23 days in Kalimantan Itinerary

23 days in Kalimantan Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam
Fly + Drive:  31 h
1
Berau
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
2
Derawan Islands
— 2 nights
Drive:  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 ©
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Baitul Hikmah Great Mosque and Pasar Sanggam Adji Dilayas. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sambaliung Palace and Rayatul Ikhlas Great Mosque.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Berau online trip maker.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Berau is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Berau due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in July; daily highs in Berau reach 38°C and lows reach 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

2
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 16th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Whale Shark Point and then head off the coast to Derawan Archipelago. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Manimbora Island, thenstep off the mainland to explore Sangalaki Island, and then step off the mainland to explore Maratua Island.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Derawan Islands road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Berau to Derawan Islands. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough 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 ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Kakaban Island and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sting-less Jellyfish Lake.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Pulau Kakaban online trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Derawan Islands to Pulau Kakaban. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bontang.

Things to do in Pulau Kakaban

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kakaban Island ©
Kakaban Island

1
night
Bontang

Bontang ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take a stroll through Bontang Kuala Village and then kick back and relax at Segajah Beach. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Beras Basah Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bontang holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pulau Kakaban to Bontang. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Balikpapan.

Things to do in Bontang

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Beras Basah Beach ©
Beras Basah Beach

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.
Bring the kids along to Batu Dinding and Wehea Rainforest. Take a break from the city and head to Merdeka Square and Lamaru Beach. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Kemala Beach, walk around Bekapai Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Melawai Beach, and explore the wide array of goods at Transmart Carrefour.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Balikpapan trip planner.

Getting from Bontang to Balikpapan by car takes about 5 hours. July in Balikpapan sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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

2
nights
Banjarmasin

Banjarmasin ©
Banjarmasin sits within a delta formed by the Barito and Martapura rivers, so life here generally happens along its waterways.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Pagatan Beach, thenstroll through Angsana Beach, thenmake a trip to Bekantan Statue, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sabilal Muhtadin Great Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Siring Watch Towers Martapura River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jami Mosque Banjarmasin, and then browse the different shops at Duta Mall Banjarmasin.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Banjarmasin online trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Balikpapan to Banjarmasin. In July, daily temperatures in Banjarmasin can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Palangkaraya.

Things to do in Banjarmasin

Parks Outdoors 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 striking landscape of Sebangau National Park Central Kalimantan. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Taman Pasuk Kameloh, thensnap pictures at Kahayan Bridge, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Kawasan Arboretum Nyaru Menteng, and finally make a trip to Bukit Doa Karmel Tangkiling, Palangkaraya.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Palangkaraya online tour planner.

You can drive from Banjarmasin to Palangkaraya in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Banjarmasin to Palangkaraya, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to 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

2
nights
Pangkalan Bun

Pangkalan Bun or Pangkalanbuun, is a city in Central Kalimantan province on Borneo in Indonesia. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Arut River. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Camp Leakey.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Pangkalan Bun online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Palangkaraya to Pangkalan Bun takes 8.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pangkalan Bun

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Camp Leakey
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Camp Leakey ©
Camp Leakey