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Yogyakarta Travel Guide : Plan, Stay, Do, Tips, Food, & Itinerary 

Yogyakarta is the extraordinary place in Java. With various cultures, religions and famous places to visit. Yogya become the loveliest city to spend your holiday. All you need before you go is to arrange your perfect trip to enjoy Jogja. Here we present you a Yogyakarta travel guide before you go.

How to get Yogyakarta 

Is Yogyakarta be one of your wish-list place need to visit? So let’s get to know here. Yogyakarta itself located in Java Island. And this city IS the capital and centre of government of the Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The city of Yogyakarta is the residence of Sultan Hamengkubuwana and Adipati Paku Alam, which they are the leader of this city. This Yogyakarta is one of the largest cities in Indonesia and the most favourite city to visit in Indonesia. 

How to get Yogyakarta by Plane

From Malaysia 

Take your departure from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). And your arrival will be at Adisutjipto International Airport (JOG). 

Total cost starting around RM 500.

From Singapore 

Take your departure from Changi International Airport (SIN). And your arrival will be at Adisutjipto International Airport (JOG). 

Total cost starting around SGD 195.

From Brunei

Unfortunately, there is no direct flight from Brunei to Yogyakarta. But you can still find your connecting flight from Kuala Lumpur, Singapore or even Jakarta and choose your arrival in Adisutjipto International Airport (JOG). 

Total cost starting around BND 600.

From Bali

Take your departure from Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). And your arrival will be at Adisutjipto International Airport (JOG). 

Total cost starting around IDR 1,000k.


How to get Yogyakarta from Jakarta by Train

There’s a good option if you want to travel to Yogyakarta from Jakarta. You can try to travel by trains. For further information, you can easily to contact us. Here’s the schedule if you wanted to travel to Yogyakarta by train:

Train NameDepartureArrivalClassDeparture TimeArrival TimeDurationPrice (*000)
TaksakaGambir (GMR)Yogyakarta Tugu (YK)Executive8.3016.257h55m260-350
Argo DwipanggaGambir (GMR)Yogyakarta Tugu (YK)Executive8.0015.397h39m285-380
BimaGambir (GMR)Yogyakarta Tugu (YK)Executive16.3000.408h10m310-390
GajayanaGambir (GMR)Yogyakarta Tugu (YK)Executive17.4001.478h7m350-430
Argo LawuGambir (GMR)Yogyakarta Tugu (YK)Executive20.1503.487h33m285-380
TaksakaGambir (GMR)Yogyakarta Tugu (YK)Executive20.454.157h30m260-350

PS: The prices can change at any time.


Places to stay in Yogyakarta

Near Malioboro Road

There a lot of choices if you  want to stay near Malioboro Road. This area could be a good choice because there are a lot of things will be offering here. Like near the major shopping street in Yogyakarta, near the tourist areas. And offers many choices of local dishes that are a pity to miss. 

Near Borobudur or Prambanan

This areas located is slightly far from Yogyakarta city. Once you reach in Yogyakarta and you won’t miss your tour, so to stay near this area would be a good choice.

Going Luxurious

If you craving for a luxurious place to stay in Yogyakarta actually, there are a lot of choices for that. You just need to adjust the price and your needs according to what you need for your vacation.


Things to do in Yogyakarta

Things to do in Yogyakarta? Do you wonder to know what you gonna do while you are in Yogyakarta?

First time coming to Yogyakarta? Or already spent a lot of times here to the city that we are always missed? Talk about this city, which always has their own uniqueness and own side for each people. Or might you wonder what the special of Yogyakarta? 

I highly recommended Yogyakarta for anyone desired for a quietness city. Not only for quietness, but there is also a special taste of cordiality and balanced life that we’ve got while we are in Yogyakarta.

Being famed as culture city. Yogyakarta itself has many meanings and philosophy which is good to be known. Yogyakarta as a student city. City of artists. The city of Batiks. City of Gudeg. A city is full of tolerance and many more. So for further information about Yogyakarta and interesting things inside. We jump into this article to find out must-visit places while you are in Yogyakarta : Most Favorite Places To Visit In Yogyakarta

Visit Borobudur and Prambanan Temple

Highly recommended for the first time traveller. This is part of Yogyakarta, a soul and a heart. No bargaining, no doubt, it must! Visiting this iconic place as one of the cultural heritage sites in the world. Try to visit these places when the sun comes up or ready to set down, and you will see incredible amazing views!
Find out more about Borobudur Temple.

Discover the real taste of Yogyakarta, Kraton Palace and Taman Sari

This is another place you must visit while you are in Yogyakarta. Kraton Palace is located in the central of this city, a home for Sultan of Yogyakarta and his family. This Kraton Palace is open for public, but with one condition that you must be well-dressed and politely behaviours. And Taman Sari itself, it was the site of a former royal garden of the Sultanate of Yogyakarta. It is located adjacent from Kraton Jogja. Recommended visiting both places at the same time.

Be wild to explore Merapi Lava Tour

This tour was devoted to anyone who loves adventure. This is located in Kaliurang, close by the Mount Merapi. Basically, Merapi Lava Tour will guide the tourists by driving Jeep Willie car and exploring former lava flow after the eruption of Mount Merapi. Throughout the trip, tourists will be invited to stop by several destinations after the eruption such as Museum Sisa Harta and Kaliadem Bunkers.
Find out more about Merapi Lava Tour.

