42 days in Indonesia Itinerary

42 days in Indonesia Itinerary

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42 days in Indonesia Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  19​h
1
Pecatu, Bali
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Ungasan, Bali
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Selong Belanak, Lombok
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Kuta, Lombok
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Mataram, Lombok
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Senaru, Lombok
— 3 nights
Travel:  3​h 45​min
7
Gili Meno
— 2 nights
Ferry:  15​min
8
Gili Trawangan
— 1 night
Ferry:  1​h
9
Amed, Bali
— 2 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  1​h 45​min
10
Nusa Lembongan
— 1 night
Ferry + Taxi:  45​min
11
Denpasar, Bali
— 3 nights
Ferry + Drive:  1​h
12
Nusa Penida
— 1 night
Ferry + Drive:  3​h
13
Pemuteran, Bali
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
14
Malang
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
15
Magelang
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
16
Labuan Bajo, Flores
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
17
Nusa Dua, Bali
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

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Pecatu, Bali

Pecatu ©
A major beach resort, Pecatu sits on the southern peninsula of Bali.
Get in touch with nature at Suluban Beach and Bingin Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Nyang-nyang Beach and Thomas Beach. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uluwatu Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Ulu Watu Beach, tee off at The Golf Academy Bali, and stroll through Padang Padang Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Pecatu trip planner .

San Francisco, USA to Pecatu is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from San Francisco to Pecatu. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in August; daily highs in Pecatu reach 84°F and lows reach 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Ungasan.

Things to do in Pecatu

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Uluwatu
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Suluban Beach ©
Suluban Beach
Uluwatu Temple ©
Uluwatu Temple
Bingin Beach ©
Bingin Beach

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Ungasan, Bali

Ungasan ©
Surrounded by the pristine blue waters of the Indian Ocean, the town of Ungasan is steadily developing into a popular yet exclusive seaside destination.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): kick back and relax at Green Bowl Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Melasti Beach, then stroll through Karma Beach Bali, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Point Beach. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then make a splash at Nirmala Waterpark, and then get your game on at Jimbaran Hill Paintball by Bali Paintball Arena.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ungasan trip maker tool .

Ungasan is just a short distance from Pecatu. In September, daily temperatures in Ungasan can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. You will leave for Selong Belanak on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Ungasan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Melasti Beach ©
Melasti Beach
Blue Point Beach ©
Blue Point Beach
Green Bowl Beach ©
Green Bowl Beach

3
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Selong Belanak, Lombok

Selong Belanak ©
Pristine white sands and clear blue water await tourists on a Selong Belanak holiday.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Selong Belanak Beach and Semeti Beach. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Mawi Beach.

To plan Selong Belanak vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ungasan to Selong Belanak. In September, daily temperatures in Selong Belanak can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. On the 8th (Sun), you're off toKuta.

Things to do in Selong Belanak

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Lombok
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Mawi Beach ©
Mawi Beach

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Kuta, Lombok

Bustling with international visitors and partygoers all year round, the resort town of Kuta serves as the most popular coastal destination in Bali.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): head outdoors with The Dorsal Effect, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then kick back and relax at Tampah Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Mawun Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Kawangan Waterfall, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tanjung Aan Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kuta driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Selong Belanak to Kuta in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Kuta are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mataram.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Lombok
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Tanjung Aan Beach ©
Tanjung Aan Beach
Mawun Beach ©
Mawun Beach

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Mataram, Lombok

Mataram ©
The largest city in the West Nusa Tenggara province, Mataram represents an agglomeration of small villages that over time have converged to form the metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batu Bolong Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kerandangan Beach, and finally look for gifts at Gem Pearls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Sesaot Forest and then get to know the fascinating history of Malimbu Hill.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mataram holiday maker tool .

Drive from Kuta to Mataram in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Senaru.

Things to do in Mataram

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Senggigi, Malimbu Hill
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Batu Bolong Temple ©
Batu Bolong Temple
Malimbu Hill ©
Malimbu Hill

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Senaru, Lombok

Senaru
The village of Senaru serves as the gateway to Mount Rinjani, a nearby active volcano that dominates both the landscape and tourism in the region.
Take a break from the city and head to Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep Waterfall and Ketapang Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Walking tours and Senaru Village. When in Senaru, make a side trip to see Sire Beach in Tanjung, approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, step off the mainland to explore Kondo Island, and admire the sheer force of Sindang Gila Waterfall.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Senaru holiday maker site .

You can drive from Mataram to Senaru in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Gili Meno.

Things to do in Senaru

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tanjung, Kondo Island, Sindang Gila Waterfall
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Sindang Gila Waterfall
Sindang Gila Waterfall
Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep Waterfall ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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nights
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 16th (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Nest Statues Jason de Caires Taylor, enjoy the sand and surf at Gili Meno Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Gili Meno Turtle Sanctuary, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Saltwater Lake.

Plan a trip to Gili Meno easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Explore your travel options from Senaru to Gili Meno with the Route module. September in Gili Meno sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Gili Trawangan.

Things to do in Gili Meno

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Gili Meno Beach ©
Gili Meno Beach
Gili Meno Turtle Sanctuary ©
Gili Meno Turtle Sanctuary

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Gili Trawangan

An island holiday in Gili Trawangan offers access to the largest of the three Gili Islands located off the main coast of Lombok.
On the 18th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Gili Trawangan Turtle Hatchery, stop by Casa Vintage Store, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Agung Baiturrahman, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Gili Trawangan trip itinerary site .

