25 days in Central Java Itinerary

25 days in Central Java Itinerary

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Prambanan
— 1 night
Drive
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Solo
— 5 nights
Drive
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Semarang
— 6 nights
Drive
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Dieng
— 4 nights
Drive
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Magelang
— 5 nights
Taxi to Jepara, Ferry to Karimun Jawa
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Karimun Jawa
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Jepara, Bus to Semarang, Terminal Terboyo, Taxi to Ahmad Yani, Fly to Jakarta

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Prambanan

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the ancient world of Sojiwan Temple and then explore the activities along Rowo Jombor. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Prambanan Temples, then steep yourself in history at Lumbung Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sendang Sriningsih.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Prambanan sightseeing planner.

Jakarta to Prambanan is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Solo.

Things to do in Prambanan

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Solo

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Solo: Sangiran Museum and Early Man Site (in Sragen) and Karanganyar (Cetho Temple & De Tjolomadoe). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museum Batik Danar Hadi, step into the grandiose world of Mangkunegaran Palace, browse the range of quality goods at Solo Paragon Mall, and delve into the distant past at Sukuh Temple.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Solo travel planning website.

Drive from Prambanan to Solo in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Semarang.

Things to do in Solo

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Semarang

— 6 nights
An Indonesian port city, Semarang remains best known for its Dutch colonial architecture and 15th-century temple.
Change things up with these side-trips from Semarang: Klenting Kuning Waterfall (in Bandungan) and Ambarawa Railway Museum (in Ambarawa). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Lawang Sewu Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sam Po Kong Temple, make a trip to Simpang Lima, and pause for some serene contemplation at Gereja Santa Perawan Maria Ratu Rosario Suci Randusari - Katedral.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Semarang trip tool.

Traveling by car from Solo to Semarang takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Semarang are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Dieng.

Things to do in Semarang

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dieng

— 4 nights
Of the estimated 400 small, squat temples that once covered the plateau of Dieng (Abode of the Gods), only a handful remain.
Dieng is known for nature, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Dieng Plateau, take in the awesome beauty at Prahu Mountain, stop by IGM Shop, and take a stroll through Sembungan Village.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dieng day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Semarang to Dieng in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Dieng are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Magelang.

Things to do in Dieng

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Magelang

— 5 nights

Shining Magelang

Surrounded by mountains and rich in cultural heriatage, Magelang offers plenty of vacation ideas.
Change things up with these side-trips from Magelang: Studio Mendut (in Mendut) and Gedong Songo Temple (in Ambarawa). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Borobudur Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Candi Pawon, get great views at Ketep Pass, and make a trip to Selogriyo Temple.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Magelang trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dieng to Magelang takes 2.5 hours. In June in Magelang, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Karimun Jawa.

Things to do in Magelang

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Karimun Jawa

— 3 nights
Karimun Jawa is known for beaches, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Menjangan Kecil Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Tanjung Gelam Beach, see some colorful creatures with Dolphin Karimunjawa, and don't miss a visit to Karimunjawa Love Hill.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Karimun Jawa route maker.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Magelang to Karimun Jawa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Karimun Jawa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Highlights from your 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).