Ways to Make the Best of a Weekend in Jakarta

Whether you are travelling from another part of Indonesia or you decided to fly in for the weekend, there are lots of things you can do in Jakarta. You do not have to sit in your hotel the entire weekend waiting to go home, although that too is an option.

Things You Will Enjoy in Two Days

If you want to enjoy Jakarta for a couple of days, you will be astonished at the number of activities you can fit into your schedule. It is not even possible to experience all of them. You will have to prioritize and do the rest on a repeat trip.

Here are a few things you can do in Jakarta on a weekend.

Waterbom Jakarta

The water in Indonesia is always lovely. How about spending a hot sunny day at Waterbom Jakarta? This would cool you off faster and more effectively than drinking copious amounts of water.

This facility is located at Pantai Indah Kapuk, only ten minutes away from Soekarno – Hatta International Airport. It boasts high-quality amenities and facilities and is a feast for the eyes. It offers you a cool and relaxed ambiance to enjoy a day of waterslides and other fun activities.

 Bandung Glamping

If you have never experienced glamping, here is your chance. The idea of camping may make you cringe especially with all the creepy crawlies you are likely to experience in the great outdoors.

Glamping offers the perfect solution as it is camping without the usual hassle associated with traditional camping. All Ayana 5 star hotels in Jakarta will provide information about glamping.

Glamping is camping with an added touch of glamour. The outskirts of Bandung give you the perfect glamping facilities. You can enjoy activities such as:

  • Trekking
  • BBQs
  • Rafting
  • Picking and eating fresh strawberries
  • Star-gazing

In addition, you could make a quick trip to the nearby Kawah Putih.

The Monas Monument

The monument has a viewing platform that measures 360 degrees. It is 155 meters up in and gives you a beautiful uninterrupted view of the city. Visitors and locals alike love to visit the monument located in Merdeka Square to gaze at the city all around them. It is one of the best places to visit.

There is a gallery right at the bottom of Monas where you can learn about Indonesia especially its struggle for independence as well as history. At the bottom of the monument, you will find a small gallery where you can learn about Indonesia’s history and its journey to independence.

The best time to visit is in the evening when it is not so hot. Once you have had your fill of the views and the education, stop by the Lenggang food stalls for a taste of delicious Indonesian food.

 Taman Mini

This an amusement park that offers you a glimpse of Indonesia in miniature scale built onto a lake. There are museums and a Lovely Chinese temple as well as a bird park and flower garden.

There are also lots of theatre shows that you can watch.  With a stretch of 250 acres, you can spend an entire day exploring the delights of this park. You must be prepared to deal with the heat if you plan on spending a day at Taman Mini.

The National Museum

History is always fascinating. There is something about learning the origins and culture of a different person that makes them easier to understand…even tolerate. Therefore, the museum is always a good place to visit.

The National Museum has a huge collection of artefacts from all over Indonesia. They teach you that Indonesians are not one vast tribe. They have groups and even different cuisine and instruments. There are diverse cultures and even the languages are not the same.

That saves you the embarrassment of assuming that they are all one culture.


These are only a few 0f the activities you will find possible when you are in Jakarta for a weekend. If you are a shopping buff, you will love the huge malls and the nightlife is one huge party all night every night. You will look forward to another visit.