7 Days in Indonesia: Our Recommendations

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You could literally spend years exploring Indonesia’s islands and still be left with a biblical bucket list. Stick to just a couple of the 17,000 islands that form this beguiling Southeast Asian country and you will experience a whole lot more. Given their size, Bali and Flores make for a great destination however many times you have stepped on the islands before. So why not check out our top 3 recommendations for 7 days in Indonesia? All the tours below last between seven and eight days.

7 DAYS IN INDONESIA: UNMISSABLE BALI

Be mesmerized with the beautiful sunset over the horizon in Bali
Watch surreal sunsets over the horizon in Bali.
Day 1 Get your first feel of Bali
Day 2 Discover Bali’s religious heritage
Day 3 Watch traditional dance, catch your first glimpses of Mount Batur
Day 4 Head for Bali’s most important Hindu temple
Day 5 Soak up local life on the shores of Beratan Lake
Day 6 Enjoy a free day in Ubud
Day 7 Depart from Bali

Starting and ending in Denpasar, this seven-day tour captures all of Bali’s best bits and has been carefully put together to combine the island’s natural beauty and rich culture. Get the lowdown of Bali’s ornate Hindu temples from your tour guide. See a regional dance in a village and feast your eyes on the exquisite craftsmanship of Balinese artisans. Take in the sights of soaring peaks and misty mountains formed by active volcanoes, including Mount Batur, and learn more about the lives of locals living on the shores of Beratan Lake. See tour. 

8 DAYS IN INDONESIA: ICONIC BALI

The amazing temples in Ubud will surely leave you speechless.
 Immerse yourself in the ancient architecture of Ubud.
Day 1 Arrive in Bali and transfer to your Canggu villa
Day 2 Free day to explore Canggu’s beaches
Day 3 Visit Tanah Lot temple and Jatiluwih rice terraces
Day 4 See Aling-Aling Waterfall and Ulun Danu Temple
Day 5 Travel to Mount Batur, see stunning Tegalalang
Day 6 Head for southern Bali, take a dip in Tegenungan Waterfall
Day 7 Soak up the sun on Melasti and Dreamland beaches
Day 8 Bid farewell to Bali

Get a feel for Bali’s soul during this eight-day tour. Admire its cascading waterfalls and relax on golden sand beaches that dot Bali’s coastline. Your journey starts from Ubud, Bali’s cultural capital, and takes you to the northern part of the island, home to the famous Tanah Lot Temple and the photogenic Jatiluwih rice terraces. Enjoy stunning views from Mount Batur and kick back on the beaches of southern Bali. Enjoy the epitome of traditional Indonesian hospitality all along the way with accommodation in four and five-star hotels. See tour.

8 DAYS IN INDONESIA: FLORES FROM TWO WHEELS

Raja Ampat is one of the best dive sites in Indonesia
Raja Ampat is one of the best dive sites in Indonesia.
Day 1 Arrive in Flores
Day 2 Cycle from Maumere to Wolowaru
Day 3 Enjoy sunrise over Lake Kelimutu before continuing to Ende
Day 4 Pedal to the hot spring of So’a
Day 5 Ride past Bena’s traditional houses
Day 6 Travel through paddle fields on your way to Kenda
Day 7 Continue to Labuan Bajo
Day 8 Visit Batu Cermin Cave and prepare for departure

Dive into Flores’ culture and wildlife with this eight-day tour. Head west from the capital of the Sikka Regency in Maumere, circling lofty mountains and crisscrossing the region’s rice terraces. Off the saddle, you will have plenty of time to experience this lesser-known part of the country, with visits to So’a and Kelimutu National Park. And if you think the beach is missing, think again. You will get to spend time on Paga beach and the sandy stretches of Labuan Bajo as part of this tour. See tour.

Whether you want to bike through the landscapes, explore the ancient architectures, or just kick back in Bali, it is all possible, even with only about 7 days in Indonesia. We hope the above-listed itineraries for around 7 days have inspired you to book your next trip to Indonesia. If you'd like to customize your own journey, then talk to one of our travel experts in Indonesia today! For other recommended itineraries and possible trip durations, check out our guide on how long to spend in Indonesia.

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