For a nature retreat
Popular destination: Bali
Bali is a no-brainer when it comes to last-minute travel destinations. Whether you're looking to wander around the spiritual heart of Ubud, laze around the beaches of Uluwatu, or party till dawn in Seminyak, Bali is always a good idea.
Alternative destination: Surabaya
If the fare to Bali is too expensive this Chinese New Year, don't fret. For an adventure surrounded by Indonesia's rugged landscapes, head to Surabaya instead. While this bustling port city in East Java has much to offer in terms of authentic local cuisine and culture, Surabaya is also an underrated destination for the intrepid traveller. Go for a sunrise trek at Mount Bromo or check out the stunning Ijen Crater.