Q:I will be traveling a month (30 days) in Indonesia, cause that’s the maximum days in visa requirement, so what itinerary is best for the making my trip worth it? I know this is quite a general question as I understand Indonesia is huge. I will be flying into Jakarta as starting point and do not have an exit point yet, so can be flexible.
Yes I agree it is a really general question indeed. What kind of things are you interested in? Cultural? Historical? Beach? Relax? Diving? But anyhow, you can follow a few itinerary ideas here.
May I suggest that you take the itinerary of one week in Java or nearby Jakarta, and then expand it a little since you have more leisure days so that you can enjoy more slowly and add on extra places nearby en-route and then move on further:
Spend about 2 to 3 nights in Jakarta, and then head to Wonosobo for Dieang Plateau for about 3 nights and then head onwards to Yogyakarta, in Central Java which is highly recommended, and spend about 4 / 5 nights. Remember to check out Borobudur and Prambanan Temples which are the highlights, then you may add Plaosan, Parangkusumo for its Sand Dune, Yogya Palace (Keraton) or Hiking Merapi / Merbabu . After that move on to Malang for Mount Bromo at Eastern Java, also a must visit in Java and spend about 2 / 3 nights there and take more side treks around and chill. Then from Malang continue to Banyuwangi to catch a bus to get over to Bali. Spend up to 8 / 9 nights here to explore this famous island of Indonesia.
From the itinerary above you can basically cover the city, cultural and historical, beaches and nightlife in Indonesia, though only Java, Bali and Lombok region. Indonesia definitely has more to offer but you would have to return for the rest of the 17,000 islands!”>Bali’s top must visits or if you want you can split the days with Lombok or Gili Islands, which are recommended if you are looking to dive. Then after that you can fly out from Bali, Denpasar international airport.
Along with adding days of travel between places that would take you up to about almost a month with buffer times for wherever you want to sidetrack or stay longer. From the itinerary above you can basically cover the city, cultural and historical, beaches and nightlife in Indonesia, though only Java, Bali and Lombok region. Indonesia definitely has more to offer but you would have to return for the rest of the 17,000 islands!