10 days in Central Java Itinerary

10 days in Central Java Itinerary

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Fly
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Semarang
— 2 nights
Drive
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Prambanan
— 1 night
Drive to Adisutjipto International Airport, Fly to Karimun Jawa
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Karimun Jawa
— 1 night
Ferry to Jepara, Taxi to Magelang
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Magelang
— 1 night
Drive
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Dieng
— 2 nights
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Drive to Achmad Yani Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City

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Semarang

— 2 nights
An Indonesian port city, Semarang remains best known for its Dutch colonial architecture and 15th-century temple.
On the 8th (Wed), take a stroll through Semarang Rainbow Village, then pause for some photo ops at Sam Po Kong Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Lawang Sewu Building, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baiturrahman Great Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): walk around Taman Srigunting, then ponder the world of politics at Semarang Old Town, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Java Grand Mosque.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Semarang road trip tool.

New York City, USA to Semarang is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from New York City to Semarang. Traveling from New York City in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Semarang: highs are around 93°F and lows about 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Prambanan.

Things to do in Semarang

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Prambanan

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Prambanan Temples, then explore the ancient world of Ratu Boko, and then don't miss a visit to Sewu Temple.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Prambanan visit planning site.

Getting from Semarang to Prambanan by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Karimun Jawa.

Things to do in Prambanan

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Karimun Jawa

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): kick back and relax at Tanjung Gelam Beach.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Karimun Jawa online road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Prambanan to Karimun Jawa. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Magelang.

Things to do in Karimun Jawa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Magelang

— 1 night

Shining Magelang

Surrounded by mountains and rich in cultural heriatage, Magelang offers plenty of vacation ideas.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Borobudur Temple. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Candi Mendut (Temple), then admire the landmark architecture of Borobudur Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Candi Pawon.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Magelang driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Karimun Jawa to Magelang in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In September in Magelang, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dieng.

Things to do in Magelang

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dieng

— 2 nights
Of the estimated 400 small, squat temples that once covered the plateau of Dieng (Abode of the Gods), only a handful remain.
On the 14th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Arjuna Temple, take in the dramatic natural features at Dieng Plateau, and then stroll through Batu Ratapan Angin.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dieng route builder.

You can drive from Magelang to Dieng in 2.5 hours. September in Dieng sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dieng

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Central Java travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Historic Sites · Landmarks
Central Java, deemed to be the center of Javanese culture, centers on historical exploration. The towns in the region portray an interesting architectural aesthetic with influences from Chinese, Sundanese, and Arabian-Indonesian settlers showcased in town centers and market streets. Tourists often visit the state's famous World Heritage Sites to learn more about the Buddhist and Hindu dynasties that prospered on the island. Temple complexes now stand as impressive ruins of this era. Try the local cuisine of the region like lumpia (a hot spring roll) and bandeng presto (a dish made with milkfish).