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Help please with long Indonesia trip

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I am hoping that Marmot sees this and comments, but of course, input from anyone else would be much appreciated.

We leave for an extended trip to Asia later this year and I am in the process of putting together an outline itinerary. One place causing me problems is Indonesia. I didn't fully appreciate the size of the country and the recent arrival of the Lonely Planet guide has served to confuse as much as help! We are planning on two to three months there sometime between May and September there. It is such a massive and diverse country we will clearly miss a lot - but what to include and what to leave out?

Having done some initial research, it seems reasonable to travel from west to east and splitting our time as follows:

Sumatra - 15 days
Java - 10 days
Nusa Teggarra 15 days
Sulawesi - 20 days

There is a possibility that we would spend a further month either on the way back from visiting our son in Australia or maybe after a brief visit to the Philippines and are thinking possibly Papua or Kalimantan - any thoughts? Having been to Bali twice we are giving it a miss this time, except maybe as a transit point to and from islands and/or Australia.

Our interests are culture, nature, hiking, diving and, where feasible, getting out on to the roads less travelled. Happy staying in budget type accommodation and homestays

We would aim to travel mostly overland using public transport where possible and flying where necessary or advisable for reasons of time or safety.

1.Any suggestions re itinerary or the above split of time? to make the most of the country?
2. What are the "not to be missed" places and experiences?
3. Any thoughts on which airlines and ferry companies to use or avoid?
4. suggestions for travel agencies (where tours are recommended)?
5. Recommendations for dive operators
6. Best airlines for getting to and from Australia.

Any, thoughts, opinions or suggestions would be welcomed.

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