Jakarta Weekend Getaway Guide
If you find Jakarta's pleasure is somehow dull, why not having a weekend getaway to the city near Jakarta?
6. Explore Puncak
Puncak, or ‘the peak’, has been considered a favorite among Jakartans for a quick weekend getaway, after Bandung and Bogor, for decades. We love its clean air, the many tea plantations on either side of the main Puncak road, and the many activities you can do there; from paragliding, tea plantation walking, or just relaxing and admiring the beautiful view. Please be aware that traffic can be horrendous on long weekends, added with the local police’s ‘buka-tutup’ system where the main road is made one way—either upwards or down depending on the time slot— to ease the congestion. Here are things you can do while exploring Puncak.
7. Escape to “Mini Indonesia”
Salatiga or also known as Mini Indonesia saves a lot of treasures that can be explored. The city has a strong regional culture among its citizens, perfect for cultural travelers. Salatiga is also known as a historical city as there are still so many relics from the Dutch colonial period here. Not to mention that the city has charming culinary as well. We list down things you can do while escaping to Salatiga on this link.
8. Aesthetic getaway in Instagrammable spots
With Instagrammable places is growing fastly around Jakarta, why not having an aesthetic getaway during your weekend. Bandung and Bogor are well-known as the cities with spots with an eye-catching and distinctive concept. Take aesthetic photos in Bandung Instagrammable spots. Or, experience an aesthetic coffee time in Bogor Instagrammable coffee shops.
9. Culinary Trip
A comfortable distance from Jakarta, especially by train, Bogor is a great weekend escape from the heat of the big city. A rainy city where the air is fresh, the trees lush, and where the hundreds of unique eateries and restaurants have attracted food hunters from neighboring cities to try and enjoy. We have compiled a list of places to dine and drink in Bogor for your culinary trip.