30 days in Sumatra Itinerary

30 days in Sumatra Itinerary

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Tanjung Pandan, Belitung Island
— 5 nights
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Bukittinggi
— 4 nights
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Tongging
— 1 night
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Medan
— 5 nights
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Bukit Lawang
— 3 nights
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Banda Aceh
— 3 nights
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Pulau Weh
— 2 nights

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Tanjung Pandan, Belitung Island

Tanjung Pandan ©
Tanjung Pandan is known for beaches, nature, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Tanjung Tinggi Beach, head off the coast to Leebong Island, make a trip to Pulau Burung, and stroll through Lengkuas Beach.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tanjung Pandan driving holiday planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Tanjung Pandan is an approximately 31-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Edmonton to Tanjung Pandan. Traveling from Edmonton in March, expect Tanjung Pandan to be much warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bukittinggi.

Things to do in Tanjung Pandan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Tanjung Tinggi Beach ©
Tanjung Tinggi Beach
Lengkuas Island ©
Lengkuas Island
Kaolin Lake ©
Kaolin Lake

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Bukittinggi

Bukittinggi ©

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bukittinggi: Payakumbuh (Jembatan Layang Kelok Sembilan & Harau Canyon) and Waterfall Lembah Anai (in Padang). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Jam Gadang Bukittinggi, take in breathtaking views at Sianok canyon, stroll around Kerinci Seblat National Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Raya Bukittinggi.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bukittinggi online itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tanjung Pandan to Bukittinggi. April in Bukittinggi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tongging.

Things to do in Bukittinggi

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Lake Maninjau ©
Lake Maninjau
Jam Gadang Bukittinggi ©
Jam Gadang Bukittinggi
Waterfall Lembah Anai ©
Waterfall Lembah Anai

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Tongging

Tongging
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Sapo Juma. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bukit Gajah Bobok and then explore the activities along Lake Toba.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tongging road trip tool.

Getting from Bukittinggi to Tongging by car takes about 14.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In April in Tongging, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Medan.

Things to do in Tongging

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Lake Toba
Lake Toba
Sapo Juma ©
Sapo Juma
Bukit Gajah Bobok ©
Bukit Gajah Bobok

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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.
Medan is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Maimun Palace, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Berhala Island, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Medan Grand Mosque.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Medan visit planner.

Drive from Tongging to Medan in 3.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Medan are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bukit Lawang.

Things to do in Medan

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Sipiso Piso Waterfall ©
Sipiso Piso Waterfall
Sun Plaza ©
Sun Plaza
Spas

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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.
Bukit Lawang is known for nature, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bukit Lawang Jungle, Head underground at Bat Cave, head outdoors with Sumatra Jungle Life, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Bukit Lawang holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Medan to Bukit Lawang takes 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Banda Aceh.

Things to do in Bukit Lawang

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Banda Aceh

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.
Banda Aceh is known for museums, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Museum Tsunami Aceh, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rahmatullah Mosque, explore the different monuments and memorials at Siron Mass Grave, and stroll around Gunongan Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Banda Aceh trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bukit Lawang to Banda Aceh. April in Banda Aceh sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Pulau Weh.

Things to do in Banda Aceh

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Museum Tsunami Aceh ©
Museum Tsunami Aceh
Lampuuk Beach ©
Lampuuk Beach
Baiturrahman Grand Mosque ©
Baiturrahman Grand Mosque

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Pulau Weh

Pulau Weh ©
Thick jungle crowns Pulau Weh, a small volcanic island perched just off the northern tip of Sumatra.
Pulau Weh is known for wildlife, beaches, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Outdoor Activities, head off the coast to Rubiah Island, Head underground at Gua Sarang, and kick back and relax at Iboih Beach.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Pulau Weh road trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Banda Aceh to Pulau Weh. In April in Pulau Weh, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pulau Weh

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Iboih Beach ©
Iboih Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Rubiah Island ©
Rubiah Island

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