As a nation of diverse islands, there’s not one standard itinerary for visiting Indonesia. Each island has a distinct personality, natural draw, accommodation style and wildlife offering all its own.
Indonesia’s best-known island is Bali, where travelers can relax on gorgeous beaches, hike to secret jungle waterfalls, participate in Hindu customs and more. Komodo, famous for its Komodo Dragons, boasts some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving on the planet, while Borneo touts its wild orangutans and biodiverse rainforest as must-see attractions. On Java, travelers can taste the famous local coffee, visit the largest Buddhist monument in the world and explore charming villages, volcanoes, rice terraces and more.
Accommodation in Indonesia is varied and eclectic—from private pool villas at luxury beach resorts to intimate romantic jungle hideaways. Houseboats (or klotoks) in Borneo float down lazy waters while mountain lodges provide stunning views of valleys below.