18 days in Sumatra Itinerary

18 days in Sumatra Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sumatra trip planner

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Fly
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Medan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Berastagi
— 2 nights
Drive to Kualanamu International Airport, Fly to Banda Aceh
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Banda Aceh
— 2 nights
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Pulau Weh
— 3 nights
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Bukittinggi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tanggamus
— 1 night
Drive
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Bandar Lampung
— 1 night
Drive
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Palembang
— 2 nights
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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: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Maimun Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medan Grand Mosque, and browse the different shops at Sun Plaza.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Medan vacation planning tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Medan is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car, bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, taxi, and train. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to Western Indonesia Time is minus 1 hour. June in Medan sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Berastagi.

Things to do in Medan

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas

Berastagi

— 2 nights

City of Passion Fruit

Berastagi’s volcanic hillsides and rural beauty has historically made this Northern Sumatran town an appealing option for colonizers and settlers.
On the 18th (Fri), walk around Lumbini Natural Park, then contemplate the geological forces at Mount Sibayak, and then get a dose of the wild on Hocklie Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let little ones run wild at Mikie Funland.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Berastagi journey planning website.

Traveling by car from Medan to Berastagi takes 2.5 hours. In June in Berastagi, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Banda Aceh.

Things to do in Berastagi

Parks · Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Banda Aceh

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rahmatullah Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Baitul Musyahadah Mosque, then make a trip to Siron Mass Grave, and finally kick back and relax at Lampuuk Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baiturrahman Grand Mosque, see the interesting displays at Museum Tsunami Aceh, and then see the interesting displays at PLTD Apung 1.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Banda Aceh vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Berastagi to Banda Aceh. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Pulau Weh.

Things to do in Banda Aceh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Pulau Weh

— 3 nights
Thick jungle crowns Pulau Weh, a small volcanic island perched just off the northern tip of Sumatra.
On the 22nd (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Rubiah Island and then pause for some photo ops at Monument 0 km Indonesia. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Iboih Beach, discover the deep blue sea with Monster Divers, and then relax and rejuvenate at Flying Elephant Yoga.

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Explore your travel options from Banda Aceh to Pulau Weh with the Route module. In June, daily temperatures in Pulau Weh can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bukittinggi.

Things to do in Pulau Weh

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Bukittinggi

— 4 nights

London of Sumatra

With a population of over 117,000 spread out over an area of 25 sq km (9.7 sq mi), Bukittinggi represents one of the largest cities in Western Sumatra.
Venture out of the city with trips to Payakumbuh (Harau Canyon & Jembatan Layang Kelok Sembilan). Spend the 26th (Sat) exploring nature at Kerinci Seblat National Park. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Jam Gadang Bukittinggi, take in breathtaking views at Sianok canyon, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Raya Bukittinggi.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bukittinggi trip maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pulau Weh to Bukittinggi. June in Bukittinggi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tanggamus.

Things to do in Bukittinggi

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tanggamus

— 1 night
On the 29th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tanggamus trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Bukittinggi to Tanggamus with the Route module. In June, daily temperatures in Tanggamus can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bandar Lampung.

Things to do in Tanggamus

Nature · Parks

Bandar Lampung

— 1 night
Bandar Lampung is the capital and a major economic hub in the province of Lampung on the southern tip of Sumatra island, Indonesia. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): head off the coast to Kelagian Island and then step off the mainland to explore Pahawang Island.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bandar Lampung trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tanggamus to Bandar Lampung. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Palembang.

Things to do in Bandar Lampung

Nature · Parks

Palembang

— 2 nights

Venice of Sumatra

The history of the major port city of Palembang dates back a thousand years to the highly advanced Sriwijaya civilization, which ruled vast swathes of Southeast Asia.
On the 1st (Thu), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take in the views from Ampera Bridge, and then contemplate the long history of Baba Ong Boen Tjit House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): head off the coast to Kemaro Island and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Mosque of Palembang.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Palembang road trip app.

Traveling by car from Bandar Lampung to Palembang takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palembang

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Spas

Sumatra travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Sumatra, the largest island wholly in Indonesia, embraces wildness to the point that the region is steeped in myths and legends. Jungles here teem with orangutans, tigers, rhinos, and elephants, while smoldering volcanoes create an otherworldly environment. In the towns, cultural landmarks of religious and historical importance sit alongside new feats of impressive engineering, entertainment attractions, and tourist-focused shopping districts.