Flag of Indonesia

Indonesia forum

Travel advice needed --- travel overland from Java to Bali

  • travelinchen

    Joined Travelfish
    23rd January, 2011
    Posts: 67

    Hi guys,

    so, we have a good idea of when and where to go in Bali, but there is still one week which we haven't really decided on yet and it would be great to hear your opinion on what's realistic here.

    Between our departure from Yogya (after we've seen Bromodur and Prambanan) and before our planned arrival in Ubud we've got seven or eight nights to get from Yoyga to Ubud, obviously with stops en route.

    But since we travel overland, what would be the best Itinerary for the seven nights (eight days)? We'd much prefer to travel by train, but a comfortable bus (not overnight though) would be fine too. Of course, we'd really like to do the Mt. Bromo trip, but I guess there's more than enough time to do more than this?

    One thought was to travel from Yogya to Solo by train, stay there for two nights, then take the train to Malang, again two nights stay (one day travel to Batu if possible?), then from malang to Mt. Bromo (maybe a tour? driver and car? two nights?), from there to Ijen Crater, two nights around there and then head over to Bali (add 2 nights on the way?)
    But of course that's way more than seven nights, so do you have any suggestions on how to best cut the itinerary, in particular since we don't want to feel rushed all the time.

    Your help would be very much appreciated!

    #1 Posted: 28/6/2011 - 21:49

  • Advertisement

  • mooball

    TF writer
    Joined Travelfish
    19th June, 2010
    Location Australia
    Posts: 425
    Places visited:
    At least 132

    I'm in Yogya at the moment and have been here for 5 days and have a good feeling for the best option here as everyone else that visit yogya is doing something similar to you. Doing Bromo and Ijen from here is a 2 night 3 day trip. A good idea from there would be to simply catch the ferry across to bali, a bus to pemuteran and stay there at least 2 nights so you can trek in the west bali national park and snorkel/dive on Pulau Menjangan. After you're done there, you'd catch a bus to lovina where you'd spend 2 nights again...come here to see some dolphins and that's about it. Then from here, catch the tourist shuttle to Ubud. Easy. That would work perfectly. If you were having a great time in Pemuteran, it'd be no big deal if you HAD to skip lovina.

    #2 Posted: 6/7/2011 - 22:14

Have questions? Jump to our menu of forum quicklinks

Add your reply

Your reply

Check this box if you want to be notified of replies.

Please be familiar with our user guidelines before you post. Thanks!

Businesses planning on plugging their guesthouse / hotel / karaoke bar should read our "Addition guidelines" very carefully.

You need to be logged in to answer an existing post on the Travelfish forums. Please login via the prompts just above and refresh this screen -- before writing your post -- and you'll be in business.

Hotel Deals of the Day
best price guarantee

Possibly related discussions Replies  Views  Latest reply
travel buddy Indonesia (Java, Bali, Flores) Jun 2013 ... By dominique29 on 7 Jun 2013 1 1611 11 Jun 2013
Please help! Travel route advice needed ... By travelinchen on 28 Jul 2011 0 2317 28 Jul 2011
6 week travel in HK and SE Asia - HELP. ADVICE NEEDED PLS ... By Tai9250 on 25 Jul 2012 21 3081 31 Jul 2012
Sustainable Travel Advice & Projects Needed ... By Memona on 30 Jan 2013 0 1198 30 Jan 2013
Advice needed!! travel from southern laos to hue, vietnam ... By elena123 on 29 May 2007 2 4151 30 May 2007
Advice needed - Long term travel plans! ... By adammcintyre on 4 Jul 2012 16 4885 8 Aug 2012
Yogya-Bromo-Bali -- travel advice? ... By travelinchen on 1 Aug 2011 6 7013 26 Dec 2011
Itinerary advice for Bali/Lombok travel during Jan/Feb. ... By Sniksah on 29 Sep 2014 14 2760 18 Mar 2015
Travel advice for Cambodia, Vietnam & Bali ... By AllyBrighton on 28 Apr 2010 1 3411 28 Apr 2010
Starting SE Asia travel September/October, advice needed please.. ... By Steve81 on 26 May 2010 3 6932 27 May 2010