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Indonesia: Itineraries & tips

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South-Eastern Asia

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Malaysia

Papua New Guinea

Timor-Leste

Indonesia at a glance

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Safe (59 / 100)

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Underdeveloped (70 / 100)

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Best itineraries

This itinerary shows you the main interesting destinations of Indonesia, South-Eastern Asia. The focus is mainly on not so famous cities.
Mainly very big cities are destinations. If you love to visit museums you will be happy at
Jakarta, Bandung and Semarang. You find the nightlife at Jakarta and Bandung. Many cities are hot in December. During your travel you have to speak Indonesian but english should be enough for communication everywhere. These flight connection are taken during this route: Yogyakarta - Jakarta (plan Jakarta itineraries). You can pay with Indonesian Rupiah everywhere.
This itinerary shows you the main interesting destinations of Indonesia. The focus is mainly on not so famous cities.
Often you can take a bath. If you love to visit museums you will be happy at Bandung, Surabaya, Semarang and
Jakarta. If you love to make party you will be happy at Bandung and Jakarta (visit Jakarta itineraries). Many cities are hot in December. There are two flight connections. These are Bandung - Surabaya and Semarang - Jakarta (see itineraries). During your travel you have to speak Indonesian. English should be enough for communication everywhere.
This itinerary brings you through South-Eastern Asia, more precisely Indonesia. The focus is mainly on not so famous cities.
The itinerary visits mainly very big cities. Often you can take a bath. You find a lot of museums, theaters and galleries at
Jakarta (Jakarta itineraries), Bandung, Semarang and Surabaya. Many cities are hot in December. During your travel you have to speak Indonesian but english should be enough for communication everywhere. You can pay with Indonesian Rupiah everywhere. There are two flight connections. These are Banda Aceh - Jakarta and Surabaya - Banda Aceh.
At Indonesia, South-Eastern Asia, you will begin your route. The focus is mainly on not so famous cities.
The itinerary visits mainly very big cities. Do you like museums? Then you will enjoy Surabaya, Semarang and Bandung. You find the nightlife at Bandung. Many cities are hot in December. During your travel you have to speak Indonesian but english should be enough for communication everywhere. You can pay with Indonesian Rupiah everywhere. There are two flight connections. These are Banda Aceh - Surabaya and Bandung - Banda Aceh.
This itinerary brings you through Indonesia (South-Eastern Asia). The focus is mainly on not so famous cities.
You find a lot of museums, theaters and galleries at Semarang,
Denpasar (Denpasar itineraries) and Surabaya. The climate is hot. During your travel you have to speak Indonesian. English should be enough for communication everywhere. There are one flight connection. These are Semarang - Denpasar.
This itinerary shows you a bit of Indonesia (South-Eastern Asia). The focus is mainly on not so famous cities.
You find a lot of museums, theaters and galleries at Semarang and Surabaya. Many cities are hot in December. During your travel you have to speak Indonesian but english should be enough for communication everywhere. You can pay with Indonesian Rupiah everywhere.

Things to do

After reflecting on my past adventures in Indonesia, I decided that it is necessary to write a re-cap of my favourite things to see and do in the country: You can rent a motorbike in Indonesia for a few dollars a day. Add a few extra dollars for a tank of gas, and you’re good to go.

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We had never heard of Sumba island. We didn’t know anyone who went there or even knew how to get to Sumba island, mentioned it, or could provide any information at all. Sumba island lies in Eastern Nusa Tenggara. Since we only had five full days to spend on Sumba island, our first decision was whether we should ...

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8. Go Local!

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Yogyakarta is considered to be the soul of Indonesia and the cultural and artistic center of the country. It is a lively city with a unique mix of the old and the modern. The monument has a central dome surrounded by 72 sculpted figures of Buddha. Indonesia is a country with numerous volcanoes scattered across the ...

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Things to do in Indonesia

places to visit in Indonesia

list of things to do in Indonesia

most incredible places to visit in Indonesia

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Situated on the eastern side of Indonesia, Sulawesi is in between Borneo and Papua, this island has always been on my bucket list. But all thanks to the Ministry of Tourism Indonesia , I am honoured and happy to have sated my curiosity for Sulawesi and other parts of Indonesia! Finally an in-depth coverage of ...

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Eat & drink

Well, ok that’s slightly wrong, the cuisses de nymphes auroredate back to 1908 when renowned French Chef Georges Auguste Escoffier served them at a grande soirée in honour of the Prince of Wales at London’s Savoy hotel. But our point is, the cuisses de grenouilles (frog’s legs – as we know ...

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What makes Indonesian food so unique and exciting?

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I don’t often eat out, and even when I’m away from home I tend to cook a lot of my own meals but Bali really is the place to eat. From beautiful smoothie bowls to the most delicious eggs you’ll have for breakfast, I couldn’t wait for each next meal! ...

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Our tour includes a second breakfast on top of Mount Batur, so after finding us a bench, our guide disappeared to prep. ...

