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Indonesian 3 weeks’ itinerary

19 February 2020

Now that you've landed on this page, this also means you have decided to travel to our favourite country. Indonesia has so much to offer. It's an archipelago of more than 17 thousand islands, so planning to visit and enjoy this country is no easy job.

Therefore, we have prepared a 3-week itinerary that includes our favourite islands, hidden gems, and must-dos with all the tips and information you need.

DAY 1: Fly to Yogyakarta, settle in a nice hotel to adapt to the new environment, climate, and time change. Go to the hotel with a pool to refresh yourself as the temperatures are high all year round.

DAY 2: Wake up early and get yourself a cab to experience sunrise at Borobudur temple. Make sure you get there at least 30 minutes before, as it receives the mythical vibe with the mist surrounding it and then waits for the extraordinary sunrise. When the crowd starts to arrive, take a cab and visit Hindu temple Prambanan. Take the rest of the day off.

DAY 3: Another early morning wake-up call, but you can relax as for the next three days, you've got nothing to plan or worry about as you've booked an organized tour to visit Mt Bromo and Ijen Crater with the Indotravelteam. You will spend most of the day traveling and admiring Javanese landscapes. Read more about the tip here.

DAY 4: Sunrise visit of the volcanic archipelago and Mt Bromo before breakfast. You will enjoy one of the most amazing sights Mother Earth's got to offer and walk on the edge of an active volcano. The team will take care of everything, make sure you bring some warm clothes with you.

DAY 5: You will sleep in the afternoon and wake up before midnight to start your hike to Kawah Ijen Crater. Indotravelteam will take you to the starting point and safely guide you to one of the world's most fantastic scenes. You will see blue fire, a beautiful turquoise lake that is very acidic and you will face miners working in a sulfur mine which was named the toughest job in the world. After breakfast, the Indotravelteam will take you to Bali.

Day 6 – 8: Now it's your time to rest after you had to wake up early for so many days. Go to Ubud, book a nice hotel or a villa with a private pool, and be surprised at how affordable they are. Rent a scooter as it's the easiest way to get around. Treat yourself with massages, great food, maybe some yoga and meditation as Ubud is well known for those.

Day 9: Spend the morning in central Ubud and visit the Pura Taman Saraswati temple and Monkey forest. Just before sunset, head to the Campuhan Ridge for the prettiest walk in Ubud.

Day 10: A day exploring the Ubud area with some of the most beautiful waterfalls such as Bangkiang Djaran waterfall, Tibumana waterfall, and Tukad Cepung Waterfall are some of our favorites. In the afternoon, head to Tegalalang rice terraces.

Day 11: Take a speed boat from Sanur to Nusa Penida, and you will arrive at the most beautiful small island in the world. If you can drive a scooter, rent one and head directly to Crystal Bay for a swim and Kelingking beach for sunset.

Day 12: Today, you visit Angel's billabong & Broken beach, and you will want to be there before 9 AM when the tourist buses arrive. The next stop will be the Peguyangan waterfall if you're into beautiful views and less crowded places.

Day 13: Book a snorkeling boat trip in your hotel or a guest house. In two hours, you will be swimming with mantas, colorful fishes, and visit the most amazing underwater Buddhist temple close to Nusa Lembongan. If you've still got some time before heading back to Bali, visit Atuh beach and Rumah Pohon.

Day 14 – 16: Settle down in Canggu or Sanur and enjoy a few days of sun, beach, ocean, and good vibes. Learn surfing or kiting and talk to the locals.

Day 17 – 21: Fly from Bali to Labuan Bajo in Flores as a base to go on a boat trip and visit Komodo island and Rinca to see Komodo dragons and Flying-foxes. Make sure your journey includes one of the prettiest hikes on Padar island and stops on some smaller islands where you can see baby sharks and enjoy pink beaches.

Author: Traveller and blogger Nika Pensek, www.andshexplores.com

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