60 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

60 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Surabaya
— 1 night
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Pangkalan Bun
— 2 nights
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Manado
— 4 nights
Fly to Domine Eduard Osok Airport, Drive to Raja Ampat
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Raja Ampat
— 11 nights
Drive to Domine Eduard Osok Airport, Fly to Frans Kaisiepo Airport
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Biak
— 3 nights
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Ambon
— 5 nights
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Sumbawa
— 5 nights
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Gili Trawangan
— 2 nights
Ferry to Padang Bai, Taxi to Ubud
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Ubud
— 9 nights
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Rote Island
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Alor Island
— 4 nights
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Labuan Bajo
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Banda Aceh
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Surabaya

— 1 night

City of Heroes

A tour of Surabaya provides a chance to discover a sprawling, architecturally and culturally rich port city on the island of Java.
On the 22nd (Thu), kick back and relax at Siring Kemuning Beach. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at Sampoerna Museum, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Tunjungan Plaza.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Surabaya online travel route builder.

Cape Town, South Africa to Surabaya is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Surabaya is 5 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in July; daily highs in Surabaya reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Pangkalan Bun.

Things to do in Surabaya

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Pangkalan Bun

— 2 nights
Pangkalan Bun or Pangkalanbuun, is a city in Central Kalimantan province on Borneo in Indonesia. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): walk around Jurung Tiga Nature Park and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Pangkalan Bun route maker website.

Explore your travel options from Surabaya to Pangkalan Bun with the Route module. On the 25th (Sun), you'll travel to Manado.

Things to do in Pangkalan Bun

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Manado

— 4 nights
As the largest city in Northern Sulawesi, Manado serves as a tourist gateway to the nearby Bunaken, known for its islands and reefs.
Explore hidden gems such as Woka Bay and Lakban Beach. Visiting Malalayang Beach and Rumah Alam Manado Adventure Park will get you outdoors. Take a break from Manado with a short trip to Moraya Fort in Tondano, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museum Negeri Propinsi Sulawesi Utara, appreciate the history behind Christ Blessing, and cool off at Water Park Griya Paniki Indah Manado.

To see maps and tourist information, read Manado route maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pangkalan Bun to Manado. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time to Central Indonesia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Manado are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Raja Ampat.

Things to do in Manado

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Raja Ampat

— 11 nights
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pasir Timbul Beach and WTC Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Pantai Saleo, Raja Ampat and Pianemo Islands. Change things up with a short trip to Raja Ampat Islands in Sorong (about 1h 10 min away).

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Raja Ampat trip maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Manado to Raja Ampat. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manado to Raja Ampat due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Biak.

Things to do in Raja Ampat

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Biak

— 3 nights
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Raja 3. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Owi Island and then Head underground at Binsari Cave.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Biak travel route app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Raja Ampat to Biak. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 12th (Thu), you'll travel to Ambon.

Things to do in Biak

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Ambon

— 5 nights

The Sweet Ambon

A bustling metropolis compared to the rest of the sleepy, relaxing island, Ambon offers plenty of historical landmarks and chances to learn about the region's spice trade.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gereja Tua Immanuel and Wapauwe Old Mosque. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Pintu Kota Beach and Natsepa Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Sopapei Beach, steep yourself in history at Fort Amsterdam, head off the coast to Pombo Island, and pause for some photo ops at World Peace Gong Ambon.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ambon trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Biak to Ambon. In August, daily temperatures in Ambon can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Sumbawa.

Things to do in Ambon

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Sumbawa

— 5 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Kencana Beach and Museum Asi Mbojo. Take a break from the city and head to Lariti Beach and Paserang Island.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sumbawa trip itinerary builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ambon to Sumbawa. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ambon to Sumbawa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ambon in August, expect nights in Sumbawa to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. On the 22nd (Sun), you're off to Gili Trawangan.

Things to do in Sumbawa

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
Highlights from your trip

Gili Trawangan

— 2 nights
An island holiday in Gili Trawangan offers access to the largest of the three Gili Islands located off the main coast of Lombok.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Gili Trawangan Turtle Hatchery, then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, and then head outdoors with Paddle Gili. On the next day, trot along with a tour on horseback, then make a trip to Surf Point Bongkas, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Gili Trawangan trip itinerary planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sumbawa to Gili Trawangan. In August, daily temperatures in Gili Trawangan can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Gili Trawangan

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Ubud

— 9 nights
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tirta Empul Temple and Mount Kawi. Step off the beaten path and head to Mt Batur and Taman Ayun Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Ubud side-trips: Ungasan (Melasti Beach & Blue Point Beach), USS Liberty Shipwreck (in Tulamben) and Shark Diving (in Amed). On the 30th (Mon), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Balangan Beach, admire the natural beauty at Taman Tirtagangga, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple, and see the interesting displays at Neka Art Museum.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ubud trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Gili Trawangan to Ubud takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Gili Trawangan in August since evenings lows in Ubud dip to 28°C. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rote Island.

Things to do in Ubud

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Rote Island

— 3 nights
On the 3rd (Fri), kick back and relax at Oesosole Beach and then kick back and relax at Bo'a Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Lifu Lada Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Batu Leli Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rote Island road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ubud to Rote Island takes 51.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Rote Island when traveling from Ubud in September, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Alor Island.

Things to do in Rote Island

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Alor Island

— 4 nights
Do some cultural sightseeing at Takpala Village and Museum 1000 Moko.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Alor Island tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Rote Island to Alor Island by car takes about 19.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 9th (Thu), you're off to Labuan Bajo.

