59 days in East Timor & Indonesia Itinerary

59 days in East Timor & Indonesia Itinerary

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Dili, East Timor
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Atauro, East Timor
— 1 night
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Kuta, Indonesia
— 7 nights
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Ubud, Indonesia
— 7 nights
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Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
— 5 nights
Ferry to Sanur, Fly to Jakarta Halim Perdana Kusuma
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Jakarta, Indonesia
— 6 nights
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Ambon, Indonesia
— 5 nights
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Sorong, Indonesia
— 2 nights
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Raja Ampat, Indonesia
— 8 nights
Drive to Domine Eduard Osok Airport, Fly to Sultan Babullah Airport
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Ternate, Indonesia
— 5 nights
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Biak, Indonesia
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Jayapura, Indonesia
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Dili, East Timor

— 4 nights
When East Timor declared itself independent from Indonesia in 2002, the small town of Dili took center stage as the nation's capital.
Change things up with a short trip to Old Ai Pelo Prison in Liquica (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Cristo Rei, enjoy the sand and surf at One Dollar Beach, stroll the grounds of Cemetery of Santa Cruz, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Dili trip itinerary app.

Melbourne, Australia to Dili is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to East Timor Time is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Atauro.

Things to do in Dili

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 5:

Atauro, East Timor

— 1 night
An island situated 25 km (16 mi) north of the capital, Atauro makes a perfect escape from the noise and heat of Dili.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Akrema Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Atauro trip itinerary website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dili to Atauro. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Atauro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 6:
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Kuta, Indonesia

— 7 nights
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sanur (Gede Private Bali Driver & Karang Beach), Pecatu (Bingin Beach, Uluwatu Temple, &more) and Off-Road Tours (in Seminyak). And it doesn't end there: make a splash at Waterbom Bali, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take a stroll through Jimbaran Bay, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kuta Beach - Bali.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuta trip planner.

You can fly from Atauro to Kuta in 5.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Atauro to Kuta is minus 1 hour. January in Kuta sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ubud.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 13:

Ubud, Indonesia

— 7 nights
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Explore Ubud's surroundings by going to Pande's Farm (in Bangli), Pura Tirta Empul Segara Merta Sari (in Sanur) and Tegalalang (Gallery Ada Garuda & Mason Elephant Park). There's much more to do: stroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Neka Art Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and discover the deep blue sea with NEWbali.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ubud itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Kuta to Ubud in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Ubud, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nusa Lembongan.

Things to do in Ubud

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 20:

Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia

— 5 nights
The island of Nusa Lembongan sits amidst swathes of calm, clear waters as well as some of the most notable surfing waves in the region.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 22nd (Fri) at Sunday Beach Waterpark Lembongan. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, snap pictures at Yellow Bridge, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and take some stellar pictures from Shiroi Lookout.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nusa Lembongan day trip website.

Traveling by ferry from Ubud to Nusa Lembongan takes 1.5 hours. In January in Nusa Lembongan, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jakarta.

Things to do in Nusa Lembongan

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 25:

Jakarta, Indonesia

— 6 nights

Big Durian

The capital and largest city of Indonesia, Jakarta offers the kind of cultural, historical, and natural stimulation expected from the most populous city in Southeast Asia.
Get out of town with these interesting Jakarta side-trips: The Breeze BSD CITY (in Tangerang) and Bekasi (Trans Snow World Juanda & Delta SPA & Health Club Bekasi). Pack the 27th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at KidZania Jakarta. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Azhar Grand Mosque, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, stop by Ratu Busana Textile, and steep yourself in history at Lapangan Banteng.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Jakarta trip itinerary planning app.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Nusa Lembongan to Jakarta in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Nusa Lembongan to Jakarta is minus 1 hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ambon.

Things to do in Jakarta

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 31:

Ambon, Indonesia

— 5 nights

The Sweet Ambon

A bustling metropolis compared to the rest of the sleepy, relaxing island, Ambon offers plenty of historical landmarks and chances to learn about the region's spice trade.
Ambon is known for beaches, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Lubang Buaya Morella Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Liang Beach, step off the mainland to explore Osi Island, and don't miss a visit to Commonwealth War Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ambon trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jakarta to Ambon. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Eastern Indonesia Time (WIT) is 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Ambon can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Sorong.

Things to do in Ambon

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 5:

Sorong, Indonesia

— 2 nights
Tourists usually make a stop at Sorong on their way to the area's popular marine park, and nature lovers enjoy touring the town's surrounding mountains and forests before moving on.
On the 6th (Sat), discover the deep blue sea with Wicked Diving Raja Ampat and then don't miss a visit to Sawinggrai Village. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Tanjung Kasuari Beach and then make a trip to Sapta Ratna Pagoda.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sorong online driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ambon to Sorong. In February, daytime highs in Sorong are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Raja Ampat.

