Indonesia is located in South-East Asia and Oceania and consists of incredible 17508 islands, scattered over both sides of equator! Only about 6000 of them are inhabited. It is an amazing country with friendly people, fascinating culture, incredible wildlife and nature with pristine beaches, jungle and a lot of active volcanoes.
As a traveler in Indonesia, this country offers endless exploration and diversity. You will find everything from posh modern cities and areas like Jakarta and Bali to remote areas with some of the worlds last great adventure like Komodo National Park!
When To Visit Indonesia
The high season for visiting Indonesia is from June – October (dry season). The shoulder season is April, May, November, and December, while the rainy season is November – March. It is however pretty crowded in Bali around Christmas, with a lot of Australians visiting.
Travel Guides to Indonesia
We used Lonely Planet`s Indonesia book on our travels around Indonesia and Bali. It was great! Click on the pictures below to read more about each book on Amazon (affiliate links):
Articles About Indonesia
- Population: 237 million
- Capital: Jakarta
- Land Area: 1 904 569 km²
- Language: Indonesian
- Religion: Islam (87%), majority Sunni Muslims. Bali is Hindu.
- Currency: Rupiah (IDR)
- Time zone: UTC+7 and UTC+9
- Drives on: Left