archipelago
Whale Shark Point ©
Whale Shark Point
Sangalaki Island ©
Sangalaki Island

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Pulau Kakaban

Pulau Kakaban ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): head off the coast to Kakaban Island and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sting-less Jellyfish Lake.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Pulau Kakaban tour builder tool .

Explore your travel options from Derawan Islands to Pulau Kakaban with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Berau.

Things to do in Pulau Kakaban

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Kakaban Island ©
Kakaban Island

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Berau

Berau
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): make a trip to Mount Tabur Sultanate Palace, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sigending Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baitul Hikmah Great Mosque, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Segah River. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Merabu Village.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Berau online day trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pulau Kakaban to Berau. July in Berau sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sintang.

Things to do in Berau

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Sintang

Sintang ©
On the 15th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Istana Al Mukarramah. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Museum Dara Juanti, take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Jamik Sultan Nata, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gua Maria Bukit Kelam.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sintang tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Berau to Sintang takes 51 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Berau to Sintang, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Sintang are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Pontianak.

Things to do in Sintang

Historic Sites Museums
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Masjid Jamik Sultan Nata ©
Masjid Jamik Sultan Nata
Gua Maria Bukit Kelam ©
Gua Maria Bukit Kelam
Museum Dara Juanti ©
Museum Dara Juanti

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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.
Masjid Raya Mujahidin and Keraton Kadriah are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Betung Karihun National Park. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Joseph Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Rumah Radakng, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jami Mosque, and explore the world behind art at Orangutan Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Pontianak trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Sintang to Pontianak in 7.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Pontianak are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pontianak

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Masjid Raya Mujahidin ©
Masjid Raya Mujahidin
Saint Joseph Cathedral ©
Saint Joseph Cathedral
Keraton Kadriah ©
Keraton Kadriah