You can cover some serious ground with two weeks in Indonesia, exploring up to three different islands, or basing yourself on one or two islands for more in-depth cultural, historical, and culinary experiences. For example, explore the wilds of Kalimantan and the Derawan Islands or pair Java and Bali for a smaller radius. From experiencing ancient village traditions and hiking the jungles of Sulawesi to honeymooning in Bali—your options are plentiful.

Itinerary #1: Journey Through Bali & Komodo

This unforgettable two-week adventure combines the best of Bali—from meeting the monkeys of Sangeh to sunning on the beaches of the Bukit Peninsula—with a detour through the wild Komodo Archipelago, including a two-night cruise through Komodo National Park.

Bali's Ulun Danu Beratan at sunset
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive at Denpasar Airport, Transfer to Tanah Lot Tanah Lot, Bali
Day 2 Explore Tanah Lot  Tanah Lot, Bali
Day 3 Transfer to Munduk Munduk, Bali
Day 4 Munduk Waterfall Trek & Hot Springs Munduk, Bali
Day 5 Canoe to the Lakeside Temple of Ulun Danu Beratan Munduk, Bali
Day 6 Transfer to Ubud, Visit Rice Terraces & Monkey Forest Ubud, Bali
Day 7 Explore Local Villages & Markets  Ubud, Bali
Day 8 Transfer to Sanur via Sukawati Market Sanur, Bali
Day 9 Fly to Labuan Bajo, Board Komodo Cruise Komodo Island
Day 10 Experience Komodo National Park Komodo Island
Day 11 End of Cruise, Fly to Denpasar & Transfer to Jimbaran Jimbaran, Bali
Day 12 Bukit Beaches Tour, Pura Luhur Uluwatu & Kecak Show Jimbaran, Bali
Day 13 Free Day in Jimbaran Jimbaran, Bali
Day 14 Transfer to Denpasar Airport & Depart  


Upon arrival in Denpasar, transfer to your hotel in Tanah Lot—for a chance to relax, enjoy a leisurely bike ride, or visit the Tanah Lot Temple—before driving through rice terraces and lush jungle to Munduk for three nights. You'll experience a tableau of traditional Balinese rural life as you trek to a series of waterfalls, then soothe your muscles at the Bajar Hot Springs. Day five, canoe across serene Lake Beratan to the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple before reaching Ubud via the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces and the Sangeh Monkey Forest. You'll spend three nights in Ubud to immerse yourself in the rich local culture.

Next, drive south to coastal Sanur via the bustling Sukawati Market. From here, fly to the island of Flores to board a ship for a two-night cruise around the Komodo Archipelago, with time for snorkeling coral reefs, swimming with manta rays, and guided hikes to observe the giant Komodo dragons in the wild. You'll also hike to the summit of Padar Island before flying back to Denpasar for three nights in Jimbaran. In addition to beach-hopping and self-selected activities, you'll witness an awe-inspiring Kecak show at Uluwatu Cliff Temple before returning to Denpasar and the end of your vacation. Learn more

Itinerary #2: Wild Borneo Expedition: Central Kalimantan & the Derawan Islands

This two-week Borneo adventure combines a deep immersion in Dayak culture with a three-day jungle river cruise to meet endangered orangutans, plus a week of snorkeling, sunbathing, and shark-watching in the Derawan Islands.

Orangutan and baby
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Palangkaraya, Borneo Tumbang Malahoi
Day 2 Discover the Dayak Culture Tumbang Malahoi
Day 3 Transfer Back to Palangkaraya Palangkaraya
Day 4 River Cruise Day 1: Set Sail   
Day 5 River Cruise Day 2: Meet Borneo's Orangutans  
Day 6 River Cruise Day 3: Visit Dayak Villages  
Day 7 Disembark in Palangkaraya, Fly to Balikpapan Balikpapan
Day 8 Transfer to the Island Paradise of Maratua Maratua
Days 9-11 Free Days in Maratua Maratua
Day 12 Snorkeling in Sangalaki & Kakaban, Transfer to Derawan Derawan
Day 13 Free Day in Derawan Derawan
Day 14 Whale Shark Spotting, Transfer to Berau Airport & Depart  


Arriving in Kalimantan, you'll gain insight into local culture, including animistic folk religion and music and dance, at Tumbang Malahoi. Then spend a day in Palangkaraya (the capital of Borneo's Central Kalimantan province) before your three-day riverboat cruise into the Borneo jungle. You'll take time out to canoe in search of orangutans and proboscis monkeys; visit an Orangutan rehabilitation center on Palas Island; and explore Dayak villages, such as the tiny riverside community of Kanarakan, plus the ancient Dayak painted sandungs (tombs) at Bukit Rawi and Sigi.

