23 days in Java Itinerary

23 days in Java Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Indonesia tour planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Jakarta
— 2 nights
Train
2
Yogyakarta
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Solo
— 1 night
Train
4
Malang
— 3 nights
Train
5
Surabaya
— 3 nights
Train
6
Semarang
— 2 nights
Train
7
Bandung
— 2 nights
Train
8
Bogor
— 2 nights
Train
9
Jakarta
— 4 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5

Jakarta — 2 nights

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 12th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Kebon Jeruk Mosque.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Jakarta trip app.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Jakarta is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Jakarta. October in Jakarta sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Yogyakarta.
more
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Yogyakarta — 3 nights

Yogyakarta is a city on the island of Java in Indonesia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Malioboro Road as well as Borobudur Temple. On the 15th (Sat), stop by Bakpia Jogkem, pause for some photo ops at Yogyakarta Monument, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Malioboro Road. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Taman Sari, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jogokariyan Mosque, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Borobudur Temple.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yogyakarta trip maker website.

Getting from Jakarta to Yogyakarta by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October in Yogyakarta, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Solo.
more
Shopping · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 17:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Solo — 1 night

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 17th (Mon), contemplate the long history of The Palace of Yogyakarta.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Solo driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Yogyakarta to Solo in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Malang.
more
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip
Highlights from your trip

Malang — 3 nights

With lush landscapes, plenty of historical landmarks, and a famously cool climate, Malang remains a favored tourist destination in East Java.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kayutangan Church and An Nur Great Mosque. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Candi Kidal and Eng an Kiong Vihara. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Tridi Village, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Firefly Park, walk around Taman Trunojoyo, and kick back and relax at Banyu Anjlok Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Malang online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Solo to Malang by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October in Malang, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. You will leave for Surabaya on the 21st (Fri).
more
Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Beaches
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Surabaya — 3 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.
Visit Muhammad Cheng Hoo Mosque and Temple of Heaven Kenjeran for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas and Joko Dolog Buddhist Statue. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Sampoerna Museum, admire the striking features of Wonokromo Railway Station, enjoy the sand and surf at Kenjeran Beach, and get to know the fascinating history of Kampung Lawas Maspati.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Surabaya planning tool.

Traveling by car from Malang to Surabaya takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Surabaya can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Semarang.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 24:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Semarang — 2 nights

An Indonesian port city, Semarang remains best known for its Dutch colonial architecture and 15th-century temple.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Gereja Santa Perawan Maria Ratu Rosario Suci Randusari - Katedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baiturrahman Great Mosque, and then browse the range of quality goods at Java Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): wander the streets of Semarang Rainbow Village and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Demak Great Mosque.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Semarang day trip website.

Fly from Surabaya to Semarang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 26th (Wed), you're off to Bandung.
more
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 26:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Bandung — 2 nights

Paris of the East

The capital of West Java, Bandung offers a blend of leisure activities, entertainment, and sightseeing.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Lembah Karmel OCD and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter's Cathedral.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bandung tour itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Semarang to Bandung by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bogor.
more
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 28:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Bogor — 2 nights

City of Rain

Reputed to experience upwards of 300 thunderstorms a year, the West Javan city of Bogor has truly earned its nickname as "City of Rain." Bad weather notwithstanding, the metropolis of more than one million people serves as a scientific, economic, and cultural hub.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at Aurora Spa & Cafe and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Harakatul Jannah. On the next day, get a new perspective on nature at Indonesia National Museum of Natural History and then explore the historical opulence of Bogor Palace.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bogor holiday planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Bandung to Bogor in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bandung in October: high temperatures in Bogor hover around 39°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Jakarta.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Spas
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Jakarta — 4 nights

Big Durian

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Delta SPA & Health Club Bekasi and Al-AZhom Mosque. Get some cultural insight at Immanuel Church and Al Azhar Grand Mosque. Enjoy Jakarta some more: steep yourself in history at Jakarta Old Town, see the interesting displays at Museum Bank Indonesia, and ponder the design of Dancing Fountain Show.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Jakarta road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Bogor to Jakarta in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Spas
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 3:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Java travel guide

4
Home to over half of Indonesia's population, the island of Java contains the national capital Jakarta, as well as soaring volcanoes, fertile rice paddies, and tiny villages virtually untouched by the modern world. A trip to Java takes you to one of the most densely populated places on the planet, where over 130 million people inhabit an area roughly the size of Greece. The political and economic heart of Indonesia, this island is home to giant cities with lively restaurant and art scenes. Do spend part of your Java vacation exploring the countryside as well: here you can discover sprawling national parks, ancient Buddhist temples, unspoiled rainforests, sandy beaches, and small communities living according to their centuries-old traditions.
more

Yogyakarta Region travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Ruins · Shopping
Cultural City
Take a trip to Yogyakarta to experience life in the cultural epicenter of Javanese culture, founded in the 18th century and boasting a complex history of imperial wrangling, revolutions, and wars. Residents remain fiercely proud of their cultural heritage and their city's position within the state. Grand buildings, old and new, sit alongside one another, while a range of educational centers provide insight into traditional Javanese art and culture. Out of town, some  of the most famous religious sites in the world occupy sprawling, town-size grounds with well-preserved ruins.
more