Jakarta itself is an awesome tourist destination for people around the world. But what about those who live in Jakarta? Those who want a weekend break from their daily routine? Or those who have seen the whole of Jakarta and now want to explore places nearby Jakarta?
Presenting below some of the best Best Family Weekend Getaways from Jakarta. You can decide to go with your family or with your romantic better half to any of these places. We guarantee that it will be a weekend full of fun. If you prefer you can convert this quick and short weekend getaway into a longer holiday as well. All these destinations are capable enough to engage you for weeks on end. However, if you want to go beyond Jakarta, check out some of the cheapest and yet best family holidays in Asia.
Some of these places are short escapes from Jakarta. They also double up as quick weekend getaways from the city. Some are only day trips out of Jakarta. Some trips listed below are best for longer excursions too. So do read our review of the best family weekend getaways from Jakarta and make a wise choice.
Best weekend getaways from Jakarta
Jakarta has many amazing weekend holiday destinations nearby. In here we will detail out the best seven holiday spots around the Indonesian city.
Weekend Getaway 1. Tangerang
Tangerang is around 25 kms from Jakarta. Needless to say, it can be one hell of a destination for a weekend getaway with family. Tangerang has a lot of things to explore. It is best for one day trip even though you can decide to stay overnight if you prefer. You will get mouthwatering, delicious food everywhere in the city. Nasi Uduk Encim Sukaria which is in Sholeh Ali Street No.9 is my personal favorite. If you have brought kids on the weekend break, one must-do is the trip to Cisadane River. This is perfect for bike rides and awesome selfies. The Benteng Heritage Museum and A Thousand Doors Mosque are the main attractions of the city.
Weekend Getaway 2. Bogor
Bogor is a beautiful city on the island of Java and it’s only 60 kms away from Jakarta. Known as the ‘City of Rain’ among the locals, Bogor is the rainiest city on Java. This natural beauty has many beautiful canals, rivers, mosques, beautiful red-roofed houses. It could be a wise choice to spend some time away from the noise of the capital city Jakarta. When in Bogor don’t miss Bogor Botanical Garden. It is one of the main attractions of Bogor. There are many amazing picnic spots where you can have fun with your kids. If you are a foodie and a shopaholic, Bogor will not disappoint you. There are many good restaurants and a local market is a great place for shopping.
Weekend Getaway 3. Lembang
Lembang, undoubtedly is a great place to spend your weekend with family. Lembang has awesome and cheap food, floating market, and a lot of places to chill out with kids. All these make Lembang a super cool destination for weekend getaways. Lembang is only two-three hours drive from Jakarta and traffic on the way is usually smooth. Once in Lembang don’t forget to go to Lembang Floating Market and Dusun Bambu. These are key attractions of Lembang and are perfect for taking photos. Of course, it would be criminal to miss out on camping in Eagle Camping Ground. This is one of the finest experiences this city can offer. It is best to book well ahead.
Weekend Getaway 4. Macan Island
Nothing can be better than spending a weekend on the Macan Island. Especially if you are with family or with your romantic spouse. It is part of thousand islands and only 1-3 hours away from Jakarta. Tiger Island Village & Eco Resort manage the Macan Island property. A lot of tourists come here for its underwater scenic beauty and various water sports. Your kids and family elders will love it too. Once you finish all the activities, you can decide to get a massage and watch the sunset while sipping beer. Addictive, isn’t it? Once you visit Macan Island, you are likely to spend every weekend there.
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Weekend Getaway 5. Cirebon
Cirebon is a port city of Java island and it’s just three hours train ride away from Jakarta. Cirebon is famous for its food, fabrics, and palaces of two sultanates. You will get a lot of places to explore here. Delicious rice of different types and many more mouth watering dishes are must to try here. You can also buy some fine fabrics like batik. Don’t miss out on the palaces of two sultanates named Kasepuhan and Kanoman. You can also go swimming in mountain cold water with thousands of beautiful fish. Or, wash all your stress and tension in a local spa where the hot water comes straight from the nearby mountain. WhatsNewJakarta.com also has some good weekend trip ideas for Jakarta.
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Weekend Getaway 6. Tasikmalaya
You will find nature and greenery all around Tasikmalaya. This is a perfect destination for a weekend holiday and a will give you a break from your daily routine life. Quite easy to reach, this place is not so far away from Jakarta. Tasikmalaya has many attractions. Situ Gede, a small natural lake, Kampung Naga, a traditional village, Makam Pamijahan, a religious tourist spot and much more. You can also go for camping, fishing, and for shopping. Tasikmalya is famous for its wooden craft. There is a well-known wooden craft tourism district located at northern part of Tasikmalaya. You must visit to buy some gifts for your friends and relatives. After you finish all the shopping and roaming around, I would suggest you go to Gunung Galunggung. This is only 17 kms away from Tasikmalaya City center. Here, you can camp and cherish nature at its best.
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Weekend Getaway 7. Baduy
Baduy is a very small village outside of Jakarta. Best thing about this village is it has no electricity, no Internet, and no television. People of this village are still living with very limited means, and are proud of it. Baduy is only three-four drive away from Jakarta and you can take public transport as well if you prefer. Do you want to cut off from the rest of the world and spend quality time with your family, kids and spouse? Then, I would recommend you plan a getaway to Baduy this weekend itself.
Know of any more quick getaways that we can add to our list of the best family weekend getaways from Jakarta? If yes, please leave a comment!