44 days in Central Java & Yogyakarta Region Itinerary

44 days in Central Java & Yogyakarta Region Itinerary

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Purwokerto
— 3 nights
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Dieng
— 4 nights
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Magelang
— 5 nights
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Sleman
— 6 nights
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Bantul
— 5 nights
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Depok
— 4 nights
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Prambanan
— 3 nights
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Wonosari
— 3 nights
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Solo
— 5 nights
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Purwokerto

— 3 nights
Explore Purwokerto's surroundings by going to Banyumas (Jenggala Waterfall & Telaga Sunyi), Teluk Penyu Beach (in Cilacap) and Cheng Hoo Mosque (in Purbalingga).

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Purwokerto trip planning site.

Pacitan to Purwokerto is an approximately 7-hour car ride. In January in Purwokerto, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dieng.

Things to do in Purwokerto

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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, stroll through Sembungan Village, contemplate the waterfront views at Telaga Warna, and make a trip to Batu Ratapan Angin.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dieng travel app.

Traveling by car from Purwokerto to Dieng takes 3.5 hours. In January in Dieng, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Magelang.

Things to do in Dieng

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Magelang

— 5 nights

Shining Magelang

Surrounded by mountains and rich in cultural heriatage, Magelang offers plenty of vacation ideas.
Get out of town with these interesting Magelang side-trips: Yogyakarta (The Palace of Yogyakarta, Taman Pintar Science Park, &more) and Gedong Songo Temple (in Ambarawa). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Borobudur Temple, look for gifts at Hamzah Batik, see the interesting displays at Fort Vredeburg Museum, and get in on the family fun at De Mata Trick Eye 3D Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Magelang online trip builder.

You can drive from Dieng to Magelang in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Magelang are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sleman.

Things to do in Magelang

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Sleman

— 6 nights
Sleman, the capital of Sleman Regency, sits on the road between Yogyakarta and Magelang.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sleman: Kulon Progo (Ayunan Langit & The Cave of Holy Mary Sendangsono). Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Puncak Merapi, experience rural life at Sabila Farm, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get in on the family fun at Taman Pelangi.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Sleman trip simple and quick.

Getting from Magelang to Sleman by car takes about an hour. In January, daytime highs in Sleman are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bantul.

Things to do in Sleman

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Bantul

— 5 nights
Bantul is a town and the capital of Bantul Regency, Yogyakarta Province, Java, Indonesia. Get out of town with these interesting Bantul side-trips: Taman Sungai Mudal (in Wates), Kulon Progo (Canting Mas Puncak Dipowono & Kalibiru National Park) and Imogiri Pine Forest (in Imogiri). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Ganjuran Church, get engrossed in the history at History of Java Museum, stop by Batik Seno, and go for a walk through Paragliding Hill.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bantul trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sleman to Bantul takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Depok.

Things to do in Bantul

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Depok

— 4 nights
Depok is known for museums, spas, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Affandi Museum, contemplate the long history of Taru Martani, make a splash at Jogja Bay Waterpark, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kranggan Market.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Depok online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bantul to Depok takes an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Depok can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Prambanan.

Things to do in Depok

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Prambanan

— 3 nights
When in Prambanan, make a side trip to see Merak Temple in Klaten, approximately Klaten away.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Prambanan online holiday planner.

Prambanan is very close to Depok. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Wonosari.

Things to do in Prambanan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Wonosari

— 3 nights
Take a break from Wonosari with a short trip to Timang Beach in Tepus, about 1h 5 min away.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Wonosari trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Prambanan to Wonosari takes an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Wonosari can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Solo.

Things to do in Wonosari

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Solo side-trips: Karanganyar (Cetho Temple, Air Terjun Grojokan Sewu, &more) and Umbul Ponggok (in Klaten). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museum Batik Danar Hadi, don't miss a visit to St. Antonius Church Purbayan, explore the historical opulence of Mangkunegaran Palace, and steep yourself in history at Kampoeng Batik Laweyan.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Solo trip planner.

Drive from Wonosari to Solo in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Semarang.

Things to do in Solo

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Semarang

— 5 nights
An Indonesian port city, Semarang remains best known for its Dutch colonial architecture and 15th-century temple.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ambarawa (Ambarawa Railway Museum & Maria Kerep Cave). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sam Po Kong Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Lawang Sewu Building, make a trip to Pagoda Avalokitesvara, and get a sense of history and politics at Semarang Old Town.

To see where to stay and tourist information, read our Semarang driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Solo to Semarang takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Semarang

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Central Java travel guide

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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.