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Indonesia Travel Guides

Indonesia, and especially Bali, is one of those dream destinations that features on everyone’s travel bucket list. Whether it’s the influence of popular travel movies, social media, or in general the beauty of the island, there’s no denying that it’s a popular travel destination.

I’ve been to Bali twice, and from there ventured out to explore a bit of the surrounding islands like the Gilis in Lombok and East Java. However there is so much more to Indonesia that I still haven’t seen, and would love to explore.

With its huge variety of landscape and attractions; from volcanoes to temples, or from rice fields to beautiful beaches, Indonesia has something to offer for every type of traveller.

In this category you will find all my top travel tips for Bali and Indonesia!

Quick travel facts about Indonesia

Where is Indonesia? Indonesia is a country in South East Asia between the Indian and Pacific oceans, close to Oceania.

How to get there: You can find the cheapest flights to Indonesia via SkyScanner.

Currency: Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) – see the latest exchange rate here.

Electrical plugs in Indonesia: Types C&F (the ones you find throughout most of Europe) – I recommend an international adapter so you can use it on multiple trips.

Capital city: Jakarta

Best time to visit: Indonesia is a huge country with very different climates. However generally speaking the best time to visit is during the dry season, from May to September.

During the wet season, from October to April, you will still have hot days, but with strong and brief downpours. You can get a better idea of the weather averages for every month here.

How to travel around Indonesia: Indonesia is a huge country. The best transport modes ultimately depend on how far you need to travel. For short distances, for example around Bali, most people rent scooters.

If you don’t want to drive a scooter you can also do guided tours or get a car/minivan with driver, depending on your group size. You can also find very cheap internal flights on SkyScanner for travel within Indonesia.

Visa requirements: Most passport holders can get a free visa on arrival valid for 30 days. You can check if you country is on the visa free list here.

My Indonesia travel guides

Bali Itinerary: How To Spend 5 Days To 2 Weeks In Bali!

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Surfing In Bali: Plan Your Perfect Bali Surf Trip!

Bali is one of the best and most popular surf destinations in the world. The “Island of the Gods” is blessed with warm temperatures, sick waves almost year round and chill tropical vibes, pretty much everything you need for a fun surf trip! It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time ever standing on a …

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33 Best Bali Instagram Spots – The Most Photogenic Places In Bali

There is no doubt that Bali is one of the most Instagrammable destinations in the world. It’s the home of many digital nomads and travel bloggers, who without fail, are always out on the hunt for the best Instagram spots in Bali. In this guide I’ve put together a compilation of the best Bali Instagram …

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Most Instagrammable Hotels In Bali: 15 Picture Perfect Properties

There is no denying that Bali is an Instagrammers heaven. If you search for #bali on Instagram you will get over 60 million results! I wrote a guide on all the best Instagram spots in Bali, however there are so many beautiful and Instagrammable hotels in Bali, that I figured they deserved a separate guide …

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Best Villas In Bali With A Private Pool (For Every Budget!)

So you’re planning your dream trip to Bali, and you’re looking for places to stay. You’ve probably seen the thousands of photos of beautiful villas with private pools all over the Internet, and are looking for something similar for your own stay. Travelling around South East Asia for Western travellers is usually cheap as it …

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Borobudur Sunrise Tour + Prambanan: Full-Day Yogyakarta Temples Tour

The stupas of Borobudur are amongst the most famous and recognisable landmarks in Indonesia. It’s no wonder that doing a Borobudur sunrise tour is high on every travellers bucket list. On my last trip to Indonesia I was unlucky enough to be in Bali while Mount Agung was erupting. While the touristy areas of Bali …

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Bali Bucket List: 32 Must See Places In Bali

Bali is a beautiful island in Indonesia and an extremely popular backpacking destination. There are so many things to see and do, from hiking volcanoes to rice fields and beaches that it’s easy to be overwhelmed and not know what to visit. If you’re planning a trip to Bali and don’t know where to start, this …

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Tegalalang Rice Terrace: The Ultimate Guide To Ubud’s Rice Fields

If you’ve seen any photos of Bali online you will most likely recognise the shot below of lush green terraced rice fields. Does it look familiar? This is the iconic Tegalalang rice terrace, one of the most visited tourist attractions in Ubud. If you’re planning a trip to Bali, you have to add a visit …

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Swimming With Turtles In Bali: Gili Trawangan, A Snorkelers Paradise

Gili Trawangan was the favourite part of my first Bali trip, even if it’s actually in Lombok, another region of Indonesia. We spent three days in Gili T (that’s what the cool travellers call it!) cycling around the island, lounging on the beaches and snorkelling with turtles! If you want to snorkel with turtles while in …

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