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Indonesia Itinerary for 10 Days: Jakarta to Bali Route

Are you planning a trip to Indonesia? If so, then this Indonesia Itinerary can help you plan an amazing trip to this beautiful country. I first visited Indonesia in 2017 and completely fell in love with the country. The beaches were amazing, the waterfalls are beautiful, and it was fun (almost!) to include both Jakarta […]

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Are you planning a visit to Indonesia? In that case, then this Indonesia Itinerary may help you intend an incredible journey to this stunning nation.

I first visited Indonesia in 2017 and utterly fell in love with the nation. The seashores have been wonderful, the waterfalls are stunning, and it was enjoyable (virtually!) to incorporate each Jakarta and Bali in our Indonesia 10-Day Itinerary.

After getting back from this beautiful nation, I needed to have stayed longer there however my job stopped me from pursuing this thought and so, I needed to make do with a brief however memorable 10 days on this nation of volcanoes and islands.

In case you are additionally quick on time and questioning the right way to take advantage of the quick length, then this itinerary is ideal for you.

Indonesia Itinerary for 10 Daya

In case you are identical to me and don't have a whole lot of time to spare on this nation, then this 10-day Indonesia information will enable you plan a brief however wonderful journey to this paradise.

Day 1: India to Jakarta (Indonesia)

My Indonesia journey began from India, from Hyderabad to be exact. I had my flights booked for Jakarta – the capital of Indonesia and had a 2-hour layover at Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).

Since I had chosen an Air Asia flight, it was budget-friendly and price me solely 18000-20000 INR for a return journey to Indonesia.

Observe: In case you are planning to e-book an AirAsia flight, then e-book it from the official web site. Your PNR quantity needs to be the identical for layover flights so that you just don't have to test in your baggage once more throughout the layover.

Indonesia

Day 2: Jakarta to Yogyakarta

On the second day of my Indonesia journey, I reached Jakarta round 12 p.m. and was actually struggling to grasp the right way to go to Yogyakarta. Because it was the week of the Eid vacation in Indonesia, all of the trains have been full and I solely had the choice to take a bus to succeed in Yogyakarta.

For this, I needed to attain the Pulo Gebang bus stand from the place I may e-book an onward bus to Yogyakarta. Since I used to be on a price range journey, I selected to take a neighborhood bus from the airport to Pulo Gebang. It value me round 40,000 Indonesia Rupiah (190 INR) an individual and it took round an hour to succeed in the bus terminal.

From Pulo Gebang, I acquired an A.C bus to Yogyakarta which took round 8-10 hours to succeed in and price me 425,000 Indonesia Rupiah (2050 INR) per individual. The bus was fairly snug and had an hooked up lavatory that was first rate sufficient for use. I reached Yogyakarta round 2 a.m. and needed to take a cab to succeed in our homestay.

In Indonesia, Go-Jek App is kind of well-known and low cost however I didn't have the app put in so we needed to rent a taxi on the street which value us 80000 Rupiah (380 INR), a bit greater than the gojek automotive. I lastly reached our homestay (50000 Rupiah (250 INR) per individual) round 3 a.m. and hit the mattress as a result of we have been too drained from the 24-hour journey.

Yogyakarta

Day 3: Yogyakarta Sightseeing after which Switch to Kuta, Bali

Borobudur Temple and Prambanan Temple (Yogyakarta)

The following day, I deliberate to go to the well-known Borobudur Temple and the Prambanan Temple which Yogyakarta is kind of well-known for. So, we left the homestay with our baggage since we had an evening flight to catch for Bali.

We left round 11 a.m for Borobudur and spent round 30-45 minutes on the lookout for a bus or a cab. Lastly, an Uber arrived and we boarded it to move out to Borobudur which was located round 50 km from Yogyakarta.

Fortunately, our Uber driver was actually pleasant and good and since he knew English, we have been capable of speak to him and study extra concerning the historical past and volcanoes of Java and the remainder of Indonesia. He informed us many wonderful tales and in addition provided to take us from Borobudur to Prambanan after which go away us on the airport.

So, we traveled the entire day in an A.C SUV for 470000 Rupiah (2300 INR). We actually may have lowered the associated fee if we knew the realm effectively and had a clue concerning the bus routes however alas, we have been blindsided there.

We first went to Borobudur and reached this place round 2 p.m.

