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Mitsueki’s 1 Day Jakarta Itinerary – EAT, SHOP & SIGHTSEE within a day!

In Jakarta for only 1 day and don’t know what to do? Then continue reading for my 1 day Jakarta itinerary as below where you will spend the entire day eating, shopping and sightseeing almost all the famous sites and food that Jakarta is known for!(:

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#Stop 1 – Pick up a SIM Card (Optional)

Let’s start off at the Soekarno–Hatta International Airport, which is Jakarta’s main airport where you probably would have landed in Terminal 2! It’s entirely optional for you to pick up a data SIM card but we did. Prices here are definitely overpriced but this is the fastest way to get data upon landing!


#Stop 2 – Bakmi GM

Have your first bite of Indonesia food at Bakmi GM located at Terminal 2 of Soekarno–Hatta International Airport! Order their bakmi special, bakso and the famous pangsit goreng to try!


#Stop 3 – PIK (Pantai Indah Kapuk)

Head over to PIK, a popular district filled with rows and rows of cafes and restaurants via Uber/cab or drive that is near the airport. Take your pick of restaurants to try here – I tried my first bebek goreng, nasi campur and Indonesian sate all within PIK itself!(:


#Stop 4 – Kota Tua

Your next stop after PIK should be Kota Tua aka Jakarta Old Town where you can get to see a historical side of Jakarta! There are a couple of museums here to visit and the famous Cafe Batavia for food! A popular activity to do here is to hire a bicycle from one of the many vendors to cycle around the square – sunhat inclusive!


Stop #5 – Ragusa Es Italia

Close to Kota Tua is Ragusa Es Italia, an iconic ice cream store that has been around in Jakarta for more than 60 years! Order the spaghetti ice cream which is their best seller! Their Cassata ice cream is pretty interesting too (:


Stop #6 – Shop at the Supermarket

Head to one of the many malls around Jakarta for some shopping! I personally recommend going to the supermarket as you really pick up alot of cheap local snacks as souvenirs to bring home! The only problem? Limited luggage space when you don’t opt for add on luggage on budget air 😂😂😂😂😂😂!


Stop #7 – Eat Nasi Padang & Martabak

Last stop for the day is to have dinner of nasi padang and martabak! You must eat the beef rendang dish when having nasi padang! For the martabak- try both the sweet and savory version! Caution that it is a MASSIVE serving!

Best eaten with friends to share the calories!(:

Thanks for reading this 1 day itinerary to Jakarta!(:

Also, if you want to know the MUST EAT Food in Jakarta? Then read this post => 7 MUST EAT Food in Jakarta for first timers!


This is my actual itinerary when I had just 1 day to explore Jakarta (except Bakmi GM, I actually ate it on the last day)! Steffi was awesome to take the time out to ferry us around in Jakarta! And yes we did experience the famous Jakarta jam and bad pollution but all is good for the sake of exploration!(:

And of course, as always – THANKS FOR READING!~

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