32 days in Sumatra Itinerary

32 days in Sumatra Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sumatra trip planner

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Tanjung Pandan, Belitung Island
— 4 nights
Fly
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Palembang
— 3 nights
Fly
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Padang
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bukittinggi
— 5 nights
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Pulau Weh
— 3 nights
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Banda Aceh
— 3 nights
Fly to Kualanamu International Airport, Drive to Berastagi
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Berastagi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bukit Lawang
— 3 nights
Taxi to Binjai, Train to Medan
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Medan
— 4 nights
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Tanjung Pandan, Belitung Island

— 4 nights
Tanjung Pandan is known for beaches, nature, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Tanjung Tinggi Beach, make a trip to Pulau Batu Berlayar, explore the activities along Kaolin Lake, and head off the coast to Lengkuas Island.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Tanjung Pandan online trip maker.

Montreal, Canada to Tanjung Pandan is an approximately 32-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Montreal to Tanjung Pandan due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Montreal in July; daily highs in Tanjung Pandan reach 37°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Palembang.

Things to do in Tanjung Pandan

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Palembang

— 3 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 14th (Wed), make a trip to Benteng Kuto Besak and then step off the mainland to explore Kemaro Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Mosque of Palembang and then snap pictures at Ampera Bridge.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Palembang driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tanjung Pandan to Palembang. In July, daytime highs in Palembang are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. On the 16th (Fri), you'll travel to Padang.

Things to do in Palembang

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Padang

— 2 nights

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 17th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Pantai Padang Taplau and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Air Manis Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Sarasah Gadut Waterfall and then head outdoors with Lubuk Nyarai.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Padang trip itinerary planning website.

Explore your travel options from Palembang to Padang with the Route module. In July, daytime highs in Padang are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bukittinggi.

Things to do in Padang

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Bukittinggi

— 5 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.
Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring nature at Kerinci Seblat National Park. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Jam Gadang Bukittinggi, explore the activities along Lake Maninjau, take in breathtaking views at Sianok canyon, and admire the striking features of Pagaruyung Palace.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bukittinggi tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Padang to Bukittinggi takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Pulau Weh.

Things to do in Bukittinggi

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Pulau Weh

— 3 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with Monster Divers, explore the fascinating underground world of Wisata Gua Sarang, soothe aching muscles at Flying Elephant Yoga, and pause for some photo ops at Monument 0 km Indonesia.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Pulau Weh trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Explore your travel options from Bukittinggi to Pulau Weh with the Route module. In July, daytime highs in Pulau Weh are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Banda Aceh.

Things to do in Pulau Weh

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Banda Aceh

— 3 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.
Banda Aceh is known for museums, historic sites, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Museum Tsunami Aceh, make a trip to Boat at Desa Lampulo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rahmatullah Mosque, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lampuuk Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Banda Aceh visit planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pulau Weh to Banda Aceh. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Berastagi.

Things to do in Banda Aceh

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): browse the fresh offerings at Berastagi Fruit Market and then get impressive views of Mount Sibayak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Mikie Funland and then stroll around Lumbini Natural Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Berastagi trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Banda Aceh to Berastagi. In July, daytime highs in Berastagi are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Bukit Lawang.

Things to do in Berastagi

Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Bukit Lawang

— 3 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Bukit Lawang Jungle, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, visit Other, and get outside with Sumatra Jungle Life.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bukit Lawang visit planner.

You can drive from Berastagi to Bukit Lawang in 4.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Bukit Lawang can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Medan.

Things to do in Bukit Lawang

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Medan

— 4 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: don't miss a visit to Maimun Palace, look for gifts at Sun Plaza, take in the spiritual surroundings of Marian Shrine of Annai Velangkanni, and examine the collection at Rahmat International Wildlife Museum & Gallery.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Medan online trip builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Bukit Lawang to Medan in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August in Medan, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Medan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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.