Let me simply say that, it was undoubtedly love at first sight. We have now at all times been to historic and nature-friendly locations and Borobudur is one such marvelous place. You see so many Stupas right here, organized so fantastically collectively and you'll see volcanic mountains surrounding this place which supplies an incredible view.

The dawn is alleged to be actually distinctive right here and you possibly can simply spend an entire day simply gazing round and strolling by means of this architectural magnificence.

Borobudur Temple, Yogyakarta

We spent round 2 hours right here and didn't even notice a lot time had handed when it struck us that Prambanan stays open solely until 5 p.m. So, we ran to seek out our automotive and begin for the opposite wonderful web site, we stopped on the pharmacy however we acquired misplaced on our means out (Yeah, the exit from Borobudur is usually a little complicated). Though when you have time in hand, we might undoubtedly advise you to not miss the dawn in Borobudur.

Fortunately, our driver was ready simply exterior the exit so he guided us to the automotive and we sped towards the Prambanan temple to witness the sundown over there. On our means, our information informed us an incredible story of the Prambanan princess and the way the 999 temples of Prambanan got here to exist.

We lastly reached the well-known Prambanan temple round 4.45 p.m after which we simply strolled round marveling at the great thing about all of it. The temples right here resemble the Angkor Wat temple and you may also see the Merebu volcano from right here. We have been utterly mesmerized by the gorgeous sundown right here and wished we had a bit extra time.

Lastly, we began for the Yogyakarta airport for our flight to Bali (3200 INR) and stated goodbye to the cultural metropolis of Indonesia.

Observe: Entrance tickets (770000 Rupiah – 3700 INR per individual) to those UNESCO Heritage websites is kind of costly and legitimate for 2-3 days so just remember to take advantage of it and spend a minimum of a day at each the websites.

Kuta, Bali

We reached Bali, the preferred place in Indonesia,  round 11.30 p.m. and so we headed to discover a hostel for the night time. The cabs are fairly costly over right here so we walked the entire means from the airport to Kuta. It took us round 1-1.5 hours to succeed in the hostel and to know that it was already full.

So, we went in quest of one other hostel that is perhaps inside our price range and that's how we stumbled upon Legion avenue and the Kayun Hostel Downtown which is 100000 Rupiah (500 INR) per individual for an evening.

Prambanan Temple, Yogyakarta

Day 4: Kuta Sightseeing

The following day, we began for the seashores and the well-known Uluwatu temple of Bali. We employed a scooty from the beachfront facet for 130000 Rupiah (650 INR).

Kuta seaside was too crowded and extra a spot for surfers and households so we didn't spend an excessive amount of time right here.

Jimbaran and Pantai Pandawa Seaside

We headed to the Jimbaran seaside which was truly extra peaceable and spent an hour or two right here. We had our lunch on the seaside on a sunbed which value me about 2150000 Rupiah (650 INR).

Then, we headed to the Pantai Pandawa seaside which was on the opposite facet. It took us about 45 minutes to succeed in the place but it surely was so value it.

The path to Pantai Pandawa goes by means of a hilly street so there are a whole lot of twists and turns which actually make the entire journey a lot extra enjoyable. And the view close to the Pantai Pandawa seaside is simply too beautiful with the blue sea and the brilliant blue sky.

Uluwatu Temple

Subsequent, we headed to the Uluwatu temple which was one other 40 minutes by means of the hilly terrain. And it was actually each thrilling and scary. Driving within the Kuta area is a bit scary as folks velocity loads and the roads are too hilly so you need to be further cautious.

By the point we reached Uluwatu temple (Entrance worth: 30000 Rupiah – 150 INR per individual), it's virtually darkish and the temple was about to shut however we hurried a bit and have been capable of look from the within.

This temple on the cliff is de facto stunning and there are common reveals held right here which you'll watch to study a bit extra concerning the Balinese tradition.

Lastly, we headed again to our hostel as we had deliberate to occasion a bit within the streets and so, we went again and dressed up.

We danced with random strangers in numerous golf equipment and actually loved the vibe right here and has a extremely costly meal (98500 Rupiah – 500 INR per individual) at Sky Backyard Bali on Legion avenue however your complete night time was utterly value it.

