24 days in Java & Sulawesi Itinerary

24 days in Java & Sulawesi Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to Adisumarmo International Airport, Drive to Solo
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Solo
— 7 nights
Fly
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Makassar
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rantepao
— 3 nights
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Drive to Bua Airport, Fly to Adisutjipto International Airport, Drive to Magelang
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Magelang
— 5 nights
Drive
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Prambanan
— 2 nights
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Solo

— 7 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.
Kampoeng Batik Laweyan and Sukuh Temple will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Agung Surakarta Mosque and Keraton Surakarta Hadiningrat. Get out of town with these interesting Solo side-trips: Karanganyar (Cetho Temple & De Tjolomadoe). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Astana Giribangun, examine the collection at Keris Museum, admire the striking features of Loji Gandrung, and contemplate the long history of Laweyan Mosque.

Plan my day in Solo using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Tallinn, Estonia to Solo is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Tallinn to Solo, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tallinn in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Solo: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Makassar.

Things to do in Solo

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Makassar

— 3 nights
One of the nation's major port cities, the multicultural melting pot of Makassar gets most of its bustle from commerce and the shipping industry.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Makassar Great Mosque and Al Fatih Al Anshar Mosque. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rammang-Rammang Village and The Tomb of Pangeran Diponegoro. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Losari Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque Amirul Mukminin, steep yourself in history at Fort Rotterdam, and look for gifts at Toko Kerajinan Unggul.

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You can fly from Solo to Makassar in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Central Indonesia Time (WITA), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Rantepao.

Things to do in Makassar

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Rantepao

— 3 nights
Rantepao, the main town in the Tana Toraja region, remains an unassuming destination where urban streets blend with country roads and lead to traditional villages and small farms.
Explore hidden gems such as Toraja Village and Batutumongga. Kuburan Batu Lemo and Kete Kesu Village will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Makale (Mount Nona, Suaya, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Marante, make a trip to Tugu Salib Bukit Singki, and stroll the grounds of Londa Burial Caves.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rantepao itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Makassar to Rantepao in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Magelang.

Things to do in Rantepao

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Magelang

— 5 nights

Shining Magelang

Surrounded by mountains and rich in cultural heriatage, Magelang offers plenty of vacation ideas.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Borobudur Temple and St. Joseph Church (Gedangan Church). Candi Mendut (Temple) and Gereja Santa Perawan Maria Ratu Rosario Suci Randusari - Katedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Studio Mendut (in Mendut) and Semarang (Old City 3D Trick Art Museum, Baiturrahman Great Mosque, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museum OHD, admire the landmark architecture of Kauman Great Mosque, don't miss a visit to Chicken Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Candi Pawon.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Magelang route maker website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rantepao to Magelang. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rantepao to Magelang due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Prambanan.

Things to do in Magelang

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Prambanan

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Ratu Boko, explore the ancient world of Banyunibo, and then steep yourself in history at Prambanan Temples. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Luweng Sampeng, then make a trip to Desa Wisata Nglanggeran, and then make a trip to Sojiwan Temple.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Prambanan day trip app.

Traveling by car from Magelang to Prambanan takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Prambanan

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Java travel guide

4.1
Shopping Malls · Architectural Buildings · Theme Parks
Home to over half of Indonesia's population, the island of Java contains the national capital Jakarta, as well as soaring volcanoes, fertile rice paddies, and tiny villages virtually untouched by the modern world. A trip to Java takes you to one of the most densely populated places on the planet, where over 130 million people inhabit an area roughly the size of Greece. The political and economic heart of Indonesia, this island is home to giant cities with lively restaurant and art scenes. Do spend part of your Java vacation exploring the countryside as well: here you can discover sprawling national parks, ancient Buddhist temples, unspoiled rainforests, sandy beaches, and small communities living according to their centuries-old traditions.

Sulawesi travel guide

3.9
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Historic Sites
Sulawesi, an Indonesian island with four peninsulas, stands as the eleventh largest island in the world. The island features six national parks, 19 nature reserves, and three protected marine areas. The habitats here support a mix of Asian and Australian species, with 79 species of mammals endemic to the island, including the anoa (or dwarf buffalo), and Sulawesi palm civet. Thick, lush jungles back up to the island's jagged coastline. Villages provide a glimpse into the different ways of life that have evolved in these isolated communities.