Take the first plane to Jakarta, for your weekend solo getaway and explore the streets of Kota Tua and find out more about this incredibly diverse nation. Make new friends on a culinary before getting beautiful city views from the top of Monas. This city is a great getaway choice for all the travelers who want to live something unique, so get ready for the best weekend itinerary for solo travelers to Jakarta.
When should I schedule this trip?
The best time to visit Jakarta for your solo getaway is from June to October. The rainiest months of the year are December to February, and travel to the city should be avoided during this period.
How to reach the city?
The international airport, Soekarno-Hatta, is half an hour away on the west of the city center, depending on the traffic you are going to face. The safest and easiest way to reach the city is by taxi. Make sure your driver uses the taxi-meter and ensure you get a coupon from the counter before getting into the taxi.
Get around the city
The most suitable way of traveling around Jakarta is by taxi. You can find them lined up alongside the street. The safest and most reliable companies are Blue Bird and Silver Bird
Bus: The Transjakarta Bus is a low-priced and efficient way to see the whole city. The fare for this mean of transport is really affordable.
What to do in the city?
Take an early morning walk through the Lapangan Merdeka, and enjoy the beautiful area.The Monas, standing in the middle, was made to commemorate Indonesia’s struggle for independence. Take the lift to the observation deck, over 100 meter up, where you can stand next to the golden flame of independence and enjoy the view of the city.
Explore Kota Tua
Taman Fatahillah, is a good place to start your exploration of the old part of the city. The paved square is surrounded by huge buildings dating back to the 18th century which now house a number of Museums including the Wayang Museum and the Jakarta History Museum. Be sure to pop into Café Batavia when you’re here. The café is located in the second oldest building in the city is filled with Art Deco style and old photographs and a menu of Indonesian and delicious sandwiches and burgers.
Join a Bus Tour
If you’re a foodie, take the chance to take advantage of Transjakarta’s Art and Culinary Bus Tour every Saturday night. The buses are free and so you can get on and get off as many times as you wish. This is a great opportuity for solo travellers to connect with other people and make friends with locals who can tell them all the city’s insider tips. Make sure your stomach is empty as you head for the food stalls at Lenggang Jakarta, where you can try local dishes such as pempek, and sate and then jump back on again and get off and enjoy the lively café scene in Kota Tua.
Enjoy the city without cars’ existence on Sunday
If you didn’t drink too many shots the previous night, you should get up early and leave your hotel near Kota Kasablanka for Jakarta’s Car-free Sunday. The city centre of Jakarta, which is usually full of cars, is transforming into a quiet place where locals riding on the streets with their bicycles, listening to bands playing live music and skating at every city’s corner. The locals are really fans of this morning and you will be thrilled too; it’s the best way to get to know this city.