This is a photo of

Allow the trippy community to use this photo in their answers.

Allow the trippy community to use this photo in their answers

Image Source:

  • Antica Grubisic
  • "Is Jakarta worth the visit from Bali?"

Antica Grubisic

Zagreb, Croatia

Is Jakarta worth the visit from Bali?

I am planning a trip to Bali. I'd also like to visit Jakarta.

How can I do that and what exactly to visit in 10 days? Should I stay with Bali only?

Comments (0)

Need more information? Question already been asked? Let the poster know!


Comment required

 

					
					
					
				

Answer this Question

 Video: How to write a great answer

Mentioned in this answer:

Type the @-symbol in your answer to plot places on map!

4 Answers

Most Mentioned Places for this Question

  • Sally Elbassir

    Trippy Ambassadors are elite members of the community, hand picked to help you travel better! Interested? E-mail us at ambassadors@trippy.com.

    top answer by

    Hi Antica,

    I spent a summer working in Jakarta, and to be honest, unless you particularly enjoy shopping (in which case they have giant malls like Plaza Indonesia, Grand Indonesia etc), then I wouldn't recommend going to Jakarta.

    If you want to visit the island of Java, I recommend trips to to Bandung (foodie and cultural town), Bogor (outdoor gardens / activities and Taman Safari Indonesia) or Yogyakarta (amazing and beautiful rice paddies and temples like Borobudur Temple) instead.

    There is a fair amount to see in Bali, and you can always island-hop to Gilli if you'd like to do more exploring.


    Comments (0)

    Ask for clarification, suggest corrections, or give thanks!


    Comment required

    Mentioned in this answer:

    1. Jakarta (city)
    2. Plaza Indonesia (attraction)
    3. Grand Indonesia (attraction)
    4. Bandung (city)
    5. Bogor (city)
    6. Taman Safari Indonesia (attraction)
    7. Yogyakarta (city)
    8. Borobudur Temple (attraction)
    9. Bali (island)

    Type the @-symbol in your answer to plot places on map!

    • ·
      • twitter
      • facebook
      • google
    • ·
      • Doesn't answer question
      • Mean-spirited
      • Spam
      • Inappropriate

    Send Sally a Thank You Note

    • Thank you!

    • Spot On!

    • You inspired me!

    • Amazing details

    • Saving for later

    • Great photos

    • Great restaurant recommendation

    • Leave a comment

  • Wayne F

    answered by

    Depends on what you want to experience in Jakarta? I have being there a few times and have different experiences each time I have being there. If you are a foodie then there are some very good restaurants to try or even in some cases better street foods to try. If you want to party then Jakarta has one of the best night life's scenes any where in Asia. Or you could try travel to one of the resorts like Pantara Island around the group of islands the locals refer to as Thousand Islands. Which is popular with the locals and quite close to Jakarta.



    Comments (0)

    Ask for clarification, suggest corrections, or give thanks!


    Comment required

    Mentioned in this answer:

    1. Jakarta (city)
    2. Pantara Island (hotel)

    Type the @-symbol in your answer to plot places on map!

    • ·
      • twitter
      • facebook
      • google
    • ·
      • Doesn't answer question
      • Mean-spirited
      • Spam
      • Inappropriate

    Send Wayne a Thank You Note

    • Thank you!

    • Spot On!

    • You inspired me!

    • Amazing details

    • Saving for later

    • Great photos

    • Great restaurant recommendation

    • Leave a comment

  • Jae Oh

    answered by

    The answer for most will probably be no, unless you like being in a huge city setting. If you do end up going there, I would recommend getting travel insurance if you plan on checking in bags (flying in and out of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, as it was the only time in hundreds of airports, that my luggage managed to be misplaced.

    Comments (0)

    Ask for clarification, suggest corrections, or give thanks!


    Comment required

    Mentioned in this answer:

    1. Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (attraction)

    Type the @-symbol in your answer to plot places on map!

    • ·
      • twitter
      • facebook
      • google
    • ·
      • Doesn't answer question
      • Mean-spirited
      • Spam
      • Inappropriate

    Send Jae a Thank You Note

    • Thank you!

    • Spot On!

    • You inspired me!

    • Amazing details

    • Saving for later

    • Great photos

    • Great restaurant recommendation

    • Leave a comment

  • Gerald Englebretsen

    answered by

    I would second the opinion given to go to Bandung instead of Jakarta.
    Two reasons - it is a university city so has a great vibe and music scene, and secondly it has a large number of Dutch Period buildings intact so visually it is quite different to Bali. It is inland and high up which also means it is cool(er); the days in Bali could go very fast for you - particularly if you want to explore more of the island than just the beaches ... and there is lots to explore inland. But Bandung would provide an alternative experience which, if tourists piss you off, this city will get you out of that with quite a contrast to what you may have experienced. If you DO have more time than 10 days, then you can take a train from Bandung to Yogya and visit Borobudur Temple. There is just so much more to Indonesia than Bali.
    (Trying to say that gently).

    Comments (0)

    Ask for clarification, suggest corrections, or give thanks!


    Comment required

    Mentioned in this answer:

    1. Borobudur Temple (attraction)

    Type the @-symbol in your answer to plot places on map!

    • ·
      • twitter
      • facebook
      • google
    • ·
      • Doesn't answer question
      • Mean-spirited
      • Spam
      • Inappropriate

    Send Gerald a Thank You Note

    • Thank you!

    • Spot On!

    • You inspired me!

    • Amazing details

    • Saving for later

    • Great photos

    • Great restaurant recommendation

    • Leave a comment