Things to do in Alor Island

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Highlights from your trip

Labuan Bajo

— 6 nights
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 in touch with nature at Shark Diving and Kalong (Flying Foxes) Island. Discover out-of-the-way places like Padar Island and Loh Liang National Park. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, hike along Love Hill, enjoy the sand and surf at Waecicu Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Kukusan Island.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Labuan Bajo trip itinerary planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Alor Island to Labuan Bajo. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Banda Aceh.

Things to do in Labuan Bajo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Banda Aceh

— 2 nights

Porch of Mecca

The relaxed, relatively peaceful atmosphere and viable tourism industry in Banda Aceh attests to the city's resilience in rebuilding after over 160,000 people were killed in the 2004 tsunami.
On the 16th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Baiturrahman Grand Mosque and then examine the collection at Museum Tsunami Aceh. On the next day, make a trip to Fort Indrapatra and then kick back and relax at Alue Naga Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Banda Aceh online trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Labuan Bajo to Banda Aceh. The time zone difference moving from Central Indonesia Time to Western Indonesia Time is minus 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Banda Aceh

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Java travel guide

4.1
Ruins · Shopping Malls · 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.

Kalimantan travel guide

3.8
Nature & Wildlife Tours · Landmarks · Gift & Specialty Shops
The sheer abundance of nature, culture, and activities can't be ignored in Indonesian Borneo, a region of the third-largest island in the world. Orangutans and other species (including many endemic to the island) live in protected areas of rainforest, but the region also features varied landscapes, making it a prime spot for nature tours and adrenaline-fueled experiences. The area's main urban centers draw visitors looking to experience its impressive mosques, authentic markets, and other cultural heritage highlights, including museums, government buildings, and traditional villages.

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.

West Papua travel guide

4.2
Reefs · Islands · Scuba & Snorkeling
Home to ancient tribal cultures and littered with hundreds of barely explored islands, there's an aura of wonder about the eastern Indonesian province of West Papua. The coastline's array of dramatic scenery, including hidden lagoons, shimmering waters, and insurmountably rocky islands, is sure to excite the imagination. While the province works through a complicated political situation--a big push for autonomy has long dominated news about West Papua--holiday-makers continue to come here, drawn by the remote location. You might need to obtain travel permits before planning a tour of West Papua's more far-flung areas, so check with the local authorities before you book anything.

Papua travel guide

3.8
Beaches · Landmarks · Bodies of Water
The vast, remote province of Papua is home to diverse tribes and multitudes of animal and plant species. Part of Indonesia since 1969, the area remains relatively underdeveloped, its major asset its well-preserved natural beauty. Some of the tribes, mostly those from the central highlands of Papua, still maintain their traditions and live uninfluenced by the rest of the world. Many endangered and endemic species call Papua their home, such as tree kangaroos and birds of paradise, as well as the world's largest butterflies and lizards. Papua tours lead to some of the most inaccessible rainforests in the world, challenging to access but extremely rewarding to behold.

Maluku Islands travel guide

3.9
Beaches · Historic Sites · Scuba & Snorkeling
Spice Islands
Up until the 18th century, the Maluka Islands (then known as the Moluccas) were the only place in the world where mace, nutmeg, and cloves grew. The valuable spices attracted Indian, Chinese, and Arab merchants, followed by European colonizers. Although the spice trade has long since been surpassed by fishing, logging, and other industries, centuries of colonial rule have left the islanders with a diverse mix of cultures and ancestries. The geography of the region holds as much variety as its people. The archipelago contains about 1,000 islands (many tiny), including several active volcanoes. Landscapes range from green-clad mountains to lowland swamps, with many idyllic white sand beaches and teeming coral reefs sprinkled liberally throughout. In a dozen trips to the Maluka Islands, you would still not run out of dramatic scenery, lush tropical vegetation, and rare wildlife to discover.

Lombok travel guide

4.1
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Shark Diving
An island similar in size to neighboring Bali, Lombok offers a more untouched landscape with a powerful feeling of seclusion, plus oceanic plant and animal life. Balancing backpacker and resort-goer interests, the island blends beach resorts with rugged, volcanic landscapes, offering sunbathing and hiking opportunities aplenty. The region sports prime wave action, which many guests come for. The lowlands region of the island features fields and forests where rice, soybeans, coffee, coconuts, and bananas are cultivated.

Bali travel guide

4.1
World heritage site · Spas · Beaches
Island of the Gods
A province of Indonesia, the island of Bali remains one of the world's top tourist destinations thanks to its beaches, diving spots, and resorts. Take a trip to Bali to discover the island's smiling and famously hospitable locals--perhaps the biggest treasure of this tropical paradise. More than just another fun-in-the-sun getaway, Bali also reveals a rich history and varied geography of mountains, rugged coastal areas, sandy beaches, thriving rice terraces, and stark volcanic hillsides that seem transported from another planet. A Bali tour uncovers some of the world's best surfing spots, as well as a deeply spiritual local culture and globally significant archeological attractions.

Flores travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Shark Diving · Islands
The island of Flores showcases a chain of volcanoes, with the chief among these boasting impressive tri-colored crater lakes. The marine environment that surrounds the island is rich in wildlife, including whale sharks. As part of a World Heritage Site, the island offers one of the few places in the world where Komodo dragons can be seen in their natural habitat. Maintaining some of its colonial Portuguese character, a rustic European-style of architecture and Roman Catholicism permeate urban areas here, blending with traditional shack houses of the indigenous populations.

Sumatra travel guide

3.8
Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Sumatra, the largest island wholly in Indonesia, embraces wildness to the point that the region is steeped in myths and legends. Jungles here teem with orangutans, tigers, rhinos, and elephants, while smoldering volcanoes create an otherworldly environment. In the towns, cultural landmarks of religious and historical importance sit alongside new feats of impressive engineering, entertainment attractions, and tourist-focused shopping districts.