8 days in West Sumatra Itinerary

8 days in West Sumatra Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Sumatra holiday maker

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Bukittinggi
— 4 nights
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Padang
— 3 nights
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Bukittinggi

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bayur Grand Mosque (in Agam) and Payakumbuh (Jembatan Layang Kelok Sembilan & Harau Canyon). There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Sianok canyon, admire the striking features of Pagaruyung Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Raya Bukittinggi, and explore the fascinating underground world of Japanese Cave.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Bukittinggi trip planner.

Jakarta to Bukittinggi is an approximately 25.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Padang.

Things to do in Bukittinggi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Padang

— 3 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.
Padang is known for nature, beaches, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Waterfall Lembah Anai, head off the coast to Wisata pulau pagang, enjoy the sand and surf at Muaro Lasak Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Air Manis Beach.

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Drive from Bukittinggi to Padang in 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Padang can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Padang

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

West Sumatra travel guide

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Monuments · Beaches · Canyons
West Sumatra, a province of Indonesia located on the island of Sumatra, offers a coastline that supports both relaxation and activity amidst great surf spots and pristine beaches. The highlands region features rural communities that use traditional methods of agriculture, craftwork, and architecture. Fertile jungle areas within the province shelter the rare Sumatran tiger in its native habitat. The main towns are made up of towering buildings, portraying a distinctive, monumental design.