With one week in Indonesia, you and the family can choose between a slower-paced highlights trip of Bali filled with cultural excursions, village visits, and temple tours, or get off the beaten path and let children take in Java's impressive landscapes on a temples, tea fields, and volcanoes adventure. Families with young children can opt for a best-of-Bali trip split between Ubud and Sanur, while families who prefer mountains to sea will delight in an activity-packed itinerary exploring the landscapes of Ubud and Munduk.

Itinerary #1: Balinese Culture for Families: Ubud to Sanur

Perfect for families with young adventurers, this weeklong Bali itinerary is full of cultural excursions as you cover the island's highlights. With three nights each in Ubud and Sanur, families will have time to unpack their bags and spend quality time together exploring temples, roaming beautiful gardens and forests, and getting to know locals through a cooking class and village visit. Enjoy watching the children brave the inviting ocean waters and be awestruck by a traditional fire dance show.

Kids placing flowers on temple statues in Bali
Kids placing flowers on temple statues in Bali
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Bali, Transfer to Ubud Ubud
Day 2 Monkey Forest & Temples Tour Ubud
Day 3 Private Family-Friendly Balinese Cooking Class Ubud
Day 4 Transfer to Sanur, Shopping at Sukawati Market Sanur
Day 5 Village & Water Palace Tour Sanur
Day 6 South Bali Beaches Tour, Evening Fire Dance Show Sanur
Day 7 Depart Bali  

Selamat datang and welcome to Bali! ! Your family trip begins with a transfer to Ubud, the "spiritual heart of Bali" and the perfect base for three days of kid-friendly activities. Let the young ones' imaginations run wild as you interact with cheeky long-tailed macaques at the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, tour Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave), and ponder the sacred Pakerisan River at the temple of Tirta Empul. Then, take a deep dive into the warm culture with a family-friendly cooking class, where you'll learn the ins and outs of grinding spices and cooking over an open fire alongside a local couple. 

Next, transfer the family to Sanur for quality beach time. After checking into your hotel, head straight to the water at your hotel's pool or the nearby beach and enjoy an evening roaming Sukawati Market. The following day, immerse yourselves in Balinese culture during visits to Goa Lawah (Bat Cave) and the Tirta Gangga Water Palace. Then, before catching your flight home, spend your last full day beach hopping to family-friendly coves, admiring the sea temple of Pura Luhur Uluwatu, and watching a traditional Kecak show full of color, customs, and fire displays—sure to awe every family member! Learn more

Itinerary #2: Indonesian Islands Family Cruise: Komodo & Flores 

Suitable for older children, split your time cruising between Indonesian islands and an overland excursion to a remote village on this family cruise adventure. Over the first three days, you'll spend quality time together as a family on a live-aboard boat cruising around the islands of Komodo National Park. Then, end your trip with a memorable stay at a traditional house in the remote Wae Rebo Village and an evening of dining on fresh seafood at a bustling night market.

Spot dinosaur-like Komodo dragons as you cruise from island to island
Spot dinosaurlike Komodo dragons as you cruise from island to island in the Komodo National Park
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Labuan Bajo, Board Cruise Komodo Island
Day 2 Spot Komodo Dragons in Komodo National Park Komodo Island
Day 3 Wildlife Spotting in Komodo, Optional Activities Komodo Island
Day 4 Morning Snorkeling, Disembark Cruise, Transfer Overland to Denge Denge
Day 5 Hike to Wae Rebo Village, Night in Homestay Wae Rebo
Day 6 Return to Labuan Bajo Labuan Bajo
Day 7 Depart Labuan Bajo  

Your Indonesian family cruise begins in Labuan Bajo, where, after meeting your crew at the airport, you'll hop right on board your cruise ship and settle in for a week of epic fun. Dust off any jetlag with an afternoon snorkeling stop and a relaxing evening; then, wake the kids early for a sunrise hike to the summit of Padar Island. Back on the boat, the entire family will enjoy a well-deserved break. Though, seeing as the day has just begun, you'll have plenty of time to pack in a hike in Komodo National Park and an afternoon swim alongside graceful manta rays in Manta Ray Alley.

