Bestplacetovisitinindonesia; Java, Indonesia Itinerary (12 Days)

This itinerary volition embrace Java, Republic of Indonesia over 12 days, together with is the kickoff component subdivision of my Java-Bali-Lombok backpacking trip. To fast frontward to the side past times side itinerary, delight cheque out my 8 solar daytime itinerary for Bali, Indonesia and 5 solar daytime itinerary for Lombok, Indonesia

Trip Summary

  • Trip length together with when did I go? 12 days inwards May 2015
  • Places visited: Jakarta, Bandung, Wonosobo, Dieng Plateau, Yogyakarta, Malang, Ngadas, Bromo, Ijen, Banyuwangi
  • How much did it cost me? MYR 1,100

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  • Day 1 - Jakarta. Arrival inwards Jakarta. Upon arrival, check-in to Teduh Hostel Kota Tua. Visited Fatahillah Square together with Sunda Kelapa inwards the afternoon. Spent the residual of my eve at Jalan M.H. Thamrin. Overnight inwards Jakarta.
  • Day 2 - Djakarta to Bandung. Check-out from hostel together with went sightseeing inwards Glodok together with MONAS inwards the afternoon, before taking a educate from Djakarta to Bandung. Stayed at Hunny Hostel upon arriving there. Overnight inwards Bandung.
  • Day 3 - Bandung. Day trip to Kawah Putih, visiting Soreang together with Ciwidey on the way. Back inwards Bandung later on inwards the day, I spent the eve at Cihampelas. Overnight inwards Bandung.
  • Day 4 - Bandung to Wonosobo. Check-out from the hostel together with went sightseeing at Jalan Braga together with also visited places such every bit Pasar Baru together with Rumah Mode, before taking the overnight coach from Bandung to Wonosobo.
  • Day 5 - Wonosobo to Dieng Plateau. Arrival inwards Wonosobo inwards the morning, together with from at that topographic point took a minibus to Dieng plateau. Stayed at Flamboyan homestay i time I arrived there. In the afternoon, I rented a motorbike at that topographic point together with went sightseeing around Dieng, visiting diverse points of involvement inwards the surface area such every bit Kawah Sikidang together with Candi Arjuna. Overnight inwards Dieng.
  • Day 6 - Dieng Plateau to Wonosobo to Yogyakarta. Early inwards the morning, I rode out to Sikunir colina to ticker the sunrise, together with then visited Batu Pandang Dieng on the way back. Check-out from the guesthouse inwards the afternoon together with took a minibus downward to Wonosobo. From Wonosobo, I took a shuttle to Yogyakarta, where I stayed at EDU Hostel. Overnight inwards Yogyakarta.
  • Day 7 Yogyakarta. Day trip to Borobudur together with Prambanan inwards the morning. Went to Jalan Malioboro later on inwards the eve for some sightseeing together with shopping. Overnight inwards Yogyakarta.
  • Day 8 Yogyakarta to Malang. City walking tour inwards the morning, visiting Sultan Palace together with Taman Sari along the way. Later inwards the afternoon, check-out from the hostel together with took the overnight educate from Yogyakarta to Malang.
  • Day 9 Malang to Ngadas to Bromo. Arrival inwards Malang inwards the morning, together with from there, entered the Bromo Tengger Semeru national green via Ngadas before moving on to Cemero Lawang inwards Bromo. Stayed at Subur Homestay inwards Cemero Lawang. Overnight inwards Bromo.
  • Day 10 Bromo to Banyuwangi. In the early on forenoon just before sunrise, I went to Penanjakan together with Mount Bromo, before checking out from the guesthouse together with took a minibus to Probolinggo to take away handgrip of a educate to Banyuwangi. Upon arriving there, I checked inwards to Hotel Baru Banyuwangi. Overnight inwards Banyuwangi.
  • Day 11 Banyuwangi to Ijen & back. Sightseeing around Banyuwangi inwards the morning, together with then rented a motorbike for a solar daytime trip to the beautiful Ijen plateau before returning to Banyuwangi later on inwards the evening. 
  • Day 12 Banyuwangi to Bali. At midnight, I went dark hiking to Ijen crater to ticker the bluish burn downward together with stayed around until sunrise before heading dorsum to Banyuwangi to check-out from the hotel together with accept a ferry from Banyuwangi to Bali.

Itinerary Map (click to see POIs together with routes)

Travel Montage

Arrival & Getting to Jakarta
  • 8.05 am - Arrival at Soekarno Hatta international aerodrome past times flying (Air Asia) - RM99 (one way)
  • Immigration clearance
  • 9.05 am - Ride DAMRI coach from the aerodrome to Gambir educate station - 40,000 rupiah
  • 10.15 am - Arrival at Gambir educate station. Queued upwards at the ticket counter to purchase a i way ticket for 3.30pm educate (Argo Parahyangan) departing for Bandung the side past times side solar daytime - 100,000 rupiah (executive seat). I learnt later on that you lot tin also mass your educate ticket from Indomaret, the equivalent of 7-11 hither inwards Indonesia, definitely a fourth dimension saver if you're non inwards the mood for long queues

Arrival at Soekarno Hatta international airport, Jakarta
Cheapest together with easiest way from the aerodrome to Djakarta metropolis centre, past times taking the DAMRI bus. Drop off is at Gambir station
View of Gambir station, located close Monumen Nasional or MONAS
Queued for almost an hr to mass my educate ticket to Bandung the side past times side day

Getting to Kota Tua & Hostel check-in
  • 11.30 am - Hire ojek to accept me from Gambir educate station to Kota Tua - 50,000 rupiah (a chip of a ripoff for the distance traveled but decided to go amongst ojek every bit I was inwards a chip of a rush)
  • Note: Alternatively, to acquire to Kota Tua from Gambir, you lot tin ride Transjakarta coach #2 from Gambir to Harmoni coach halt together with from there, Transjakarta coach #1 to Kota coach stop. Keep inwards hear this agency 2 trips (or 7,000 rupiah). Cheaper still, you lot could walk to Bank Republic of Indonesia coach stop, together with then accept Transjakarta coach #1 to Kota. Either way, it's soundless cheaper than hiring an ojek
  • 12.15 pm - Check-in to Teduh Hostel Kota Tua - 135,000 rupiah per dark (staying for 1 night). Well worth the toll inwards my opinion, although the beds are a chip small. Try requesting for the bottom bunk bed every bit the top i is pretty hard to climb into
  • Bought information innovation (Simpati) - 20,000 rupiah (for starter pack) + 50,000 rupiah (top-up for internet)

View of Kota Tua, Jakarta
Teduh Hostel Kota Tua. Very conveniently located, just side past times side to the Kota coach station together with exclusively a few minutes walk to Fatahillah Square together with Old Batavia
The dorm I got inwards Teduh Hostel

