East Java is one of the provinces in Indonesia that offers various types of tourist attractions, the capital city is located in Surabaya. East Java has the largest area and has a population of 39.7m and wet tropical climate. There are so many incredible things to do and see. Here many tourist attraction, much natural beauty and culture. Also has culinary of traditional cuisine and typical food delicious. East Java has some places interesting and memorable. There are Waterfalls, Volcanos, Ancient temples, Beaches, Beautiful villages and Hills. Java Island consists of 4 provinces and 2 special regions namely Banten, West Java, Central Java, East Java. Special Region of Jakarta and Yogyakarta.
HOW TO REACH EAST JAVA
There are some public transportation in Java island, you can use Bus, Train and Airplane. The train system in Java was surprisingly comfortable and efficient, you can use the train from Jakarta or Yogyakarta to East java and transit in Malang / Surabaya. Surabaya has 3 rail way station called st Pasar Turi, st Gubeng, st Wonokromo and has international airport namely Juanda. However from my experience, i would recommend using the trains as the main mode of transportation to get destination. You can transit make meeting point in three cities that is Surabaya, Mojokerto and Malang. To get easier transportation from Yogyakarta, you can using the Train and transit in cities mention above. So this plan is suitable and best route for you who want to stay in Bali. Java island consists of 4 provinces., to reach an interesting tourist spot in East Java requires 4 - 5 days. In East java specially in Surabaya and Malang regency there are many transportation services but if you want stay in Malang my experience is using Zaini Transport, one of the transportation services in Malang.
DIRECTION OF TRAVEL
Jakarta --> Yogyakarta --> Surabaya --> Bali.
TOURIST DESTINATIONS IN EAST JAVA
- mt Semeru. (Malang)
- mt Bromo. (Probolinggo)
- Tumpak Sewu waterfall. (Lumajang)
- Madakaripura waterfall. (Probolinggo)
- Ijen crater. (Banyuwangi)
- Gili Ketapang. (Probolinggo)
mt Bromo and National park.
HOW TO REACH mt BROMO
Actually to reach mt Bromo is easy and flexible whatever time you come from Malang or Surabaya it can. Even though from Bali, It is easy to set it up. There are three entrance to get Bromo from Malang, Pasuruan and Probolinggo. If you are in East java this mountain is a must. Surabaya has international airport called Juanda and Malang has airport called Abdul Rahman Saleh. From Malang and Surabaya it is only takes 3 hours to Bromo by car and the best route is to Cemoro lawang village. There are many types of hotel in the village.
Tumpak Sewu waterfall
HOW TO REACH TUMPAK SEWU WATERFALL
To reach Tumpak Sewu it better based in Malang, it is takes 2.30 hours by car. In addition to the waterfall, you will get extra Cave called Goa Tetes close to the waterfall as an additional activity. This is one of the waterfalls that has an interesting adventure. Effective alternatif plans are Tumpak Sewu and Bromo drop for only one day. Or take a 3 day trip : Malang --> Tumpak Sewu --> Bromo --> Ijen 3 days. This 3 day tour is an effective plan in terms of distance, time and cost. So this trip in East java to reach Waterfalls and Volcanoes takes between 3 - 4 days. After that you can go to Bali for a few days and continue the rest of your vacation to Lombok.