17 days in Indonesia Itinerary

17 days in Indonesia Itinerary

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17 days in Indonesia Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
1
Jakarta
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
2
Tenggarong
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
3
Dieng
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Borobudur
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + ferry:  5​h 15​min
5
Gili Trawangan
— 1 night
ferry + taxi:  1​h 30​min
6
Karangasem, Bali
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Ubud, Gianyar Regency
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Dubai

1
night
Jakarta

Jakarta ©
The capital and largest city of Indonesia, Jakarta offers the kind of cultural, historical, and natural stimulation expected from the most populous city in Southeast Asia.
On the 2nd (Sun), pause for some photo ops at National Monument (MONAS), then contemplate the long history of Jakarta Old Town, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ancol Beach Pool. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakarta Cathedral, browse the different shops at BCA - KCP Mall Grand Indonesia, and then examine the collection at Beautiful Indonesia in Miniature Park.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Jakarta trip planner.

If you are flying in from South Korea, the closest major airports are Soekarno-Hatta International Airport and Husein Sastranegara International Airport. In July, daytime highs in Jakarta are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Tenggarong.

Things to do in Jakarta

Theme Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Jakarta Cathedral ©
Jakarta Cathedral
Jakarta Old Town ©
Jakarta Old Town

2
nights
Tenggarong

Tenggarong
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Kutai Sultan's Palace and then stroll through Ambalat Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tenggarong trip builder.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Jakarta to Tenggarong takes 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Jakarta to Tenggarong. On the 6th (Thu), you're off toDieng.

Things to do in Tenggarong

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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2
nights
Dieng

Dieng ©
Of the estimated 400 small, squat temples that once covered the plateau of Dieng (Abode of the Gods), only a handful remain.
On the 6th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Dieng Plateau, then explore the striking landscape at Sikidang Crater, then explore the activities along Telaga Warna, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arjuna Temple. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Karimunjawa, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sikunir, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bima Candi, and finally don't miss a visit to Batu Ratapan Angin.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Dieng vacation builder.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Tenggarong to Dieng in 9 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tenggarong to Dieng due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Borobudur.

Things to do in Dieng

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wonosobo
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Dieng Plateau ©
Dieng Plateau
Arjuna Temple ©
Arjuna Temple
Bima Candi ©
Bima Candi

1
night
Borobudur

Borobudur
The world's biggest Buddhist monument, Borobudur temple complex sits on a plain between two active volcanoes and two rivers.
On the 8th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Merapi Mountain Viewing Post, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Candi Pawon, then delve into the distant past at Borobudur Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Punthuk Setumbu. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Candi Mendut (Temple) and then get great views at Ketep Pass.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Borobudur vacation planner.

You can drive from Dieng to Borobudur in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gili Trawangan.

Things to do in Borobudur

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Magelang, Candi Mendut (Temple)
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Borobudur Temple
Borobudur Temple
Candi Mendut (Temple) ©
Candi Mendut (Temple)
Candi Pawon ©
Candi Pawon

1
night
Gili Trawangan

An island holiday in Gili Trawangan offers access to the largest of the three Gili Islands located off the main coast of Lombok.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Gili Trawangan travel itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry from Borobudur to Gili Trawangan in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Central Indonesia Time (WITA), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Karangasem.

Things to do in Gili Trawangan

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Shark Diving
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Karangasem, Bali

Karangasem remains best known for its mountainous landscape, isolated beaches, and small villages preserving age-old local traditions.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tirta Gangga and Scuba & Snorkeling. Take a break from the city and head to Mount Agung and Amed Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Karangasem: USS Liberty Shipwreck (in Tulamben) and Amed (Two Eka Waroeng, Shark Diving, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Ujung Water Palace, make a trip to Pura Lempuyang, look for gifts at Mendira House, and enjoy the sand and surf at White Sand Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Karangasem trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Gili Trawangan to Karangasem in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ubud.

Things to do in Karangasem

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Manggis, USS Liberty Shipwreck, Mount Agung
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Shark Diving
USS Liberty Shipwreck ©
USS Liberty Shipwreck
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Ubud, Gianyar Regency

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): experience rural life at Tegalalang Rice Terrace, delve into the distant past at Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple, then take a stroll through Penglipuran, and finally steep yourself in history at Panglipuran Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Klungkung Temple, then identify plant and animal life at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ubud holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Karangasem to Ubud takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ubud

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

Penglipuran, Klungkung Temple, Panglipuran Temple, Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple, Gunung Sari Dance
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Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple ©
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple
River Rafting & Tubing
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

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