23 days in Sumatra Itinerary

23 days in Sumatra Itinerary

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Sabang, Pulau Weh
— 1 day
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Banda Aceh
— 3 nights
Fly to Kualanamu International Airport, Drive to Bukit Lawang
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Bukit Lawang
— 1 night
Drive to Kualanamu International Airport, Fly to Silangit Airport
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Samosir Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tanjung Pandan, Belitung Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bangka Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sungailiat
— 2 nights
Drive
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Padang
— 1 night
Fly

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Sabang, Pulau Weh

A peaceful fishing port with a sprinkling of old colonial buildings, Sabang ranks as the biggest town on verdant Pulau Weh (which isn't to say it's very big at all).
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Gua Sarang and then kick back and relax at Iboih Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Sabang online sightseeing planner.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Sabang is an approximately 132-hour travel. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Bratislava to Sabang due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bratislava in April, things will get much warmer in Sabang: highs are around 38°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Banda Aceh.

Things to do in Sabang

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your trip

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Banda Aceh

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lhoknga Beach and Alue Naga Beach. Visit Ulee Lheue Beach and Lhok Mata Ie for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Pantai pasir Putih Lhok Me, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baitul Musyahadah Mosque, walk around Gunongan Park, and don't miss a visit to Masjid Oman (Mesjid Agung Al-Makmur).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Banda Aceh journey planning app.

Explore your travel options from Sabang to Banda Aceh with the Route module. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Bukit Lawang.

Things to do in Banda Aceh

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Bukit Lawang

Tucked away in Northern Sumatra, the small charming village of Bukit Lawang is best known for its World Heritage-listed Sumatran orangutan sanctuary, and also serves as a convenient base for accessing the surrounding jungle and national park.
On the 2nd (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Bat Cave, take a peaceful walk through The Bohorok Orangutan Centre at Bukit Lawang, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bukit Lawang Jungle. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Sumatra Jungle Life.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bukit Lawang trip maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Banda Aceh to Bukit Lawang. In May in Bukit Lawang, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Samosir Island.

Things to do in Bukit Lawang

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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Samosir Island

Get in touch with nature at Holbung Hill and Simangande Waterfall. You'll discover tucked-away gems like TB Silalahi Centre (Museum Balige) and Tomok Village.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Samosir Island online driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bukit Lawang to Samosir Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tanjung Pandan.

Things to do in Samosir Island

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Tanjung Pandan, Belitung Island

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pulau Pasir and Hok Tek Che Pagoda. Visit Lengkuas Beach and Tanjung Kelayang Beach for some beach relaxation.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tanjung Pandan trip planning app.

You can drive from Samosir Island to Tanjung Pandan in 82 hours. May in Tanjung Pandan sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bangka Island.

Things to do in Tanjung Pandan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

3
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Bangka Island

The largest of the provincial Bangka-Belitung islands, Bangka Island owns a reputation for having some of the best beaches in Indonesia.
Step off the beaten path and head to Penyusuk Beach and Pantai Tanjung Berikat. You'll get in some beach time at Kelayang Beach and Parai Tenggiri Beach. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Tin Museum and contemplate the waterfront views at Kaolin Lake.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Bangka Island online vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tanjung Pandan to Bangka Island. May in Bangka Island sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sungailiat.

Things to do in Bangka Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Sungailiat

On the 14th (Tue), make a trip to Vihara Dewi Kuan Yin, don't miss a visit to Puri Tri Agung, then kick back and relax at Tongaci Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pantai Rambak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Matras Beach, then stroll through Tukik Babel Sea Turtle Hatchery, and then stroll through Sembunyi Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sungailiat trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Bangka Island to Sungailiat takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Sungailiat can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Padang.

Things to do in Sungailiat

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Padang

Porch of Medina

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.
On the 16th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Wisata pulau pagang, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque of West Sumatra, then see the interesting displays at Minangkabau Documentation and Cultural Information Center, and finally head outdoors with Lubuk Nyarai. On the next day, take in the waterfront at Teluk Bayur, then step off the mainland to explore Pasumpahan Island, and then head off the coast to Pamutusan Island.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Padang tour builder tool.

Traveling by car from Sungailiat to Padang takes 81.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Padang can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Padang

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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.