Solo Travel Guide

With its own international airport, the city of Solo is a good place to start exploring this region of Indonesia. With numerous temples to explore and pretty parks, this is a good place to wander around.

Most of Solo’s sights can be seen within one day, and many people just pass through the city. However, there are a number of good daytrip options located just an hour or so away, and there is plenty of accommodation available here for those who decide to spend the night.

Solo is the twin sister of the city of Yogyakarta and is a good place to learn about authentic Java style and culture as the city has managed to remain true to its roots over the centuries.

Getting There & Away

The easiest way to get to Solo is by flying into Adisumarmo International Airport (SOC), which is located 10kms to the north of town. The airport receives regular flights from Jakarta (1 hour) and Asian countries such as Singapore and Malaysia. There are also trains to Jakarta (8 hours) and regular buses to places such as Jakarta (10 hours) and Surabaya (5 hours).

Things to Do

Solo Attractions

Sriwedari Park

Featuring a children’s playground and food court, this pretty park is a great place to visit in the evening, when there is often a puppet show.

Puro Mangkunegaran

This picturesque palace was built in 1757 and now serves as a museum as well as an art and cultural centre.