Following your river sojourn, you'll fly via the coastal city of Balikpapan to Maratua in the Derawan Islands for four days of relaxing on talcum white beaches, swimming in turquoise waters, and perhaps cycling through mangrove forests. Then depart by boat to swim with green turtles and manta rays off Sangalaki and Kakaban en route to Derawan Island for two nights. Here you'll learn about Derawan's indigenous culture as you stroll through the village of the Bajau tribe. Close your adventure with a boat trip in search of elusive whale sharks and a visit to the traditional fishing village of TalisayangLearn more

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Itinerary #3: Discover Sulawesi: Tana Toraja, Togian Islands & Manado

This 14-day itinerary spotlights the cultural and natural highlights of Sulawesi, from the tongkonan long-houses of the Western Sulawesi highlands to the maritime marvels of the Togian archipelago, off Central Sulawesi and Northern Sulawesi's Bunaken Maritime Park.

Traditional canoe in the Togian Islands
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Makassar, Transfer to Rantepao Rantepao
Day 2 Batutumonga Countryside Walk Rantepao
Day 3 Discover the Secret Traditions of Tana Toraja Rantepao
Day 4 Rantepao to Tentena Tentena
Day 5 Explore Tentena & Poso Lake Tentena
Day 6 Tentena to Ampana Ampana
Day 7 Ampana to the Togian Islands Togian Island
Days 8-9 Relax & Explore the Togian Islands Togian Island
Day 10 Togian Islands to Gorontalo Gorontalo
Day 11 Fly from Gorontalo to Manado Manado
Day 12 Snorkel in the Bunaken Maritime Park Bunaken
Day 13  Explore North Sulawesi, Pagoda Ekayana, Tomohon & Tondano Lake Manado
Day 14 Depart  


Begin in Rantepao, the cultural center of the Toraja ethnic group in South Sulawesi. Here, you'll visit the traditional weaving center of Sa'dan and hike through rice terraces and bamboo forests to Batutumonga to stay in a tongkonan traditional house. Then take a guided cultural tour of Tana Toraja, experiencing the cliff-side tau-tau wooden effigies of the dead, the old stone megaliths of Sada, and the silk weaving workshops of Tansitolo. Head north to Tentena for a walk to the Pamona Caves and Saluopa Waterfalls, plus a swim in Poso Lake, before continuing to Ampana for a boat transfer to the Togian Islands.

Begin week two with time to relax on Kadidiri Island, including exploring the pristine underwater world, plus a boat excursion to Gunung Colo Volcano. On day 10, hop aboard a local fishing boat for Wakai Island, then catch a ferry to Gorontalo. Transfer the next day to Manado (on the far northeastern tip of Sulawesi). Here you'll snorkel the spectacular Bunaken Maritime Park, visit the Buddhist Ekayana Pagoda in Kakaskasen, marvel at the traditional food and flower market in Tomohon, and see the pottery-making village of Pulutan and the traditional Bentenan weaving workshop. Learn more

Itinerary #4: From Yogyakarta to Bali

If you're seeking a best-of Bali and Java tour, look no further than this experiential 14-day itinerary combining all the highlights, from Borobudur and Mount Bromo on Java to mountain biking through the Jatiluwih rice paddies and a sunrise trek of Mount Batur on Bali.

