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Last week suggestion needed, please!

Posted by Susan on 12/3/2014 at 18:28

Hello...we will be spending two months in Indonesia starting mid-April...This is our tentative itinerary so far...any suggestions welcome and we are especially looking for a beach suggestion for the last week or 3/4 days that would be easy to get to...not a party scene...

Week 1..Java..Yogyakarta language school and outings
Week 2 ...Gili Meno and over to Ubud for part of week 2 and 3
Week 3 ...Kawana with day trips to Rinca and Komodo
Weeks 4-6 Sulawesi
Part of a week in Tanjung Puting

And finish up somewhere on the beach...where? We were thinking of Karimunjawa but because of logistics that might be too difficult..maybe back to Gili Meno?

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Posted by somtam2000 on 12/3/2014 at 20:44 admin

That is a lot of ground to cover in six weeks! I'm assuming you are planning on flying all of the legs in between, So I'd suggest a reordering, to go:

1) Java + Yogyakarta overland to
2) Semarang , fly to Tanjung Puting (Pangkalanbun) with Kalstar return to Semarang
3) Boat to Karimunjawa and back to Semarang
4) overland or fly to Bali (for Ubud ) then fly to Makassar
5) Sulawesi part of trip
6) Fly back to Bali, boat to Gilis
7) Trf to Lombok airport, fly to Labuan Bajo
8) Kanawa - I'd choose between Rinca and Komodo - I wouldn't do both
9) All done - exit via Bali/Jakarta etc

There is a ferry service from Makassar (and other ports in Sulawesi) to Labuan Bajo, but if the Pelni schedule changes you'll be in trouble.

Just to repeat, that is a hell of a lot of ground to try and cover in six weeks. You could theoretically do all of it by land and ferry, but as I mention above, if a Pelni schedule changes, you'll be in trouble.

In the reordering, I've put it more or less in a geographical order from west to east.

With Tanjung Puting, best to allow two nights there - my better half was there a week or so ago. Enjoyed it but says, two nights better.

Hope that helps.

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Posted by Susan on 12/3/2014 at 20:54

Ah. We will be 6 weeks at the end of Sulawesi. Then the last two weeks. Thank you

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