What to do in Jakarta in one day

09:00 – Mandarin Oriental

09:30 – Istiqlal Mosque

10:30 – Bogor Cafe

11:00 – Jakarta Cathedral

12:30 – Lunch at Salt Grill by Luke Mangan

14:00 – National Museum

16:00 – Cafe Batavia

17:00 – Fatahillah Square

18:30 – Explore Old Town

19:30 – Dinner at Dapur Babah Elite

21:00 – Aula Simfonia Jakarta

22:30 – Immigrant

23:59 – Exodus

 

We mapped out your day trip in Jakarta

Each highlight of your day trip is numbered, simply follow the guide

What you should absolutely know about Jakarta

City highlights, food & drinks, expressions, weather, how to get there and how to get around

Jakarta, Indonesia’s massive capital, sits on the island of Java. A historic mix of cultures, from Javanese, Malay, Chinese, Arab, Indian, and European, has influenced its architecture and food. During your Jakarta day trips, soak up all this amazing city to offer by experiencing many local attractions, such as exploring the National Museum of Indonesia or the National Monument. Indulge your senses and body at one of Jakarta’s famous spas or shrink yourself down to size and visit the Beautiful Indonesia in Miniature Park. Spend your nights dancing and partying at one of the city’s many nightclubs or relaxing at one of Jakarta’s lounges

Shop at the mega mall, the Grand Indonesia Mall, for local goods and souvenirs alike. Check out the amazing religious sites- the Istiqal Mosque and Jakarta Cathedral. Visit Jakarta’s many museums, including Museum Wayang and Museum Sejarah Jakarta or walk around the popular flea market

Tickle your taste buds with Pisang Goreng Sambal Roa (Fried Banana with Chili) and local Otak-Otak (Brain-Brain Fish Cake). For a quick meal or snack, grab a dumpling or bun, called Bakpao. Try the tasty, but spicy street food Ketoprak or the famous spicy omelet dish Kerak Telor

“Apa kabar” is used to say both “Hello” and to ask someone “How are you?”, and no need to say it twice! “Tidak” means “No” or “Not” and “Thank you” is “Terima kasih” “Goodbye” is “Selamat tinggal” and to ask someone if they speak English, ask “Anda bias bicara Bahasa inggris?”

The weather in Jakarta is practically the same year-round: around 80 degrees. Average lows are in the 70s, with highs in the upper-80s. In the winter months (December to March), expect heavy rain. In the dry season, the rain is moderate and there is less humidity

Hail a taxi to get from the airport to the city center for around 30 dollars per trip or take the Damri bus for a fair price. Ticket stations are located in Terminals 1 and 2. Renting your own car can be costly – simply avoid the traffic jams!

There are many ways to get around Jakarta. Flag down a Bajaj for a short ride around town. Take the bus, mikrolet, to traverse the city or catch an ojek, a ride on a motorcycle. You may also take the many buses that run around

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