18 days in Indonesia Itinerary

18 days in Indonesia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Indonesia trip planner

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Ubud, Bali
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Nusa Lembongan
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Gili Trawangan
— 1 night
Ferry
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Amed, Bali
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pemuteran, Bali
— 2 nights
Taxi to Ngurah Rai, Fly to Kuala Namu
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Bukit Lawang
— 2 nights
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Komodo National Park, Komodo
— 3 nights
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Ubud, Bali

— 4 nights
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Popular historic sites such as Tanah Lot Temple and Mount Kawi are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Zipline and Blue Point Beach. Explore Ubud's surroundings by going to Taman Ayun Temple (in Mengwi), Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu) and Spas (in Ungasan). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirta Empul Temple, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary.

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

Brisbane, Australia to Ubud is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Brisbane to Ubud due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ubud when traveling from Brisbane in December, with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nusa Lembongan.

Things to do in Ubud

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 5:

Nusa Lembongan

— 2 nights
The island of Nusa Lembongan sits amidst swathes of calm, clear waters as well as some of the most notable surfing waves in the region.
On the 6th (Mon), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, stroll through Devil's Tears, and then kick back and relax at Mushroom Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nusa Lembongan trip maker tool.

Getting from Ubud to Nusa Lembongan by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. December in Nusa Lembongan sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Gili Trawangan.

Things to do in Nusa Lembongan

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:

Gili Trawangan

— 1 night
An island holiday in Gili Trawangan offers access to the largest of the three Gili Islands located off the main coast of Lombok.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then get outside with Paddle Gili, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Agung Baiturrahman, and finally meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Gili Trawangan road trip planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Nusa Lembongan to Gili Trawangan in 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Gili Trawangan can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Amed.

Things to do in Gili Trawangan

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 8:

Amed, Bali

— 3 nights
A snaking coastline and quaint, sleepy fishing villages characterize Amed, a stretch of shorefront with seven villages in Bali's east.
Popular historic sites such as USS Liberty Shipwreck and Taman Tirtagangga are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shark Diving and Ujung Water Palace. Step out of Amed with an excursion to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Candidasa--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Amed Beach and kick back and relax at Jemeluk Beach.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Amed driving holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Gili Trawangan to Amed in 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pemuteran.

Things to do in Amed

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:

Pemuteran, Bali

— 2 nights

Island of Peace

The small fishing village of Pemuteran, just off the west coast of Bali, has become a popular tourism destination among domestic and international visitors for its scenic, pristine beaches and vibrant local community.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Turtle Project, step off the mainland to explore Menjangan Island, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Trekking Table Stone Hill.

Plan my day in Pemuteran using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Amed to Pemuteran takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bukit Lawang.

Things to do in Pemuteran

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:

Bukit Lawang

— 2 nights
Tucked away in Northern Sumatra, the small charming village of Bukit Lawang is best known for its World Heritage-listed Sumatran orangutan sanctuary, and also serves as a convenient base for accessing the surrounding jungle and national park.
On the 14th (Tue), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then get in touch with nature with Hiking & Camping Tours.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bukit Lawang attractions planner.

Getting from Pemuteran to Bukit Lawang by combination of taxi and flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train. The time zone changes from Central Indonesia Time (WITA) to Western Indonesia Time (WIB), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in Bukit Lawang are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Komodo National Park.

Things to do in Bukit Lawang

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 15:

Komodo National Park, Komodo

— 3 nights
Originally established to protect the giant lizards that share its name, today Komodo National Park preserves all species of vegetation and wildlife found on its 29 islands, where the biodiversity has earned it World Heritage Site status.
On the 16th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Komodo National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Pink Beach, then explore the striking landscape of Komodo, and then stroll through Batu Bolong Reef.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Komodo National Park trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bukit Lawang to Komodo National Park. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Central Indonesia Time (WITA) is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Komodo National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:

Indonesia travel guide

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Spas · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
Emerald of the Equator
Boasting over 18,000 islands, Indonesia represents the world's largest archipelago, serving as home to about 250 million people. A kaleidoscope of cultures, the country encompasses some 300 ethnic groups and nearly 750 different languages and dialects--an astounding cultural diversity that makes an Indonesia holiday especially rewarding. Begin your Indonesia tour by discovering the country's big cities, huge melting pots bursting with energy and soaked in centuries of dramatic history. From there, head farther afield: the nation's varied landscapes of volcanoes, white-sand beaches, and sprawling tropical forests draw adrenaline junkies seeking an exotic land offering perhaps the world's last truly great outdoor adventures.