Gili Trawangan is just a stone's throw from Gili Meno. September in Gili Trawangan sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Amed.

Things to do in Gili Trawangan

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Gili Trawangan Turtle Hatchery ©
Gili Trawangan Turtle Hatchery
Masjid Agung Baiturrahman ©
Masjid Agung Baiturrahman

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Amed, Bali

A snaking coastline and quaint, sleepy fishing villages characterize Amed, a stretch of shorefront with seven villages in Bali's east.
Besakih Temple has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Besakih Temple, then kick back and relax at White Sand Beach, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally kick back and relax at Jemeluk Beach. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Virgin Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Asah Hill, and then steep yourself in history at USS Liberty Shipwreck.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Amed attractions planner .

Getting from Gili Trawangan to Amed by ferry takes about an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Nusa Lembongan.

Things to do in Amed

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karangasem, USS Liberty Shipwreck
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Scuba & Snorkeling
USS Liberty Shipwreck ©
USS Liberty Shipwreck
Jemeluk Beach ©
Jemeluk Beach

1
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Nusa Lembongan

The island of Nusa Lembongan sits amidst swathes of calm, clear waters as well as some of the most notable surfing waves in the region.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mushroom Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Devil's Tears.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Nusa Lembongan online route planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Amed to Nusa Lembongan in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Denpasar.

Things to do in Nusa Lembongan

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Devil's Tears ©
Devil's Tears
Mushroom Beach ©
Mushroom Beach

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Denpasar, Bali

Denpasar
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple has been added to your itinerary. Relax by the water at Pantai Sanur and Karang Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Turtle Conservation and Education Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Denpasar side-trips: Sangeh Monkey Forest (in Sangeh), Taman Ayun Temple (in Mengwi) and Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary (in Ubud). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tanah Lot Temple, and gear up at MalaMadre Motorcycles.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Denpasar online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Nusa Lembongan to Denpasar takes an hour. In September, daytime highs in Denpasar are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nusa Penida.

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, MalaMadre Motorcycles, Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple, Taman Ayun Temple
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:
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Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Scuba & Snorkeling
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple ©
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple

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Nusa Penida

On the 25th (Wed), kick back and relax at Diamond Beach, explore the stunning scenery at Tembeling Beach and Forest, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Find out how to plan Nusa Penida trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Denpasar to Nusa Penida in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Nusa Penida are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pemuteran.

Things to do in Nusa Penida

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Tembeling Beach and Forest ©
Tembeling Beach and Forest

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Pemuteran, Bali

Pemuteran ©
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.
On the 26th (Thu), see the vivid underwater world at Menjangan Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Pemuteran Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Pemuteran trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Nusa Penida to Pemuteran takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Malang.

Things to do in Pemuteran

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Menjangan Island ©
Menjangan Island
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Malang

Malang ©
With lush landscapes, plenty of historical landmarks, and a famously cool climate, Malang remains a favored tourist destination in East Java.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): stroll through Sendiki Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sempu Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Tiban, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eng an Kiong Vihara, then kick back and relax at Batu Bengkung Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kayutangan Church.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Malang trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Pemuteran to Malang takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pemuteran to Malang. September in Malang sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 74°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sun) before leaving for Magelang.

Things to do in Malang

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

An Nur Great Mosque
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:
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Sempu Island ©
Sempu Island
Masjid Tiban ©
Masjid Tiban
Eng an Kiong Vihara ©
Eng an Kiong Vihara

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Magelang

Magelang
Surrounded by mountains and rich in cultural heriatage, Magelang offers plenty of vacation ideas.
Get in touch with nature at Peucang Island and River Rafting & Tubing. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Candi Mendut (Temple) and Chicken Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Gedong Songo Temple (in Ambarawa) and Prambanan Temples (in Prambanan). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Borobudur Temple, don't miss a visit to Punthuk Setumbu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Selogriyo Temple, and admire the striking features of Kauman Great Mosque.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Magelang online trip planner .

You can drive from Malang to Magelang in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 76°F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Labuan Bajo.

Things to do in Magelang

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Prambanan Temples, Peucang Island, Candi Mendut (Temple), Gedong Songo Temple
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Borobudur Temple
Borobudur Temple
Peucang Island ©
Peucang Island
Prambanan Temples ©
Prambanan Temples

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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.
Shark Diving has been added to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kukusan Island. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Gili Lawa Darat. There's lots more to do: hike along Love Hill, contemplate the long history of Tado Village, and step off the mainland to explore Kelor Island.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Labuan Bajo trip maker site .

Fly from Magelang to Labuan Bajo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Magelang to Labuan Bajo. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nusa Dua.

Things to do in Labuan Bajo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Shark Diving
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Nusa Dua, Bali

Nusa Dua ©
A trip to Nusa Dua offers a chance to enjoy sandy beaches and an 18-hole golf course.
Visiting Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gunung Payung Beach and Caow Eng Bio Chinese Buddhist Temple. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Nusa Dua Beach, go for a walk through Waterblow, wander the streets of Jimbaran Bay, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mengiat Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nusa Dua trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Labuan Bajo to Nusa Dua in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. October in Nusa Dua sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nusa Dua

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Jimbaran Bay, Gunung Payung Beach, Caow Eng Bio Chinese Buddhist Temple
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Gunung Payung Beach ©
Gunung Payung Beach
Nusa Dua Beach ©
Nusa Dua Beach
Jimbaran Bay ©
Jimbaran Bay

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