I am planning a trip with my friend to Indonesia and would really love some input on our tentative itinerary from travelers familiar with the country. It was extremely difficult to narrow it down to these places, but it might still be too much! We are looking for a bit of adventure, cultural experiences, and aren't looking to party.
July 7, 8, 9 - Ubud (3 nights)
July 10, 11, 12 - Nusa Islands (3 nights)
July 13, 14, 15 - Komodo Islands (3 nights)
July 16 - Travel to Medan and go to Bukit Lawang
July 17, 18, 19 - Orangutan Trek
July 20 - Travel back to Jakarta to catch our flight
Firstly, is it realistic or totally unrealistic that we could leave Bukit Lawang early in the morning and reach Medan and catch our flight in Jakarta departing at 5:55pm?
We are thinking of hiring a driver instead of taking the bus to get from Bukit Lawang to Medan and back. Would this save us a significant amount of time?