Fatahillah Square
  • 1.45 pm - Walk from the hostel to Fatahillah Square (under 10 minutes). Walked past times Museum Mandiri together with Museum Bank of Republic of Indonesia on my way to Fatahillah Square
  • 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm - Photo walk around Fatahillah Square. Besides the common museum tours, you lot tin also rent out onthels (or old-style bicycles, they unremarkably come upwards amongst an old-style lid if you lot experience similar existence a Dutch for a day) for a solar daytime of cycling or just hanging out amongst the mascots

Museum Mandiri together with Museum Bank of Republic of Indonesia on my way to Fatahillah Square. Also pictured are bajajs, the equivalent of tuk tuks inwards Jakarta 
Street marketplace position on the way to the square. At night, the marketplace position is closed together with moved to some other spot just beside Kota post service office
Jakarta History Museum, i of the of import landmarks inwards Kota Tua together with a main focal indicate for the crowds at Fatahillah Square
Kota post service office. Pictured hither are onthels that you lot could rent if you lot desire to acquire around Kota Tua quicker
Spot the invisible chair

Sunda Kelapa
  • Walk from Fatahillah Square to Sunda Kelapa (under xxx minutes)
  • 3.30 pm - Photo halt at Sunda Kelapa. Keep inwards hear it's soundless a working port, but that doesn't hateful tourists aren't welcomed. Spotted a few friendly faces offering to give a tour of the port, which I turned down, fearing a scam

Pinisi lining the docks of Sunda Kelapa, which served every bit the port of old Djakarta a few hundred years agone together with is soundless inwards performance fifty-fifty to this day

Back to Fatahillah Square
  • 4.00 pm - Walk dorsum to Fatahillah Square (under xxx minutes). Photo halt at Kota Intan bridge 
  • Photo walk along the canals of Old Batavia on the way back
  • Late luncheon - Nasi goreng gila (15,000 rupiah) & kerak telor (20,000 rupiah)

Kota Intan Bridge. In the old days, it was called Engelsebrug, important English linguistic communication bridge
View of the canals of Old Batavia from Kota Intan bridge

Kota Tua to Jalan M.H. Thamrin
  • 5.30 pm - Walk to Kota coach halt (under v minutes)
  • Bought an e-ticket to live used for Transjakarta coach trips - 40,000 rupiah (comes preloaded amongst 20,000 rupiah credit, tin live used for well-nigh v coach trips, every bit each trip costs 3,500 rupiah)
  • 5.50pm - Ride Transjakarta coach #1 (Kota - Blok M)

Jalan M.H. Thamrin
  • 6.15pm - Hop off at Tosari ICBC coach stop. Walk to Grand Republic of Indonesia Mall (under v minutes)
  • 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm - Sightseeing & shopping around Grand Republic of Indonesia Mall
  • 7.45pm - Walk to Jalan Kebon Kacang close the mall for dinner
  • Dinner at Bakso Malang stall - Bakso (12,000 rupiah)
  • 8.15pm - Photo walk around Jalan M.H. Thamrin

View of Jalan MH Thamrin from the Tosari ICBC coach stop
Grand Republic of Indonesia Mall, i of Indonesia's largest shopping malls
Bakso for dinner at Jalan Kebon Kacang, just exterior Grand Republic of Indonesia Mall
Selamat Datang Monument is i of Jakarta's most iconic landmarks

Back to Kota Tua
  • 9.15pm - Walk dorsum to Tosari ICBC coach stop. Ride Transjakarta coach #1 (Kota - Blok M) back to Kota coach stop
  • 9.40 pm - Arrive at Kota coach stop. Walk to Fatahillah Square (under v minutes)
  • Walk around the dark marketplace position inwards Fatahillah Square
  • Note: There are plenty of dark spots inwards Djakarta where you lot tin pass your evenings at, together with Fatahillah Square is i of them. MONAS is also worth checking out if you're staying for 2 nights, or longer
  • 11.00pm - Return to hostel

Back inwards Kota Tua
Fatahillah Square at night
Spending my lastly eve inwards Djakarta walking around inwards the dark market 
The dark marketplace position extends to some other component subdivision of Kota Tua, located close the canals

Hostel check-out
  • 9.00 am - Wake up
  • Breakfast at the hostel - Toast & java (included inwards the room rate)
  • 11.00 am - Pack upwards & check-out from hostel

Kota Tua to Glodok
  • Walk from Kota Tua to Glodok (under xx minutes)
  • 11.30 am - 1.00 pm - Photo walk around Glodok, also known every bit Jakarta's chinatown. Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 treasure trove for street nutrient lovers. There's so much interesting nutrient that looks rattling familiar to me but I just can't quite shout out it.
  • Lunch at a stall inwards Glodok - Hainan chicken rice amongst bebek & teh botol (40,000 rupiah) & pukis (8,000 rupiah)

Entrance to Pasar Glodok
Walking around Glodok, the chinatown of Jakarta
Glodok is a treasure trove for nutrient lovers
Pukis is i of those interesting street delicacies I came across piece exploring Glodok. They are sweetness tasting together with induce got hints of pandan

Glodok to Monumen Nasional (MONAS)
  • 1.00 pm - Walk to Glodok coach halt (under 10 minutes)
  • 1.25 pm - Ride Transjakarta coach #1 (Kota - Blok M)
  • 1.45 pm - Hop off at Bank Republic of Indonesia coach stop. Walk to MONAS (under xv minutes)
  • 2.00 pm - 2.50 pm - Photo walk & lastly infinitesimal shopping for souvenirs around MONAS

View of Djakarta downtown from the Bank Republic of Indonesia coach stop
Spotted this interesting H2O outflow on the way from Bank Republic of Indonesia to MONAS
Decided to pass my afternoon inwards MONAS. With Gambir station exclusively a rock throw's away, it's a proficient identify to top the time piece waiting for the train

Jakarta to Bandung past times train
  • 2.50 pm - Walk from MONAS to Gambir station (under 10 minutes)
  • Board 3.30pm educate (Argo Parahyangan) from Gambir educate station to Bandung

Waiting for my educate at Gambir station
My educate arrives, just on time. I constitute the educate service hither to live pretty reliable, haven't encountered whatever delays so far, unlike dorsum habitation *cough*
Getting comfy for the 3+ hr educate ride. Next stop, Bandung!

