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
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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 De Tjolomadoe will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Agung Surakarta Mosque and Laweyan Mosque. When in Solo, make a side trip to see Cetho Temple in Karanganyar, approximately Karanganyar away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Keraton Surakarta Hadiningrat, examine the collection at Museum Batik Danar Hadi, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary Regina, and stroll the grounds of Astana Giribangun.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Solo trip itinerary maker app.

Tallinn, Estonia to Solo is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Tallinn to Solo. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tallinn in July: high temperatures in Solo hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for the flight 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 Fort Rotterdam. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rammang-Rammang Village and Al Fatih Al Anshar Mosque. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Losari Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vihara Ibu Agung Bahari, stroll the grounds of The Tomb of Pangeran Diponegoro, and explore and take pictures at Watansoppeng (Bat City).

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Makassar trip maker.

Getting from Solo to Makassar by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: 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. In July in Makassar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Rantepao.

Things to do in Makassar

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

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 Batutumongga and Suaya. Kuburan Batu Lemo and Kete Kesu Village will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Makale (Mount Nona, Kambira, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Marante, make a trip to Toraja Village, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Londa Burial Caves.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Rantepao trip planner.

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 · Nature · Parks

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 Candi Mendut (Temple). St. Joseph Church (Gedangan Church) 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: contemplate the waterfront views at 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 · Nature · Parks

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.