Kuta Seaside

Day 5: Kuta to Ubud and Sacred Monkey Sanctuary

On our fifth day, we have been heading for the Ubud area which held the principle attraction for us. We had booked a van by means of our hostel itself which value us 80000 Rupiah (400 INR) per individual and took 2-3 hours to succeed in the place.

There, we checked in a hostel named The Joker Hostel (100000 Rupiah – 500 INR per individual) after which we made our strategy to the well-known Ubud Monkey Sanctuary.

Ubud Monkey Sanctuary

It was inside strolling distance from our place so it took us simply 20 minutes to succeed in and take the ticket (50000 Rupiah – 250 INR per individual).

The factor about Ubud is that it has a very reverse vibe to Kuta. It isn't a celebration place and most retailers shut down right here by 10 p.m. but it surely has a a lot cleaner and cooler environment. Additionally, there are lots of wonderful temples, waterfalls, and different sights right here than within the Kuta area.

The Monkey Sanctuary was one which is definitely large and full of quite a few monkeys (because the title suggests). It's a great spot to only chill and calm down and roam about.

Additionally, there are lots of exit factors right here so you need to watch out and at all times watch out for the monkeys, they will snatch away any fascinating gadgets from you. 😛

Then, we headed again to our hostel from one other gate which took us about 45 minutes. We relaxed for a while within the hostel. Within the night, we simply strolled across the procuring avenue and had a scrumptious Pizza meal at one of many locations.

Sacred Monkey Forest

Day 6: Ubud Sightseeing

Tegalalang Rice Fields (UNESCO Heritage Website)

This was our D-day after we have been going to cowl an important spots in Ubud. We began with the well-known Ubud Tegelalang Rice Fields and have been met with a sluggish downpour of rain. Nevertheless, on the way in which, we witnessed a extremely fairly dawn which completely made our day.

As soon as we reached the Tegelalang rice area, we have been simply blown away by its magnificence and its vastness. We didn't even notice how large this place truly is so we simply walked deeper into the place and spent a better a part of our morning right here. Additionally, there is no such thing as a entrance charge for this place so don't fall for anybody's entice.

Teganungan Waterfall

Subsequent, we got here again to our hostel to have some breakfast, after which we made our strategy to one other well-known attraction, Tegenungan Waterfall. The entry ticket to the waterfall is about 20000 Rupiah (100 INR) per individual. However ensure you go to this place within the morning as a result of, by the afternoon, it will get actually crowded.

So, we spent a few hours right here simply splashing within the water after which climbing to the highest of the waterfall.

Balinese Therapeutic massage and Swing at Zen Hideaway

Then, we headed again to the town to strive the well-known Balinese therapeutic massage. (100000 Rupiah – 500 INR per individual)

Now, this was our first time so we weren't certain how it will be and the way embarrassing it would become. However I need to say, each of us have been utterly happy with our expertise.

Our whole physique felt utterly unfastened and languid after it. Gosh, I can nonetheless keep in mind how nice it felt to only calm down and let your self get massaged.

After that, we headed for the very best swing in Bali at Zen Hideaway which was about 45 minutes from our hostel. The way in which to this place is completely picturesque and you'll witness a beautiful sundown from right here too.

Once we reached Zen Hideaway, the solar was about to set however we nonetheless had sufficient time to get pleasure from ourselves. So, I paid 520000 Rupiah (2500 INR) after which first tried my luck on the small swing to myself acquainted.

As soon as I used to be snug, I moved on to the larger swing, and God, how pretty it felt. It felt as if I used to be simply flying within the sky with no stress or worry.

Actually, that was probably the most releasing experiences of my life and I'm so glad that I gave it a shot.

Tegallalang Rice Fields

Day 7: Ubud to Kuta to Denpasar (Bali) to Probolinggo

Early morning, we began for the well-known Campuhan Ridge Stroll. The place was barely 2 km from our hostel after which stopped on the Water Palace on the way in which too.

Each of those locations are actually wonderful and nice locations to discover within the morning. We witnessed a good looking dawn from the Campuhan Ridgewalk though it took round 30-40 minutes of climbing on the trail.

Kuta to Denpasar (Bali)

Subsequent, we endured a sequence of misfortunes that by the way made our Indonesia itinerary much more memorable. We by chance booked the improper flight tickets for Surabaya which was close to our subsequent vacation spot.

Because of this, we had to determine another strategy to attain Surabaya from Bali. After a whole lot of searches, we discovered a bus that might be leaving within the night so we booked it for our journey.

