Q – I am traveling as a solo female traveler to Indonesia and plan to travel for about 3 weeks. Where would you recommend that I go to which is safe and also good?
So far Rachel had also traveled as a solo female traveler across Java in Indonesia, therefore that would be recommended by me, and also off to the nearby tourists sites that are popular and well traveled.
In trying to cover the top 10 must visit places in Indonesia and playing around with our 2 weeks travel itinerary, you may have a few nice additional places.
Fly into Yogyakarta, yes you would be missing out on Jakarta but with limited time we have to sacrifice that, so yes go to Yogyakarta for the must see Borobudur and Prambanan, and besides is has a lot of arts, culture and history as well, a really good mix for a lot of things. You should stay at least about 4/5 days in Yogyakarta. 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 Bali’s must visits and 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!