Jakarta, Indonesia's capital, is situated roughly 260 miles (418 kilometers) west of Getasan, while Yogyakarta is 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the south.
While it may be tempting to just kick back and relax when visiting Getasan, remember, the surrounding region's many natural and man-made attractions are never more than a day trip away. Ngemplak, is 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the north, and Borobudur can be found 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the northeast.
Yogyakarta, is another interesting spot to explore. It is 30 miles (48 kilometers) from Getasan and offers a diverse range of things to see and do, like Gembira Loka Zoo, Galleria Mall and Yogyakarta Presidential Palace. Bringharjo Market, Gadjah Mada University and Saphir Square are a number of other attractions worth checking out for those who have time left.
Every destination has its unique history and the Central Java area has plenty of its own stories to tell. The traditional villages in these parts provide a fascinating window on the past. Should the weather turns nasty; don't panic, Central Java offers a range of craft workshops and history museums, that will keep you and your family happily occupied.
Signing up for one of the guided nature walks is a good way to gain a deeper understanding of Central Java.
For many, the world is a book and if you don't travel you may remain on the same page day after day after day. So plan your holiday today, and make the most of the beauty and adventures that await in Getasan.