We had a while to kill so we requested concerning the Scuba Diving value and the way a lot time it will take. The tour information stated it will barely take 2 hours and the associated fee could be 400000 Rupiah (2000 INR) per individual which was fairly low cost.

Alas, we forgot to counter the truth that site visitors in Kuta is unimaginable and so, we missed our bus.

Fortunately, the proprietor of the tour information returned our cash. We headed to the Denpasar bus in a taxi (115000 Rupiah – 560 INR). All this drama actually added the associated fee however we hoped to succeed in Bromo on time and have the ability to go to the well-known volcano.

Denpasar to Probolinggo

We discovered a bus for Probolinggo for 320000 Rupiah (1600 INR) per individual which took 12 hours.

Probably the most fascinating half about this journey was that the buses are transported to the opposite island through a ferry. So, they get loaded into the massive ferries the place you'll be able to go on the deck and stretch your legs for some time.

Campuhan Ridge, Ubud

Day 8: Probolinggo to Mount Bromo to Yogyakarta

Probolinggo to Mount Bromo

We reached Probolinggo at 5 a.m. within the morning. Then, we walked to the bus stand the place we might discover vans for Bromo.

Sadly, there weren't any vans going so early as a result of there weren't a whole lot of passengers. Often, you need to pay simply 20000 Rupiah (100 INR) per individual for reaching Bromo. Nevertheless, since we have been alone, we needed to rent your complete van for 325000 Rupiah (1600 INR).

After an hour, we reached Bromo and right here we took a room for 100000 Rupiah (500 INR). We freshened up after which headed to Bromo on a motorcycle (for 2 folks).

Mt. Bromo is an inactive volcano and seemed like some alien planet. You possibly can climb the steps to the mountain to succeed in the highest which may take about half-hour. There's a whole lot of mud flying round however when you attain the highest, the view seems to be spellbinding.

We spent a while on the Bromo after which we headed again to our room. We additionally wished to observe Bromo from afar and climb different peaks.

So, we employed two bike drivers to take us round. It value us 225000 Rupiah (1100 INR) per individual for your complete journey. And, they dropped us again on the Probolinggo bus stand in order that we may head again to Jakarta.

So we climbed the mountain on the bikes and it acquired so rattling chilly that we have been freezing by the point we returned. Nevertheless it was so wonderful. We watched Bromo from afar and it seemed pretty. However that's not all, we witnessed one of many beautiful sunsets too.

Mount Bromo

Mount Bromo to Surabaya to Yogyakarta

After having the time of our lives, we returned to Probolinggo. Then, we took a bus to Surabaya (30000 Rupiah – 150 INR per individual). We reached in 2-3 hours however we nonetheless needed to attain Jakarta from right here which was round 18-20 hours away. So, we took a bus to Yogyakarta for 138000 Rupiah (660 INR) per individual.

Day 9 and 10: Yogyakarta to Kuningan to Jakarta to India

Yogyakarta to Kuningan

From right here, issues went a bit downhill for us. We reached Yogyakarta early within the morning round 6 a.m. however Jakarta was nonetheless 12-14 hrs away.

So we have been ready for a bus to Bandung which might have ideally left us nearer to Jakarta. Nevertheless, since we have been in a rush, we took a bus to Kuningan (180000 Rupiah – 860 INR per individual).

Now, Kuningan is a small city that's 3-4 hours away from Jakarta. Sadly, we confused it with Jakarta's Kuningan. That was an enormous mistake. By the point we reached Kuningan (3-4 hrs away from Jakarta), it was 1 a.m. Our flight was at 7 a.m. within the morning.

Kuningan to Jakarta to India

By some means we acquired a neighborhood bus to Jakarta for 150000 Rupiah (720 INR) per individual, however we reached solely by 8 a.m. so we ended up lacking our flight to KL.

Fortunately, we acquired one other flight to KL leaving at 2 p.m. so we booked that and reached our vacation spot (Further value of 4400 INR per individual which we may have saved 🙁 ).

Bromo, Indonesia

There have been a whole lot of different mishaps even after reaching KL however let's maintain them for another time.

General, the Indonesia journey was a memorable one and I realized from the blunders that we made. I hope that you just realized one thing too and can now have the ability to plan a profitable Indonesia itinerary for your self.

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