Top 10 Jakarta Day Trips

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Jakarta city may be really fun to visit, but if you have enough days, doing Jakarta day trips would just be what you need. There are a lot of opportunities to discover new sights or explore a new culture, all within the range of a day from Jakarta.

Our day trips from Jakarta cover historical sites, tasting Indonesian food, exploring nature, be it mountains or the sea, must-visit tourist attractions, and simple but fun local activities.

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Jakarta day trips – Bogor. Photo by Ishaq Robin on Unsplash

Here are our recommended day trips from Jakarta for you:

Popular Jakarta Day Trips

Enjoy Indonesian food in Central Bogor

Located 53 km south of Jakarta, Bogor is one of the most popular Jakarta day trips options. It will offer you a wide range of Indonesian food. Recently, many new cafes and restaurants are mushrooming on the narrow streets of Bogor. Drop by the area of Taman Kencana, Central Bogor, where you can find a row of great restaurants lined up along one alley. There is a famous Kedai Kita restaurant where people go for their famed BBQ Grilled Pizza (Pizza Bakar BBQ). After that, don’t forget to get delicious desserts at Death by Chocolate or Klapertaart Huis.

Where to stay: The popular hotels here are Santika Hotel and Hotel Salak the Heritage *.

How to get there: Take the train to Bogor station, and then you can take the public minivan (angkot) and get off in Taman Kencana.

-> Check out our Travel Guide to Bogor
-> Read our Day trip from Jakarta – Bogor’s Botanical Garden, Cimory and Taman Safari

Visit The Historical Sites in Cirebon

Another place in West Java you have to visit on your Jakarta day trips is Cirebon. Cirebon offers you the richness of their culture and history. Visit Kasepuhan Cirebon Palace to see the relics from the Islamic Kingdom in Cirebon. Also, satisfy your cravings by having a bowl of Empal Gentong, which you can easily find around this city. Also, before heading back to Jakarta, buy some colorful Batik patterns in Trusmi Batik Village as souvenirs.

Where to stay: The recommended hotel in Bandung is the Aston Cirebon Hotel & Convention Center *, a four-star hotel with a contemporary design.

How to get there: You can take a car or simply take the train, which takes three hours to travel from Jakarta. There are Cirebon Express and Argo Jati *. Both depart from Gambir Station.

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Kasepuhan Palace in Cirebon

Shop and get around in Bandung

This city is quickly becoming one of Java’s most popular places to visit, especially with the number of restaurants, cafés, factory outlets, and boutiques growing rapidly in Bandung. It is no wonder many people even come here as part of their Jakarta day trips.

Stroll along Jalan Riau, where most of the boutiques are located. After that, head to Jalan Braga and Jalan Asia Afrika to dwell in the old city ambiance. Alternatively, get closer to nature with Bandung’s tourist attractions, such as Situ Patenggang Lake, Tangkuban Perahu, and Keraton Cliff (Tebing Keraton).

Where to stay: The popular luxury hotels are the Padma Hotel * and Trans Luxury Bandung *. If you are looking for more budget options, you won’t go wrong with either Harris Hotel * or Ivory by Ayola *.

How to get there: Many bus options * can take you to Bandung. If you want to sit more comfortably and privately, you may choose to use one. Or rent a car to get to Bandung * with a driver to get you there and back!

-> Read our Travel Guide to Bandung, Java
-> Check out the Top 10 Things to Do and Must See in Bandung
-> Don’t miss out Top 10 Best Food to Eat in Bandung

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Great Morning View from Tebing Keraton at Bandung. Photo by Isti

Take amazing photos at Gunung Pancar

Gunung Pancar is surrounded by pine trees in Sentul, West Java. You can also camp and enjoy your leisure time by hammocking here. If you venture further into the national park, you will find spring water, one of the local people’s sources of clean drinking water. Since it is so close by, this is highly recommended for one of your Jakarta day trips.

How to get there: It is only a two-hour drive from Jakarta city. Use the Jagorawi toll road and exit in South Sentul. A direction map will help you easily reach Gunung Pancar.

