There are over 60 articles on Discover Your Indonesia about Yogyakarta. It’s three years worth of content about the city, but with so much information it’s hard to find the essential articles.

I thought I’d write a Discover Your Indonesia Yogyakarta Travel Guide. The guide will cover everything from Yogyakarta tours, places to visit in Yogyakarta, transport in the city and Yogyakarta hotels. Let’s get started.

Arrivals area at Yogyakarta Airport.

Arrivals area at Yogyakarta Airport.

Yogyakarta Transport

There are two ways to get around Yogyakarta. For budget travellers I would recommend either renting a motorbike or learning to use the Trasn Yogya. Both methods are convenient and can get you easily around the city. Families or people who want convenience should consider a car rental. Find out more about both options below.

1 – Public Transport
Find out how to use the Yogya bus system and the different options of public transport available within the city.
2 – Car Rental
How to arrange a car rental in Yogyakarta and what is normally included in a car rental package.

Yogyakarta Hotels

There are two main tourism areas in Yogyakarta. One area is around Jalan Prawirotaman and the second is Jalan Malioboro. Personally I prefer Jalan Prawirotaman as there are a large number of bars and restaurants that you can visit in the area. There are hotel options for all budgets. You can find my recommendation for the best hotel to suit your budget below:

Luxury Hotel – The Phoenix Hotel
Mid Range Hotel – Gallery Prawirotaman
Budget Hotel – Adhishana Hotel Yogyakarta

Need More Accommodation Ideas? Check out the Articles Below:

1 – Luxury Hotels in Yogyakarta – The best luxury hotels in Yogyakarta.
2 – Best Hotels Near Malioboro for Every Budget – A list of the best hotels around Malioboro for every budget.

Mount Merapi Trekking

View from the top of Merapi Volcano after sunrise.

Yogyakarta Tourism Attractions

Yogyakarta has a lot of tourism attractions. There are so many things to do around the city that it’s easy to get overwhelmed when trying to plan your holiday. Here is a list of the three essential places you should include in your Yogyakarta trip itinerary. The list includes one cultural attraction, one natural attraction and one adventure attraction.

1 – Sunrise Manohara
Watch sunrise from the top of Borobudur Temple with the Sunrise Manohara Package. The Borobudur Manohara package can be combined with Prambanan, so you can visit both UNESCO World Heritage Sites in one day. Find out what to expect and how to make a booking.
2 – Goa Jomblang
Goa Jomblang is a natural cave located in Gunung Kidul Regency. These caves are one of my favorite places in Yogyakarta. Find out what to expect and how to make a booking.
3 – Hiking Merapi
For some of the best views around Yogyakarta I highly recommend hiking Merapi Volcano. You can climb Merapi Volcano for sunrise and it offers beautiful views over the surrounding countryside.

Manohara Borobudur, Manohara Hotel Borobudur, Sunrise Borobudur

Sunrise from the top of Borobudur Temple.

Yogyakarta Travel Itineraries

To help you plan your Yogyakarta holiday, I’ve created a selection of travel itineraries for you to use. The different itineraries cover the best Yogyakarta tourism attractions (an essential part of any Yogyakarta Travel Guide).

1 – Yogyakarta Day Tours
A selection of nine different activities that you can do on a day tour of Yogyakarta. The list includes cultural activities as well as sightseeing.
2 – Yogyakarta Itineraries
Eight custom made travel itineraries for your stay in Yogyakarta. The itineraries range from 2-Day 1-Night through to 5-Days 4-Nights. Each itinerary has been custom made for different kinds of travellers.

hiking around yogyakarta

Just one of the many places to see around Yogyakarta.

Things to do in Yogyakarta

There are a lot of great things to do around Yogyakarta as well as places that you can visit within a few hours of the city. The following articles cover the best places to visit and places to see in Yogyakarta.

1 – Things to Do
A list of 15 things to do when you visit Yogyakarta. Plenty of ideas to get you started with your holiday planning.
2 – Pacitan
Pacitan is a popular place for people looking for good surf on Java. The area is a 3-4 hour motorbike drive from Yogyakarta.
3 – Dieng
Dieng is located in the highlands of Java. There are a number of interesting places to visit in the town (and best of all you can do it all on a one day trip from Yogyakarta).

A selection of the best restaurants in Yogyakarta.

A selection of the best restaurants in Yogyakarta.

Yogyakarta Restaurants

Yogyakarta has a great restaurant scene and the food here is very cheap (so cheap that I used to eat out every day). Below are some of my favorite places to visit and eat in the city.

1 – Where to Eat in the South
A list of 5 of the best restaurants in the South of Yogyakarta close to Jalan Prawirotaman.

Batu Pandang Dieng

Viewpoint overlooking Telaga Warna Lake in Dieng.

Final Thoughts

I hope that you found this Yogyakarta Travel Guide useful. I’ve tried to cover all of the essential information that you might need for your Yogyakarta holiday in one place. As you can see, with over 60 articles on Discover Your Indonesia there are plenty of helpful resources on the site you can access when planning your holiday.

What do you think of this Yogyakarta Travel Guide? Is there anything that I’ve missed that should be included on this list? Let me know in the comments below.