6 days in Sumatra Itinerary

6 days in Sumatra Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Sumatra holiday maker

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Make it your trip
Drive
1
Bukittinggi
— 1 night
Drive
2
Padang
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Palembang
— 1 night
Fly

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Bukittinggi

— 1 night

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.
On the 15th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Kerinci Seblat National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bukittinggi trip itinerary website.

Singapore, Singapore to Bukittinggi is an approximately 50.5-hour car ride. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Western Indonesia Time (WIB) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Singapore in July, Bukittinggi is little chillier at night with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Padang.

Things to do in Bukittinggi

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): head outdoors with Lubuk Nyarai, then admire the striking features of Grand Mosque of West Sumatra, and then admire the sheer force of Sarasah Gadut Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Suwarnadwipa Beach, then examine the collection at Minangkabau Documentation and Cultural Information Center, and then kick back and relax at Muaro Lasak Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Padang trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Bukittinggi to Padang in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Padang are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Palembang.

Things to do in Padang

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Palembang

— 1 night

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 18th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Mosque of Palembang and then buy something for everyone on your list at Palembang Icon. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at Bangkinang Plaza, then take in the exciting artwork at G Art Studio, and then take an in-depth tour of Museum Balaputradewa.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Palembang trip itinerary maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Padang to Palembang. In July, daily temperatures in Palembang can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palembang

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

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.