2 Weeks in Indonesia: Our Recommendations

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Few people would ever deny the huge number of experiences you can have with 2 week Indonesia itinerary. Start out by scouring the islands of Java and Bali. Discover Borobudur, one of the world’s largest temple complexes. Take in the atmospheric streets of Bandung and explore Ubud’s arts and crafts scene. Volcanic mountains galore both the islands. While Java is known for the iconic Mount Bromo, Mount Batur towers over the island of Bali. Have a pick of one and hike to its summit. Look out for Komodo dragons while in Flores, or go island hopping in Gili. Soak up Gili’s stunning coastlines and kick back on a beach. Check out our top five recommendations for 2 weeks in Indonesia right here.

2 Weeks in Indonesia: Java and Bali Explorer

This Indonesian temple is an iconic temple of Bali.
Ulun Danu Bratan is a temple iconic to Bali
Day 1 Arrive in Jakarta, Indonesia’s buzzing capital
Day 2 Discover Jakarta on a full-day guided tour
Day 3 Travel to Pangandaran
Day 4 Swim among the unusual rock formations of Green Canyon
Day 5 Travel to Yogyakarta, Java’s cultural hub
Day 6 Admire the ancient temple of Borobudur
Day 7 Cycle through Yogyakarta’s countryside
Day 8 Visit Seloliman Nature Reserve
Day 9 See iconic Mount Bromo
Day 10 Summit Mount Bromo
Day 11 Cross the Java Strait and travel to Pemuteran
Day 12 Enjoy the laid-back vibe of Pemuteran
Day 13 Tour the markets of Ubud
Day 14 Check out your hotel for your journey home.

No other destinations in Indonesia are able to represent this massive country quite so well as the islands of Java and Bali. Between them, they contain modern cities, extraordinary natural attractions, intriguing cultures, and a staggering number of excellent beaches. This two-week tour does justice to the region and covers highlights like Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Pemuteran, and Ubud. See unmissable sights like Borobudur and Mount Bromo. Swim amid the unique rock formations of Green Canyon and explore Seloliman Nature Reserve. See tour.

2 weeks in Indonesia: Treasures of Java and Bali

Borobudur, an Indonesian temple is popular for its open work stupas.
This Indonesian temple is located in Yogyakarta
Day 1 Settle into your hotel in Yogyakarta
Day 2 Explore Borobudur, one of world’s largest temple complexes
Day 3 Head to Dieng Plateau, the ‘abode of gods’
Day 4 Descend into Jomblang and Grubug caves
Day 5  Relax in the cool climes of Mount Bromo region
Day 6  Watch sunrise over Mount Bromo, ride pony to its summit
Day 7  Trek to the top of Mount Ijen
Day 8 Snorkel beneath the waves at Menjangan
Day 9 Discover Ubud, Lake Beratan, and Jatiluwih rice terraces
Day 10 Go rafting down Ayung River
Day 11 Hike through Campuhan Ridge Walk
Day 12 Visit Uluwatu Temple near Nusa Dua
Day 13 Enjoy a free day on Nusa Dua’s beaches
Day 14 Bid farewell to Bali

Designed to provide visitors with real insights into the culture and nature of the region, this Java and Bali tour is sure to ignite a life-long love of the country. Combine heritages such as Borobudur and Uluwatu Temple with a variety of activities like hiking, rafting, and snorkeling. Ride a pony to the top of Mount Bromo’s crater and kick back on the beaches of Nusa Dua. If it is a true exploration of Indonesia you have set your heart on, this is the tour for you! See tour.

15 days in Indonesia (actually 14!): Highlights of Bali and Lombok

Gili Trawangan has a lot of options for things to do.
Enjoy a swing on the sea swings of Gili Trawangan
Day 1 Check into your hotel in Sanur Bali
Day 2 Walk among the rice terraces of Jatiluwih
Day 3 Drive through mountain roads to Kintamani
Day 4 Enjoy an orientation walk in Ubud
Day 5 Explore Ubud on your own
Day 6 Relax on the unspoiled beaches of Candidasa
Day 7 Spend another day by the ocean in Candidasa
Day 8 Sail across the Lombok Strait to Kuta
Day 9 Make the best of your Kuta stay with optional tours
Day 10 Discover Tetebatu’s countryside
Day 11 Hop on a ferry to Gili Trawangan
Day 12 Take in the sights of Gili Trawangan on your own
Day 13 Return to Bali by boat
Day 14 Catch your flight home

Cover the highlights of Bali and Lombok during this 14-day tour. In addition to having plenty of free time to experience beaches and islands (including Gili Trawangan), you will also be able to soak up the sights of cliff-hugging rice terraces and lofty sunrises over mountains. Follow in the footsteps of the indigenous people in Lombok as you hike through ancient tracks. On Gili Trawangan you have the option of swimming in its crystal-clear waters, soaking up the sun on its sands, or seeking out its unusual heritage by bicycle. See tour.

2 weeks in Indonesia: In Search of Dragons

The scenic architecture in Bali is worth the travel
Day 1 Take in the sights and sounds of Bali
Day 2 Enjoy a free day in Seminyak
Day 3 Travel to the traditional villages of Flores
Day 4 See sunrise over Mount Kelimutu from viewpoint
Day 5 Swap stories and share tea in authentic Ngada village
Day 6 Explore the craft market in Ruteng
Day 7 See the unique Lingko paddy fields
Day 8 Go cruising around Komodo and Rinca islands
Day 9 Search for Komodo dragons on their island home
Day 10 Snorkel in the coral-rich waters of Komodo
Day 11 Fly to Lombok, explore villages below Rinjani volcano
Day 12 Sample authentic Lombok cuisine
Day 13  Cycle the backroads of Lombok
Day 14 End your trip in Senggigi

This 14-day tour covers no less than five islands. And what islands they are! The beaches of Bali probably need no introduction, yet remain a great way to begin any Indonesian vacation. You will then travel to Flores, a stronghold of unique traditions. It is also the gateway to Komodo National Park, the only place in the world where you can see wild Komodo dragons roam. Spend three days sailing around the archipelago in search of these beasts before ending your two-week journey in verdant Lombok. See tour.

As seen in the itineraries provided above, two weeks is a good duration to make a memorable trip to Indonesia. If you’d like to plan a similar holiday or something completely different for yourself, connect with our Travel Experts in Indonesia. For more on how many days to spend, head to our guide on Indonesia itineraries

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