Arrival inwards Bandung & Hostel Check-In
  • 6.40 pm - Arrive at Bandung educate station
  • Walk to Paskal Hypersquare (under 10 minutes)
  • 7.15 pm - Check-in to Hunny Hostel - 110,000 rupiah per night. Staying for 2 nights (total cost - 220,000 rupiah). Not precisely the cleanest hostel I've been to, but the toll is unbeatable around these parts
  • Dinner at Paskal Food Market - Bebek goreng (40,000 rupiah) & sekoteng (12,000 rupiah)
  • 9.30 pm - Photo walk along Jalan Pasir Kaliki
  • 11.30 pm - Return to hostel

Arrival at Bandung educate station
Paskal Hypersquare is exclusively a few minutes walk from the educate station
My dorm inwards Hunny Hostel, located inwards Paskal Hypersquare
Paskal Food Market, located just a few minutes away from the hostel. Loved the ambience of the place, though I can't tell the same for the prices of nutrient here, yikes!
The decor hither is only sublime. Loved spending my evenings here
Jalan Pasir Kaliki at night. No plan, just wandering aimlessly. Good kickoff experience of Bandung

Bandung to Kawah Putih
  • 7.00 am - Wake up
  • 7.30 am - Rent scooter from hostel - 100,000 rupiah per solar daytime (renting for 1 day)
  • Refuel at nearby gas station - 23,000 rupiah
  • 7.45am - Ride scooter to Kawah Putih
  • Made several brusk photograph stops along the way, specially inwards Soreang & Ciwidey

If you're looking for somewhere to escape, the verdant rice fields inwards Soreang is a overnice change, located just an hr away from Bandung
Sights together with sounds of Ciwidey
Scenic farmlands somewhere betwixt Ciwidey together with Kawah Putih
The views from Ciwidey to Kawah Putih constantly impresses

Kawah Putih
  • 10.30 am - Arrive at Kawah Putih entrance. Admission - 70,000 rupiah (inclusive of entrance, parking & transfer past times ontang anting to & from Kawah Putih)
  • 10.50 am - Ride ontang anting to Kawah Putih (under 10 minutes). Ontang antings are opened upwards air angkots you lot tin hop inwards to acquire to together with from Kawah Putih, located at the top of Mount Patuha
  • 11.00 am - 1.00 pm - Photo ops around Kawah Putih

Entrance to Kawah Putih
Brightly colored ontang antings parked close the entrance of Kawah Putih
The mesmerisingly beautiful Kawah Putih
The turquoise colored lake of Kawah Putih glistens inwards vivid sunlight, giving the identify an almost unearthly glow

Kawah Putih to Rancabali
  • 1.00 pm - Ride ontang anting dorsum downward to Kawah Putih entrance (under 10 minutes)
  • 1.30 pm - Ride scooter to Rancabali amongst photograph stops at the tea plantantions along the way
  • Decided to skip Situ Patenggang lake every bit the admission was 135,000 rupiah (too expensive!)

Tea plantations inwards Rancabali, located just a brusk distance away from the Kawah Putih turn-in
Another component subdivision of Rancabali 
Situ Patenggang lake entrance

Back to Bandung
  • 3.00 pm - Ride from Rancabali dorsum to Bandung
  • 5.00 pm - Arrive inwards Bandung
  • Stopover at Cicaheum coach terminal to purchase i way ticket for 6pm coach (Sinar Jaya) departing for Wonosobo the side past times side solar daytime - 70,000 rupiah

Buying my coach ticket to Wonosobo at the ticket counter inwards Cicaheum coach terminal

Cihampelas Walk
  • 6.00 pm - Stopover at Cihampelas Walk for dinner & shopping. Good identify to purchase souvenirs inwards Bandung!
  • Dinner at Cihampelas Walk - KFC (42,000 rupiah)
  • 8.30pm - Return to hostel
  • Supper at Paskal Food Market - Nasi goreng jeletot (25,000 rupiah)

Cihampelas Walk Mall
Another component subdivision of Cihampelas Walk Mall. Can't seem to uncovering whatever local nutrient stalls around, so I had to settle for KFC instead
Jalan Cihampelas at night. This is a smashing identify to acquire your souvenirs inwards Bandung

Hostel check-out
  • 8.30 am - Wake up
  • 9.00 am - Pack upwards & check-out from hostel

Paskal Hypersquare to Jalan Braga
  • Walk to master copy route contrary Paskal Hypersquare (under v minutes)
  • 9.05 am - Ride angkot (light dark-green color amongst letters "stasiun hall - gede bage") - 5,000 rupiah
  • 9.15 am - Hop off at Jalan Braga
  • 9.20 am - 10.00 am - Photo walk along Jalan Braga
  • 10.00 am - Stopover at Braga Citywalk mall
  • Breakfast at Bangi Kopitiam to acquire my Malaysian nutrient ready - Nasi lemak ayam (35,000 rupiah) & durian java (25,000 rupiah)

Jalan Braga is i of the reasons why Bandung is oft called ' The Paris of Java'
Another see of Jalan Braga, amongst Braga Citywalk mall inwards the distance

Jalan Braga to Pasar Baru
  • 11.00 am - Walk from Jalan Braga to Pasar Baru (under xv minutes)
  • Stopover at Pasar Baru Trade Centre for lastly infinitesimal shopping
  • Refreshments at the Pasar Baru nutrient courtroom - Es kelapa jeruk (15,000 rupiah)

Pasar Baru Trade Center
Inside Pasar Baru

Pasar Baru to Rumah Mode
  • 12.45 pm - Walk from Pasar Baru to Stasiun Hall (under v minutes)
  • 1.00 pm - Ride angkot (dark green/blue color amongst letters "ciumbuleuit") - 5,000 rupiah
  • 1.25 pm - Hop off at Rumah Mode for shopping together with a chip of sightseeing. Supposedly, this is i of the best places inwards Bandung to store for branded wear. Not genuinely into shopping though, argue I came hither was to top the fourth dimension piece waiting for my coach to Wonosobo
  • Tea at Eaton bakery - Kaya toast laid (32,000 rupiah)

Stasiun Hall angkot terminal, located just a few minutes walk away from Pasar Baru
Rumah Mode, i of the most pop mill outlets inwards Bandung
Balinese inspired decor inwards Rumah Mode

Bandung to Wonosobo past times bus
  • 4.00 pm - Walk to master copy route contrary Rumah Mode
  • Ride angkot (green/black color amongst letters "ledeng-cicaheum") - 7,000 rupiah (bargained downward from 8,000 rupiah)
  • 5.15 pm - Hop off at Cicaheum coach terminal
  • 5.30 pm - Ride 6pm coach (Sinar Jaya) from Cicaheum coach terminal to Wonosobo. My coach departed almost one-half an hr before than scheduled, so create certain you're at that topographic point early

One of the cheapest ways to acquire around Bandung. Riding an angkot to Cicaheum coach terminal
Waiting for the coach to Wonosobo

Arrival inwards Wonosobo
  • 4.50 am - Arrive inwards Wonosobo (dropped off at Mendolo coach terminal)
  • Breakfast at a stall - Mixed rice (ikan tongkol & tofu) & hot tea - 11,000 rupiah

Watching the sunrise inwards Wonosobo, amongst Mount Sindoro inwards the horizon
Just biding my fourth dimension at Mendolo coach terminal. Apparently, the minibuses doesn't start their runs until after seven or 8am

Wonosobo to Dieng Plateau
  • If you're coming to Wonosobo past times bus, it's advisable that you lot asking to live dropped off at Plasa (which is i halt away from Mendolo) to accept the minibus to Dieng Plateau. There are no minibuses from Mendolo to Dieng! 
  • Fortunately for me, at that topographic point was a backpacker grouping at that topographic point who wanted to acquire to Dieng together with managed to charter a minibus. Alternatively, you lot could ride an ojek to Plasa yourself for 5,000 rupiah
  • 8.15 am - Ride minibus from Mendolo coach terminal to Dieng Plateau - 20,000 rupiah

