23 days in Kalimantan Itinerary

23 days in Kalimantan Itinerary

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23 days in Kalimantan Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + Drive:  31​h
1
Berau
— 3 nights
Travel:  6​h 45​min
2
Derawan Islands
— 2 nights
Travel:  3​h
3
Pulau Kakaban
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
4
Bontang
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Balikpapan
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Banjarmasin
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Palangkaraya
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
8
Pangkalan Bun
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Amsterdam

3
nights
Berau

Berau ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Baitul Hikmah Great Mosque and Rayatul Ikhlas Great Mosque. Take a break from the city and head to Sigending Lake and Segah River.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Berau holiday builder tool .

Amsterdam, Holland to Berau is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Berau. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in July: high temperatures in Berau hover around 38°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Derawan Islands.

Things to do in Berau

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Pasar Sanggam Adji Dilayas ©
Pasar Sanggam Adji Dilayas

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Whale Shark Point and then head off the coast to Derawan Archipelago. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Manimbora Island, head off the coast to Sangalaki Island, and then step off the mainland to explore Maratua Island.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Derawan Islands trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Berau to Derawan Islands. July in Derawan Islands sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Pulau Kakaban.

Things to do in Derawan Islands

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

1
night
Pulau Kakaban

Pulau Kakaban ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Kakaban Island and then stroll through Sting-less Jellyfish Lake.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pulau Kakaban trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Derawan Islands to Pulau Kakaban. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Bontang.

Things to do in Pulau Kakaban

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kakaban Island ©
Kakaban Island

1
night
Bontang

Bontang
On the 19th (Sun), wander the streets of Bontang Kuala Village and then kick back and relax at Segajah Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Beras Basah Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Bontang, use our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pulau Kakaban to Bontang. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Balikpapan.

Things to do in Bontang

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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5
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Batu Dinding and Bangkirai Hill Nature Tourism. Step off the beaten path and head to Wehea Rainforest and Merdeka Square. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Lamaru Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kemala Beach, stroll around Bekapai Park, and browse the range of quality goods at Transmart Carrefour.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Balikpapan route maker site .

Traveling by car from Bontang to Balikpapan takes 6 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Balikpapan can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Banjarmasin.

Things to do in Balikpapan

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

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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.
On the 26th (Sun), kick back and relax at Pagatan Beach, kick back and relax at Angsana Beach, then appreciate the history behind Bekantan Statue, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sabilal Muhtadin Great Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Siring Watch Towers Martapura River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jami Mosque Banjarmasin, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Duta Mall Banjarmasin.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Banjarmasin trip itinerary planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Balikpapan to Banjarmasin. July in Banjarmasin sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Palangkaraya.

Things to do in Banjarmasin

Outdoors Beaches Historic Sites
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Angsana Beach ©
Angsana Beach
Jami Mosque Banjarmasin ©
Jami Mosque Banjarmasin
Duta Mall Banjarmasin ©
Duta Mall Banjarmasin

2
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): examine the collection at Balanga Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sebangau National Park Central Kalimantan. On your second day here, stroll around Taman Pasuk Kameloh, snap pictures at Kahayan Bridge, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kawasan Arboretum Nyaru Menteng, and finally make a trip to Bukit Doa Karmel Tangkiling, Palangkaraya.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Palangkaraya travel route planner .

You can drive from Banjarmasin to Palangkaraya in 4.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Indonesia Time to West Indonesia Time is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Pangkalan Bun.

Things to do in Palangkaraya

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

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nights
Pangkalan Bun

Pangkalan Bun or Pangkalanbuun, is a city in Central Kalimantan province on Borneo in Indonesia. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Camp Leakey will get you outdoors. It doesn't end there: explore the activities along Arut River.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pangkalan Bun trip planning app .

You can drive from Palangkaraya to Pangkalan Bun in 9 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pangkalan Bun

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Camp Leakey
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Camp Leakey ©
Camp Leakey