15 days in Sulawesi Itinerary

15 days in Sulawesi Itinerary

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15 days in Sulawesi Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
1
Bitung
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Manado
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
3
Gorontalo
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Makassar
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Tentena
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
6
Rantepao
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 45​min
7
Bulukumba
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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Bitung

Bitung
On the 2nd (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Tandurusa WIldlife Park and then identify plant and animal life at Tangkoko National Reserve.

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Melbourne, Australia to Bitung is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Bitung is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect Bitung to be warmer, temps between 37°C and 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Manado.

Things to do in Bitung

Parks Wildlife
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nights
Manado

As the largest city in Northern Sulawesi, Manado serves as a tourist gateway to the nearby Bunaken, known for its islands and reefs.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Tangkoko Research Station. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tunan Waterfall and Blue Carpet. There's still lots to do: stroll through Pantai Pasir Putih Lembeh, kick back and relax at Lakban Beach, don't miss a visit to Desa Wisata Bentenan, and pause for some photo ops at Christ Blessing.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Manado day trip site .

You can drive from Bitung to Manado in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gorontalo.

Things to do in Manado

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Lakban Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Tunan Waterfall ©
Tunan Waterfall
Blue Carpet ©
Blue Carpet

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Gorontalo

Gorontalo is a city and the capital of the Gorontalo Province, Indonesia. On the 6th (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Biluhu Beach, and then get engrossed in the history at Soekarno Amphibious Aircraft Landing Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Gorontalo vacation app .

Getting from Manado to Gorontalo by car takes about 9.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Gorontalo are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Makassar.

Things to do in Gorontalo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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nights
Makassar

Makassar ©
One of the nation's major port cities, the multicultural melting pot of Makassar gets most of its bustle from commerce and the shipping industry.
Visiting Rammang-Rammang Village and Watansoppeng (Bat City) will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Karst Maros and Makassar Great Mosque. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Kodingareng Keke Island, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by Toko Ujung, and admire the sheer force of Ketemu Jodoh Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Makassar road trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gorontalo to Makassar. In July, daytime highs in Makassar are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tentena.

Things to do in Makassar

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Maros
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Kodingareng Keke Island ©
Kodingareng Keke Island
Toko Kopi Ujung ©
Toko Kopi Ujung

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Tentena

Tentena ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Bada Valley and then take in the dramatic scenery at Saluopa Waterfall.

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

The Route module can help you plan travel from Makassar to Tentena. In July, daytime highs in Tentena are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Bulukumba.

Things to do in Tentena

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Saluopa Waterfall ©
Saluopa Waterfall
Bada Valley ©
Bada Valley

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Rantepao

Rantepao ©
Rantepao, the main town in the Tana Toraja region, remains an unassuming destination where urban streets blend with country roads and lead to traditional villages and small farms.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Nona, then appreciate the history behind Wisata Religi Buntu Burake, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kuburan Batu Lemo, and finally steep yourself in history at Marante. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Londa Burial Caves and then don't miss a visit to Lolai Village.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rantepao online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Tentena to Rantepao takes 9 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Bulukumba.

Things to do in Rantepao

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Makale
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Marante ©
Marante
Kuburan Batu Lemo ©
Kuburan Batu Lemo
Wisata Religi Buntu Burake ©
Wisata Religi Buntu Burake

1
night
Bulukumba

Bulukumba ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): kick back and relax at Bara Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Apparalang Beach and then steep yourself in history at Tana Beru.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bulukumba day trip planner .

Drive from Rantepao to Bulukumba in 10 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Bulukumba can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bulukumba

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Apparalang Beach ©
Apparalang Beach
Tana Beru ©
Tana Beru