On the way to Dieng Plateau

Arrival inwards Dieng Plateau
  • 9.45 am - Arrive inwards Dieng Plateau (dropped off close the huge 'Dieng' sign at the town centre).  Minibuses from Wonosobo unremarkably drib you lot off close here. Similarly you lot tin hold back for the minibuses hither when you lot desire to go dorsum downward to Wonosobo
  • 10.00 am - Check-in to Flamboyan Homestay - 150,000 rupiah/night (staying for 1 night). The accomodation provided was rattling basic. Not rattling create clean either but at to the lowest degree there's hot water. There's no heater though so it does acquire genuinely frigid at night

Welcome to Dieng signboard
Flamboyan homestay, located non rattling far away from where the Dieng sign is
Very basic accommodation inwards Flamboyan
Dieng town centre

Kawah Sikidang
  • Rented a scooter from homestay - 100,000 rupiah per solar daytime (renting for 1 day)
  • Ride scooter to Kawah Sikidang
  • 11.00 am - Quick photograph halt at Candi Gatot Kaca
  • 11.30 am - 12.20 pm - Photo halt at Kawah Sikidang. Parking - 2,000 rupiah
  • Lunch at a stall inwards Kawah Sikidang - Kripik jamur (5,000 rupiah)

Rented a motorbike from the homestay together with decided to explore Dieng inwards the afternoon. This identify is absolutely breathtaking on a clear solar daytime when everything is inwards clear visibility
Entrance to Kawah Sikidang
Kawah Sikidang from afar. You tin already aroma the fumes from way over here
Bubbling mud pit of Kawah Sikidang, so hot that you lot could fifty-fifty boil eggs inwards it. Heard that some people died after they cruel in, so ticker your step

Candi Arjuna
  • 12.30 pm - Photo halt at Candi Arjuna. Admission - 10,000 rupiah (managed to acquire the local price, toll for unusual tourists is 25,000 rupiah). The ticket tin live used to acquire into Kawah Sikidang every bit well

Candi Arjuna. Supposedly the oldest known Hindu temple inwards Java, older than fifty-fifty Borobudur! Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 proficient argue to come upwards to Dieng

Sightseeing around Dieng Plateau
  • 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm - Photo ops around Dieng past times motorbike before returning to the guesthouse
  • 6.30 pm - Dinner at nearby roadside stalls - Mie ongklok (15,000 rupiah) & nasi ayam goreng (20,000 rupiah)
  • 8.00 pm - Return to guesthouse 

Exploring some other component subdivision of Dieng. This is past times the turn-in to Candi Arjuna together with Kawah Sikidang
On the way dorsum after an afternoon of exploring Dieng
Mie ongklok, a pop local delicacy inwards Wonosobo. Easily the most repulsive affair I've always eaten during the trip. The slimy broth was kinda off putting but gustation wise it's okay I guess

Sikunir Hill
  • 4.30 am - Wake up
  • Breakfast bought from Indomaret nearby - Raisin breadstuff & hot milo (10,000 rupiah)
  • 5.00 am - Ride scooter to Sikunir Hill
  • 5.20 am - Arrival at Sikunir Hill's entrance. Admission - 5,000 rupiah (managed to acquire the local price)
  • Walk upwards to Sikunir Hill's summit (under xxx minutes). Could've done it inwards xv minutes, but at that topographic point were plenty of people going upwards too. Don't go hither on a weekend or world vacation if you lot dislike crowds. Alternatively, you lot could test scaling Gunung Prau, a chip to a greater extent than challenging but amongst less crowds
  • 6.00 am - 9.00 am - Photo ops & sunrise viewing at Sikunir Hill

Waiting for the sunrise at top of Sikunir hill. Tends to acquire crowded during weekends, so innovation your trip wisely
Sun rays bursting forth illuminating the valley below
View of Mount Sindoro from Sikunir hill
Heading dorsum down
View of Telaga Cebong, at the base of operations of Sikunir hill

Batu Pandang Dieng
  • 9.00 am - Ride scooter from Sikunir Hill to Batu Pandang Dieng (just located behind Dieng Plateau Theatre)
  • 9.15 am - Arrive inwards Dieng Plateau Theatre. Parking - 2,000 rupiah
  • Walk to Batu Pandang Dieng (under xv minutes). Paid the entrance fee - 10,000 rupiah
  • Photo ops at Batu Pandang Dieng. From here, you lot acquire uninterrupted views of Telaga Warna together with Telaga Pengilon

Batu Pandang Dieng offers splendid views of both Telaga Warna together with Telaga Pengilon 
Another see from Batu Pandang Dieng

Guesthouse check-out & Back to Wonosobo 
  • 11.00 am - Return to homestay
  • 12.00 pm - Pack upwards together with check-out from homestay
  • Walk to master copy route contrary the huge 'Dieng' sign
  • 12.10 pm - Ride minibus saltation for Wonosobo - 15,000 rupiah (bargained downward from 20,000 rupiah)
  • 1.10 pm - Arrive inwards Wonosobo (dropped off at Plasa). From here, you lot tin hire an ojek for 5,000 rupiah to Mendolo coach terminal. There's no direct coach from Wonosobo to Yogyakarta unfortunately, but you lot tin accept a coach to Magelang first, together with then some other coach from Magelang to Yogyakarta

Taking the minibus downward to Wonosobo
Final halt inwards Plasa, Wonosobo

Wonosobo to Yogyakarta
  • Walk from Plasa to Jalan southward Parman (under 10 minutes). Plenty of agents selling shuttle van tickets to Yogyakarta along this road
  • Alternatively, at that topographic point are also shuttle buses that go straight to Yogyakarta from Wonosobo. One such companionship that provides this service is Sumber Alam, you lot tin uncovering several of their agents along Jalan southward Parman, just a brusk walk away from Plasa. Took this alternative every bit it was the easiest method together with is to a greater extent than or less the same every bit taking the coach toll wise
  • Bought i way ticket for 1.30pm shuttle van (Sumber Alam) departing for Yogyakarta - 55,000 rupiah
  • 1.35 pm - Ride shuttle coach to Yogyakarta

Waiting for my shuttle coach to Yogyakarta

Arrival inwards Yogyakarta & Getting to Jalan Malioboro
  • 4.10 pm - Arrival inwards Yogyakarta (dropped off close Jombor coach terminal)
  • Walk to Jombor coach terminal (under v minutes)
  • 4.40 pm - Ride Transjogja coach #2A saltation for Malioboro - 3,600 rupiah
  • 5.00 pm - Hop off at Malioboro coach stop
  • Walk to Tugu educate station (under v minutes). Queued upwards at the ticket component subdivision together with bought a i way ticket for 8.45pm educate (Malioboro Ekspres) departing for Malang (on solar daytime 8) - 140,000 rupiah (economy seat)

Terminal Jombor, Yogyakarta
Taking the Transjogja coach from Jombor to Jalan Malioboro
Jalan Malioboro, Yogyakarta
School kids casually crossing the educate tracks on their way home
Spotted this steam engine monument on the way to Tugu educate station
Facade of Tugu educate station, Yogyakarta
Waiting for my plow to purchase my educate ticket to Malang

