22 days in Central Kalimantan, South Kalimantan & West Kalimantan Itinerary

22 days in Central Kalimantan, South Kalimantan & West Kalimantan Itinerary

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22 days in Central Kalimantan, South Kalimantan & West Kalimantan Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  28 h
1
Pangkalan Bun
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Banjarmasin
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
3
Palangkaraya
— 3 nights
Drive:  10 h 30 min
4
Sintang
— 2 nights
Drive:  10 h 15 min
5
Sambas
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
6
Pontianak
— 4 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Athens

3
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Pangkalan Bun

Pangkalan Bun or Pangkalanbuun, is a city in Central Kalimantan province on Borneo in Indonesia. Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Tanjung Puting National Park. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Arut River, and identify plant and animal life at Camp Leakey.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Pangkalan Bun tour itinerary planning tool .

Athens, Greece to Pangkalan Bun is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Athens to Pangkalan Bun, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Banjarmasin.

Things to do in Pangkalan Bun

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

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Tanjung Puting National Park ©
Tanjung Puting National Park
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Camp Leakey

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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 Jami Mosque Banjarmasin and Sabilal Muhtadin Great Mosque. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Al-Karomah Great Mosque and Amanah Borneo Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Banjarmasin: Labyrinth Park (in Pelaihari) and Banjarbaru (Lake Caramin & Rainbow Village). The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Lok Baintan Floating Market, stop by Wadai Banjar, appreciate the history behind Taman Siring 0 Kilometer, and head outdoors with Arung Jeram Sungai Kambang.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Banjarmasin sightseeing planner .

Explore your travel options from Pangkalan Bun to Banjarmasin with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Pangkalan Bun to Banjarmasin is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Banjarmasin can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Palangkaraya.

Things to do in Banjarmasin

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Banjarbaru, Labyrinth Park, Al-Karomah Great Mosque
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Lokbaintan Floating Market ©
Lokbaintan Floating Market
Jami Mosque Banjarmasin ©
Jami Mosque Banjarmasin
Al-Karomah Great Mosque ©
Al-Karomah Great Mosque

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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. Explore hidden gems such as Sebangau National Park Central Kalimantan and Bukit Doa Karmel Tangkiling, Palangkaraya. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Kawasan Arboretum Nyaru Menteng, examine the collection at Balanga Museum, admire the verdant scenery at Taman Wisata Alam Tangkiling, and snap pictures at Kahayan Bridge.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Palangkaraya road trip planner .

Getting from Banjarmasin to Palangkaraya by car takes about 4.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Banjarmasin to Palangkaraya is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Sintang.

Things to do in Palangkaraya

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Taman Pasuk Kameloh ©
Taman Pasuk Kameloh
Balanga Museum ©
Balanga Museum

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Sintang

Sintang ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Museum Dara Juanti and Istana Al Mukarramah. Get a sense of the local culture at Masjid Jamik Sultan Nata and Gua Maria Bukit Kelam.

Plan trip to Sintang with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Palangkaraya to Sintang takes 22 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July in Sintang, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Sambas.

Things to do in Sintang

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Hutan Wisata Baning ©
Hutan Wisata Baning
Gua Maria Bukit Kelam ©
Gua Maria Bukit Kelam
Masjid Jamik Sultan Nata ©
Masjid Jamik Sultan Nata

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Sambas

Sambas
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palace of the Sultanate of Sambas Alwatzikhoebillah and Binalatung Beach. Go for a jaunt from Sambas to Tarakan to see Amal Baru Beach about 1h 10 min away.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sambas trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Sintang to Sambas takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pontianak.

Things to do in Sambas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Tarakan
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Saint Joseph Cathedral and Museum Negeri Pontianak. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Orangutan Museum and Long House Kampong Saham. Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Betung Karihun National Park. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Equator Monument, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jami Mosque, don't miss a visit to Masjid Raya Mujahidin, and admire the landmark architecture of Keraton Kadriah.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Pontianak online attractions planner .

Drive from Sambas to Pontianak in 6.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pontianak

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Long House Kampong Saham
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Masjid Raya Mujahidin ©
Masjid Raya Mujahidin
Makam Juang Mandor ©
Makam Juang Mandor
Saint Joseph Cathedral ©
Saint Joseph Cathedral