5 days in East Timor Itinerary

5 days in East Timor Itinerary

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Dili
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Atauro
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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.
Step out of Dili with an excursion to Old Ai Pelo Prison in Liquica--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Cristo Rei, see the interesting displays at The Archives & Museum of East Timorese Resistance, shop like a local with Tais Market, and stroll the grounds of Cemetery of Santa Cruz.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Dili itinerary planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Dili is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Dili is 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Atauro.

Things to do in Dili

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): stroll through Akrema Beach.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Atauro online vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dili to Atauro. On the 5th (Fri), 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.