51 days in Central Java Itinerary

51 days in Central Java Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central Java trip planner

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Karimun Jawa
— 4 nights
Ferry to Jepara, Taxi to Magelang
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Magelang
— 6 nights
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Dieng
— 5 nights
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Wonosobo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Purwokerto
— 5 nights
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Semarang
— 8 nights
Drive
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Jepara
— 4 nights
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Kudus
— 2 nights
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Solo
— 8 nights
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Prambanan
— 3 nights
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Karimun Jawa

— 4 nights
Karimun Jawa is known for beaches, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Tanjung Gelam Beach, take some stellar pictures from Karimunjawa Love Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pancuran Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Geleang Island.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Karimun Jawa online holiday planner.

Madrid, Spain to Karimun Jawa is an approximately 36-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western Indonesia Time (WIB), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Magelang.

Things to do in Karimun Jawa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 7:

Magelang

— 6 nights

Shining Magelang

Surrounded by mountains and rich in cultural heriatage, Magelang offers plenty of vacation ideas.
Step out of Magelang with an excursion to Gedong Songo Temple in Ambarawa--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Borobudur Temple, make a trip to Punthuk Setumbu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Selogriyo Temple, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Reptile Rescue Borobudur.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Magelang itinerary planning site.

Getting from Karimun Jawa to Magelang by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In June in Magelang, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dieng.

Things to do in Magelang

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 13:

Dieng

— 5 nights
Of the estimated 400 small, squat temples that once covered the plateau of Dieng (Abode of the Gods), only a handful remain.
Change things up with a short trip to Sikembang Park in Batang (about 56 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Dieng Plateau, delve into the distant past at Arjuna Temple, make a trip to Candi Setyaki, and take in the awesome beauty at Sikunir Mountain.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dieng trip planning app.

You can drive from Magelang to Dieng in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Dieng can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Wonosobo.

Things to do in Dieng

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 18:

Wonosobo

— 4 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wonosobo: Temanggung (Mount Sindoro - Sumbing & Posong).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Wonosobo travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dieng to Wonosobo in 1.5 hours. June in Wonosobo sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Purwokerto.

Things to do in Wonosobo

Parks · Nature · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 22:

Purwokerto

— 5 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Purwokerto: Banyumas (Jenggala Waterfall & Bayan Waterfalls) and Purbalingga (Purbalingga Great Mosque, Owabong, &more).

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Purwokerto travel route builder site.

You can drive from Wonosobo to Purwokerto in 2.5 hours. June in Purwokerto sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Semarang.

Things to do in Purwokerto

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 27:

Semarang

— 8 nights
An Indonesian port city, Semarang remains best known for its Dutch colonial architecture and 15th-century temple.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Semarang: Ambarawa (Maria Kerep Cave & Ambarawa Railway Museum). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Sam Po Kong Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gereja Santa Perawan Maria Ratu Rosario Suci Randusari - Katedral, make a trip to Simpang Lima, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Joseph Church (Gedangan Church).

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Semarang tour planner.

Traveling by car from Purwokerto to Semarang takes 4.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Semarang can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Jepara.

Things to do in Semarang

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 5:

Jepara

— 4 nights
Jepara is town in the province of Central Java, Indonesia. Jepara is known for beaches, outdoors, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mantingan Mosque, see the interesting displays at Museum RA Kartini, head outdoors with Pulau Panjang Jepara, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bandengan Beach.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Jepara sightseeing planner.

Getting from Semarang to Jepara by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kudus.

Things to do in Jepara

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 9:

Kudus

— 2 nights
Kudus is a regency (kabupaten) in Central Java province in Indonesia. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): examine the collection at Kudus Jenang Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Menara Kudus Mosque, and then wander the streets of Rahtawu Village. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Sunan Kudus Tomb and then don't miss a visit to Tomb of Sunan Muria.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kudus day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Jepara to Kudus takes 1.5 hours. July in Kudus sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Solo.

Things to do in Kudus

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

Solo

— 8 nights
Traditional Javanese culture thrives in the city of Solo (also called Surakarta), from ancient arts such as wayang puppetry, dangdut music, and Solonese dance, to the production of batik, a traditional patterned fabric.
Change things up with these side-trips from Solo: Karanganyar (Amanah Agro Tourism, Air Terjun Grojokan Sewu, &more), Tawangmangu (Balekambang Tawangmangu Park & Kemuning Tea Plantation) and Sangiran Museum and Early Man Site (in Sragen). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museum Batik Danar Hadi, contemplate the long history of Kampoeng Batik Laweyan, explore the historical opulence of Keraton Surakarta Hadiningrat, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Antonius Church Purbayan.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Solo tour planner.

Traveling by car from Kudus to Solo takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Prambanan.

Things to do in Solo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 19:

Prambanan

— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the activities along Rowo Jombor and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sendang Sriningsih. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Prambanan Temples, then delve into the distant past at Sojiwan Temple, and then explore the ancient world of Breksi Cliff Park.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Prambanan vacation builder website.

You can drive from Solo to Prambanan in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Prambanan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:

Central Java travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Ruins · Landmarks
Central Java, deemed to be the center of Javanese culture, centers on historical exploration. The towns in the region portray an interesting architectural aesthetic with influences from Chinese, Sundanese, and Arabian-Indonesian settlers showcased in town centers and market streets. Tourists often visit the state's famous World Heritage Sites to learn more about the Buddhist and Hindu dynasties that prospered on the island. Temple complexes now stand as impressive ruins of this era. Try the local cuisine of the region like lumpia (a hot spring roll) and bandeng presto (a dish made with milkfish).