Hostel check-in
  • Walk to my accommodation located along Jalan Let Jen Suprapto (under xxx minutes)
  • 6.30 pm - Check-in to EDU Hostel - 80,000 rupiah per night. Staying for 2 nights (total cost - 160,000 rupiah). Don't permit the seemingly depression toll indicate fool you! This was the best value for coin hostel I stayed during my entire trip
  • Booked a tour bundle (transfer only) from hostel to see both Borobudur together with Prambanan temples the side past times side solar daytime - 115,000 rupiah

View of EDU Hostel, located along Jalan Let Jen Suprapto, Yogyakarta
Best value for coin accommodation I've stayed during my trip. Location is a chip far off from Jalan Malioboro though

Jalan Malioboro
  • 7.30 pm - Dinner at Sambel Layah eating theatre (located exclusively 10 minutes walk from the hostel, along Jalan Let Jen Suprapto) - Pecak lele laid (8,500 rupiah)
  • Walk from eating theatre to Jalan Malioboro (under xxx minutes)
  • 8.00 pm - 10.00 pm - Photo walk along Jalan Malioboro 
  • 10.30 pm - Ride becak from Jalan Malioboro dorsum to hostel - 15,000 rupiah (bargained downward from 30,000 rupiah) 

When it comes to nutrient choices inwards Yogyakarta, there's no meliorate value for your coin than Sambel Layah restaurant
Pecak lele amongst jumbo es tea for an insanely depression price, exclusively 8,500 rupiah! 
Jalan Malioboro at night
A pop agency of carry around Yogyakarta is the becak. However, it isn't the cheapest, every bit a brusk trip tin easily cost to a greater extent than than 15,000 rupiah. If you lot induce got proficient bargaining skills, you lot tin test to lower the fare if you lot retrieve it is also expensive
Ending my solar daytime at Jalan Malioboro

Getting ready for Borobudur & Prambanan solar daytime trip
  • 4.00 am - Wake up
  • 4.45 am - Pickup past times shuttle van from hostel

Borobudur Temple
  • 6.00 am - Arrive at Borobudur temple entrance & ticket office. Purchased combined admission ticket for both Borobudur & Prambanan temples (valid for i solar daytime only) - 375,000 rupiah (a lot cheaper than buying them separately)
  • 6.00 am - 8.00 am - Photo ops of Borobudur temple
  • Breakfast at a stall nearby the go out - Toast, fruits & java (included inwards tour package)

If you lot are on a tight budget, buying the combo ticket for same solar daytime admission into Borobudur together with Prambanan tin relieve you lot a lot of money
Candi Borobudur, Magelang
Buddhist statue overlooking the temple grounds
An uncovered stupa, revealing a Buddhist statue inside
The see of the surrounding countryside from the top of Borobudur
Another see from Borobudur, amongst Mount Merapi inwards the horizon
The souvenir marketplace position close the go out of Borobudur, where you lot tin purchase diverse memorabilia of Borobudur together with Prambanan 

Mendut Temple & Back to Yogyakarta
  • 8.15 am - Ride shuttle van dorsum to Yogyakarta
  • 8.30 am - Short photograph halt at Mendut temple on the way back
  • 9.00 am - Return to Yogyakarta to see Prambanan temple

View of Mendut temple from the outside. I didn't go inwards every bit I was exploring the Buddhist green close the entrance
The green exterior Mendut temple. Found this identify slightly to a greater extent than interesting than the temple itself

Prambanan Temple
  • 10.30 am - Arrive at Prambanan temple entrance & ticket office
  • 11.00 am - 12.00 pm - Photo ops of Prambanan temple

Prambanan temple courtyard
A fragile coexistence of beliefs. While Borobudur is a Buddhist temple, Prambanan is Hindu
View of Prambanan on the way out

Back to hostel
  • 12.00 pm - Ride shuttle van dorsum to hostel
  • Lunch at Sambel Layah eating theatre - Fried chicken rice laid (9,500 rupiah)
  • 2.00 pm - Return to hostel for some rest

Jalan Sosrowijayan
  • 6.00 pm - Walk from hostel to Jalan Malioboro for some lastly infinitesimal shopping (under xxx minutes)
  • Dinner at roadside stalls side past times side to Malioboro Mall - Nasi gudeg komplit & es teh (50,000 rupiah)
  • 8.00 pm - Photo walk along Jalan Sosrowijayan on the way dorsum to hostel

View of the Yogyakarta skyline at dark from the rooftop of EDU hostel
Nasi gudeg stalls along Jalan Malioboro, located close Malioboro mall
Nasi gudeg, a must test when inwards Yogyakarta
Walking along Jalan Sosrowijayan on the way dorsum to the hostel

  • 7.00 am - Wake up
  • Breakfast at the hostel - Nasi goreng & hot tea (included inwards the room rate)

Sultan Palace (Kraton)
  • 8.00 am - Walk from hostel to Sultan Palace (under xx minutes)
  • 8.30 am - Arrive at Sultan Palace entrance. Admission - 12,500 rupiah
  • 8.30 am - 9.30 am - Photo ops of Sultan Palace

Entrance of Sultan Palace
The beautiful courtyard within Sultan Palace
The antiquated interiors of i of the buildings inwards Sultan Palace
A procession of wayang performers taking stage

Underground Mosque (Sumur Gumuling), Taman Sari
  • 9.30 am - Walk from Sultan Palace to Taman Sari (under xx minutes)
  • Quick photograph halt at the Underground Mosque (Sumur Gumuling). Taman Sari is genuinely located within a residential surface area together with the entrance was a chip hard to uncovering every bit at that topographic point were almost no signages pointing the way

Came across this ruined edifice on the way to Taman Sari together with decided to explore a bit
The entrance to the Underground Mosque inwards Taman Sari was a chip hard to find, so I just followed some locals here
School kids posing for this shot at the Underground Mosque, Taman Sari

Water Castle, Taman Sari
  • Refreshments at a stall nearby - Es dawet ayu (4,000 rupiah)
  • 10.30 am - Photo halt at the Water Castle. Entered through the dorsum entrance, so surprisingly I did non induce got to pay whatever sort of entrance fees
  • 11.00 am - Ride becak from Taman Sari dorsum to hostel - 30,000 rupiah

Nice graffiti along the walls on the way to the Water Castle 
View of the Water Castle, Taman Sari
Last peek at Taman Sari before heading dorsum to the hostel

Hostel check-out
  • 12.00 pm - Pack upwards together with check-out from hostel. Hung around together with relaxed inwards the hostel foyer until belatedly afternoon
  • Dinner at Sambel Layah eating theatre - Ayam penyet laid (8,500 rupiah)
  • 5.00 pm - Walk to Jalan Malioboro for to a greater extent than lastly infinitesimal shopping (under xxx minutes). Visited Malioboro mall

View of Malioboro Mall
Inside Malioboro Mall

Yogyakarta to Malang past times train
  • 8.00 pm - Walk from Jalan Malioboro to Tugu educate station (under v minutes)
  • Board 8.45pm educate (Malioboro Ekspres) from Tugu educate station to Malang

Had to hold back for the educate to top through before crossing the tracks to acquire to Tugu station
Waiting for the educate to depart. Malang together with Bromo, hither I come!

Arrival inwards Malang
  • 4.15 am - Arrive inwards Malang (hop off at Malang Kotabaru educate station)
  • Breakfast at some nearby stalls contrary the educate station - Kopi susu (3,000 rupiah)

Malang Kotabaru educate station

Malang Kotabaru educate station to Arjosari coach terminal
  • Walking out of the station, at that topographic point volition live plenty of touts who desire you lot to charter their angkots. Ignore them together with only walk a few minutes downward the route to take away handgrip of angkots which are passing by
  • 4.40 am - Ride angkot (blue color amongst letters "arjosari") - 4,000 rupiah
  • 5.10 am - Hop off at Arjosari coach terminal
  • Going to Bromo using the to a greater extent than direct but less scenic route: Alternatively, you lot tin accept a coach to Probolinggo from Arjosari (18,000 rupiah). Look for the Sabar Indah coach (yellow/green color amongst "Jember - Banyuwangi" written on it). The coach volition drib you lot off at Probolinggo enroute, from which you lot tin uncovering a minibus to Cemero Lawang

Taking an angkot to Arjosari coach terminal. Surprisingly, some angkots operate rattling early on inwards the morning
First low-cal at Arjosari coach terminal. From here, you lot tin accept a coach to Probolinggo. You volition live dropped off enroute, together with from there, you lot tin accept a minibus to Cemero Lawang

Malang to Tumpang
  • A less direct but to a greater extent than scenic route, which volition accept you lot from Malang to Ngadas, together with then onwards to Cemero Lawang
  • 5.30 am - Ride angkot (white color) from Arjosari coach terminal to Tumpang - 7,000 rupiah
  • 6.15 am - Hop off at Tumpang (dropped off at the component subdivision where jeeps tin live chartered to Bromo). There's also an ojek post service nearby

The angkot terminal at Arjosari. From here, you lot tin hold back for the white angkot to Tumpang
Taking the white angkot to Tumpang. Just tell the driver you lot desire to live dropped off at the jeep office
The ojek post service inwards front end of the jeep office. From here, you lot tin hire an ojek to acquire to Ngadas

Tumpang to Ngadas
  • 6.35 am - Hire ojek to Ngadas - 75,000 rupiah (+5,000 rupiah tip for existence rattling friendly together with helpful)
  • Passed past times Gubukklakah together with Coban Pelangi on the way. The route going to Ngadas was inwards rattling bad shape, the ride got so bumpy that it managed to throw me off a few times
  • 7.10 am - Arrive at Bromo Tengger Semeru national green entrance. Admission - 27,500 rupiah (managed to acquire local price, admission for unusual tourists is 217,000 rupiah on weekdays, 317,000 rupiah on weekends/public holidays). The ticket is valid until you lot go out the park, which agency if you purchased the ticket on a weekday, you lot won't induce got to purchase some other ticket fifty-fifty if it's a weekend or world holiday

On the way to Ngadas. Just a candid minute of the ojek trying to start his motorcycle
Entrance into Ngadas together with Bromo Tengger Semeru national park. Beyond this indicate is the ticket component subdivision where you lot induce got to pay the admission into the national park

  • 7.35 am - Arrive inwards Ngadas
  • 7.45 am - 9.30 am - Photo ops of Ngadas. Decided to walk around Ngadas for a bit, before finding some other ojek to accept me to Cemero Lawang

Heaven on world is what I idea of Ngadas the minute I saw it
Another component subdivision of Ngadas. I just cannot seem to wind my caput around how peaceful this identify is
A vast together with beautiful countryside opens upwards when you lot venture to the other goal of the village
The hamlet folk hither are rattling friendly, together with did non hear me trodding through their farmland. Some fifty-fifty greeted me 'Selamat pagi', which agency proficient morning
The route that leads to Bromo. You tin select to walk all the way to Cemero Lawang from hither if you're upwards to it, otherwise just hire an ojek to acquire you lot there

Ngadas to Cemero Lawang
  • 9.35 am - Hire an ojek to accept me from Ngadas to Cemero Lawang - 100,000 rupiah
  • Photo stops at diverse points of involvement along the way:
  • Jemplang viewpoint
  • Bromo savanna
  • Teletubbies hill
  • Sea of sand

Views of the Bromo savanna from Jemplang viewpoint, which also happens to live the crossroads for hikers who desire to start their ascent upwards Mount Semeru, the highest mount inwards Java
Another see from Jemplang viewpoint
Heading downward into the Bromo savanna. The journeying downward is bumpier than it looks
The vast expanse of the Bromo savanna
Howling current of air kicking upwards dust at the Bromo savanna
The almost surreal Teletubbies hill
A jeep making its way through the savanna
Reaching the arid Sea of Sand, a stark contrast to the green, fertile savanna nosotros just passed through
View of Mount Batok from the Sea of Sand. Bromo is at that topographic point somewhere
Cemero Lawang together with hints of Penanjakan tin live seen from here

Arrival inwards Cemero Lawang & Guesthouse check-in
  • 11.00 am - Arrive inwards Cemero Lawang
  • Check-in to Subur Homestay - 150,000 rupiah per dark (staying for 1 night). Great location together with non also pricey compared to the other accommodation options inwards the area. The rooms however, are rattling basic for the price. Still proficient for just i dark I guess

Arriving inwards Cemero Lawang
Upon arriving inwards Cemero Lawang, I met an ojek who recommended me Subur Homestay
My room inwards Subur Homestay

In & Around Cemero Lawang
  • Lunch at a warung nearby (same row every bit Cafe Lava) - Mie goreng (8,000 rupiah) & kopi susu (5,000 rupiah)
  • 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm - Photo walk around Cemero Lawang. Walked around the hamlet together with the surrounding countryside. Also went to the sentinel indicate (near Bromo Permai hotel), which has proficient views of Bromo together with its surroundings
  • 4.00 pm - Return to homestay for some much needed rest
  • Dinner at the same warung nearby - Beef rawon & hot tea (22,000 rupiah)
  • 8.00 pm - There isn't much to produce inwards Cemero Lawang, so I went stargazing close the sentinel point
  • 9.30 pm - Return to homestay to acquire some slumber for the side past times side day

Having mie goreng for luncheon at a warung close Cafe Lava, it's the exclusively i you lot can't missy it. The nutrient hither was genuinely good
Walking around Cemero Lawang
Views of the countryside close Cemero Lawang
As solar daytime turns to night, a dyad of warungs induce got gear upwards store close the sentinel indicate inwards Cemero Lawang
There genuinely isn't much to produce inwards Cemero Lawang, so I spent the whole eve stargazing. Seriously, I induce got never seen so many stars inwards my life!

