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Central Java Vacation Packages

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Most Central Java hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

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Top Hotels in Central Java

Po Hotel Semarang
Po Hotel Semarang
5 out of 5
Jalan Pemuda No. 118, Sekayu, Semarang Tengah, Semarang, Jawa Tengah
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $51 per night from Apr 30 to May 1
4.4/5Excellent! (315 reviews)
"The hotel room was quite lovely; the twin bed is small, the wifi connection was horrible."

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

Po Hotel Semarang
Novotel Semarang
Novotel Semarang
4 out of 5
Jalan Pemuda 123, Semarang, Central Java
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $24 per night from May 7 to May 8
3.9/5Good! (113 reviews)
Do not go to this hotel.
"Room is so horrible. I asked for a non smoking room. Apparently i was put into a “previously” smoking room section. The whole room reeked of tobacco smell. The bed and the sofa too. This hotel was a good hotel 5 years ago. Cleanliness and maintenance has slipped down for sure."

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Novotel Semarang
Aston Solo Hotel
Aston Solo Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Jl. Brigjend. Slamet Riyadi, No. 373, Surakarta, Surakarta, Central Java
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $33 per night from Apr 17 to Apr 18
4.2/5Excellent! (84 reviews)
"We booked 2 superior rooms, Amazing staffs, clean room with comfortable beds. Many options for breakfast. Highly recommended to stay for family or business. Widodo."

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Aston Solo Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top things to do in Central Java

Central Java Vacation Packages

Java’s central region has some of Indonesia’s most fascinating heritage and scenery, with ancient temples, volcanoes and art-loving towns all within easy reach.  Come to Java and you will almost certainly spend the majority of your time in its stunning central region. Visit the cities where ancient artistic traditions still thrive or trek to the peak of some of the world’s most active volcanoes. Don’t miss the amazing ancient temples of Borobudur and Prambanan, both of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Base yourself in one of the region’s two main cities. Yogyakarta, home to the sublime Kraton Palace, is the most popular choice and has plenty of galleries and live performance venues. Nearby Solo features ancient architecture and a proud heritage. 

Trekkers will relish the opportunity to climb Mount Merapi, the island’s most active volcano. You will also find excellent hiking and beautiful scenery on the Dieng Plateau. This area features smoldering craters, calm lakes and the oldest temples in Indonesia. 

Wherever you go, be sure to sample Central Java’s local delicacies. Sweet dishes are a particular favorite in this region, with jackfruit curry a staple on most menus. 

Explore the area’s two UNESCO sites; devote at least a day for each. Ancient Borobudur is the largest Buddhist building in the world. It is also Indonesia’s most visited attraction, so getting here early is advised. Prambanan is a colossal Hindu temple with several high towers covered with statues of deities. 

Central Java has excellent transport links between all of its major sights and cities. Buses are the most common way to get around. 

Be prepared for the afternoon rains if you visit from November to February. Java has a hot, humid climate year-round, so be prepared for rain and sunshine as you explore the region’s wealth of ancient sights and stunning scenery.

Frequently asked questions

How much does a Central Java vacation package cost?
Custom build your Central Java vacation package from as low as . Choose from any combination of hotels, flights and rental cars to pull together the getaway you’ve been dreaming of. Remember to add on some tours and experiences!
If I'm not able to travel, can I cancel my Central Java vacation package?
Plans can change suddenly, so yes, you can. You may be able to change or cancel your Central Java vacation package for free within 24 hours of booking. For bookings older than that, you can still cancel or make changes, but your airline, hotel or car rental company may charge additional fees. Looking for more information? Take a look at our Customer Service Portal. We’re here to help make sure your getaway goes off without a hitch.
How do I get a cheap travel package to Central Java?
Our Central Java vacation packages promise plenty of savings for the savvy wanderer. How does up to $583 sound? That’s what you could save if you combine your hotel, flights and tours into a neat and tidy package. But bargain prices are only the start of your next memorable adventure. When you book with Expedia, you’ll have more than 550 airlines and 1,000,000 hotel options all over the world to pick from. No matter your style, there’s a package that’s perfect for you.
What are the top hotels in Central Java?
For properties in Semarang with cozy beds and friendly service, look up Po Hotel Semarang and Gumaya Tower Hotel Semarang. If you’re visiting Surakarta as well, you can look forward to a relaxing night’s sleep at Alila Solo, Java or Aston Solo Hotel.
When is the best time of year to visit Central Java?
Anytime is an excellent time of year to take a break in Central Java, but you’ll generally land the best deals in April. Prices tend to increase in December, so expect to hand over more dollars for your hotel and airfares. Enjoy sightseeing but don’t like lining up for attractions? Organize your Central Java trip for September, October, November. Typically, it’s much quieter than it is in June, July, August.
How far in advance should I book my Central Java vacation?
Search Expedia to compare airfares as soon as possible. In most cases, you can purchase a seat up to 12 months prior to departure. If you can’t see your preferred air carrier, or you’ve left things to the last minute, don’t worry. Low prices to Central Java sometimes occur a few weeks before the date of departure.
What does an Expedia Central Java travel package include?
From hotels and flights to rental cars, Expedia can help you craft a Central Java package that works for you. Vacationing for a while? Check out a flight, hotel and rental car bundle. If you can only squeeze in a quick getaway, an airfare and hotel deal could suit you better. Activities can also be added after you’ve booked. Our vacation packages make it a cinch to plan and save.
What should I know before booking a Central Java travel package?
A travel package can be customized for your circumstances and is a simple way to stretch your hard-earned dollars. How little or much you include is up to you. Hotels, rental cars and flights — choose any combination that works with your plans.
Does Expedia offer Book Now, Pay Later Central Java vacation packages?
If you’re eager to explore but can’t afford to pay full price, Expedia can lend a hand with a simple payment plan. Thanks to our partnership with online lender Affirm, you can Book Now, Pay Later and start planning your adventure today.
Can I choose my airline with a Central Java Expedia vacation package?
Yes, you sure can. We have more than 550 partner airlines worldwide, so pick the carrier that best fits your needs.