11 days in East Timor Itinerary

11 days in East Timor Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly + Drive:  38 h
1
Atauro
— 1 night
Travel:  4 h
2
Ermera
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Baucau
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Com
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Dili
— 3 nights
Fly:  39 h
End: Rio de Janeiro

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Atauro

Atauro ©
An island situated 25 km (16 mi) north of the capital, Atauro makes a perfect escape from the noise and heat of Dili.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Akrema Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Atauro vacation planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Atauro is an approximately 41- hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Atauro due to the time zone difference. On the 4th (Tue), you're off to Ermera.

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Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Akrema Beach ©
Akrema Beach

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Ermera

Ermera ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Ramelau.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ermera visit app.

Explore your travel options from Atauro to Ermera with the Route module. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Baucau.

Things to do in Ermera

Parks Nature
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Mount Ramelau ©
Mount Ramelau

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night
Baucau

Baucau ©
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 (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anthony’s Cathedral.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Baucau trip itinerary builder site.

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

Things to do in Baucau

Historic Sites
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St. Anthony’s Cathedral ©
St. Anthony’s Cathedral

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Com

Com ©
On the 7th (Fri), head off the coast to Jaco Island.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Com trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Baucau to Com takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dili.

Things to do in Com

Parks Nature
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Jaco Island ©
Jaco Island

3
nights
Dili

Dili ©
When East Timor declared itself independent from Indonesia in 2002, the small town of Dili took center stage as the nation's capital.
Immaculate Conception Cathedral and Cemetery of Santa Cruz will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Old Ai Pelo Prison and Chega! Exhibition. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Tasitolu, see the interesting displays at The Archives & Museum of East Timorese Resistance, appreciate the history behind Cristo Rei, and get a sense of history and politics at Comarca Balide Prison.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dili visit planner.

Traveling by car from Com to Dili takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dili

Museums Wildlife Parks

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Old Ai Pelo Prison
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Old Ai Pelo Prison ©
Old Ai Pelo Prison
The Archives & Museum of East Timorese Resistance ©
Immaculate Conception Cathedral ©
Immaculate Conception Cathedral