21 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

21 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Dili, East Timor
— 2 nights
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Kupang, Indonesia
— 1 night
Fly to Lombok International Airport, Drive to Mataram
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Mataram, Indonesia
— 3 nights
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Denpasar, Indonesia
— 4 nights
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Surabaya, Indonesia
— 2 nights
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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
— 2 nights
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Semarang, Indonesia
— 1 night
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Bandung, Indonesia
— 2 nights
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Jakarta, Indonesia
— 1 night
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Serang, Indonesia
— 2 nights
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Dili, East Timor

— 2 nights
When East Timor declared itself independent from Indonesia in 2002, the small town of Dili took center stage as the nation's capital.
On the 14th (Sun), get a taste of the local shopping with Things and Stories, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then stroll the grounds of Cemetery of Santa Cruz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Tasitolu, then kick back and relax at One Dollar Beach, and then pause for some photo ops at Cristo Rei.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dili trip itinerary maker.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Dili is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to East Timor Time (TLT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kupang.

Things to do in Dili

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 16:

Kupang, Indonesia

— 1 night
Kupang is the capital of the Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara, and has an estimated population in 2011 of 349,344. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Lasiana Beach.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kupang online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Dili to Kupang in 9 hours. The time zone difference moving from East Timor Time to Central Indonesia Time is minus 1 hour. In March, daytime highs in Kupang are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mataram.

Things to do in Kupang

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 17:

Mataram, Indonesia

— 3 nights

City of a Thousand Mosques

The largest city in the West Nusa Tenggara province, Mataram represents an agglomeration of small villages that over time have converged to form the metropolis.
On the 18th (Thu), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Setangi Beach. Keep things going the next day: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Senggigi Art Market, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Batu Bolong Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Islamic Center Mosque.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mataram trip maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kupang to Mataram. You will leave for Denpasar on the 20th (Sat).

Things to do in Mataram

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 20:

Denpasar, Indonesia

— 4 nights
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Threads of Life and Don Antonio Blanco Museum. Family-friendly places like Gede Private Bali Driver and Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Denpasar: Saraswati Temple (in Ubud) and Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban). There's lots more to do: make a splash at Waterbom Bali, view the masterpieces at Ghostbird + Swoon, explore the galleries of Central Wave Painting, and stroll through Pantai Sanur.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Denpasar online itinerary builder.

You can travel from Mataram to Denpasar in 5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to fly to Surabaya.

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 24:

Surabaya, Indonesia

— 2 nights

City of Heroes

A tour of Surabaya provides a chance to discover a sprawling, architecturally and culturally rich port city on the island of Java.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): examine the collection at Museum Pendidikan Surabaya, get outside with Mollow Dive Center, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Nasional Al Akbar, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): examine the collection at Sampoerna Museum, then steep yourself in history at Ex. De Javasche Bank Soerabaia, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Heaven Kenjeran.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Surabaya online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Denpasar to Surabaya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Indonesia Time (WITA) to Western Indonesia Time (WIB) is minus 1 hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Yogyakarta.

Things to do in Surabaya

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 26:

Yogyakarta, Indonesia

— 2 nights
Yogyakarta is a city on the island of Java in Indonesia. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate the long history of The Palace of Yogyakarta, admire the verdant scenery at Fruit Garden Mangunan Yogyakarta, then see the interesting displays at Fort Vredeburg Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Yogyakarta Fortress Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yogyakarta online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Surabaya to Yogyakarta takes 5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Yogyakarta are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Semarang.

Things to do in Yogyakarta

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:

Semarang, Indonesia

— 1 night
An Indonesian port city, Semarang remains best known for its Dutch colonial architecture and 15th-century temple.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Sam Po Kong Temple.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Semarang holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Yogyakarta to Semarang takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can fly to Bandung.

Things to do in Semarang

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 29:

Bandung, Indonesia

— 2 nights

Paris of the East

The capital of West Java, Bandung offers a blend of leisure activities, entertainment, and sightseeing.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): look for gifts at Sin Sin Art Shop, steep yourself in history at Gedung Gas Negara, wander the streets of Jalan Asia Afrika, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bandung Grand Mosque, and finally take a stroll through Braga Street.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bandung attractions planning website.

You can fly from Semarang to Bandung in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Jakarta.

Things to do in Bandung

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:

Jakarta, Indonesia

— 1 night

Big Durian

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Taman Menteng and then pause for some photo ops at National Monument (MONAS).

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Jakarta itinerary planning app.

Getting from Bandung to Jakarta by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bandung in March, with highs in Jakarta at 37°C and lows at 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Serang.

Things to do in Jakarta

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 1:

Serang, Indonesia

— 2 nights
Serang municipality is the capital of Banten province and was formerly also the administrative center of Serang Regency in Indonesia . Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Old Banten and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anyer Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Serang trip maker website.

You can drive from Jakarta to Serang in 2 hours. In April in Serang, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Serang

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 3:

Dili District travel guide

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Monuments · Shopping · Specialty Museums