The Ideal Itinerary for Indonesia: Backpack for 2 Weeks to 2 Months

Indonesia: the largest island country in the world is a perfect blend of diverse experiences that enlightens you somehow with the reel feel but you actually are in the real world. There is no corner in the world so beautiful and disguised like heaven.

Indonesia is not just another tourist destination or a honeymoon spot but it is a feeling of recreating your soul. This land of lush forests with an abundance of wildlife, the spectacular views of the sunrise over the volcanos, the lightning in the sky, the glittering waters enduring the beautiful marine life within it, and much more is a retreat by getting away from the hustle and bustle of a hectic life.

But coming to the ins and outs of this mesmerizing land, Indonesia is a place of 261 million inhabitants spread around 34 different provinces which are no less than countries in themselves. However, taking the heap of you, I am going to debunk the list of some ravishing places in Indonesia sorting the perfect itinerary for you.

Already excited? Let’s get started.

If you are planning for a 2-week trip or 2 months, then to do justice to you, I am enlisting the most astounding spots that are worth sight beholding and unforgettable.

Sumatra(1-4 days)
To start with, better just skip Medan and go to Bukit Lawang. Plan a trek to experience the wilderness of the jungle and see the famous Orangutans. Under the assistance of guides, the wild creatures are a delight to enjoy the creation of nature. Mind your food while you meet them.

Enjoy your days with the warm and whole-hearted locals of Indonesia and then fly to Bali.

Bali(5-10 days)
Start your trip by unfolding the beauty of Indonesia’s tourism hub; Bali. Other than the backdrop of heavy traffic, Bali is a land where people flock to and spend weeks rejuvenating themselves with the spectacular landscapes it includes. Talking about the favorites of this destination, Keramas and Canggu are claimed to top the list of almost every traveler.

Other than these, the list includes: 

  • Ubud is the cultural heart of Bali that brings the experience of serenity and calm vibes away from the big city into the mountain village.
  • Referred to as the downtown of Bali, Seminyak is the bit of everything that includes funky restaurants, bars, 5-star resorts with emerald stretch beaches and whatnot. If you are food-savvy, then your go-to place without a doubt is Seminyak. Don’t even think to miss the Tanah Lot Sea temple here.
  • If tropical landscapes but with the touch of memorable parties is your cup of tea, then all you lusty travelers out there, Jimbaran and Nusa Dua is just the place for you. Uluwatu temple, Balangan Beach, and the enlightening traditional Kecak Dance are the travel hubs of this place.

Lombok(11-14 days)
The rural yet serene place of Indonesia, Lombok is just at a 2-hour distance from Bali that a short flight would help you to cover. Now, the place demands for a tough choice to make. That is either you go for the Gili Islands that adds the experience of trekking the Rinjani volcano making a 3 day 2 nights trip or you can enjoy the hiking Kuta where you can embrace beautiful beaches and excite yourself with surfing.

Wonderful waterfalls and the endless adventure at Lombok helps it make the place in the itinerary.

Now, if you are a wanderlust and have packed your bags for a 1 or 2 months trip to Indonesia, then here’s a perfect way to spend your days making the trip worth a lifetime experience to share.

All you need to do is to follow the same itinerary of two weeks with an extended period of time added in each place and making it a 21 days trip along with the following bucket list. From here, you have to pick the route of your choice that either goes into experiencing diving or ferocious volcanos.

Komodo or East Java? The choice is yours(22- 30 days)

If East Java is what you choose, then you will head to Kawah Ijen. The place is profoundly known for its blue blazes and the incredibly solid sulfur diggers who carry stacks here and there the entire day and night. Climb in with the stars to see the flares and watch the dawn from the pit edge.

Then to enlighten your soul with the spectacular sunrise at Bromo Volcano, you have to head to Cemoro Lawang to trek or drive to reach the mesmerizing volcano spot. The famous Borobudur temple was built in the 9th century to mark the remembrance of a mix of Buddhism and ancestor worship is your next go-to spot in Java.

However, if you are someone who falls for diving, then Komodo is the unbeaten diving spot in the entire world. Places like Komodo and Raja Ampat are the reign diving spots. You get to enjoy the Komodo Dragon here along with the corals that are phenomenal, Manta beams that are routinely seen and the eye-beholding landscape is exquisite too.

After unveiling all the exquisite and astounding places of Indonesia to visit, you are all set to experience the most incredible trip of your life with a number of memories to pen down and irreplaceable peace and adventure. However, for a two-month trip, just extend the days at every place and enjoy this beautiful creation with otherworldly sceneries.

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