28 days in Indonesia & Sarawak Itinerary

28 days in Indonesia & Sarawak Itinerary

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28 days in Indonesia & Sarawak Itinerary

Start: Athens, Greece
Fly:  28 h
1
Banjarmasin, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
3
Pontianak, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
4
Sambas, Indonesia
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4 h
5
Lundu, Malaysia
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  3 h
6
Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Fly:  45 min
7
Miri, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
8
Sibu, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 15 min
9
Kuching, Malaysia
— 5 nights
Fly + Subway:  19 h
End: Athens, Greece

3
nights
Banjarmasin, Indonesia

Banjarmasin ©
Banjarmasin sits within a delta formed by the Barito and Martapura rivers, so life here generally happens along its waterways.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sabilal Muhtadin Great Mosque and Jami Mosque Banjarmasin. Step off the beaten path and head to Al-Karomah Great Mosque and Monumen ALRI Divisi IV Pertahanan Kalimantan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Banjarmasin: Labyrinth Park (in Pelaihari) and Banjarbaru (Lake Caramin & Rainbow Village). Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Lok Baintan Floating Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pagatan Beach, head outdoors with Arung Jeram Sungai Kambang, and get engrossed in the history at Wasaka Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Banjarmasin trip itinerary maker site .

Athens, Greece to Banjarmasin is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Athens to Banjarmasin due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Banjarmasin can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pangkalan Bun.

Things to do in Banjarmasin

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia

Pangkalan Bun ©
Pangkalan Bun or Pangkalanbuun, is a city in Central Kalimantan province on Borneo in Indonesia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Camp Leakey and Arut River. Spend the 30th (Fri) exploring nature at Tanjung Puting National Park. The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pangkalan Bun trip itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Banjarmasin to Pangkalan Bun. The time zone changes from Central Indonesia Time (WITA) to West Indonesia Time (WIB), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Pontianak.

Things to do in Pangkalan Bun

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Central Kalimantan
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Tanjung Puting National Park ©
Tanjung Puting National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Camp Leakey ©
Camp Leakey

2
nights
Pontianak, Indonesia

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Masjid Raya Mujahidin and Jami Mosque. Saint Joseph Cathedral and Tua Pek Kong Pagoda are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 4th (Wed) exploring nature at Betung Karihun National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Keraton Kadriah, make a trip to Gawai Dayak, and admire the masterpieces at Orangutan Museum.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Pontianak online attractions planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pangkalan Bun to Pontianak. In September, daytime highs in Pontianak are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Sambas.

Things to do in Pontianak

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Masjid Raya Mujahidin ©
Masjid Raya Mujahidin
Saint Joseph Cathedral ©
Saint Joseph Cathedral
Jami Mosque ©
Jami Mosque

1
night
Sambas, Indonesia

Sambas
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Banangar Waterfall, stroll through Batu Nenek Beach, and then make a trip to Palace of the Sultanate of Sambas Alwatzikhoebillah.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sambas planner .

Traveling by car from Pontianak to Sambas takes 6.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Lundu.

Things to do in Sambas

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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1
night
Lundu, Malaysia

Lundu ©
Lundu is a town located in the Northwest of Kuching Division of Sarawak, Malaysia, and borders with Indonesian Province of West Kalimantan.HistoryLittle is known about the history of Lundu. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): stroll around Gunung Gading National Park and then take in the dramatic scenery at Jangkar Waterfalls.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lundu trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Sambas to Lundu in 2 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sambas to Lundu due to the time zone difference. In September in Lundu, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Lundu

Parks Nature
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Jangkar Waterfalls ©
Jangkar Waterfalls
Gunung Gading National Park ©
Gunung Gading National Park

3
nights
Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia

Gunung Mulu National Park ©
Dominated by a soaring sandstone pinnacle, Gunung Mulu National Park remains a thrilling nature destination on the island of Borneo.
Explore hidden gems such as Clearwater / Wind Show Caves and Mulu Skywalk.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Gunung Mulu National Park trip simple and quick.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Lundu to Gunung Mulu National Park in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Miri.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Clearwater / Wind Show Caves ©
Clearwater / Wind Show Caves
Mulu Skywalk ©
Mulu Skywalk
Deer Cave ©
Deer Cave

3
nights
Miri, Malaysia

Built on oil riches, Miri represents Serawak's modern and multicultural second city.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Hai Long Si Temple. The adventure continues: trek along The Pinnacles Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Piasau Nature Reserve, Head underground at Mulu Caves, and don't miss a visit to The Grand Old Lady.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Miri online tour itinerary planner .

Fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Miri in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Sibu.

Things to do in Miri

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

The Pinnacles Trail
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Piasau Nature Reserve ©
Piasau Nature Reserve
Hai Long Si Temple ©
Hai Long Si Temple

3
nights
Sibu, Malaysia

Sibu ©
As one of the three main cities in Malaysia playing home to a predominantly Foochow-Chinese population, eclectic Sibu boasts an intriguing mix of cultures.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lau King Howe Hospital Memorial Museum and Tua Pek Kong Temple. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sibu Heritage Centre and Sibu Town Square Commercial Centre. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Sibu Central Market, stroll around Taman Jubli Bukit Aup, make a trip to Tiger Emperor Temple, and take a peaceful walk through Bukit Lima.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sibu online vacation maker .

Traveling by flight from Miri to Sibu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Sibu

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
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Bukit Lima ©
Bukit Lima
Sibu Heritage Centre ©
Sibu Heritage Centre
Lau King Howe Hospital Memorial Museum ©

5
nights
Kuching, Malaysia

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Brooke Gallery and John Tan Gallery. Explore hidden gems such as The Tun Jugah Foundation and Golden Anniversary Bridge. Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring nature at Bako National Park. On the 19th (Thu), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Sarawak Cultural Village, see the interesting displays at Sarawak Museum, stop by Left And Right Artisan Handcraft, and look for all kinds of wild species at Semenggoh Nature Reserve.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kuching online journey planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Sibu to Kuching in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Kuching sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
The Ranee Museum ©
The Ranee Museum
Semenggoh Nature Reserve ©
Semenggoh Nature Reserve

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