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1 Week in Indonesia - 6 Family-Friendly Itinerary Ideas

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.

Practice the traditional art form of batik with your children
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10 Days in Indonesia - 5 Family-Friendly Itinerary Ideas

In 10 days, you and the family can visit one to two of Indonesia's main islands. Active families and beach lovers will enjoy watersports and biking in Lombok and Bali, while those keen on culture will appreciate learning about Toraja traditions in South Sulawesi or crafting keepsakes in a batik workshop in Yogyakarta. Families traveling with younger children should opt for the Cultural Family Vacation, which includes experiences like chocolate tasting and a cooking class.

Indonesia family-friendly itineraries

Lush green stepped rice terraces in Bali
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Highlights of Bali - 5 Days

See the best of Bali on this short but thrilling getaway. Your tour of this lush tropical island starts in the artistic and cultural center of Ubud. Then you'll soar high above the jungle treetops on a day trip to Bali Swing and enjoy a snorkeling excursion off the coast of Nusa Lembongan Island. Visit ancient temples, sample Indonesian seafood, experience Balinese-style nightlife, or relax on the beach in the resort town of Seminyak before the trip comes to an end.

Visit the lakeside Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
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Family Trip to Indonesia: Bali & Gili Air - 14 Days

Perfect for families, this two-week Indonesian itinerary blends adventurous excursions with plenty of free time to spend at the beach. Visit temples, hike to waterfalls, discover the monkey forest in Bali, then hop on a speedboat to reach the neighboring island of Gili Air. Here the whole family can enjoy an island paradise—exploring white sand beaches, swimming in turquoise seas, and snorkeling with sea turtles.

Mother and son shop for souvenirs in an Ubud market
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Bali & Lombok Family Adventure - 7 Days

This weeklong adventure around the Indonesian islands of Bali and Lombok, featuring a range of outdoor activities, is ideal for families. The itinerary starts in Ubud, where you'll get a taste of the island's rich culture, take a cooking class with a Balinese chef, and hike to a waterfall. Then catch a ferry to Lombok, where you'll base yourself while exploring the pristine waters around the Gili Islands on snorkeling excursions. With a great balance of relaxation and active pursuits, this 7-day trip is ideal for travelers of all ages.

See orangutans in the wilds of Borneo
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Discover Borneo & Java - 7 Days

Explore the natural and cultural wonders of two of Indonesia's most diverse islands, Java and Borneo. This week-long trip begins with a day of cultural sightseeing in bustling Jakarta, then catch a flight to Borneo, where you'll board a boat for a jungle cruise through Tanjung Puting National Park. Visit an orangutan rehabilitation center and spot wild pigs and monkeys in their natural habitats, relaxing on the boat's deck at night. Then jet back to Java and spend the last few days of the trip touring colorful Yogyakarta and side-tripping to the world's largest Buddhist temple.

The sea temple of Tanah Lot
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Scenic Bali - 5 Days

Bali is world-famous for its gorgeous natural scenery and elegant architecture. This 5-day itinerary offers an overview, taking you to some of Bali's most picturesque temples — including a sea temple and a "floating temple" — framed by striking landscapes. Visit rolling green rice terraces, hike to the towering Sekumpul Waterfall, and take in spectacular views at the "Gateway to Heaven" temple at Pura Lempuyang. You'll relax in the tropical gardens of Tirta Gangga, a royal bathing complex in the highlands, before spending the last night of the trip in the peaceful countryside retreat of Sidemen. 

Ubud Dancer
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Family Trip to Bali: Ubud, Amed, Kuta & More - 13 Days

Both parents and kids will find plenty to satisfy them on this family-friendly tour of Bali. The itinerary is full of educational activities so kids learn while they're having fun. Enjoy a combination of natural beauty and wildlife parks, and cultural attractions like dance performances and temple visits.

Explore the Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud
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Family Adventure in Bali & Lombok - 10 Days

If your family loves relaxed beach life, then this is the trip for you! This 10-day Indonesian itinerary will give you plenty of time to explore both Bali and Lombok. Take the kids snorkeling in pristine waters surrounded by colorful fish, lounge on the sand while the little ones play, and head inland to meet the locals and experience the warmth of local hospitality and traditions. Your family will come away relaxed and energized by a vacation in paradise.

Look out over the ocean with the kids from Pura Luhur Uluwatu temple, Bali
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Family Adventure in Indonesia: Bali, Flores & Komodo National Park - 7 Days

Looking for the perfect vacation for your family of ocean lovers? Think Indonesia. Starting on Bali's Bukit Peninsula, enjoy the perfect mix of exploration, sand, and surf before flying to the paradise of Flores and the Komodo National Park. Discover local culture and dine at an authentic fish market before departing on a three-day island cruise. Prepare to enjoy some of the world's best snorkeling and most beautiful beaches as you and the kids live the adventures family legends are made of!

