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.
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 always do a mix and match of our Indonesia Itineraries. For a start, below is a suggested itinerary for you for 1 month / 30 days traveling in Indonesia:
Day 1 to 3 – Jakarta
As you will land here in Jakarta, plan to stay at least one or two night to explore this capital city of Indonesia. It is the epitome of a mega city in Asia and well worth the hustle and bustle to get a feel of it. This city had many hidden treasures and it is well known as a shopping haven. It is also famous for its nightlife.
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Day 4 to 7- Yogyakarta
Jump on the train and ride the only extensive train network in Indonesia from Jakarta to Yogyakarta. This city is also one of my favourite spot in Java, and if anyone is to ever ask me where is one place to see in Java, this would be it. Here you will have access to the largest ancient Buddhist temple Borobudur and the ancient Hindu temple Prambanan. Besides, the food here is amazing and there are also castles and parks to check out.
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Day 8 to 10 – Mount Bromo
After that move on to Mount Bromo at Eastern Java, one of the a must visit places in Java. Here you will hike for a sunrise view over the famous Bromo volcanic crater. After that, get down have some breakfast and then trek onwards to the mouth of the crater. There is also a Hindu temple to visit on the way there. From here, head on to Banyuwangi to catch a bus to get over to Bali.
-> check out our Guide to Hiking Mount Bromo
Day 11 to 21 – Bali, Lombok and Gili Islands
Spend up to 10 days here to explore Bali’s must visit places. Here you can relax at some of the best beaches of Bali, eat the best foods, catch the famous Kecak Dance performance, visit some of the best temples in Bali and also any of the top activities in Bali.
-> Check out our 10 days itinerary in Bali
If you want, you can also split the days with Lombok or Gili Islands, which are recommended if you are looking to dive. Lombok is the sister to Bali but minus the tourist crowds. Gili Islands would be your remote paradise islands, with no motorized vehicles on land and untouched seas for you to explore.
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Day 22 to 28 – Komodo Island, Flores
Hop on a Komodo boat tour from Bali to Flores that includes exploring remote islands or fly directly from Bali to Komodo Island. Here you will come face to face with the famous Komodo Dragon, not many of its kind left in the world. Here you will also find the best diving sites in Indonesia, with rich marine life and coral reefs.
Day 29 to 30 – Jakarta
Return to Bali from Komodo Island and from here you may fly out via Denpasar international airport. Do some last minute shopping before heading out, either flying back to Jakarta for a transit or to other international places that Bali airport serves.
Comfortably counting all the travel days, this itinerary will take up about almost a month. There are also some buffer times if you want to do some sidetrack or stay longer in any places. This covers basically from cityscape to cultural and historical, beaches and nightlife of Indonesia. It includes the regions of Java, Bali, Lombok and Flores. With this, you would have covered most of the best of Indonesia, but rest assured there are more to explore next time when you come back!