After another day between the boat and the sea, the end of your cruise has arrived, and you'll return to the port at Labuan Bajo. Trade the boat for a vehicle, and travel to Denge, the perfect base on East Nusa Tenggara to start your family hike to Wae Rebo. Older children and adventurous adults will have no problem conquering the six-hour trek, and once you've arrived at the remote mountain village, you'll be met with a warm greeting by your friendly local hostess. Spend your last full day sampling seafood at the SO Bajo Night Market back in Labuan Bajo, then catch your flight home happily sun-kissed the following morning. Learn more

Itinerary #3: East Java for Active Families: Temples, Tea Fields & Volcanoes

Get off the beaten path and treat the children to exciting days climbing volcanoes and touring temples on this East Java trip crafted especially for active families. Throughout the week, you'll discover the friendly culture, bustling countryside, and otherworldly landscapes, like Mount Bromo, as you trek, train, Jeep, and ride ponies across Java.

Take an adventurous family trek up Mount Bromo
Take an adventurous family trek up Mount Bromo
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Yogyakarta, Prambanan Temple & Ramayana Show Yogyakarta
Day 2 Borobudur & Temples Tour, Yogyakarta Market Yogyakarta
Day 3 Transfer to Surakarta via Mangkunegaran Palace Surakarta
Day 4 Tea Plantations & Temples Tour Surakarta
Day 5 Train Transfer to Mount Bromo Mount Bromo
Day 6 Mount Bromo Sunrise Climb, Transfer to Surabaya Surabaya
Day 7 Depart Surabaya  

Begin your action-packed family adventure in Yogyakarta on the island of Java, stretching antsy plane legs with a walk around the historic neighborhood of Kota Gede and admiring the majestic Buddhist temples of Sewon and Plasoan. Rested, the subsequent morning brings you to the UNESCO-listed Borobodur, where children can interact with friendly Indonesian school groups; then tour the temples of Paweon and Mendut. Leaving Yogyakarta behind, you'll then transfer northeast to Surakart, an ideal location to explore the surrounding tea plantations and the 15th-century Ceto Temple.

On Day 5, it's all aboard a scenic train for an enjoyable ride to Jombang Station, where you'll meet a driver and transfer to the foot of Mount Bromo. Encourage the kids to get to bed early, as a 2 am wake-up call begins an epic morning of exploration. Starting with a Jeep ride to the top of Mount Penanjakan, where you'll get your first view over the Sea of Sand crater, then embark on an exhilarating climb up Mount Bromo to see the volcano's smoking caldera. Afterward, transfer to Surabaya, where you'll spend your last night wandering Chinatown and Old Town before catching your flight home the following day. Learn more

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Itinerary #4: Best of Bali for Families: Ubud & Sanur

Another Bali-focused itinerary for the family that offers a variation of activities as Itinerary #1. This time, you'll have four nights in Ubud to get up close to monkeys, explore the Bali Safari Marine Park, and mingle with feathered creatures at the Bali Bird Park, and two nights in Sanur to snorkel off the coast of southern Bali or go beach hopping.

Little ones will love the wildlife, beaches, and temples of Bali
Little ones will love the wildlife, beaches, and temples of Bali
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Bali, Transfer to Ubud Ubud
Day 2 Discover the Bali Safari & Marine Park  Ubud
Day 3 Private Family-Friendly Cooking Class & Market Tour Ubud
Day 4 See Colorful Species Up Close at the Bali Bird Park Ubud
Day 5 Temples & Rice Fields Tour, Transfer to Sanur Sanur
Day 6 Beach Day or Family-Friendly Snorkeling Tour Sanur
Day 7 Depart Bali  

Your family trip begins In Ubud with a fun-filled day interacting with cheeky macaques at the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and an evening taking in the quaint countryside with a walk through Campuhan Valley. Eager little ones will be delighted to wake early and spend an entire day at the Bali Safari Marine Park, home to Komodo dragons, orangutans, and many other rare animals that are free to roam within the park. Next, indulge all your senses and stretch your children's appreciation of food during a family cooking class, complete with a trip to the local markets and hands-on tasks perfect for kids.

Before leaving Ubud, spend a day at the Bali Bird Park; then, it's time to drive through Bali's mountainous interior to the south coast, stopping by the breathtaking Tegalalang Rice Terraces and Mount Bature on the way. Soon, you'll find yourself in Sanur, a family-friendly beach town and the ideal place to let young ones swim in protected rock pools and search for seashells. With a full day to relax at the beach or join a snorkeling tour by boat, your time in Sanur will fly by, and all too soon, it'll be time to say your goodbyes to Bali at the Denpasar airport. Learn more

Itinerary #5: Bali Adventure for Active Families: Ubud & Munduk

Discover hidden gems and lesser-visited highlights on this Bali adventure, suited for active families. With rafting trips past hidden waterfalls and hikes alongside vibrant green paddy fields, each day promises exciting experiences and quality family time in nature. Of course, no trip to Bali is complete without visits to majestic temples, so along the way, you'll have time to wander the famous Ulun Danu Bratan and Ulun Danu Tamblingan.

Hike to hidden waterfalls on this family-friendly Bali adventure
Hike to hidden waterfalls on this family-friendly Bali adventure
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Bali, Transfer to Ubud Ubud
Day 2 Rafting on the Telaga Waja River, Bali Safari Marine Park Ubud
Day 3 Cycle from Kintamani to Ubud, Evening Walk in Campuhan Valley Ubud
Day 4 Cultural Immersion & Lunch at Rumah Desa, Beji Guwang Hidden Canyon Ubud
Day 5 Transfer to Munduk, Temples Tour & Rice Terraces Munduk
Day 6 Hike to Munduk's Lakes & Waterfalls Munduk
Day 7 Explore Munduk, Depart  

Your activity-filled family trip begins in Ubud, where you'll immediately get your first taste of the island's laidback mood with a visit to the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary. Then, over the next three days, you'll embark on numerous family adventures, including a thrilling rafting trip on the Telaga Waja River, a visit to the Bali Safari Marine Park, and a scenic cycling trip through local villages and rice paddy fields. If that's not enough, young risk-takers will also appreciate a hike into Campuhan Valley and a canyoning adventure in Beji Guwant Hidden Canyon.

With four days already passed, gather the family and transfer to Munduk in Bali's highlands. Set out on a big family day of exploring the temples around Mount Batukaru and hiking or mountain biking amid the impressive Jatiluwih Rice Terraces. Then, rest up for another full day of exploration to the hidden Sekumpul waterfalls and Tamblingan Lake, where the entire family can enjoy gliding across in a traditional canoe. Spend your last morning picking out souvenirs until it's time to transfer to the airport to catch your flight home. Learn more

Itinerary #6: Family Adventure in Indonesia: Bali, Flores & Komodo National Park

Touching five islands, ocean-loving families will enjoy this Indonesia adventure with a three-day private cruise around Komodo National Park. Starting in Bali, kids and adults can savor days spent between the ocean and the soft sand beaches; after an overnight on the relaxed island of Flores, spend three uninterrupted days of sailing, snorkeling, and soaking up the sun. If that's not enough, surfing lessons, fire shows, and Komodo dragon searching will surely make everyone smile.

Look out over the ocean from Pura Luhur Uluwatu temple
Look out over the ocean with the kids from Pura Luhur Uluwatu temple, Bali
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Bali & Explore the Bukit Peninsula  Uluwatu, Bali
Day 2 Beach Day on The Bukit Uluwatu, Bali
Day 3 Family Surfing Lesson Uluwatu, Bali
Day 4 Fly to Flores & Explore Labuan Bajo
Day 5 Cruise Day 1: Komodo, Rinca & Padar Islands Komodo Island
Day 6 Cruise Day 2: Komodo Dragons & Snorkeling Komodo Island
Day 7 Cruise Day 3: Snorkeling, Labuan Bajo & Depart   

Unpack your swimsuits and prepare for a week of ocean-inspired family-friendly fun, starting with three days in Uluwatu on the Bukit Peninsula of Bali. Known for its world-class beaches, you'll have no problem entertaining the kids as you beach hop between Melasti Beach and Padang Padang Beach, sample unique foods at one of the many beachfront warungs (outdoor restaurants), and explore the famous cliffside temple of Uluwatu. Those interested can also book a family surfing lesson in Kuta or Seminyak, then take a deep dive into Bali's culture with a visit to Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park.

As you wake up to the second half of your trip, you'll head to the airport and fly to Labuan Bajo on the island of Flores. Known as a quieter holiday destination, the whole gang will love the island's laidback vibe, learning about the local culture and sampling fresh seafood at a night market. Yet, one of the big highlights of the trip still awaits—a three-day family cruise of Komodo National Park. Sail around Komodo, Rinca, and Padar islands, stop to snorkel, relax on beautiful Pink Beach, and enjoy quality family time on board the boat before docking back in Labuan Bajo to catch your onward flight. Learn more

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Map of 1 Week in Indonesia - 6 Family-Friendly Itinerary Ideas
Map of 1 Week in Indonesia - 6 Family-Friendly Itinerary Ideas