Shopping Time! At Malioboro Street

Are you a shopaholic? Cravings for unique stuff? Malioboro street is an answer. You will find out everything easily here. You will find out SMEs products from areas around Yogyakarta, which are cheaper and original. And don’t forget to try some local food which easily to find around these areas.

Visit Yogyakarta Beaches

When you are in Yogyakarta, it will feel incomplete if you don’t visit one of the beaches there. Most beaches are located in Gunung Kidul. Parangtritis Beach is the most popular beach in here. Timang Beach has its own uniqueness with the gondola you will able to move from one island to other islands, which formed the big rocks. This is gonna make your adrenaline increase! Let’s try!

Want to try something unusual? Surfing on the sand it sounds so cool tho!

Yogyakarta has a lot of adventurous things that needed to explore. Surf the sand in Parangkusumo would be a great choice. These dunes were a consequence of Mount Merapi eruption and this is located a bit hidden because it was surrounded by forest. Anyway, horse riding and ATV could be other options to enjoy your times here.

Adoring the beauty inside bowels of the earth, Pindul Cave

Do you wonder what we’ve got inside bowels of the earth? A magnificence cave inside which has a river below. And Pindul Cave was created as a tourist site since 2011. As for the tourism activities carried out at this location is down along the cave with rubber tires passing the river flow just below the cave. And before carrying out cave activity, visitors are required to wear all safety devices, ranging from helmets, life vest and special shoes.

Seeking for Instagrammable photo spot? Let’s find out these places.

Pine forest, Pangguk Hills, or Hobbit House it could be the answer. These places are great for anyone who loves photography. And these places are located adjacent. At least, don’t miss one of these places to be posted on your social media account.


How to get around Yogyakarta

Wanna get around Yogyakarta by yourself? Feel free to go around here like local? There are some tips for you to explore Yogyakarta easily…

Rent your private vehicles

You can rent your private vehicles with car or motorbike. Feel free to contact us in finding your best rent vehicles while you are in Yogyakarta.

Find out more – Rent Car Service

Online Transportation 

New era new story. Nowadays there is something called as the technology which making human live their life easily. For the transportation sector also being affected by this technological development. Having a smart-phone and make sure that you have sufficient internet data, you’ll be able to explore this city by yourself. Download the app, make your account, and make an order! You even get a lot of choices on the type of vehicle you need to explore this city.


Recommendation places to eat in Yogyakarta

When you are on travelling, there’s a crucial thing that we need to put in your travel list. Might you wonder, what’s that? Yeah, I’m talking about food! Are you craving for tasty-authentic local dishes from Yogyakarta? So, I’ll give you some recommendation favorite spot to eat while you are in Yogyakarta. Let’s check this out…

Waroeng Spesial Sambal

Waroeng Spesial Sambal SS was established since 20 August 2002, there are 85 branches of this store which spread all over Java and Bali Island. The first Waroeng Spesial Sambal SS was established in the west of Graha Saba Pramana UGM, with the concept of waroeng tent. 

They will offer more than 30 types of sambal that will arouse your curiosity and your appetite. The dishes on Waroeng SS itself are relatively affordable. Cuz there are a lot of branches you can choose the closest Waroeng SS around you.

Kedai Lobster Pantai Timang “Pak Sis”

In Timang Beach, there is a restaurant that provides fresh local lobster. Siswanto, the owner of the Pak Sis lobster restaurant, has been open for the past two years. As a result of the booming of Timang Beach, the tavern was also sprayed with good fortune.

Siswanto sells lobsters per package, at a price Rp 550,000-600,000 for foreign tourist. And for local tourists we reduce the price, only Rp 400,000-450,000 per package containing squish, fish, lobster, rice and edible drinks for four to five people.

Ayam Penyet Surabaya

Ayam Penyet Surabaya is one of favourite restaurant in Yogyakarta. The specialty of Ayam Penyet Surabaya is found in the special chiken and sambal. If you craving to try this food, you can come easily to the nearest branch around you.

Sate Klathak Pak Pong

Sate Klathak was made from a fresh chevon which has a great texture and authentic taste. The chevon will mix with salt and other spices, and ready to grill. There’s a reason why this called as Sate Klathak. When Sate Klathak has done and ready to eat, and when we chew it will sound like Klathak-Klathak because it is crunchy. This place has been established since 1960 according to on source by liputan6.com. This place is located around south Yogyakarta at Jl. Sultan Agung No.18, Jejeran II, Wonokromo, Kec. Pleret, Bantul, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55791.


Yogyakarta’s Itinerary

Are you kinda confused to arrange your holiday by yourself? So here we are, we are ready to help you anytime. There are 11 packages of the travel itinerary that you can choose or you can plan your dream holiday by yourself. 

Important! Double-checking is a must before you ready-set-go to discover this city. You can easily to contact us to arrange your trip then you can enjoy your holiday

Closing Remarks

We already try to explain how Yogyakarta trip looks like. Now, it’s your turn to put Yogyakarta as one of your must-visit place. Wanna know for further information to trip in Yogyakarta? Feel free to contact us. We are ready to arrange your trip and make you to enjoy your holiday.


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