Things to do in Sorong

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:

Raja Ampat, Indonesia

— 8 nights
Spend the 9th (Tue) among aquatic life with Papua Diving.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Raja Ampat day trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sorong to Raja Ampat. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Ternate.

Things to do in Raja Ampat

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 15:

Ternate, Indonesia

— 5 nights
Ternate, a historically and religiously rich city with a population of just under 200,000, draws in tourists every year who arrive for a holiday full of artifacts, historical intrigue, and leafy, green hikes.
Ternate is known for beaches, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Sulamadaha beach, step off the mainland to explore Maitara Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Sultan Ternate, and contemplate the waterfront views at Ngade Lake.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ternate day trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Raja Ampat to Ternate. February in Ternate sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Biak.

Things to do in Ternate

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 20:

Biak, Indonesia

— 3 nights
Biak is known for nature and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Karmon Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Samares Lake, explore the fascinating underground world of Binsari Cave, and step off the mainland to explore Owi Island.

To find out how to plan a trip to Biak, use our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ternate to Biak. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Jayapura.

Things to do in Biak

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 23:

Jayapura, Indonesia

— 4 nights
Jayapura is the provincial capital of Papua, Indonesia. Step out of Jayapura with an excursion to Sentani Lake in Sentani--about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Love Lake, take an in-depth tour of Museum Loka Budaya, make a trip to Jayapura City Hill, and enjoy the sand and surf at Harlem Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Jayapura trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Biak to Jayapura with the Route module. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jayapura

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 23 — 27:

East Timor travel guide

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Monuments · Shopping · Specialty Museums
Rugged beaches lure many to take their holiday in East Timor, a former Portuguese colony that gained its independence in 2002 after a brutal occupation by Indonesia. With pristine reefs, steep mountains, mysterious jungle caves, and misty hillside villages, the country represents one of Asia's most charming destinations, where it's still possible to have an off-the-beaten-track adventure. Many choose to tour East Timor by car, stopping at various locations to snap photos, dive into the sea, and mingle with the locals at quaint settlements preserving age-old traditions lost to the rest of the world. Those preferring urban experiences concentrate on Dili, the ultra-relaxed capital with access to both sea and mountains.

Indonesia travel guide

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Spas · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
Emerald of the Equator
Boasting over 18,000 islands, Indonesia represents the world's largest archipelago, serving as home to about 250 million people. A kaleidoscope of cultures, the country encompasses some 300 ethnic groups and nearly 750 different languages and dialects--an astounding cultural diversity that makes an Indonesia holiday especially rewarding. Begin your Indonesia tour by discovering the country's big cities, huge melting pots bursting with energy and soaked in centuries of dramatic history. From there, head farther afield: the nation's varied landscapes of volcanoes, white-sand beaches, and sprawling tropical forests draw adrenaline junkies seeking an exotic land offering perhaps the world's last truly great outdoor adventures.

Maluku Islands travel guide

3.9
Beaches · Historic Sites · Scuba & Snorkeling
Spice Islands
Up until the 18th century, the Maluka Islands (then known as the Moluccas) were the only place in the world where mace, nutmeg, and cloves grew. The valuable spices attracted Indian, Chinese, and Arab merchants, followed by European colonizers. Although the spice trade has long since been surpassed by fishing, logging, and other industries, centuries of colonial rule have left the islanders with a diverse mix of cultures and ancestries. The geography of the region holds as much variety as its people. The archipelago contains about 1,000 islands (many tiny), including several active volcanoes. Landscapes range from green-clad mountains to lowland swamps, with many idyllic white sand beaches and teeming coral reefs sprinkled liberally throughout. In a dozen trips to the Maluka Islands, you would still not run out of dramatic scenery, lush tropical vegetation, and rare wildlife to discover.

West Papua travel guide

4.2
Reefs · Islands · Scuba & Snorkeling
Home to ancient tribal cultures and littered with hundreds of barely explored islands, there's an aura of wonder about the eastern Indonesian province of West Papua. The coastline's array of dramatic scenery, including hidden lagoons, shimmering waters, and insurmountably rocky islands, is sure to excite the imagination. While the province works through a complicated political situation--a big push for autonomy has long dominated news about West Papua--holiday-makers continue to come here, drawn by the remote location. You might need to obtain travel permits before planning a tour of West Papua's more far-flung areas, so check with the local authorities before you book anything.

Papua travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Bodies of Water
The vast, remote province of Papua is home to diverse tribes and multitudes of animal and plant species. Part of Indonesia since 1969, the area remains relatively underdeveloped, its major asset its well-preserved natural beauty. Some of the tribes, mostly those from the central highlands of Papua, still maintain their traditions and live uninfluenced by the rest of the world. Many endangered and endemic species call Papua their home, such as tree kangaroos and birds of paradise, as well as the world's largest butterflies and lizards. Papua tours lead to some of the most inaccessible rainforests in the world, challenging to access but extremely rewarding to behold.