Learn about the rich local culture in Sulawesi
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Indonesia's South Sulawesi for Families: Tana Toraja, Bira & Makassar - 10 Days

Families seeking an offbeat, culturally-rich adventure in Indonesia will love discovering South Sulawesi, a part of the country that many travelers overlook. Best suited to older kids and teens, this 10-day adventure begins and ends in the city of Makassar as you venture deep into the remote Sulawesi heartland. Along the way, you'll witness fascinating ancient cultures—such as the eerie funeral traditions of the Toraja people—with some of Indonesia's most beautiful rural and coastal landscapes.

Little ones will love the wildlife, beaches, and temples of Bali
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Best of Bali for Families: Ubud & Sanur - 7 Days

This chilled-out week-long vacation is the perfect way to explore Bali with little ones in tow. Start in Ubud, where the Monkey Forest and Bali Bird Park are sure to delight, then let the youngsters get their hands dirty with a family cooking class. Wind through the temples and rice terraces of the island's mountainous interior to reach the south coast beaches of Sanur, where the kids can spend the rest of the trip splashing, swimming, and snorkeling to their hearts' content.

Child playing on a swing on a beach in Lombok
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Lombok's Culture & Beaches for Families - 10 Days

To enjoy a relaxed family vacation that's far from the crowds, head to the Indonesian island of Lombok. This 10-day itinerary has your family spending a few days on the beautiful beaches of Lombok, then hopping over to the idyllic Gili Islands for swimming, snorkeling, and cycling. Learn about local Sasak culture and handicrafts in local villages, and get the chance to flex your culinary muscles in a family-friendly cooking class.

Child swinging over rice fields in Bali
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Best of Bali & Nusa Penida for Families - 10 Days

The Indonesian island of Bali is a top family destination thanks to its beautiful beaches, fascinating culture, and lush volcanic interior. But for a family trip with a bit of a difference, why not include an island off an island on your itinerary? Hop between Bali and the neighboring paradise of Nusa Penida on this 10-day trip, embarking on kid-friendly excursions and cultural experiences like bike rides, river rafting, snorkeling with manta rays, temple tours, and Balinese dance shows.

Take an adventurous family trek up Mount Bromo
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East Java for Active Families: Temples, Tea Fields & Volcanoes - 7 Days

Intrepid families and older kids will love this off-the-beaten-path excursion to Indonesia's East Java province. Start the week-long tour in Yogyakarta, a Javanese cultural hub, from where you'll visit the impressive temple complexes of Prambanan and Borobudur. Hike to tea plantations and more ancient temples around Surakarta, then continue east to cap off your adventure with a challenging but unforgettable sunrise climb up the active volcano of Mount Bromo.

Kids placing flowers on temple statues in Bali
Map of Balinese Culture for Families: Ubud to Sanur - 7 Days
Balinese Culture for Families: Ubud to Sanur - 7 Days

Bali is a dream destination for families of all ages. With beautiful beaches and mountains as well as a fascinating culture, kids and adults alike will enjoy everything the Indonesian island has to offer. This week-long itinerary starts in the cultural capital of Ubud, surrounded by mountains and rice fields, and continues on to Sanur, a beach destination in South Bali. From temples and water palaces to a family-friendly cooking class and a beach-hopping tour, you'll manage to fit a lot into seven days.

Hike to hidden waterfalls on this family-friendly Bali adventure
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Bali Adventure for Active Families: Ubud & Munduk - 7 Days

A family vacation in Bali doesn't need to be spent lounging on a beach: this exciting week-long itinerary fits in plenty of active outdoor excursions to keep even the most adventurous of kids entertained. Spend quality time together (and tire out energetic youngsters) with rafting, canyoning, hiking, and biking through the Indonesian island's mountainous interior and lush farmland. Along the way, sneak in some cultural highlights with fascinating temple tours and an immersive visit to to a local village.

Spot dinosaur-like Komodo dragons as you cruise from island to island in Komodo National Park
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Indonesian Islands Family Cruise: Komodo & Flores - 7 Days

Adventurous families with older kids and teens will love this week-long expedition into some of Indonesia's most remote places. Spend the first few days cruising around the islands of Komodo National Park, where you can snorkel and spot the fearsome (but kind of cute?) Komodo dragons. Then it's on to Flores for an overland adventure to the remote village of Wae Rebo—where your family will be welcomed into a local home for an authentic and unforgettable homestay experience.

Experience Indonesian art and culture through classes and dance performances on this exciting tour
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Cultural Family Vacation in Indonesia: Yogyakarta & Bali - 10 Days

This 10-day family adventure combines two gorgeous islands—Java and Bali—that showcase the best cultural activities in Indonesia. Start in the royal city of Yogyakarta, where you'll explore two ancient UNESCO-listed sites, including the largest Buddhist temple in the world. Then hop on a short flight to Bali and get close to Hindu traditions at temples, classes, and dance performances—with plenty of monkey sightings—for an educational trip you and your kids will never forget.