Indonesia

Indonesia Travel Guide

The Indonesian archipelago is made up of over 17,000 islands scattered across 3,000 miles of ocean between Asia and Australia. Turquoise water laps at blinding white beaches and volcanic mountains blanketed in misty rainforest rise out of the sea. Travel to Indonesia is unforgettable, no matter which islands you choose to visit, so don’t worry about seeing everything—the archipelago is just too big to visit everything at once. Some popular islands for Indonesia travel are Sumatra, Java, Komodo and of course, Bali. As an adventure destination or a luxury vacation, you can’t beat Indo, which has some of the finest spa hotels next to the best surf in the world. Check out Travel + Leisure’s Indonesia travel guide for the best hotels, restaurants, and sights.

Things Not to Miss in Indonesia

• See the dragons in Komodo National Park
 • Hike one of Indonesia’s many active and dormant volcanoes, like Gunung Bromo in East Java or Gunung Agung in Bali
 • Tour the coffee plantations while sipping a fresh brew
 • Ride a becak in Malang or Jakarta
 • Tour the Borobudur and Prambanan temples near Yogyakarta
 • Visit the orangutan sanctuary in Bukit Lawang on Sumatra
 • Go surfing!

When to Go to Indonesia

When planning your visit to Indonesia, be sure to book during the dry season from June to September. The rest of the year is the rainy season when the weather is wet and overcast.

Articles about Indonesia

Things that come to mind when you think of the Indonesian island of Bali: pink-sand beaches, crystal-blue waters, vibrant coral reefs, lush tropical gardens, and stunning ancient temples. Less so—it’s safe to assume—would be stylish burger joints....
Things that come to mind when you think of the Indonesian island of Bali: pink-sand beaches, crystal-blue waters, vibrant coral reefs, lush tropical gardens, and stunning ancient temples. Less so—it’s safe to assume—would be stylish burger joints....
Bali’s main international airport in Denpasar reopened late Sunday afternoon, allowing airlines to begin the mammoth task of clearing a huge backlog of passengers that had been stranded in recent days due to a volcanic-ash cloud that had grounded ...
From India to Indiana, yogis around the world are preparing to celebrate the first ever International Yoga Day on Sunday, June 21st—the summer solstice. The holiday will be recognized in 175 countries as thousands gather at events across the globe...
In the early ’90s, in the Balinese village of Ubud, one of the most fashionable expat hangouts was Casa Luna, an airy, thatched roof cafe on the main drag that served just the right mix of ambitious, home-cooked Indonesian and Mediterranean dishes...
In the early ’90s, in the Balinese village of Ubud, one of the most fashionable expat hangouts was Casa Luna, an airy, thatched roof cafe on the main drag that served just the right mix of ambitious, home-cooked Indonesian and Mediterranean dishes...
In the early ’90s, in the Balinese village of Ubud, one of the most fashionable expat hangouts was Casa Luna, an airy, thatched roof cafe on the main drag that served just the right mix of ambitious, home-cooked Indonesian and Mediterranean dishes...
Bali is a favorite among American tourists—thank in no small part to the city’s reputation for being gorgeous, rejuvenating, and soulful (see also: the popularity of Eat, Pray, Love). Here visitors can stroll through the laid-back town of Ubud, sh...
Bali is a favorite among American tourists—thank in no small part to the city’s reputation for being gorgeous, rejuvenating, and soulful (see also: the popularity of Eat, Pray, Love). Here visitors can stroll through the laid-back town of Ubud, sh...
Bali is a favorite among American tourists—thank in no small part to the city’s reputation for being gorgeous, rejuvenating, and soulful (see also: the popularity of Eat, Pray, Love). Here visitors can stroll through the laid-back town of Ubud, sh...