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Zeno from Turin asked

Adventure in Indonesia, which island?

Hello everybody

My name is Zeno, I'm a 19 years old guy from Italy.

My plan is to spend one month from mid June to mid July ind Indonesia, all by myself. It is the first time I'm visitng Indonesia, so I don't really know where to start.

I can consider myself as quite rugged, it's going to be a bapacking trip and I want to truly live the Indonesian nature and life, without the help of any guide (if I can..). I want to explore it by myself! Sleeping on the beach on a hammock or up on some mountain wouldn't be a big deal, I love being surrounded by untouched nature and nothing else.

I am looking for a place with not many tourists, but where I may find some friendly Adventurer like me and team up for some while. But this isn't the biggest deal: I love being by myself.

I love hiking, and along with scuba diving and photography, I'd like it to be one of my main occupations in Indonesia. Where should I head for the best hiking trails? I think I will move around by public transportation, even if I might consider renting a motorbike (I'm working on my driving licence.. but I'll have it by this summer!).

So, this is an approximate description of my trip-style. The big question is: where should I head? In my mind I was thinking of Sulawesi, starting from the North (beautiful parks and diving sites), and gradually go south, following the heart and the local suggestions. I'd love to visit Togean Islands too!

Would you guys agree with me? I was also considering Flores, Java and Sumatra, but I haven't really studied them (I was more focused on Sulawesi, but now I'm thinking that it's plenty of wondeful places in Indonesia, which I just don't know!), so I'm very open to experienced suggestions. Also, I could start one one Island and thenfly off to another one, it depends on hoe much each island has to offer.

Thanks for your time,

all the best


Indonesia   Sulawesi   Flores   West Java

1 Answer
answered first by
Nadim from Dhaka

Hi Zeno, everyone knows without any doubt start from Bali, I am also thinking to visit so I made a itinerary which i'm sharing with you. Go to Bali stay at Kuta. Visit Kuta Beach, Legian Beach, Double Six Beach, Seminyak Beach, Petitenget Beach, Echo Beach and Must Visit Tanah Lot Temple 16 km from Kuta. Next day visit Jimbaran Bay Seafood Club, Tegal Wangi Beach, Rock Bar ("Ayana Bar"), Balangan Beach, Dream Beach Hut, Padang Padang Beach, Suluban Beach, Uluwatu, Melasti Beach, Green Bowl Beach. Third day Go to Mount Batur with tour guide with peak and drop facility.

Next day Must visit Nusa Lembongan Island by public boat. stay one day and visit Yellow BridgeBlue Lagoon Beach (must visit), Gala-Gala Underground House, Dream Beach HutNusa Lembongan ("Devil’s Tears"), Sandy Bay Beach Club, Mushroom Bay Beach.

Next day go to Banyuwangi Regency. Must See the Acid Lake. Then you can go to Jakarta by train then Sumatra if you wish. Thanks a lot. Happy Journey

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  1. Bali (island)
  2. Kuta (neighborhood)
  3. Kuta Beach (attraction)
  4. Legian Beach (attraction)
  5. Double Six Beach (attraction)
  6. Seminyak Beach (attraction)
  7. Petitenget Beach (hotel)
  8. Echo Beach (restaurant)
  9. Tanah Lot Temple (attraction)
  10. Jimbaran Bay Seafood Club (restaurant)
  11. Rock Bar (restaurant)
  12. Balangan Beach (attraction)
  13. Dream Beach Hut (hotel)
  14. Padang Padang Beach (attraction)
  15. Suluban Beach (attraction)
  16. Uluwatu (attraction)
  17. Melasti Beach (hotel)
  18. Green Bowl Beach (attraction)
  19. Mount Batur (attraction)
  20. Nusa Lembongan Island (restaurant)
  21. Yellow Bridge (attraction)
  22. Blue Lagoon Beach (attraction)
  23. Gala-Gala Underground House (attraction)
  24. Dream Beach Hut (hotel)
  25. Nusa Lembongan (island)
  26. Sandy Bay Beach Club (restaurant)
  27. Mushroom Bay Beach (attraction)
  28. Banyuwangi Regency (attraction)

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