22 days in Central Java & Yogyakarta Region Itinerary

22 days in Central Java & Yogyakarta Region Itinerary

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Semarang
— 3 nights
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Dieng
— 2 nights
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Magelang
— 3 nights
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Sleman
— 2 nights
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Bantul
— 3 nights
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Wonosari
— 3 nights
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Prambanan
— 2 nights
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Solo
— 3 nights
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Semarang

— 3 nights
An Indonesian port city, Semarang remains best known for its Dutch colonial architecture and 15th-century temple.
Take a break from Semarang with a short trip to Maria Kerep Cave in Ambarawa, about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sam Po Kong Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Blenduk Church, admire the architecture and history at Semarang Old Town, and delve into the mystery of Lawang Sewu Building.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Semarang itinerary site.

Jakarta to Semarang is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dieng.

Things to do in Semarang

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

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 5th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Telaga Warna, tour the pleasant surroundings at Batu Ratapan Angin, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Dieng Plateau. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Prau, then stop by IGM Shop, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Sikunir.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Dieng trip planner.

Getting from Semarang to Dieng by car takes about 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Dieng can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Magelang.

Things to do in Dieng

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Magelang

— 3 nights

Shining Magelang

Surrounded by mountains and rich in cultural heriatage, Magelang offers plenty of vacation ideas.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Magelang: Yogyakarta (The Palace of Yogyakarta & Taman Pintar Science Park). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Borobudur Temple, stop by Hamzah Batik, make a trip to Taman Sari, and stroll through Omah Pring.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Magelang trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Dieng to Magelang takes 2.5 hours. In January in Magelang, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Sleman.

Things to do in Magelang

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Sleman

— 2 nights
Sleman, the capital of Sleman Regency, sits on the road between Yogyakarta and Magelang.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): experience rural life at Sabila Farm, get engrossed in the history at Ullen Sentalu Museum, and then get impressive views of Puncak Merapi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Jeep Wisata Merapi - Day Tours, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then get some fabulous bargains at Dowa Bag & Factory.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sleman holiday tool.

You can drive from Magelang to Sleman in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bantul.

Things to do in Sleman

Parks · Museums · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Bantul

— 3 nights
Bantul is a town and the capital of Bantul Regency, Yogyakarta Province, Java, Indonesia. Change things up with these side-trips from Bantul: Kulon Progo (Pule Payung & Kalibiru National Park), Parangtritis Beach (in Parangtritis) and Imogiri Pine Forest (in Imogiri). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Ganjuran Church, look for gifts at Batik Seno, take in nature's colorful creations at Fruit Garden Mangunan Yogyakarta, and explore the ancient world of Gumuling Well.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bantul trip planning site.

You can drive from Sleman to Bantul in an hour. In January in Bantul, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Wonosari.

Things to do in Bantul

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Wonosari

— 3 nights
Step out of Wonosari to go to Tepus and see Timang Beach, which is approximately 1h 5 min away.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Wonosari road trip site.

You can drive from Bantul to Wonosari in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Prambanan.

Things to do in Wonosari

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Prambanan

— 2 nights
On the 18th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Ijo Temple, delve into the distant past at Ratu Boko, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banyunibo. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Merak Temple, then delve into the distant past at Sewu Temple, and then contemplate the long history of Prambanan Temples.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Prambanan road trip website.

Drive from Wonosari to Prambanan in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Solo.

Things to do in Prambanan

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Solo

— 3 nights
Traditional Javanese culture thrives in the city of Solo (also called Surakarta), from ancient arts such as wayang puppetry, dangdut music, and Solonese dance, to the production of batik, a traditional patterned fabric.
Go for a jaunt from Solo to Karanganyar to see Cetho Temple about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum Batik Danar Hadi, savor the flavors at Roti Mandarijn - Orion, make a trip to Astana Giribangun, and delve into the distant past at Sukuh Temple.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Solo planner.

Getting from Prambanan to Solo by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January in Solo, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Solo

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Central Java travel guide

4.2
Ruins · Architectural Buildings · 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).

Yogyakarta Region travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Shopping
Cultural City
Take a trip to Yogyakarta to experience life in the cultural epicenter of Javanese culture, founded in the 18th century and boasting a complex history of imperial wrangling, revolutions, and wars. Residents remain fiercely proud of their cultural heritage and their city's position within the state. Grand buildings, old and new, sit alongside one another, while a range of educational centers provide insight into traditional Javanese art and culture. Out of town, someĀ  of the most famous religious sites in the world occupy sprawling, town-size grounds with well-preserved ruins.