18 days in Indonesia Itinerary

18 days in Indonesia Itinerary

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18 days in Indonesia Itinerary

Start: Karawang
Drive:  7​h 15​min
1
Solo
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Surabaya
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Malang
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
4
Yogyakarta
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Magelang
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Semarang
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
7
Cirebon
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: Karawang

2
nights
Solo

Solo ©
Traditional Javanese culture thrives in the city of Solo (also called Surakarta), from ancient arts such as wayang puppetry, dangdut music, and Solonese dance, to the production of batik, a traditional patterned fabric.
On the 2nd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agung Surakarta Mosque, then step into the grandiose world of Keraton Surakarta Hadiningrat, then examine the collection at Museum Batik Danar Hadi, and finally steep yourself in history at Kampoeng Batik Laweyan.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Solo travel itinerary planner.

Karawang to Solo is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Surabaya.

Things to do in Solo

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kampoeng Batik Laweyan ©
Kampoeng Batik Laweyan
Museum Batik Danar Hadi ©
Museum Batik Danar Hadi
Keraton Surakarta Hadiningrat
Keraton Surakarta Hadiningrat

2
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.
Sanggar Agung Temple has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): browse the different shops at Tunjungan Plaza, snap pictures at Suramadu National Bridge, examine the collection at Sampoerna Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanggar Agung Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Monkasel (Submarine Monument). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Bungkul Park and then kick back and relax at Gondo Mayit Beach.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Surabaya sightseeing website .

Traveling by flight from Solo to Surabaya takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Surabaya are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Malang.

Things to do in Surabaya

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Gondo Mayit Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bungkul Park ©
Bungkul Park
Sampoerna Museum ©
Sampoerna Museum
Suramadu National Bridge ©
Suramadu National Bridge

2
nights
Malang

Malang ©
With lush landscapes, plenty of historical landmarks, and a famously cool climate, Malang remains a favored tourist destination in East Java.
Kids will enjoy Museum Angkut and Jawa Timur Park 2. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Malang: Batu (Batu Secret Zoo (Jawa Timur Park 2), Batu Eco Green Park Fun & Study, & more). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Watu Leter Beach and make a trip to Malang City Square.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Malang day trip tool .

You can take a train from Surabaya to Malang in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Malang can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yogyakarta.

Things to do in Malang

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trip

Batu
Highlights from your plan
Museum Angkut ©
Museum Angkut
Batu Secret Zoo (Jawa Timur Park 2) ©
Jawa Timur Park 2 ©
Jawa Timur Park 2

2
nights
Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta ©
Yogyakarta is a city on the island of Java in Indonesia. Kids will enjoy Taman Pintar Science Park and De Mata Trick Eye 3D Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Yogyakarta side-trips: Watulawang Beach (in Gunung Kidul) and Prambanan Temples (in Prambanan). There's lots more to do: get impressive views of Puncak Merapi, shop like a local with Malioboro Road, browse the exhibits of The Palace of Yogyakarta, and don't miss a visit to Taman Sari.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yogyakarta trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Malang to Yogyakarta by car takes about 6 hours. In December, daytime highs in Yogyakarta are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Magelang.

Things to do in Yogyakarta

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Yogyakarta Region, Prambanan Temples, Watulawang Beach
Highlights from your plan
Prambanan Temples ©
Prambanan Temples
De Mata Trick Eye 3D Museum ©
De Mata Trick Eye 3D Museum
Puncak Merapi ©
Puncak Merapi

3
nights
Magelang

Magelang
Surrounded by mountains and rich in cultural heriatage, Magelang offers plenty of vacation ideas.
Bring the kids along to Kyai Langgeng Park and Magelang City Square. Explore Magelang's surroundings by going to Candi Mendut (Temple) (in Mendut) and Batu Ratapan Angin (in Wonosobo). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Borobudur Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Selogriyo Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Kauman Great Mosque, and don't miss a visit to Punthuk Setumbu.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Magelang trip planning tool .

You can drive from Yogyakarta to Magelang in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Semarang.

Things to do in Magelang

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Candi Mendut (Temple), Batu Ratapan Angin
Highlights from your plan
Borobudur Temple
Borobudur Temple
Kyai Langgeng Park ©
Kyai Langgeng Park
Punthuk Setumbu ©
Punthuk Setumbu

2
nights
Semarang

Semarang ©
An Indonesian port city, Semarang remains best known for its Dutch colonial architecture and 15th-century temple.
On the 14th (Sat), browse the different shops at Java Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Simpang Lima, admire the striking features of Blenduk Church, then get engrossed in the history at Ambarawa Railway Museum, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Maria Kerep Cave.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Semarang driving holiday planning site .

Getting from Magelang to Semarang by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cirebon.

Things to do in Semarang

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Ambarawa
Highlights from your plan
Sam Po Kong Temple ©
Sam Po Kong Temple
Ambarawa Railway Museum ©
Ambarawa Railway Museum
Lawang Sewu Building ©
Lawang Sewu Building

1
day
Cirebon

Cirebon
The relaxed setting of Cirebon harbors a blend of Javanese, Chinese, and Sundanese cultures.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): make a splash at Ade Irma Suryani Waterland, then don't miss a visit to At-Taqwa Great Mosque, and then steep yourself in history at Sunyaragi Cave.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cirebon trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Semarang to Cirebon in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cirebon

Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sunyaragi Cave
Sunyaragi Cave
At-Taqwa Great Mosque ©
At-Taqwa Great Mosque

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