34 days in Kalimantan Itinerary

34 days in Kalimantan Itinerary

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34 days in Kalimantan Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Palangkaraya
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Banjarmasin
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Pangkalan Bun
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  15 h 45 min
4
Sambas
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  21 h 30 min
5
Berau
— 4 nights
Travel:  6 h 30 min
6
Derawan Islands
— 1 day
Travel:  10 h 45 min
7
Bontang
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
8
Balikpapan
— 9 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Melbourne

4
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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 Taman Wisata Alam Tangkiling and Tahai Lake. Step out of the city life by going to Bukit Tangkiling and Kawasan Arboretum Nyaru Menteng. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sebangau National Park Central Kalimantan, make a trip to Bukit Doa Karmel Tangkiling, Palangkaraya, take in the waterfront at Kereng Bengkirai Pier, and take in the views from Kahayan Bridge.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Palangkaraya travel itinerary planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Palangkaraya is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to West Indonesia Time (WIB) is minus 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Banjarmasin.

Things to do in Palangkaraya

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Taman Pasuk Kameloh ©
Taman Pasuk Kameloh
Balanga Museum ©
Balanga Museum

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Matang Kaladan Hill and Sultan Adam Forest Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Arung Jeram Sungai Kambang and Taman Siring 0 Kilometer. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Banjarmasin: Al-Karomah Great Mosque (in Martapura) and Banjarbaru (Lake Caramin, Rainbow Village, &more). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jami Mosque Banjarmasin and kick back and relax at Pagatan Beach.

Before you visit Banjarmasin, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Palangkaraya to Banjarmasin takes 4.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Palangkaraya to Banjarmasin due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Banjarmasin are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Pangkalan Bun.

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Banjarbaru, Al-Karomah Great Mosque
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Van Der Pijl Park ©
Van Der Pijl Park
Jami Mosque Banjarmasin ©
Jami Mosque Banjarmasin
Lapangan Dr. Murjani Banjarbaru ©
Lapangan Dr. Murjani Banjarbaru

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Pangkalan Bun

Pangkalan Bun or Pangkalanbuun, is a city in Central Kalimantan province on Borneo in Indonesia. Visiting Arut River and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pangkalan Bun road trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Banjarmasin to Pangkalan Bun with the Route module. Traveling from Banjarmasin to Pangkalan Bun, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. On the 23rd (Tue), you're off to Sambas.

Things to do in Pangkalan Bun

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Nature & Wildlife Tours

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nights
Sambas

Sambas
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Batu Nenek Beach and Banangar Waterfall.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sambas trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pangkalan Bun to Sambas. You'll set off for Berau on the 28th (Sun).

Things to do in Sambas

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Berau

Berau ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Baitul Hikmah Great Mosque and Merabu Village. Escape the urban bustle at Sigending Lake and Nyadeng Lake.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Berau day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sambas to Berau. Traveling from Sambas to Berau, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Berau can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Derawan Islands.

Things to do in Berau

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Pasar Sanggam Adji Dilayas ©
Pasar Sanggam Adji Dilayas

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Derawan Islands

Derawan Islands ©
Derawan Islands sit in the Coral Triangle, which contains one of the most diverse marine habitats in the world.
Maratua Island has been added to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Fri), head off the coast to Manimbora Island and then step off the mainland to explore Maratua Island.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Derawan Islands travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Berau to Derawan Islands. In April, daily temperatures in Derawan Islands can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Bontang.

Things to do in Derawan Islands

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Maratua Island ©
Maratua Island

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Bontang

Bontang ©
Relax by the water at Segajah Beach and Beras Basah Beach. Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring nature at Kutai National Parrk.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bontang trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Derawan Islands to Bontang with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Balikpapan.

Things to do in Bontang

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Beras Basah Beach ©
Beras Basah Beach
Kutai National Parrk ©
Kutai National Parrk

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Batu Dinding and Nipah-Nipah Beach. Get in touch with nature at Wehea Rainforest and Monpera Beach. Step out of Balikpapan to go to Penajam and see Jumlai Beach, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: grab your bike and head to Merdeka Square, enjoy the sea views from Tukong Hill Lighthouse, explore the striking landscape of Balikpapan Botanical Garden, and kick back and relax at Benua Patra Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Balikpapan tour planning website.

You can drive from Bontang to Balikpapan in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Balikpapan

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Side Trip

Penajam
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Nipah-Nipah Beach ©
Nipah-Nipah Beach
Pentacity Shopping Venue ©
Pentacity Shopping Venue
Kampung di Atas Air ©
Kampung di Atas Air