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Pine trees of Gunung Pancar, West Java. Photo by Isti

Head up to Puncak (The Peak) for tea plantations or paragliding

Puncak might be the destination where most of the local people go on the weekend. Therefore, a tip is to know when the one-way road system is conducted. Usually, starting from 09.00-11.30, it will be only a one-way direction to Puncak, while the one-way back to Jakarta is from 15.00-17.00. Enjoy the vast view of tea plantations or visit the strawberry garden at Berry Farm. For those who like a more challenging experience, try paragliding here!

How to get there: It will be simple to take a car. Use a long toll road and exit in Ciawi.

Jakarta Day Trips – Off the beaten tracks

Find beautiful beaches in Banten

Banten is another area that is easy to reach, with an approximately three-hour drive from Jakarta. Since Banten is located in the lowlands, there are several beaches you can visit. Our favorites are Sawarna Beach, Tanjung Lesung Beach, and Sangiang Island. After getting your skin tanned at the beach, you can move on to learn some history in Old Banten (Banten Lama). Here, visit the Keraton Kaibon, built in 1815 and then destroyed by the Dutch in 1832.

Where to stay: You can stay at Serang * or Cilegon * for quick access to the beaches.

How to get there: Take a bus to Merak, Cilegon, Jakarta, or Serang. Book your bus tickets in advance at Easybook.com *.

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The ruins of Keraton Kaibon in Banten. Photo by Isti

Explore the unique Baduy Tribe

Baduy is located in Lebak Regency. This tribe decided to live without electricity or vehicles. They also do not use shampoo or soap. They chose to stay by these rules and not follow any form of modernity. Baduy is divided into Inner Baduy (Baduy Dalam) and Outer Baduy (Baduy Luar). If you want to experience this unique way of living without modernity, you should look to Baduy Dalam. Baduy Luar is the gateway to Baduy Dalam.

How to get there: You can take the train to Rangkasbitung from Jakarta’s Tanah Abang station. Then transit at Aweh Terminal and continue your journey to Ciboleger Terminal, the entrance gate to Baduy Tribe

Picnic at Selabintana

Another place that can be reached just 120 km from Jakarta is at the foot of Pangrango Mountain. Surrounded by big pine trees, it is really fun to picnic here in the greens. Roll out your picnic blanket and bring some of your favorite snacks. Otherwise, you can also try the popular food from West Java here called Cuanki, a dish consisting of tofu, meatballs, and dumplings.

How to get there: Take the bus * to Sukabumi Terminal and then take angkot number 15. You will arrive right in front of the entrance of Selabintana.

Fishing or boating at Situ Gunung

Another charm of West Java, near Jakarta, is this artificial lake called Situ Gunung. You can go fishing and boating here to enjoy its tranquility. You can also just sit at the lakeside and observe how local people pull in the trawl to trap the fish. If you are feeling active, you can jog uphill for 4 km to Curug Sawer. Be prepared to get some swimming in, too, under the waterfall.

How to get there: Go to Bogor Station to take the train to Sukabumi *. Get off at Cisaat Station. For convenience, it is advisable to rent a public minivan to reach Situ Gunung, which can take up to 8 people and is affordable. Otherwise rent a private car with a driver * to take you there!

Dive and snorkel at Thousand Island

Thousand Island (Pulau Seribu) does not consist of thousands of islands; it has approximately 342. One of the most visited islands here is Pulau Harapan, which 4 hours away by ship from Jakarta. People say this island has the best snorkeling spot in Thousand Island. If snorkeling is not enough, you have to explore more by diving deep under, where you will find underwater paradise. You can also visit turtles in a sanctuary in Pulau Kelapa Dua and eagle care in Pulau Klotok.

How to get there: You can depart from Muara Angke on a normal boat or Marina Ancol on a more luxurious boat with a more expensive ticket.

Making a journey to these places will make good Jakarta day trips. It is a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of Jakarta city. It is sometimes a welcome break or sometimes a sought-after adventure. These places are easily visited in a day from Jakarta and are much recommended!

