Often overlooked by both domestic and international tourists, Jakarta actually has plenty of tourist hotspots. As home to Indonesia’s largest international airport, most tourists only come to Jakarta as their starting point to visit other places in the country, such as Bali, Lombok, Komodo Island, Yogyakarta, or Kalimantan (Borneo). While this city won’t give you a true tropical paradise experience, it is still a fascinating place to visit. Thanks to its diverse culture, intriguing history, and never-ending development, the capital city of Indonesia has many things waiting to be discovered by tourists.
Jakarta, as the main and largest city of Indonesia, is infamous for its traffic. However, public transportation is now a lot better, especially with the new MRT or Jakarta Metro Mass Rapid Transit. Navigating through many popular places in this city is now easier than ever. If you are planning to visit Jakarta for 3 days, or you have 3 days to spare before going to other places in the country. Here’s our recommended itinerary for 3 days in the city.
Day 1: Old Town and surroundings
Start your tour by visiting Kota Tua Jakarta (Jakarta’s Old Town). This place is still one of the top highlights of Jakarta. As you probably know from history, Indonesia was once a Dutch colony for more than 300 Hundred years. You