Indonesia has so much to offer, we spent 30 days in the country and only scratched the surface. Central Java has some of the worlds most impressive temples while East Java has untouched volcanic landscapes. The island of Bali is the perfect place to unwind after hectic Java.
Our daily costs worked out at £45 between both of us, that includes all trains, ferries and buses as well as accommodation.
Getting Around: Java is the most organised and easiest place for getting around, public transport is a bit more hit and miss on Bali but drivers are inexpensive. See our “Getting Around Indonesia” post by clicking HERE.
Accommodation: We were in Indonesia for 29 nights and spent an average of £22/night staying in a mixture of basic B&B’s and hotels. I booked everything on Hotels.com.
Visa: UK Passport holders do not currently need a visa to enter Indonesia providing that your visit is less than 30 days. We weren’t asked for any proof of onward travel.
Vaccinations: At the time of writing (November 2017) there are no vaccinations required. Anti-malaria medication will be needed for certain areas. See fitfortravel.nhs for a malaria high risk area map. Java and Bali are both Malaria free.
Dress Code: Although you won’t be the only tourist in Java, I did feel uncomfortable in shorts, I got stared at A LOT, everywhere else was perfectly fine. Most religious sites will give you a sarong to borrow if your knees are on show.
Money: The currency in the Indonesia is the Indonesian Rupiah. ATM’s we’re very easy to find in larger towns and all over Bali, there was no ATM in Bromo. Exchange rates in November 2017 below:
£1 (GBP) = Rp 17,848
$1 (USD) = Rp 13,547
€1 (EUR) = Rp 15,960