Holidays to Indonesia

Stretching across the Indian Ocean from Sumatra to Papua, Indonesia is a vast country consisting of more than 17,500 islands. Boasting the world’s second largest coastline, fiery volcanoes and stunning wildlife, any trip to Indonesia will leave you in awe of its outstanding natural and cultural diversity.

Picture-perfect Bali, famous for its long beaches and climbing rice terraces, is certainly the most well-known island in Indonesia, and due to its long history of being a first-class tourist destination, it's well set up for tourists of any age and interest. Cycling tours, white water rafting and dolphin watching are all on offer, and if you're more adventurous, you can enjoy a spectacular sunrise over the Mount Batur volcano.

Just a few miles west is Java, the best place to really get to grips with Indonesia’s rich history and culture. An overland trip by train and car is a brilliant way to see the island, with highlights including the capital city of Jakarta, Borobudur temple, and the infamous Mount Bromo.

However, it’s Indonesia’s lesser known islands that are perhaps the most rewarding. Sumatra, Indonesia's largest island, is dense with rainforest and offers you the chance to see orangutans and elephants. You can dive through spectacular reefs and relax on white sandy beaches in Lombok, or head to Flores and sail around the island of Komodo to see the famous dragons in the National Park.

Indonesia is without the doubt one of the most naturally beautiful countries in southeast Asia, but it's often the people who really make the trip special. Nowhere else in the world embraces its differences as much as Indonesia, and with the country motto being "unity in diversity", you're guaranteed the friendliest of welcomes.

Highlights

  • Don't miss the sunrise over Borobudur, the world's largest Buddhist temple

  • Walk through Bali's stunning rice terraces

  • Visit the Komodo dragons

Key info

  • Capital City: Jakarta

  • Language: Indonesian

  • Currency: Indonesian Rupiah

  • Time difference: GMT + 7 hours

  • Flight time: 14 hrs from London to Jakarta

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Indonesia Trip Ideas

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Places to go in Indonesia

Here are some of the best places to go in Indonesia. Got a few ideas about where you’d like to go or need some help? Call our Travel Designers now: 01483 319 333

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When to go to Indonesia

Indonesia enjoys comfortable, warm temperatures all year round. The best time to go is certainly in the dry season, between April and October, in order to really make the most of its stunning landscapes. The wet season, from November to March, does attract heavy afternoon rainfall, but tourists can make the most of the quieter attractions and slightly cooler temperatures.

January

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Widespread rain across the country and so a bit of luck needed!  

February

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Still widespread rain across most of Indonesia, with Chinese New Year attracting large crowds.  

March

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Less rainfall than February, but heavy downpours still likely.  

April

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The start of the dry season and warmer temperatures.  

May

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A glorious time for beachgoers with hot and dry weather throughout.  

June

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Guaranteed sunshine and great for wildlife.  

July

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Hot, dry weather throughout Indonesia.  

August

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High season continues with picture-perfect weather.  

September

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Hot, dry climates but with fewer tourists.  

October

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The changing of the seasons from dry to wet.  

November

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The rainy season returns, with regular downpours.  

December

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High levels of humidity and rainfall throughout Indonesia.