10 days in East Timor Itinerary

10 days in East Timor Itinerary

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Dili
— 3 nights
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Maliana
— 1 night
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Ermera
— 1 night
Drive
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Baucau
— 1 night
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Atauro
— 1 night
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Dili

— 3 nights
When East Timor declared itself independent from Indonesia in 2002, the small town of Dili took center stage as the nation's capital.
Get some cultural insight at Cemetery of Santa Cruz and The Archives & Museum of East Timorese Resistance. Take a break from Dili with a short trip to Old Ai Pelo Prison in Liquica, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Tais Market, get advice or help at Xanana GusmAo Reading Room, take in the exciting artwork at Arte Moris, and take an in-depth tour of Chega! Exhibition.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Dili online trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Dili is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sydney to Dili due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Maliana.

Things to do in Dili

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Wildlife

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Maliana

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Marobo Hot Springs.

Plan trip to Maliana with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Dili to Maliana takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ermera.

Things to do in Maliana

Nature · Parks
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Ermera

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ramelau.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ermera trip maker tool.

Getting from Maliana to Ermera by car takes about 3 hours. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Baucau.

Things to do in Ermera

Nature · Parks
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Baucau

— 1 night
Baucau is the second-largest city in East Timor, after Dili, the capital, which lies 122 km east of Dili.Baucau has about 16,000 inhabitants, and is the capital of Baucau, located in the eastern part of the country. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anthony’s Cathedral.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Baucau online trip maker.

You can drive from Ermera to Baucau in 4.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Mon) before leaving for Atauro.

Things to do in Baucau

Historic Sites
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Atauro

— 1 night
An island situated 25 km (16 mi) north of the capital, Atauro makes a perfect escape from the noise and heat of Dili.
On the 7th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Akrema Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Atauro trip itinerary builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Baucau to Atauro. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Atauro

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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East Timor travel guide

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Monuments · Shopping · Specialty Museums
Rugged beaches lure many to take their holiday in East Timor, a former Portuguese colony that gained its independence in 2002 after a brutal occupation by Indonesia. With pristine reefs, steep mountains, mysterious jungle caves, and misty hillside villages, the country represents one of Asia's most charming destinations, where it's still possible to have an off-the-beaten-track adventure. Many choose to tour East Timor by car, stopping at various locations to snap photos, dive into the sea, and mingle with the locals at quaint settlements preserving age-old traditions lost to the rest of the world. Those preferring urban experiences concentrate on Dili, the ultra-relaxed capital with access to both sea and mountains.