The national capital Jakarta is situated 190 miles (306 kilometers) northwest of Purwokerto, while Yogyakarta lies 80 miles (129 kilometers) to the east.
Satria Stadium is a good spot to check out while you are in Purwokerto. Another interesting spot is Alun-Alun Purwokerto.
This region is popular with travelers from all four corners of the globe. To discover why, rent a vehicle and discover the villages, towns and cities in the vicinity of Purwokerto. Cilacap, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the northeast, and Kerta, 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the south of Purwokerto are also waiting to be discovered.
Should the weather turns nasty; don't panic, Central Java boasts a range of history museums and craft workshops, guaranteed to keep culture vultures entertained and dry. Tourists in Central Java often head to the region's open-air markets.
Those who prefer getting off the main tourist trail will love Purwokerto's guided nature walks.
Discover the culture of Central Java by trying out the food that is eaten here. Ayam goreng (fried chicken) and opor ayam (braised chicken in coconut sauce) are some popular options to sample.
As you come to the end of your visit to Central Java, don't forget that you can always return. As it goes in places like this: A guest once, forever a friend.