1 month (30 days) Travel in indonesia Itinerary

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.
– Billy

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!

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5 thoughts on “1 month (30 days) Travel in indonesia Itinerary”

  1. Hey. I’m in desperate need for some advice. I am planning a one month trip to Indonesia in October. I would really appreciate any advice on the itinerary I’ve laid out. Ok here goes. Fly into Medan Sumatra, do a 2day trek in Bukit Lawang, after that check out Lake Toba. Then I want to fly out of Medan again to Yogyakarta. After a day or to get a bus to Mount Bromo. after a day or two get a bus to Malang. As soon as I’m done with Malang, hop on a very to Bali. In Bali a few good beaches and def Ubud. Then I want to do a four day trip from Lombok to Flores with Kencana (including Komodo Island) After that back to Lombok, see Mt Rinjani, and then relax on one of the gili islands before I make my way back to Denpasar. Will this work?

    1. Sounds like a good plan. Only question is are you going to travel around Yogyakarta? Also if you plan to do overland, then it is better to get to Malang first and then to Mount Bromo and onwards to Bali. Other than that all seem doable! Have a good trip!

  2. Hi everyone,
    I’m new to the solo travel scene and would love to hear any advice fellow travellers.
    I have 5 weeks in Indonesia in August. I would like to do a bit of everything- diving, hiking, culture, beach!!
    I have read a few posts and I would like to see as much as possible..
    I was wondering what the best iternary would be if I were to start in the west, possibly Jakarta or Java, then move eastward to explore Bali and Flores, maybe some other islands around there, then move up to see Sulawesi.
    Would this be comfortably feasible in 5 weeks? What would be the highlights of each?
    Much love xx

  3. Hello,

    I am planning to spend approximately a month or slightly longer in Indonesia next March or April. I was thinking of flying into Jakarta, spending 1 to 2 days then 2-3 days in Yogyakarta, 3 days doing Orangutan trek in Borneo, 2 days Komodo Island, 1 week Lombok (Mt. Rinjani and Gilis) and rest of the time Bali. Is this doable and what sequence of places would make the most sense?

    Thanks all:)

    1. the plan is is pretty good except that the Orangutan trek in Borneo will be a little out of the way to the west in Sumatra. If you are planning to take domestic flights, it is definitely doable. You may consider flying into Medan/Banda Aceh first to cover the Orangutan in Sumatra, and then head on to Java for Jakarta and Yogyakarta, and finally make way to Bali and Lombok. Have fun!

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