30 days in Kalimantan Itinerary

30 days in Kalimantan Itinerary

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30 days in Kalimantan Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Pontianak
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  15​h 15​min
2
Berau
— 3 nights
Travel:  6​h 30​min
3
Derawan Islands
— 2 nights
Travel:  3​h
4
Pulau Kakaban
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
5
Bontang
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Samarinda
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Balikpapan
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Banjarmasin
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Pangkalan Bun
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

4
nights
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.
Take a break from Pontianak with a short trip to Long House Kampong Saham in Pahuman, about 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Equator Monument, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jami Mosque, make a trip to Kapuas Square, and admire the masterpieces at Orangutan Museum.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Pontianak trip itinerary planner .

Jakarta to Pontianak is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. In June, daytime highs in Pontianak are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Berau.

Things to do in Pontianak

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Tua Pek Kong Pagoda, Long House Kampong Saham
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Masjid Raya Mujahidin ©
Masjid Raya Mujahidin
Kapuas Square ©
Kapuas Square
Keraton Kadriah ©
Keraton Kadriah

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Berau

Berau ©
Berau is known for nature, historic sites, beaches, wildlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baitul Hikmah Great Mosque, hunt for treasures at Pasar Sanggam Adji Dilayas, wander the streets of Merabu Village, and contemplate the long history of Sambaliung Palace.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Berau online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Pontianak to Berau takes 48 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time to Central Indonesia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Derawan Islands.

Things to do in Berau

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Maratua Island, then step off the mainland to explore Sangalaki Island, and then step off the mainland to explore Manimbora Island. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Whale Shark Point and then step off the mainland to explore Derawan Archipelago.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Derawan Islands trip website .

Explore your travel options from Berau to Derawan Islands with the Route module. In June, daily temperatures in Derawan Islands can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can 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

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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 identify plant and animal life at Sting-less Jellyfish Lake.

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

Explore your travel options from Derawan Islands to Pulau Kakaban with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bontang.

Things to do in Pulau Kakaban

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Kakaban Island ©
Kakaban Island

1
night
Bontang

Bontang
On the next day, stroll through Segajah Beach, wander the streets of Bontang Kuala Village, and then kick back and relax at Beras Basah Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Bontang day trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pulau Kakaban to Bontang. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Samarinda.

Things to do in Bontang

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Samarinda

Samarinda ©
The capital and most populous city in Borneo, Samarinda entices tourists with its traditional foods, religious and historical artifacts, and markets.
Get out of town with these interesting Samarinda side-trips: Tenggarong (Muara Kaman - Sedulang Natural Preserve, Tuah Himba Wood Museum, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Islamic Center Samarinda Mosque, browse the different shops at BIG Mall, stroll around Pampang Cultural Park, and don't miss a visit to Mahakam River.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Samarinda online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Bontang to Samarinda in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Balikpapan.

Things to do in Samarinda

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tenggarong
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BIG Mall ©
BIG Mall
Islamic Center Samarinda Mosque
Islamic Center Samarinda Mosque
Mahakam River
Mahakam River

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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.
Balikpapan is known for shopping, beaches, wildlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Bangkirai Hill Nature Tourism, take a peaceful walk through Wehea Rainforest, enjoy the sand and surf at Lamaru Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mangrove Center Graha indah.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Balikpapan trip app .

Traveling by car from Samarinda to Balikpapan takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Banjarmasin.

Things to do in Balikpapan

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Lamaru Beach ©
Lamaru Beach
Kemala Beach ©
Kemala Beach
Barnacles Crocodile Farm ©
Barnacles Crocodile Farm

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Banjarmasin side-trips: Banjarbaru (Lapangan Dr. Murjani Banjarbaru & Seran Lake), Al-Karomah Great Mosque (in Martapura) and Labyrinth Park (in Pelaihari). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sabilal Muhtadin Great Mosque, appreciate the history behind Taman Siring 0 Kilometer, browse the eclectic array of goods at Lok Baintan Floating Market, and enjoy the sand and surf at Pagatan Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Banjarmasin tour itinerary planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Balikpapan to Banjarmasin. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Pangkalan Bun.

Things to do in Banjarmasin

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Banjarbaru, Al-Karomah Great Mosque, Labyrinth Park
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Lokbaintan Floating Market ©
Lokbaintan Floating Market
Pasar Terapung ©
Pasar Terapung
Duta Mall Banjarmasin ©
Duta Mall Banjarmasin

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Pangkalan Bun

Pangkalan Bun ©
Pangkalan Bun or Pangkalanbuun, is a city in Central Kalimantan province on Borneo in Indonesia. Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Tanjung Puting National Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and explore the activities along Arut River.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Pangkalan Bun trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Banjarmasin to Pangkalan Bun with the Route module. The time zone changes from Central Indonesia Time to West Indonesia Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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
Camp Leakey ©
Camp Leakey
Nature & Wildlife Tours