19 days in Sumatra Itinerary

19 days in Sumatra Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sumatra trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Banda Aceh
— 6 nights
Drive
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Meulaboh
— 1 night
Drive
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Sibolga
— 1 night
Drive
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Medan
— 8 nights
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Banda Aceh

— 6 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.
Visit Rahmatullah Mosque and Baitul Musyahadah Mosque for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Aceh State Museum and Museum Tsunami Aceh. Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Siron Mass Grave, stroll around Blang Padang Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Oman (Mesjid Agung Al-Makmur), and see the interesting displays at Rumoh Cut Nyak Dhin.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Banda Aceh holiday planning site.

Stockholm, Sweden to Banda Aceh is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Stockholm to Banda Aceh due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in June; daily highs in Banda Aceh reach 39°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Meulaboh.

Things to do in Banda Aceh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Spas

Meulaboh

— 1 night
Meulaboh was the capital of West Aceh Regency, Indonesia, as of July 8, 2013 is an independent city Kota. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Baitul Makmur Grand Mosque.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Meulaboh vacation planner.

You can drive from Banda Aceh to Meulaboh in 4 hours. In June in Meulaboh, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sibolga.

Things to do in Meulaboh

Historic Sites

Sibolga

— 1 night
Sibolga is a city and a port located in the natural harbour of Sibolga Bay on the west coast of North Sumatra province, in Indonesia. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Batu Lubang Tunnels.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sibolga day trip planning site.

You can drive from Meulaboh to Sibolga in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June in Sibolga, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. On the 11th (Fri), you're off to Medan.

Things to do in Sibolga

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Medan

— 8 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.
Get some historical perspective at Maha Vihara Maitreya and Kuil Shri Mariamman. Let the collections at Rahmat International Wildlife Museum & Gallery and Tjong Yong Hian Gallery capture your imagination. Change things up with a short trip to Fun Sumatra Tour & Travel in Deli Serdang (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gunung Timur Temple, see the interesting displays at Upside Down World, look for gifts at Sentra UMK, and buy something for everyone on your list at Grand Palladium Mall.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Medan trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Sibolga to Medan in 8 hours. In June in Medan, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Medan

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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.