20 days in Sulawesi Itinerary

20 days in Sulawesi Itinerary

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20 days in Sulawesi Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  28​h
1
Makassar
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Rantepao
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Tana Toraja
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 30​min
4
Bulukumba
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Maros
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Manado
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Bitung
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: Brussels

5
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.
Makassar is known for beaches, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Fort Rotterdam, wander the streets of Watansoppeng (Bat City), take in the spiritual surroundings of Makassar Great Mosque, and get outside with Pulau Samalona.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Makassar trip itinerary maker website .

Brussels, Belgium to Makassar is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Brussels to Makassar due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in July; daily highs in Makassar reach 38°C and lows reach 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rantepao.

Things to do in Makassar

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tomb of Sultan Hasanuddin
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Losari Beach ©
Losari Beach
Fort Rotterdam ©
Fort Rotterdam
Trans Studio Makassar ©
Trans Studio Makassar

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Petro Tours. When in Rantepao, make a side trip to see Suaya in Makale, approximately Makale away. There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Londa Burial Caves, make a trip to Kete Kesu Village, take a stroll through Toraja Village, and visit Batutumongga.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Rantepao holiday maker website .

Traveling by car from Makassar to Rantepao takes 8 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tana Toraja.

Things to do in Rantepao

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Suaya
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Batutumongga ©
Batutumongga
Londa Burial Caves ©
Londa Burial Caves
Toraja Village ©
Toraja Village

1
night
Tana Toraja

Tana Toraja
On the 17th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Sarambu Sikore Waterfall.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tana Toraja day trip website .

You can drive from Rantepao to Tana Toraja in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Bulukumba.

Things to do in Tana Toraja

Parks Nature
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1
night
Bulukumba

Bulukumba ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Tana Beru and then stroll through Bira Cape.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Bulukumba trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Tana Toraja to Bulukumba takes 9.5 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 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Maros.

Things to do in Bulukumba

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Bira Cape ©
Bira Cape
Tana Beru ©
Tana Beru

2
nights
Maros

Maros ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Karst Maros, then take in the views from Helena Sky Bridge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bantimurung National Park. Keep things going the next day: cool off at Maros Waterpark and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rammang-Rammang Village.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Maros trip planner.

Getting from Bulukumba to Maros by car takes about 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Manado.

Things to do in Maros

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks
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Bantimurung National Park ©
Bantimurung National Park
Helena Sky Bridge ©
Helena Sky Bridge
Maros Waterpark ©
Maros Waterpark

3
nights
Manado

Manado ©
As the largest city in Northern Sulawesi, Manado serves as a tourist gateway to the nearby Bunaken, known for its islands and reefs.
Change things up with these side-trips from Manado: Tomohon (Lake Linau, Mt Lokon, &more). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the views from Soekarno Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ban Hin Kiong Temple, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Manado travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Maros to Manado. In July, daily temperatures in Manado can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Bitung.

Things to do in Manado

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Tomohon
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Lake Linau ©
Lake Linau
Mt Lokon ©
Mt Lokon
Spas

2
nights
Bitung

Bitung ©
On the 24th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tangkoko National Reserve and then stroll through Lembeh Strait.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bitung visit planner.

You can drive from Manado to Bitung in 1.5 hours. In July in Bitung, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bitung

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Lembeh Strait ©
Lembeh Strait