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|Destination Airport||Soekarno-Hatta Intl.|
|Destination Airport IATA Code||CGK|
|Destination City Name||Jakarta|
Jakarta is the loud, busy, thriving capital of Indonesia and the most populous city in all of Southeast Asia. The city is an absolute melting pot of Asian cultures and is the political, economic, and cultural engine of this island country. Purchase a ticket to Jakarta to explore this up-and-coming tourist destination that has much to offer the eager traveller, including dozens of excellent museums, exquisite food, and a not-so-secret underground nightlife.
One of the most popular tourist destinations in Jakarta is the Merdeka Square, which is considered one of the largest city squares in the world. Here you’ll find the massive 132-metre National Monument. Around the square you’ll also discover the presidential palace, the Istiqlal Mosque, and the National Museum of Indonesia. To really play tourist, head to the Ancol Bayfront City in North Jakarta, where you’ll find Dufan Fantasi theme park and plenty of enticing shopping malls, and some local art markets. Finally, if the noise of the city gets to be too much, escape to one of the small islands that sit just off shore. Many are known for their spectacular diving opportunities.
No matter what time of year you visit Jakarta, it’ll be hot and humid. Temperatures usually stay between 28 to 30 degrees Celsius year-round. Looking to avoid the rain? Consider visiting between August and September during dry season when humidity is at its lowest.Shoulder Season:
If you can’t make it to Jakarta during peak season, then June and July represent the shoulder season when the days are still relatively dry, though the humidity can soar as high as 85 precent.Off Season:
If you are looking for cheap flights to Jakarta, consider flying in between October and May, the country’s monsoon season. You’ll get plenty of rain, but the wet weather usually doesn’t last the whole day. Just take care; roads can sometimes wash out in lesser developed areas after a hard rain.
Jakarta Airport and Transfer Information
Distance: 20 km northwest of city centre
All flights to Jakarta touch down at CGK. This huge airport features three terminals. A free shuttle takes passengers between terminals, but it can sometimes be unreliable, so it’s sometimes more efficient to hire a taxi. Many hotels in Jakarta offer a free shuttle service to and from the airport, so check with your hotel, before hopping on a shuttle bus or flagging down a taxi. You can also hire a car with us in advance at Expedia.com.au, but realize that Jakarta’s traffic, even outside of rush hour, can be legendary.
Jakarta is a big city, so plan your trip carefully to make the most of your experience. Visit the official website for Jakarta tourism to learn more about the city and upcoming events. Also, don’t forget to check the weather forecast for Jakarta, especially during the city’s long monsoon season.