Penanjakan Viewpoint & Bukit Cinta
  • 2.30 am - Wake up
  • 3.00 am - Hire an ojek to accept me to Penanjakan viewpoint & Bromo - 150,000 rupiah 
  • 3.30 am - 6.00 am - Photo ops & sunrise viewing at Penanjakan 2 viewpoint 
  • Note: Unbeknownst to many, Penanjakan genuinely has several viewpoints, such every bit Penanjakan 1 (also known every bit Seruni viewpoint) together with Penanjakan 2 (also known every bit King Kong hill). I went to Penanjakan 2 every bit it has much meliorate views together with is less crowded
  • 6.30 am - Ride ojek upwards to Penanjakan 1 viewpoint. Photo halt at Penanjakan 1
  • Breakfast at a stall inwards Penanjakan 1 viewpoint - Pisang goreng (10,000 rupiah)
  • 7.30 am - Ride ojek downward to Bukit Cinta. Photo halt at Bukit Cinta

Watching the sunrise from Penanjakan
Penanjakan 2 viewpoint. Went to both viewpoint 1 together with 2, together with personally I idea viewpoint 2 was better. Lesser crowds, together with the views were a chip better 
Views of Bromo from Penanjakan 2
Starting indicate to start your brusk climb to the top of Bukit Cinta
At the top of Bukit Cinta
View of Bromo from Bukit Cinta

Mount Bromo
  • 8.30 am - Ride ojek to base of operations of Mount Bromo. Start my ascent to the top of Mount Bromo
  • Refreshments at a stall on the way upwards - Kopi susu (5,000 rupiah)
  • 8.45 am - Arrive at the top of Mount Bromo. Photo ops around the crater surface area before heading dorsum down
  • 9.45 am - Head dorsum downward to the base of operations of Mount Bromo
Stopped a few times along the way to Bromo. Here's a candid shot of my ojek amongst Mount Batok inwards the background
Penanjakan tin clearly live seen from here, cheers to perfect atmospheric condition conditions
Making my way to the top of Mount Bromo
Still some other 250+ steps going upwards the staircase to accomplish Bromo crater
At the top of Bromo crater
Bromo's smoking crater. Being upwards hither together with knowing that at that topographic point could live an eruption at whatever fourth dimension is both exciting together with terrifying
Took it tiresome going down, the views are breathtaking!

Back to Cemero Lawang
  • 10.00 am - Ride ojek dorsum to Cemero Lawang
  • Lunch at the same warung where I had my meals previously - Mie goreng special (18,000 rupiah) & teh manis (4,000 rupiah)
  • 11.30 am - Pack upwards together with check-out from homestay

Cemero Lawang to Probolinggo past times minibus
  • 12.00 pm - Walk to the minibus halt located at the master copy route junction (under v minutes). Minibuses to Probolinggo exclusively leave of absence when full, so aspect to hold back quite a piece if at that topographic point aren't plenty passengers
  • 1.30 pm - Ride minibus to Probolinggo - 35,000 rupiah
  • 2.35 pm - Arrive at Probolinggo (dropped off at the master copy route contrary Bayuangga coach station)

Taking the minibus from Cemero Lawang to Probolinggo. Take authorities annotation that they exclusively leave of absence when total though

Probolinggo to Banyuwangi past times train
  • Walk to an angkot halt just along the master copy route from where I was dropped off  (under v minutes)
  • 2.40 pm - Ride angkot (yellow color amongst missive of the alphabet "F") to Probolinggo educate station - 5,000 rupiah
  • 3.20 pm - Hop off at Probolinggo educate station
  • Queued upwards at the ticket component subdivision to purchase i way ticket for 4.43pm educate (Sri Tanjung) departing for Banyuwangi the same solar daytime - 100,000 rupiah (economy seat)
  • Board 4.43pm educate (Sri Tanjung) from Probolinggo station to Banyuwangi 

Took this angkot from Bayuangga to Probolinggo educate station
Waiting for my educate at Probolinggo station
Boarding the educate departing for Banyuwangi

Arrival inwards Banyuwangi & Hotel check-in
  • 9.00 pm - Arrive inwards Banyuwangi (hop off at Karangasem educate station)
  • Ride ojek to Jalan MT Haryono - 20,000 rupiah
  • 9.30 pm - Check-in to Hotel Baru - 110,000 rupiah per dark (staying for 1 night). Got a very basic room inwards the hotel, fortunately for the price, my expectations weren't precisely that high 
  • Late dinner at a nearby roadside stall - Nasi goreng (9,000 rupiah)
  • 11.00 pm - Return to hotel to acquire some much needed rest

Arrival inwards Banyuwangi. I hopped off at Karangasem educate station every bit it was closer to the town centre
Hotel Baru Banyuwangi, located along Jalan MT Haryono
Got a rattling basic room inwards Hotel Baru

In & Around Banyuwangi
  • 9.00 am - Wake up
  • Breakfast at the hotel - Nasi goreng (included inwards the room rate)
  • Extend remain at Hotel Baru (+1 dark for 110,000 rupiah/night)

Walking tour around Banyuwangi
  • 10.00 am - 11.15 am - Walk around Banyuwangi amongst photograph stops at diverse points of involvement around the city:
  • Taman Blambangan
  • Pasar Banyuwangi
  • Baiturrahman mosque
  • 11.30 am - Rent scooter from Tripoli Tour & Rental (located along Jalan Basuki Rahmat, close Baiturrahman mosque) - 65,000 rupiah per solar daytime (renting for 1 day)

Becak rider grin for this shot taken during my walk around Banyuwangi
Taman Blambangan, Banyuwangi. This municipal green is located quite closed to where I stayed
Pasar Banyuwangi, just a few minutes away from Taman Blambangan
Baiturrahman Mosque inwards Banyuwangi
Rented a scooter from Tripoli Tour & Rental company, every bit I retrieve to role it for a solar daytime trip to Ijen plateau together with for the Kawah Ijen trek the side past times side morning

Day trip to Ijen Plateau
  • 11.40 am - Ride scooter from Banyuwangi to Pos Paltuding (via Licin). Road to Paltuding is inwards proficient condition, though the the route beyond Licin isn't good illuminated together with tin live rattling dark at night
  • 12.40 pm - Arrive at Pos Paltuding (the starting indicate where you lot tin get your ascent upwards Kawah Ijen)
  • 1.30 pm - 3.45 pm - Photo ops around Ijen plateau on the way to Sempol. Quick photograph halt at Ijen waterfall
  • 4.00 pm - Arrive inwards Sempol. Photo ops around Sempol before heading dorsum to Banyuwangi
  • Refuel at the gas station inwards Sempol - 9,000 rupiah

Scenic grasslands inwards Ijen plateau, located a few minutes W of Pos Paltuding
Ijen waterfall. The H2O supposedly flows from Kawah Ijen together with is hence acidic past times nature. That explains why the H2O is a sickly dark-green color
 A rock bridge, just after the falls
Picturesque grasslands on the way to Sempol
View of Ijen plateau from a rickety ticker tower close Sempol. There were wild sunflowers everywhere during my visit, turning the savanna into a body of body of water of yellow
Arriving inwards Sempol, Bondowoso
Spent some fourth dimension exploring Sempol before heading dorsum to Banyuwangi

