18 days in Indonesia Itinerary

18 days in Indonesia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Payakumbuh
— 4 nights
2
Bitung
— 3 nights
3
Padang
— 4 nights
4
Medan
— 5 nights

4
nights
Payakumbuh

Payakumbuh ©
Payakumbuh is the second largest city in West Sumatra, Indonesia, with a population of over 122,000 people and an area of 80.43 km². Explore hidden gems such as Padang Mengatas and Ngalau Indah. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Harau Canyon, make a trip to Kepala Bandar, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kapalo Banda Taram River.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Payakumbuh vacation planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Payakumbuh is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Stockholm to Payakumbuh due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in June; daily highs in Payakumbuh reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Bitung.

Things to do in Payakumbuh

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Harau Canyon ©
Harau Canyon
Jembatan Layang Kelok Sembilan ©
Jembatan Layang Kelok Sembilan
Ngalau Indah ©
Ngalau Indah

3
nights
Bitung

Bitung ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembeh Strait and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Waruga Burial Complexes. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Trikora Monument and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Mahawu.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bitung trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Payakumbuh to Bitung with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Payakumbuh to Bitung is 1 hour. In July in Bitung, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 4th (Sat), you'll travel to Padang.

Things to do in Bitung

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mount Mahawu, Waruga Burial Complexes
Highlights from your plan
Mount Mahawu ©
Mount Mahawu
Lembeh Strait ©
Lembeh Strait

4
nights
Padang

Padang ©
The largest city on the western coast of Sumatra, Padang enjoys a reputation as one of Indonesia's cleanest and greenest cities despite its hub of residential and commercial activity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grand Mosque of West Sumatra and Lubuk Nyarai. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Mandeh Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Muaro Lasak Beach, take in the views from Siti Nurbaya Bridge, and admire the sheer force of Sarasah Gadut Waterfall.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Padang planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Bitung to Padang with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bitung to Padang. July in Padang sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 8th (Wed), you're off to Medan.

Things to do in Padang

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Mosque of West Sumatra ©
Grand Mosque of West Sumatra
Siti Nurbaya Bridge ©
Siti Nurbaya Bridge

5
nights
Medan

Medan ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maha Vihara Maitreya and Rahmat International Wildlife Museum & Gallery. Get some historical perspective at Gunung Timur Temple and Marian Shrine of Annai Velangkanni. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuil Shri Mariamman, tour the pleasant surroundings at Asam Kumbang Crocodile Farm, stop by Sentra UMK, and enjoy the sand and surf at Berhala Island.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Medan day trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Padang to Medan. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Medan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tjong A Fie's Mansion ©
Tjong A Fie's Mansion
Maha Vihara Maitreya ©
Maha Vihara Maitreya
Gunung Timur Temple ©
Gunung Timur Temple

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