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Jakarta is one of the most diverse cities in Indonesia. This is evident through the variety of worship houses it has. It is also a city that is rapidly developing to keep up with the ever-changing times. But, at the same time, it is also preserving its heritage. With a lovely blend of the old and new, Jakarta is a must-visit city in Indonesia. While its traffic issues are much talked about, it also presents a reliable transport system, private though it might be. If you wish to cover far away distances, you must hop into a motorcycle taxi or an auto-rickshaw. Since English is taught in most of the Jakarta schools, you will not face much problem while communicating with the locals. However, knowing a few Indonesian phrases will take you to places. Currency exchange service is offered at airports, a few hotels, local banks, as well as malls.

If you are planning to spend 3 days in Jakarta, then take a look at the itinerary below and you will know how to make the most of your days.

What to see in 3 days in Jakarta?

Day 1 In Jakarta

On your first day in Jakarta, step into the ancient Dutch times by visiting the Old Town or Old Batavia as it is locally called. This town exemplifies the perfect Dutch colony that you would have witnessed during the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th and 18th century. Let your first stop of the day be Jakarta History Museum which is set in an 18th-century building. This museum will give you an insight into Jakarta’s history through its extensive collection. Then make your way towards the Puppet Museum or Wayang Museum. This is the best museum to visit if you are traveling with kids to Jakarta. The museum houses a vast collection of Javanese puppets, dolls, along with many paintings and sculptures. A few other museums that are worth visiting in the Old Town include Maritime Museum, Fine Art and Ceramic Museum, Museum Bank Indonesia. In the afternoon, have a quick lunch and head towards Masjid Istiqlal which is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia. It was established in 1978 and holds a capacity of 200,000 people. One of the prime features of this huge mosque is its seven entrances. Right next to the mosque, there is the Jakarta Cathedral which was built way back in 1901. This Roman Catholic cathedral exhibits Neo-Gothic style of architecture and makes for a spectacular sight to behold. As the day comes to an end, head towards Glodok or Jakarta Chinatown which has many good restaurants offering delicious Indonesian food.

Day 2 In Jakarta

Set out on a day trip to Anyer on your second day. This is one of the most favorite beach getaways amongst locals of Jakarta. The turquoise sea water accompanied by miles of sandy beaches, allow you to spend a great time while relaxing. Visitors are seen to spend an entire day until the mesmerizing sunset at Anyer beaches. The fresh seafood offered at restaurants in Anyer will tempt you to set out on a gastronomic journey. You may also indulge in a variety of watersports activities and get the adrenaline rushing through your veins. Other islands surrounding Anyer are also worth visiting.

Day 3 In Jakarta

Let your last day in Jakarta be reserved for shopping and tasting authentic Indonesian food. If you opt for a Jakarta walking tour or food tour, you will be guided to the best places where you can soak in the local flavors and colors of Jakarta. If you wish to go shopping, you must head towards Grand Indonesia Shopping Mall. The Flea Market at Jalan Surabaya may also prove to be your best bet if you have great bargaining skills.

This 3-day Jakarta itinerary is ideal to thoroughly explore the bustling city of Indonesia.

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  • Is there bus or train connection between Jakarta, Indonesia and Salatiga Indonesia?

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    • Yes, you will find trains as well as buses traveling from Jakarta to Salatiga. 

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  • Are there any art galleries in Jakarta and if so where are they

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    • Hi Lynn. There are plenty of art galleries in Jakarta. A recommended few include National Gallery of Indonesia, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara, and Akili Museum. To know the exact location of any of these art galleries, it is recommended you search them online. 

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