Best Jakarta Day Trips Tours

Situ Gunung Suspension Bridge Sukabumi from Jakarta

Experience the thrill of walking across the Situ Gunung Suspension Bridge, a 243-meter-long marvel. Enjoy stunning rainforest views and create cherished memories with loved ones.

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  • Situ Gunung
  • Suspension bridge
  • Sawer waterfall
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Bogor: Into the wild

Drive through one of Jakarta’s suburbs and lovely countryside, this tour takes you to Bogor, 60 km south of Jakarta and on to Puncak and Cisarua area at an altitude of 1,400 meters above sea level.

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  • Puncak
  • Bogor
  • Taman Safari

Jakarta: Volcano, Tea/Rice Fields, Hot Spring, Local Food

Embark on an adventure from Jakarta to Subang and Bandung and experience an active volcano, a local village, scenic rice fields, a tea plantation, local flavors, and hot spring relaxation.

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  • Tangkuban Perahu
  • Wisata Kebun
  • Coffee Tour

Where to stay in Jakarta

Best Accommodations in Jakarta

Booking.com * is a good choice because most bookings can be canceled right up to the trip, allowing flexibility.
Agoda.com * is another good one because they have Asia’s most extensive hotel listings.

The best areas to stay in Jakarta would be north and central Jakarta, which have most of the tourist attractions. Here are a few of the best accommodations that we recommend for a stay in Jakarta:

Luxury (from 150 USD)

The Hermitage, by Marriott, Central Jakarta

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A charming refurbished colonial house made into an elegant hotel. The location is also strategic, near a train station and quick access to the city center and beyond. With an outdoor pool, a gym, a luxurious lounge area, and a restaurant in a courtyard, this hotel also gives a romantic atmosphere with some rooms opening up to a back garden. It’s truly a dream.
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Ritz-Carlton Hotel Jakarta Pacific Place, Kuningan, Central Jakarta

For those who want high security and a well-known hotel with world-class services. You will find all the usual luxury here, with an impressive outdoor pool and bar featuring a city skyline view. Kuningan is also well known for its upmarket shopping malls and restaurants with good sidewalks.
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Mid-range (50 – 150 USD)

Harris Vertu Hotel Harmoni, Gambir, Central Jakarta

For those looking for the best value mid-range hotel in the middle of the action. It is situated smack between all the top places to visit in Jakarta. Recommended for savvy travelers who want to cover everything in a short time. Modern, clean rooms, an outdoor pool with a view, spa, gym, and restaurant.
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Ascott Jakarta

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Ascott Jakarta is a well-regarded, serviced apartment hotel in the heart of Jakarta. It offers spacious, fully furnished apartments with separate living and dining areas, kitchens, and modern amenities. The hotel has a fitness center, swimming pool, and dining options. Ascott Jakarta is known for its comfortable accommodations, convenient location, and excellent service, making it a popular choice for business and leisure travelers.
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Budget (below 50 USD)

Wonderloft Hostel, North Jakarta

For those on a budget who still want to be in the city center. This hostel is in the north, right at the corner of the famous Jakarta’s Old City, Fatahillah Square. It has a charming mix of old colonial style with hipster-inspired interiors. Best value for money!
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Yello Hotel Harmoni, Gambir, Central Jakarta

It is for those on a budget who want an alternative to a hostel. This place has private rooms in a hip and stylish budget hotel style. The location is excellent, within walking distance of the National Monument Park. There is also a restaurant if you are too lazy to go out and brave the traffic at the end of the day.
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Travel Tips:
1. Book the best accommodations – Booking.com* or Agoda.com *
2. Find the cheapest flight options that suit you – Skyscanner * or 12Go.asia *
3. Rent a car in advance and make your trip more convenient – Rentalcars *
4. Make the most of the time that you have! Exciting excursions, professional guides, and more – Klook *
5. Book your train tickets online easily – Tiket.com * or bus tickets at Easybook.com *
6. Order ahead Indonesian Rupiah with the best exchange rate – Wise Travel Card *

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