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Java is just a 1-hour flight from Bali and can easily be combined with a route through Bali . The Javanese locals are one of the friendliest in Indonesia. All super interested in where you are from and always wanting to score a selfie with you. ...

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Food in Java

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Worth to visit

pales in comparison. The sheer novelty of the sulfur-powered phenomenon is unmatched basically anywhere on Earth, but even within incredible Indonesia, it’s difficult to find anywhere that compares to Kawah ...

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General

Prior to going to Indonesia I had little idea of what to expect of this island country. Green hills and blue waters were the main images that came to mind and they proved not to disappoint. Indonesia is an inviting and gorgeous country to visit. The political, geographical and ..

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Move over Bali. There’s a new kid on the paradise-island block, and it’s Indonesia’s best-kept secret. Mostly because it’s pretty tough to get to. Tucked away in the remote province of West Papua in northeastern Indonesia, the journey to Raja Ampat is long and tiring, and few people make it there.

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I traveled solo to Indonesia during my summer vacation and had a mere 12 days to see as much as I could. In my time there, I managed to venture around Jakarta, Bali, and Nusa Penida and I racked up nearly as many travel tips as I did misadventures and fabulous memories! Before I jump into my Indonesia travel tips, I ...

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6. Anticipate the unexpected.

3 thoughts on “20 Travel Tips for Indonesia”

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. warmed my heart with its incredibly kind, quiet people, but after seeing Indonesia I am totally, utterly in Love with this wild, green, country! Since I started my trip in February, I saw some pretty amazing places, but nothing compares with the beauty of Indonesia. Here are some of the most meaningful pictures from ...

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Itinerary

Look no further, as this 30 day itinerary is just what you need to plan your trip! With each island having it’s own unique highlights and culture, no trip to Indonesia is complete without having explored more than one of it’s islands, and this is exactly what our 30 day itinerary will allow you to do! (the most ...

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Planning your trip to Indonesia should be fun, not stressful. In this post, we’ll see how you can visit the best islands of Indonesia within two weeks and I’ll be recommending a tour operator if you wish to create your own tailor-made holidays to Indonesia. These three locations in Bali are great places to stop for ...

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Here goes my three-week solo backpacking trip to Malaysia, Brunei, and Indonesia. I bookedcheap plane tickets a year prior to three main “areas”: Sabah in East Malaysia, Java Island in Indonesia, and Peninsular Malaysia. Three weeks was definitely not enough to visit ALL of Malaysia (visit Malaysia itineraries), Brunei, and Indonesia.

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Indonesia is a big country. If you don’t decide on a few places to visit beforehand then you could end up becoming really confused and overwhelmed. We didn’t do a lot of research before coming to Indonesia but we knew a few places that we were definitely not going to miss in our itinerary.

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Costs

Your budget for a 3-week Indonesia route depends on where you stay and eat. A stay at a guesthouse ranges from 6 – 35 USD a night depending on the popularity of your location. This is similar for eating, Indonesian food ranges from 1 – 3 USD per meal whereas Western food can go anywhere from 3 – 15 USD per meal.

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Let’s get one thing straight, Raja Ampat is remote, and in our experience, the more remote places in Indonesia are less affordable than the more mainstream islands. Dive sites are plentiful and Raja Ampat diving is easily the most popular activity in the area. A restricted budget for travel in Raja Ampat is in no way ...

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Travel to Raja Ampat on a Budget

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A tour like this includes pick up from your hotel in Yogyakarta which is really handy. Also, the getting a ticket at Borobudur can be quite confusing, so having a guide taking care of this makes things a lot easier. ...

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Landing in Indonesiawill definitely make you feel like an instant millionaire! But that said and done, with tonnes of things to do and experience, your pocket will soon start feeling lighter. ...

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Accommodation

With the possible exception of Bali, many of the best hotels in Indonesia simply aren’t spectacular. Although corporate and luxury properties in Jakarta serve their purpose perfectly fine, I’m not sure that boutique hotels ...

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Nusa Lembongan is a tiny, sleepy island located just a 30-minute speedboat ride away from Bali, Indonesia. From this description, you may think that finding the best luxury hotels on Nusa Lembongan may be a bit of a challenge. He guided us to a cute little golf buggy, and ..

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best luxury hotels on Nusa Lembongan

Where can you find the best luxury hotels on Nusa Lembongan?

tiny, sleepy island

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You obviously need to pinpoint the exact activities you want to get involved in before you decide on where you want to stay. If you’re not sure where the most popular areas are then check out this link rumah disewakan . You will be able to see a whole range of options for accommodation whilst you’re on vacation in ...

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. in a large and comfortable room without an a/c or fan which was anyway unnecessary since, being located in the mountains, Soe is not as warm as other places in Indonesia. The bathroom was clean with a squat toilet which we had become used to using at this point in our ...

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Where to stay in Kupang

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