Travel Ideas in and around 5 Iconic Destinations in Indonesia

Have you been wanting to spend your holiday in and around many destinations across Indonesia? If so, then we have some good news for you! Recently, the government of Indonesia has been slowly opening several tourist attractions in many destinations throughout the country. What’s better, you don’t have to worry too much about the safety of these attractions, as they are already integrated with PeduliLindungi, an app developed to assist the government to track and eliminate the spread of COVID-19. Need some fresh travel ideas on which destinations to visit for your holiday? Just have a go at these 5 iconic cities in Indonesia below!


1. Jakarta

Taman Mini Indonesia Indah in Jakarta, a brick-colored castle, brick-colored floor, several green trees

If you want to spend your holiday traveling in and around many big destinations across Indonesia, then a visit to Jakarta is a must-do. Within the capital city, you can discover numerous exciting attractions that will surely make your stay there worthwhile. Try spending a good time at various parks available on Taman Impian Jaya Ancol, a legendary seaside destination known for its fun amusement parks. You can also visit Taman Mini Indonesia Indah to check out 26 replicas of traditional houses of Indonesian ethnic groups as well as exploring many interesting spots available within the park. Looking for an authentic cultural experience? Do visit Betawi cultural village at Setu Babakan! Here, you can experience the vibrant Betawi culture, from their architecture, arts, to their cuisine.


2. Bandung

Glamping Lakeside Rancabali in Ciwidey, West Java, small cottages, tea plantation on a hill, several green trees

Do any of you miss the cool breeze of Bandung so much? Chill out! Right now several amazing holiday getaways in this city are open to all. Seeking a brand new experience in Bandung? Just head over to Saung Mang Udjo to learn many interesting facts about angklung, a traditional musical instrument that originated from Bandung. If you are looking to relax and ease your mind, then you should definitely feel the serenity of Lake Situ Patenggang by staying at Glamping Lake Rancabali in Ciwidey, located about 25 kilometers to the south of Bandung. Not too far from Glamping Lake Rancabali, you can also visit one of the most astonishing natural attractions found in Java, Kawah Putih, to feel the magical ambiance of the pale white sands and turquoise pool inside the crater.


3. Lombok

a wooden swing somewhere in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, opaque waters, sunset, two Indonesian flags

With countless wonders existing in the tropical haven of Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, it is natural for many travelers to long for the pleasant vibes of this city. If you are looking to spend your holiday in this wonderful city, then you’re in for a treat! There are numerous compelling attractions in Lombok waiting to be explored by you. Catch some good sunlight at Kuta Mandalika Beach near the Lombok Sea if you feel like relaxing, or travel to the lovely island of Gili Trawangan in the northwest of Lombok if you’re looking for some thrilling activities. Want to watch the sunset from one of the best lookout points in Indonesia? Then climbing up the mighty Mount Rinjani in the north of Lombok would be a perfect activity for you.


4. Yogyakarta and Central Java

Prambanan Temple in Yogyakarta, ancient Hindu temple, blue sky, yellow leaves

Those who are waiting for so long to explore a number of instagrammable spots around Yogyakarta and Central Java should cheer up! Because, several attractions in these regions are now open for travelers again. Witness the ancient marvel of Borobudur Temple, one of the largest Buddhist monuments in the world standing upon a vast green hill in Magelang regency. The intricate beauty of Prambanan Temple in the northeast of Yogyakarta can also be observed personally again. If you’re looking to capture a more natural view, then Pinus Sari pine forest in the southeast of Yogyakarta would absolutely be worthwhile to check.


5. Medan

Lake Toba in North Sumatra, vast open lake, lush forest, stretching hills, blue sky

Planning to take a vacation around Sumatra? Don’t forget to visit the island’s largest city, Medan! There’s a lot to discover in this bustling metropolis, and since many of the attractions in the city are open to the public again, you are now able to unveil the city’s wonders. Explore various extraordinary spots around the largest volcanic lake in the world, Lake Toba, in the south of Medan. Feast your eyes upon the thundering Sipiso-piso Waterfall set in the lush highlands to the north of Lake Toba. Do also set your foot in the Grand Mosque of Medan located right near the center of the city if you’re interested in classic Islamic architecture.

Ready to embark on a journey upon these amazing destinations in Indonesia? Get your eHAC registered on PeduliLindungi app immediately! If you have arrived at your destination, remember to always comply with the CHSE (Cleanliness, Health, Safety, and Environmental Sustainability) protocols, including keeping your distance, washing your hands with soap, and wearing a mask as often as possible.