53 days in Indonesia Itinerary

53 days in Indonesia Itinerary

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53 days in Indonesia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  17​h
1
Medan
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 30​min
2
Palembang
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Jakarta
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Bandung
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Bantul
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Surabaya
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
Negara
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Gitgit
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Ubud
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Jimbaran
— 7 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: London

6
nights
Medan

Medan ©
The capital of North Sumatra, Medan earned the nickname "Paris of Sumatra" during Dutch colonial times due to its marked resemblance to the French city.
Tjong A Fie's Mansion and Medan Grand Mosque are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Durian Ucok and Grand Palladium Mall. Spend the 15th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Maha Vihara Maitreya, stroll through Asam Kumbang Crocodile Farm, examine the collection at Rahmat International Wildlife Museum & Gallery, and kick back and relax at Berhala Island.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Medan online day trip planner .

London, UK to Medan is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to West Indonesia Time (WIB) is 7 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from London in March, with highs in Medan at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Palembang.

Things to do in Medan

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
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Maha Vihara Maitreya ©
Maha Vihara Maitreya
Tjong A Fie's Mansion ©
Tjong A Fie's Mansion
Gunung Timur Temple ©
Gunung Timur Temple

4
nights
Palembang

Palembang ©
The history of the major port city of Palembang dates back a thousand years to the highly advanced Sriwijaya civilization, which ruled vast swathes of Southeast Asia.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Palembang Bird Park and Amanzi Waterpark. Explore hidden gems such as Cheng Ho Mosque and Great Mosque of Palembang. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Baba Ong Boen Tjit House, wander the streets of Al-Munawar Arab Village, don't miss a visit to 26 Ilir Pempek VIllage, and buy something for everyone on your list at Bangkinang Plaza.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Palembang trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Medan to Palembang. In March in Palembang, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Jakarta.

Things to do in Palembang

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Bangkinang Plaza
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Baba Ong Boen Tjit House ©
Baba Ong Boen Tjit House
Bangkinang Plaza ©
Bangkinang Plaza
Cheng Ho Mosque ©
Cheng Ho Mosque

3
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Istiqlal Mosque and Bogor Palace are in your itinerary. Kids will appreciate attractions like Ciputih Beach and Summarecon Mal Bekasi. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Toa Se Bio Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria de Fatima Church, and view the masterpieces at Bartele Gallery.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Jakarta trip itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Palembang to Jakarta. In March, daily temperatures in Jakarta can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Tue) before leaving for Bandung.

Things to do in Jakarta

Historic Sites Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Bogor Palace, Ciputih Beach, Summarecon Mal Bekasi
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Istiqlal Mosque ©
Istiqlal Mosque
Bogor Palace ©
Bogor Palace
Summarecon Mal Bekasi ©
Summarecon Mal Bekasi

3
nights
Bandung

Bandung ©
The capital of West Java, Bandung offers a blend of leisure activities, entertainment, and sightseeing.
Family-friendly places like Rancabuaya Beach and Lembah Karmel OCD will thrill your kids. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at NuArt Sculpture Park and Sin Sin Art Shop. Take a break from Bandung with a short trip to Orchid Forest in Lembang, about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Agung Trans Studio Bandung, appreciate the history behind Monumen Solidaritas Asia Afrika, and get to know the fascinating history of Jalan Asia Afrika.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bandung online travel planner .

Drive from Jakarta to Bandung in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Jakarta in March, with highs in Bandung at 32°C and lows at 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Bantul.

Things to do in Bandung

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Orchid Forest
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 27:
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NuArt Sculpture Park ©
NuArt Sculpture Park
Lembah Karmel OCD ©
Lembah Karmel OCD
Masjid Agung Trans Studio Bandung ©
Masjid Agung Trans Studio Bandung

6
nights
Bantul

Bantul ©
Bantul is a town and the capital of Bantul Regency, Yogyakarta Province, Java, Indonesia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kukup Beach and Pok Tunggal Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Prambanan Temples and Ganjuran Church. There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Mataram Kings Cemetery Kotagede, enjoy the sand and surf at Kukup Beach, hike along Becici Pine Peak, and stroll through Wisata Seribu Batu Songgo Langit.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bantul trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Bandung to Bantul with the Route module. In March, Bantul is a bit warmer than Bandung - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Surabaya.

