36 days in Indonesia Itinerary

36 days in Indonesia Itinerary

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36 days in Indonesia Itinerary

Start: Groningen
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Padangbai, Bali
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Amed, Bali
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Kintamani, Bali
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Tampaksiring, Bali
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  1​h 45​min
5
Nusa Penida
— 3 nights
Ferry + Drive:  3​h
6
Pemuteran, Bali
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Labuan Bajo, Flores
— 4 nights
Travel:  4​h
8
Komodo National Park, Komodo
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h
9
Gili Meno
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Kuta, Bali
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Groningen

3
nights
Padangbai, Bali

Often overlooked as nothing more than a place to catch the ferry to Lombok or a fast boat to Gilis, Padangbai has a laid-back charm of its own.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and White Sand Beach Yoga. Visit Candidasa Beach and Virgin Beach for some beach relaxation. Go for a jaunt from Padangbai to Tenganan to see Tenganan Ancient Village about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Jagasatru Waterfall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Silayuki Temple, and Head underground at Goa Lawah Temple.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Padangbai trip itinerary planning app .

Groningen, Holland to Padangbai is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Central Indonesia Time is 7 hours. When traveling from Groningen in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Padangbai, with highs around 34°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Amed.

Things to do in Padangbai

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karangasem, Candidasa, Goa Lawah Temple, Tenganan Ancient Village
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
White Sand Beach Yoga ©
White Sand Beach Yoga

2
nights
Amed, Bali

A snaking coastline and quaint, sleepy fishing villages characterize Amed, a stretch of shorefront with seven villages in Bali's east.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, steep yourself in history at USS Liberty Shipwreck, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lempuyang Temple. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jemeluk Beach, steep yourself in history at Taman Tirtagangga, then contemplate the long history of Ujung Water Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Puri Agung Karangasem.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Amed trip planner .

Traveling by car from Padangbai to Amed takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Padangbai in August since evenings lows in Amed dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Kintamani.

Things to do in Amed

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Karangasem, Puri Agung Karangasem, USS Liberty Shipwreck, Lempuyang Temple
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
USS Liberty Shipwreck ©
USS Liberty Shipwreck
Jemeluk Beach ©
Jemeluk Beach

3
nights
Kintamani, Bali

Kintamani ©
With mountains, volcanic lakes, historical temples, and a rich local culture, a Kintamani holiday offers plenty of delights.
Take a break from the city and head to Mt Batur and Climbing Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Penglipuran and Ulun Danu Batur Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Ponjok Batu Temple (in Pacung), Lake Beratan (in Tabanan) and Meduwe Karang Hindu Temple (in Bukti). There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Batur (Danau Batur) and take in the natural beauty of Batur Natural Hot Spring.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kintamani tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Amed to Kintamani in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Amed in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Kintamani. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tampaksiring.

Things to do in Kintamani

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Meduwe Karang Hindu Temple, Batur Natural Hot Spring, Ponjok Batu Temple, Lake Beratan, Penglipuran
Highlights from your plan
Mt Batur ©
Mt Batur
Climbing Tours
Penglipuran ©
Penglipuran

2
nights
Tampaksiring, Bali

Tampaksiring ©
Situated about 18 km (11 mi) east of Ubud, Tampaksiring represents one of Bali's first pre-colonial kingdoms, and also houses one of the biggest and most important temples in the whole of Indonesia.
On the 11th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Mount Kawi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirta Empul Temple, then don't miss a visit to Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple, and finally relax in the rural setting at Bali Pulina Agro Tourism. On the next day, make a trip to Istana Tampak Siring, look for all kinds of wild species at Uma Pakel Agro Tourism, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tampaksiring road trip planner .

You can drive from Kintamani to Tampaksiring in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nusa Penida.

Things to do in Tampaksiring

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Tegalalang, Bali Pulina Coffee Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Mount Kawi ©
Mount Kawi
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple ©
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple

3
nights
Nusa Penida

Nusa Penida ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Kelingking Beach and Angel's Billabong. Relax by the water at Pasih Uug Beach and Pasih Andus.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nusa Penida trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Tampaksiring to Nusa Penida in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Pemuteran.

Things to do in Nusa Penida

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kelingking Beach ©
Kelingking Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Pasih Uug Beach ©
Pasih Uug Beach

4
nights
Pemuteran, Bali

The small fishing village of Pemuteran, just off the west coast of Bali, has become a popular tourism destination among domestic and international visitors for its scenic, pristine beaches and vibrant local community.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Brahma Vihara Arama Buddhist Monastery and Cocoa Grounds Bali. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Menjangan Island and Munduk Waterfall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pemuteran: Lovina Beach (in Lovina Beach) and Air Panas Banjar Hot Spring (in Singaraja). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Pulaki Temple (Pura Pulaki), stroll through Pemuteran Beach, and identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Project.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Pemuteran travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Nusa Penida to Pemuteran in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Labuan Bajo.

Things to do in Pemuteran

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Buleleng District, Pulaki Temple (Pura Pulaki), Munduk Waterfall, Lovina Beach, Air Panas Banjar Hot Spring
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Menjangan Island ©
Menjangan Island
Munduk Waterfall ©
Munduk Waterfall

4
nights
Labuan Bajo, Flores

A trip to Labuan Bajo, an idyllic fishing village at the northwestern tip of Flores, offers the chance to unwind and experience traditional life without sacrificing comfort.
Get outdoors at Shark Diving and Speed Boats Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Padar Island and Love Hill. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, step off the mainland to explore Kanawa Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Waecicu Beach, and Head underground at Batu Cermin Cave.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Labuan Bajo trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Pemuteran to Labuan Bajo takes 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Komodo National Park.

Things to do in Labuan Bajo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Speed Boats Tours

3
nights
Komodo National Park, Komodo

Komodo National Park ©
Originally established to protect the giant lizards that share its name, today Komodo National Park preserves all species of vegetation and wildlife found on its 29 islands, where the biodiversity has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Get outdoors at Komodo and Komodo National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Manta Point and Pink Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Komodo National Park trip itinerary app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Labuan Bajo to Komodo National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Gili Meno.

Things to do in Komodo National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Komodo
Highlights from your plan
Komodo National Park ©
Komodo National Park
Komodo ©
Komodo
Manta Point ©
Manta Point

1
night
Gili Meno

Gili Meno ©
The smallest of the three islands near Lombok, Gili Meno affords a truly secluded feel, with its tiny population of 500 mainly concentrated in the center.
On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Nest Statues Jason de Caires Taylor, then enjoy the sand and surf at Gili Meno Beach, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gili Meno trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Komodo National Park to Gili Meno with the Route module. August in Gili Meno sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Gili Meno

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Gili Meno Beach ©
Gili Meno Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

8
nights
Kuta, Bali

Kuta ©
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Taman Ayun Temple and River Rafting & Tubing. Relax by the water at Balangan Beach and Jimbaran Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Kuta side-trips: Bingin Beach (in Pecatu), Nusa Lembongan (Yellow Bridge & Devil's Tears) and Sangeh Monkey Forest (in Sangeh). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Turtle Conservation and Education Centre, go for a walk through Waterblow, make a trip to Jatiluwih Green Land, and examine the collection at Bali Trick Art.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kuta itinerary builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gili Meno to Kuta. Traveling from Gili Meno in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kuta, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Ubud, Ungasan, Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Dua, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Devil's Tears ©
Devil's Tears
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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