Indonesia is a hugely diverse country, from the craziness of Jakarta to the peaceful beaches in Bali and the dramatic landscapes of Central Java. It’s a country of contrasts and culture. We spent 29 nights in this amazing place, click on the links below to read detailed posts for each place.
We flew from Singapore to Jakarta with AirAsia and spent 2 nights, which was enough. Then we took an 8 hour train journey to Yogyakarta where we spent 3 nights in the city centre including a visit to Prambanan, then 2 nights in Borobudur then back to the city centre for 1 night.
An early morning train took us to Malang for 6 nights then we took the bus to Mt Bromo. From there we took a train and a ferry to Bali where we spent 2 nights in Lovina and 11 nights with my Mam and Dad in Sanur.
I’ve also done a post on Getting Around and Essential Info, visas, currency etc. to help you plan a trip.
We had planned on visiting Mt Ijen but for ethical reasons we decided to skip it. It didn’t feel right to be standing in a gas mask and protective gear while the sulphur workers who breath in the air every single day have no protection at all. I’m sure the hike and the views would have been amazing, but my conscience wouldn’t allow me to find out.
Also, Malang was 6 nights because we were sick, ideally we would have only been there for 2 nights and spent the extra 4 nights in Bali, maybe Ubud.