Java is Indonesia's fifth-largest island and with 130 million people it makes up 65% of Indonesia's entire population which makes Java the most populated island in Indonesia. But it is an island really worth visiting. We made a map of our route so you can easily see which stops we made.
Flying in from Pedang - Sumatra, we arrived in Jakarta but immediately took the bus to Bogor. After spending some days in the rain, and not doing a tour because it was to expensive, we left to Bandung. This city itself is horrible but the surroundings are really nice. After doing some sightseeing here, we went to Pangandaran. An easy going city where you can surf and explore the surroundings on a motorbike or by tour.
After catching some waves and some driving around, it was time to go to Yogyakarta, a city we love! We stayed here a couple of days visiting the Kraton, Borobudur and many other places, followed by a short trip to Karimunjawa which is called Java's Paradise by Indonesians. A great place for snorkeling and relaxing. When we were all relaxed we went back to Yogya, spent some days here before leaving for a great final trip to the most scenic volcanoes in Java: Bromo & Ijen. Both surreal places with an incredible beauty. So whatever you do visiting Java, don't skip this part!
Mount Bromo & Ijen tour 600.000 Rupiah p.p.
Sunrise Jeep tour Bromo 100.000 Rupiah p.p.
Entrance fee Bromo 220.000 Rupiah p.p.
Blue Fire tour Ijen 150.000 Rupiah p.p.
Entrance fee Ijen 150.000 Rupiah p.p.
We've been for 25 days on the island Java. We traveled slowly and spent quite some extra time in Yogyakarta.The route we took, can be easily done in 3 weeks.
In the 25 days we were in Java, our average daily spendings come down to 289.779 Rupiah p.p. Keep in mind that traveling with someone else can be cheaper because you can share a room. Unless you don't mind sleeping in dorms, than it even can be cheaper to travel alone.
Within this budget we integrate all costs such as ATM costs. Only the above mentioned extra costs were not taken in to account in the budget.
How did we spent our money? We usually sleep in rooms/bungalows with our own bathroom, but not always with airconditioning. We eat both in restaurants as on the street. We use the public transport, rent a motorbike if possible to visit the highlights instead of going on tours and we walk more often instead of taking a taxi or bejac.
Hopefully our information is useful to future Java travelers. If you have any questions, don't hesitate and let us know!