if you have TWO WEEKS Or MORE to explore...
Start your journey in Jakarta and wrap your senses around the dizzying smells, sounds, sights and people of Indonesia's teeming capital. Linger long enough to binge on Bintang beer and shopping, then head to Batu Karas for classic laid-back beach vibes.
Hop a train to the country's cultural capital where you can explore the stupas, dabble in some Batik and amble through the kraton (walled city palace) before hopping a flight ($40-50) or boat to Bali.
Spend a day or two in Kuta (if you have to), then head to Ubud. When you've tired of the crowds, grab a boat from Ahmed (a quiet town with diving schools, restaurants and ferrys) to the Gili Islands.
D. GILI ISLANDS.
Indulge in a mushroom shake and take advantage of the traffic-free streets (this is a car-free zone).
Explore Lombok and check out some of the best surfing in the world via scooter.
F. ISLAND HOP EAST.
Australia is the limit!
VENTURE OFF THE BEATEN PATH.
Flores & East Indonesia.
Explore away from the crowds with tons of beach and trekking opportunities.
Dragons At Rinca.
Skip Komodo and get your dragon fix in the lesser known Rinca.
The Borobudur and other stupas in Central Java (Yogyakarta and around).
Pretty much all of it