10 days in Pulau Weh, Banda Aceh & North Sumatra Itinerary

10 days in Pulau Weh, Banda Aceh & North Sumatra Itinerary

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Pulau Weh
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Banda Aceh
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Medan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tangkahan
— 2 nights
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Pulau Weh

— 2 nights
Thick jungle crowns Pulau Weh, a small volcanic island perched just off the northern tip of Sumatra.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): head off the coast to Rubiah Island and then appreciate the history behind Monument 0 km Indonesia. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Iboih Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Pulau Weh online tour itinerary planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Pulau Weh is an approximately 14.5-hour travel. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Pulau Weh is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in January, you will find days in Pulau Weh are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Banda Aceh.

Things to do in Pulau Weh

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Banda Aceh

— 3 nights

Porch of Mecca

The relaxed, relatively peaceful atmosphere and viable tourism industry in Banda Aceh attests to the city's resilience in rebuilding after over 160,000 people were killed in the 2004 tsunami.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): examine the collection at Museum Tsunami Aceh and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Baiturrahman Grand Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Boat at Desa Lampulo and then kick back and relax at Lampuuk Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Banda Aceh planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pulau Weh to Banda Aceh. In January, daily temperatures in Banda Aceh can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Medan.

Things to do in Banda Aceh

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Medan

— 2 nights
The capital of North Sumatra, Medan earned the nickname "Paris of Sumatra" during Dutch colonial times due to its marked resemblance to the French city.
Medan is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Maimun Palace, take in the dramatic scenery at Sipiso Piso Waterfall, browse the different shops at Sun Plaza, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Banda Aceh to Medan. In January in Medan, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Tangkahan.

Things to do in Medan

Historic Sites · Spas · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Tangkahan

— 2 nights
For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tangkahan trip planner.

Getting from Medan to Tangkahan by car takes about an hour. You'll set off for home on the 24th (Mon).

Things to do in Tangkahan

Parks · Wildlife

Aceh travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Specialty Museums · Beaches
The province of Aceh, situated at the northwestern tip of Indonesia, holds many natural wonders. The lush tropical jungle boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the Asian Pacific, supporting critically endangered Sumatran orangutans, tigers, elephants, and rhinos. The coral reefs off the Aceh coast are equally fecund, creating a diver's and snorkeler's paradise. You can hike and climb to the top of mountains and volcanoes, or stretch out on miles of undeveloped beaches. The towns and cities hold traditional architecture and grand mosques. All visitors planning a vacation to Aceh must be aware that Sharia law is in effect, including for tourists. Failure to comply risks severe reprisals, not only from the local authorities, but from religious police and vigilante crowds.

North Sumatra travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Volcanic activity has left a wealth of terrains and topography in North Sumatra, the second most populated province in the country. The region boasts the world's largest volcanic lake, waterfalls, and numerous islands. Because of the affinity to the water, visitors come to take part in a diverse range of activities like surfing, snorkeling, and birdwatching. Inland, traditional Malay homes in small settlements showcase rustic architecture alongside more formal and ornate Buddhist temples. The main urban areas provide an introduction to the multicultural history of the nation.