Back to Banyuwangi
  • 5.00 pm - Ride from Sempol dorsum to Banyuwangi
  • 6.15 pm - Arrive inwards Banyuwangi. Dinner at Roxy mall - KFC (50,000 rupiah)
  • 8.00 pm - Return to hotel to acquire some slumber for the side past times side day

Spending my eve inwards Roxy mall before heading dorsum to my hotel room to acquire some slumber for the Kawah Ijen trek later

Banyuwangi to Pos Paltuding
  • 11.45 pm - Wake up
  • 12.00 am - Ride scooter from Banyuwangi to Pos Paltuding (via Licin)
  • 1.15 am - Arrive at Pos Paltuding (starting indicate to Kawah Ijen). Admission into Kawah Ijen - 7,500 rupiah (managed to acquire local price, admission for unusual tourists is 100,000 rupiah on weekdays, 150,000 rupiah on weekends)

There was a long queue at Pos Paltuding before I could acquire my hands on this. With a stroke of luck, I managed to acquire the local toll for admission into Kawah Ijen, which saved me a lot of money

Trek to Kawah Ijen
  • 1.40 am - Start my ascent to the top of Kawah Ijen. The distance to the top of is roughly 3km, the path starts out fairly apartment for the kickoff km or so, becomes rattling steep for the 2d km, together with and then after reaching the canteen, starts to fifty-fifty out i time to a greater extent than for the lastly i km to the top
  • 2.50 am - Stopover for a suspension at the canteen (also acts every bit a weighing station for miners) halfway to the top
  • 3.30 am - Arrive at the top of Kawah Ijen. Start my descent to the bottom of the crater to witness Ijen's famous 'blue fire' phenomenon. Be extremely careful every bit the path downward is narrow together with quite slippery, non to cite you lot volition live trudging around inwards consummate darkness. Any missteps together with it's a long autumn to the bottom
  • 4.00 am - 6.30 am - Arrive at the bottom of the crater. Photo ops of the 'blue fire' together with around the crater lake area
  • 6.30 am - Start my ascent dorsum upwards to the top of the crater (30 minutes)
  • 7.00 am - 8.30 am - Arrive at the top of the crater. Photo ops of the surroundings 

Having a suspension during my ascent to the top of Kawah Ijen
At the top of Kawah Ijen. Beyond this signboard, there's a path you lot tin follow to acquire to the bottom of the crater to witness the bluish fires. Be careful though, the path is a treacherous one, produce it at your ain risk!
At the bottom of the crater. Just inwards fourth dimension to consider the bluish fires of Kawah Ijen
Kawah Ijen's bluish burn downward upclose
Daybreak inwards Kawah Ijen. The bluish fires are gone together with finally you lot tin consider all around you
A sulfur miner hard at work
Kawah Ijen is also the world's largest acidic crater lake
Making my way dorsum to the top of Kawah Ijen
Going to the top was already difficult, instantly imagine yourself attempting to bear a heavy charge of sulfur on your shoulders piece doing that
Back at the top of Kawah Ijen again, together with got some genuinely overnice views of the crater below
Another see from the top of Kawah Ijen on my way dorsum downward to Pos Paltuding

Back to Pos Paltuding & Banyuwangi
  • 8.30 am - Descend dorsum downward to Pos Paltuding
  • 10.00 am - Back at Pos Paltuding. Ride dorsum from Pos Paltuding to Banyuwangi
  • 11.15 am - Back inwards Banyuwangi. Return to hotel

The canteen, located well-nigh a 3rd of the way from the top of Kawah Ijen to Pos Paltuding
Took it slow as going downward was pretty hard on my knees

Banyuwangi to Bali
  • 12.00 pm - Pack upwards together with check-out from hotel
  • Return scooter dorsum to the store (Tripoli Tour & Rental at Jalan Basuki Rahmat). Lunch at a nearby eating theatre - Bakso lontong (8,000 rupiah)
  • 1.20 pm - Ride angkot (yellow color amongst give away "6") from Jalan Basuki Rahmat to Ketapang ferry port - 7,000 rupiah
  • 1.50 pm - Arrive at Ketapang ferry port
  • Board 2.15pm ferry saltation for Bali - 7,500 rupiah (one way)

Ketapang ferry port, Banyuwangi
Onboard the ferry to Bali

How much?
What for?
IDR 1,035,000
IDR 135,000
Accommodation inwards Djakarta (1 night)
IDR 220,000
Accommodation inwards Bandung (2 nights)
IDR 150,000
Accommodation inwards Dieng Plateau (1 night)
IDR 160,000
Accommodation inwards Yogyakarta (2 nights)
IDR 150,000
Accommodation inwards Cemero Lawang (1 night)
IDR 220,000
Accommodation inwards Banyuwangi (2 nights)

IDR 2,000,100
Ground Cost
IDR 130,000
Transportation around Jakarta
IDR 100,000
Train from Djakarta to Bandung
IDR 100,000
Scooter rental inwards Bandung (1 day)
IDR 17,000
Transportation around Bandung
IDR 70,000
Entrance ticket – Kawah Putih
IDR 70,000
Bus from Bandung to Wonosobo
IDR 35,000
Minibus from Wonosobo to Dieng Plateau (return)
IDR 100,000
Scooter rental inwards Dieng Plateau (1 day)
IDR 12,000
Entrance ticket & parking – Candi Arjuna & Kawah Sikidang
IDR 5,000
Entrance ticket – Sikunir Hill
IDR 12,000
Entrance ticket & parking – Batu Pandang Dieng
IDR 55,000
Shuttle van from Wonosobo to Yogyakarta
IDR 48,600
Transportation around Yogyakarta
IDR 115,000
Borobudur & Prambanan tour bundle (transfer only)
IDR 375,000
Entrance ticket – Borobudur & Prambanan
IDR 12,500
Entrance ticket – Sultan Palace
IDR 140,000
Train from Yogyakarta to Malang
IDR 186,000
Transportation from Malang to Ngadas to Cemero Lawang
IDR 27,500
Entrance ticket - Bromo
IDR 150,000
Ojek hire for Bromo & Penanjakan
IDR 40,000
Transportation from Cemero Lawang to Probolinggo educate station
IDR 100,000
Train from Probolinggo to Banyuwangi
IDR 27,000
Transportation around Banyuwangi
IDR 65,000
Scooter rental inwards Banyuwangi (1 day)
IDR 7,500
Entrance ticket – Ijen crater

IDR 363,900
In & Out Cost
RM 99
Flight from Kuala Lumpur to Jakarta
IDR 7,500
Ferry from Banyuwangi to Bali

IDR 661,500
IDR 554,500
Food & drinks
IDR 70,000
Data innovation (Simpati)
IDR 37,000

IDR 4,060,500

How much did it cost me?

  • In local currency: IDR 4,060,500
  • Conversion charge per unit of measurement (at the time): MYR 1 = IDR 3,600
  • After conversion*: MYR 1,128 (for 12 days)


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