Things to do in Bantul

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yogyakarta Region, Prambanan Temples, Kukup Beach, Pok Tunggal Beach
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Pok Tunggal Beach ©
Pok Tunggal Beach
Prambanan Temples ©
Prambanan Temples
Kukup Beach ©
Kukup Beach

4
nights
Surabaya

Surabaya ©
A tour of Surabaya provides a chance to discover a sprawling, architecturally and culturally rich port city on the island of Java.
Ex. De Javasche Bank Soerabaia and Surabaya Kota Railway Station are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Kids will appreciate attractions like Siring Kemuning Beach and Bukit Kapur Jaddih. Venture out of the city with trips to Cheng Hoo Mosque (in Pandaan), Trowulan Archeological Museum (in Mojokerto) and Maharani Zoo & Caves (in Lamongan). There's much more to do: browse the different shops at Galaxy Mall, pause for some photo ops at Monumen Bambu Runcing, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Joko Dolog Buddhist Statue.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Surabaya vacation maker .

Traveling by car from Bantul to Surabaya takes 5.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Negara.

Things to do in Surabaya

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bangkalan, Cheng Hoo Mosque, Trowulan Archeological Museum, Maharani Zoo & Caves
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Cheng Hoo Mosque ©
Cheng Hoo Mosque
Trowulan Archeological Museum ©
Trowulan Archeological Museum
Siring Kemuning Beach ©
Siring Kemuning Beach

5
nights
Negara

Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Church Of The Sacred Heart of Jesus. You'll get in some beach time at Medewi and Perancak Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Palasari Village (in Jembrana) and Pemuteran (Menjangan Island, The Turtle Project, & more).

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Negara tour itinerary maker app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Surabaya to Negara. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time to Central Indonesia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gitgit.

Things to do in Negara

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Pemuteran, Jembrana
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Menjangan Island ©
Menjangan Island
Church Of The Sacred Heart of Jesus ©

5
nights
Gitgit

Gitgit ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pura Beji and Aling-Aling Waterfall.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Gitgit trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Negara to Gitgit takes 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Gitgit are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. On the 16th (Thu), you're off toUbud.

Things to do in Gitgit

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sambangan, Pura Maduwe Karang, Pura Beji
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Aling-Aling Waterfall ©
Aling-Aling Waterfall
Pura Beji ©
Pura Beji
Pura Maduwe Karang ©
Pura Maduwe Karang

7
nights
Ubud

Ubud
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Five Art Studio and John Hardy Ubud Workshop and Showroom. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tanah Lot Temple and Tirta Empul Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ubud: Blue Lagoon Beach (in Manggis), Tegalalang (Elephant Safari Park & Ubud Horse Stables) and Taman Wisata Kertha Gosa (in Klungkung). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, explore the galleries of Semar Kuning, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and make a trip to Puri Saren Palace.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ubud trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Gitgit to Ubud takes 2 hours. In April in Ubud, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Jimbaran.

Things to do in Ubud

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Tegalalang, Tanah Lot Temple, Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets, Blue Lagoon Beach, Sangeh Monkey Forest
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 23:
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Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple
Nature & Wildlife Tours

7
nights
Jimbaran

Jimbaran ©
Formally a poor and isolated corner of Bali, the small fishing village of Jimbaran underwent a rapid transformation in the 1980s and has since become one of the island's fanciest destinations.
Head to Jenggala Ceramics Bali and Bali Collectionfor plenty of shopping. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Melasti Beach and Suluban Beach. When in Jimbaran, make a side trip to see Uluwatu Temple in Pecatu, approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Point Beach, wander the streets of Jimbaran Bay, stroll through Nusa Dua Beach, and take advantage of the amenities at Karma Beach Bali.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Jimbaran trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Ubud to Jimbaran in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Jimbaran are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jimbaran

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ungasan, Nusa Dua, Pecatu, Gunung Payung Beach, Caow Eng Bio Chinese Buddhist Temple
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 30:
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Blue Point Beach ©
Blue Point Beach
Melasti Beach ©
Melasti Beach
Green Bowl Beach ©
Green Bowl Beach

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