Indonesia is a massive country! You might not grasp just how big it is until you learn that the distance from Sabang to Merauke is a whopping 5250 km.! That’s right, from the west to the east, Indonesia is twice as long as continental Europe!

With a head-spinning number of islands (more than 17000!) and tremendous diversity, Indonesia is a marvelous destination.

From the jungles of Sumatra, the megapolises and ancient history of Java, the pristine beauty of Bali, the charming authenticity of Lombok and the Nusa Tenggara Islands, the mysticism of Sulawesi, the biodiversity of Kalimantan (Borneo) to the uncontacted tribes of Papua, Indonesia has a lot to offer.

I love Indonesia for its extremely friendly people, tasty food, cheap everything, and superb climate, so I keep coming again and again. Let me share some of my favorite places and things about Indonesia below!

Backpacking Profile

PricesVery cheap
Does Revolut work?Yes
ATM with no feesMandiri (+all others)
Cash or card?Cash
Public transportAverage
AccommodationHostels, hotels, guesthouses
Other backpackersMany
Days needed10-90
Best time to travelApril to October
Locals speaking EnglishFew
Main languagesIndonesian

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