Borobudur at sunrise on central Java
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Yogyakarta Yogyakarta
Day 2 Taman Sari & the Underground Mosque, Sultan Palace, Prambanan Yogyakarta
Day 3 Borobudur, Candi Rejo Yogyakarta
Day 4 Surabaya (East Java), Transfer to Mount Bromo Mount Bromo
Day 5 Mount Bromo to Ijen Ijen
Day 6 Hike to the top of Mt Ijen Volcano, Transfer to Pemuteran (Bali) via Gilimanuk Pemuteran
Day 7 Snorkel around Menjangan Island Pemuteran
Days 8 Munduk, Aling Aling Waterfalls & GitGit Waterfall Munduk
Day 9 Cooking Class, Munduk & Tamblingan Lake Exploration Munduk
Day 10 Ubud, Ulun Danu Bratan Temple & Jatiluwih Rice Fields by Mountain Bike Ubud
Day 11 Sunrise Trek to Mount Batur's Summit Ubud
Day 12 Gunung Kawi, Tirta Empul Temple & Tegalalang Rice Fields Ubud
Day 13 Explore Ubud  Ubud
Day 14 Ubud to Denpasar, Depart  


Begin your adventure with three nights in Yogyakarta, with visits to the Sultan Palace and the sultans' Taman Sari pleasure palace, the graceful 9th-century Prambanan Hindu temple, plus the world's largest Buddhist monument and assemblage of Buddhist sculptures at Borobudur. You'll have time for cycling or a horseback ride at the village of Candi Rejo. On day four, take a train to Surabaya, then continue to your hotel close to the Mount Bromo caldera, in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. Next, continue to Ijen, where you'll hike to the top of Mt Ijen Volcano for sunrise before boarding a ferry to Bali.

Start your Bali stay by snorkeling in Bali Barat National Park (renowned for its marine life) before heading to Munduk to hike to its famous waterfalls—a perfect picnic spot deep in the jungle. You'll learn the Balinese art of cooking and have an option to mountain bike through the Jatiluwih rice terraces—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—before heading to Ubud for your final four nights. Your time here includes a sunrise trek to Mount Batur's summit, a visit to the Tirta Empul Hindu water temple, plus free time for crafts shopping, spa treatments, or other preferred activities. Learn more

Itinerary #5: Honeymooner's Secret Escape to Bali and Pulo Cinta

Appealing to romantics of all stripes, this 14-day itinerary combines 10 days immersed in Bali's scenic beauty and cultural enchantment with four days under the spell of Pulo Cinta—the "magic Island of Love."

The rice terraces of Jatiluwih, Bali, are a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Denpasar, Transfer to Ubud Ubud, Bali
Day 2 Discover Ubud Ubud, Bali
Day 3 Romantic Water Palaces and Seafood BBQ Ubud, Bali
Day 4 Discover Ubud Surroundings Ubud, Bali
Day 5 Drive to the North of the Island Munduk, Bali
Day 6 Love Birds Blessing and Waterfall Picnic Munduk, Bali
Day 7 Route to Bukit peninsula Uluwatu, Bali
Day 8 Escape to the "Magic Island of Love" Gorontalo, Sulawesi
Days 9-11 Idleness on Pulo Cinta Gorontalo, Sulawesi
Day 12 Return from Pulo Cinta to the Island of Gods Uluwatu, Bali
Day 13 Beaches and Sunsets Uluwatu, Bali
Day 14 Uluwatu to Denpasar, Depart  


After a day relaxing in Ubud, spend four days exploring this cultural heart of Bali and its environs. Visit Ubud Palace and explore the Monkey Forest, see the sacred water palace of Tirta Gangga, and drive through the Tegalalang rice fields of Ceking. On day five, head north to relatively untouched Munduk, with lunch among the rice terraces of Jatiluwih. The next day, hike to a "holy" spring for a honeymooner's blessing ceremony, visit a traditional healer's house, and take a jungle walk to picnic beside a waterfall before heading the next day via the Belimbing Valley to Uluwatu, on the Bukit Peninsula.

Day eight, you'll fly from Denpasar to Gorontalo for a private boat transfer to the tiny, heart-shaped isle of Pulo Cinta—the "magic Island of Love." Indulge the next three days pampering yourself by sunning, snorkeling, and savoring the romance on this private deluxe island retreat. Then retrace your route to Gorontalo for your return flight to the Bukit Peninsula. After two final days, you'll explore temples and enjoy the beautiful beaches and beach life before departing on day 14. Learn more

More Great 2-Week Indonesia Itineraries

Looking for more inspiration for your trip to Indonesia? Check out these other 2-week Indonesia itineraries, with trekking trips, cultural adventures, and best-of trips to hit the highlights. 

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Map of 2 Weeks in Indonesia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
Map of 2 Weeks in Indonesia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas