25 days in Banda Aceh & Medan Itinerary

25 days in Banda Aceh & Medan Itinerary

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Banda Aceh

— 8 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.
When in Banda Aceh, make a side trip to see Lhoknga Beach in Lhonga, approximately Lhonga away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 21st (Mon) at Kuta Malaka Water Boom. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museum Tsunami Aceh, take in the spiritual surroundings of Baiturrahman Grand Mosque, make a trip to Masjid Oman (Mesjid Agung Al-Makmur), and explore the galleries of PLTD Apung 1.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Banda Aceh trip itinerary site.

Frankfurt, Germany to Banda Aceh is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Frankfurt to Banda Aceh due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Frankfurt in September, expect Banda Aceh to be much warmer, temps between 38°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Medan.

Things to do in Banda Aceh

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Medan

— 14 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Medan: Sibolangit (TWO COLORS WATERFALL & Two Colors Sibolangit Waterfall) and Pelaruga Waterfall (in Tanjung Pura). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Tjong A Fie's Mansion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Medan Grand Mosque, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the dramatic scenery at Sipiso Piso Waterfall.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Medan day trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Banda Aceh to Medan. In September, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Medan

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips