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Summary

This 10-day Java itinerary offers a comprehensive journey through Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta, and Malang, showcasing the island's diverse landscapes, rich culture, and stunning natural beauty. From the bustling capital to serene countryside, ancient temples, and vibrant villages, travelers will experience the essence of Java.

Day 1-2: Jakarta to Bandung

Start your Java adventure in Jakarta, then take a train to Bandung to explore its highlands, tea fields, and cool climate.

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Jakarta

The capital of Indonesia, perfect for stocking up on essentials and starting your Java journey.

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Tips

Pick up a sim card and any last-minute items you may need. Check Skyscanner for the best flights.

Bandung

Known for its beautiful tea fields, active volcano, and cool climate. Ideal for exploring the countryside.

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Tips

Rent a moped to explore the stunning countryside. Consider staying in a glamping spot.

🌄 Day 3-5: Yogyakarta Exploration

Spend three nights in Yogyakarta to visit the Borobudur and Prambanan temples, and explore the city's vibrant countryside.

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🕌 Borobudur Temple

A must-visit temple for a sunrise tour, showcasing Java's rich cultural heritage. The Borobudur Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a mesmerizing structure adorned with intricate carvings and Buddha statues. The sunrise tour offers a magical experience as the first light of day illuminates the temple, creating a serene and spiritual ambiance.

Tips

Dedicate a whole day to visit Borobudur and Prambanan temples. Do a sunrise tour at Borobudur to witness the temple's ethereal beauty at dawn, and immerse yourself in the spiritual atmosphere.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +62 293 788266
🌐   Website: http://borobudurpark.com/temple/borobudur/
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: Jl. Badrawati, Kw. Candi Borobudur, Borobudur, Kec. Borobudur, Kabupaten Magelang, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia
🔗   Profiles: Instagram YouTube

🕌 Prambanan Temple

Visit in the evening to experience the temple's architectural beauty in different lighting. Prambanan Temple, a masterpiece of Hindu architecture, is renowned for its towering spires and intricate reliefs. Exploring the temple complex during the evening allows visitors to witness the stunning play of light and shadow, accentuating the grandeur of the ancient structures.

Tips

Located close to Yogyakarta, it's best visited in the evening after exploring other sights. Take your time to admire the intricate details of the temple and capture the captivating play of light and shadow in the evening ambiance.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +62 274 496401
🌐   Website: https://borobudurpark.com/temple/prambanan/
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: Jl. Raya Solo - Yogyakarta No.16, Kranggan, Bokoharjo, Kec. Prambanan, Kabupaten Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55571, Indonesia
🔗   Profiles: Instagram YouTube

🏞️ Yogyakarta Countryside

Offers stunning views, rice paddies, mountains, and beaches. Ideal for nature lovers. Yogyakarta's countryside is a picturesque tapestry of natural beauty, featuring lush rice paddies, majestic mountains, and serene beaches. Exploring the countryside on a moped allows travelers to immerse themselves in the tranquil surroundings and discover hidden gems off the beaten path.

Tips

Rent a moped to discover the countryside's beauty at your own pace. Embrace the freedom of exploration as you traverse the scenic landscapes, capturing breathtaking views and encountering the warm hospitality of the local communities.

🌈 Day 6-10: Malang and Surroundings

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🌈 Jodipan Rainbow Village

Jodipan Rainbow Village is a colorful and vibrant village, perfect for unique photo opportunities. The village is adorned with vibrant murals and colorful houses, creating a picturesque setting for photography enthusiasts and art lovers alike.

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Tips

Best explored by renting a moped to easily navigate the area. Ensure to bring your camera to capture the stunning and vibrant scenes that the village offers.

🌊 Tumpak Sewu Waterfall

Tumpak Sewu Waterfall is a breathtaking natural wonder that requires a full day to explore its beauty and surroundings. The cascading water creates a mesmerizing sight as it plunges down the lush green cliffs, offering a serene and awe-inspiring experience for nature enthusiasts.

Tips

Wear comfortable shoes as the terrain around the waterfall can be uneven. Don't forget to bring a camera to capture the stunning views and create lasting memories of this majestic waterfall.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +62 813-3406-1395
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: Jalan Tumpak Sewu, Besukcukit, Sidomulyo, Kec. Pronojiwo, Kabupaten Lumajang, Jawa Timur 67374, Indonesia
🔗   Profiles: Instagram

🌋 Mount Bromo

Mount Bromo offers an unforgettable sunrise tour with breathtaking views of the volcano and its surroundings. The experience of witnessing the sunrise over the otherworldly landscape of Mount Bromo is truly awe-inspiring and a must-do for any traveler visiting Java.

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Tips

Book a tour in advance to ensure a spot for the sunrise viewing. Additionally, dress warmly as the temperatures can be chilly in the early morning hours at the summit.