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Itinerary advice needed- Bali / Nusa / Komodo / Bukit Lawang

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Itinerary advice needed- Bali / Nusa / Komodo / Bukit Lawang

Hi everyone,

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 6- We will fly directly from Jakarta to Bali, arrive in the evening and spend the night in Kuta.

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?

Thank you!

Shereen

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1. Re: Itinerary advice needed- Bali / Nusa / Komodo / Bukit Lawang

Hello Shereen, as this is the Bali forum, you might get answers to your questions about the other areas by finding the correct forum. Click on Indonesia forums and select the one you want.

Your time in Bali is OK, but whether it's enough really depends on what you intend to do and see.

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2. Re: Itinerary advice needed- Bali / Nusa / Komodo / Bukit Lawang

"Nusa Island" - assume you mean Lembongan and/or Penida.

Which one..

Can get fastboat services that will include free local pickup in Ubud (can be central point only at Coco Supermarket)

13th July - NUSA ISLANDS TO KOMODO

You will have to get a boat back then fly to Labuan Bajo.

Then what do you intend to do. Day trips to Komodo or stay on an Island somewhere.

16th July Travel TO MEDAN and go to Bukit Lawang

Makes it sound simple.

2 flights.

Overall flight time alone 6-7hrs.

Private Driver transfer from Medan to Lawang will take 3h30

I would forget public transport completely when needing to get a flight

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