10 days in West Sumatra Itinerary

10 days in West Sumatra Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Sumatra Trip Planner

Make it your trip
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Padang
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bukittinggi
— 4 nights
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Pasumpahan Island and Bungus Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pamutusan Island and Pantai Carolina Bungus (Carolina Beach). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Air Manis Beach, stop by Kripik Balado Shirley, head outdoors with Lubuk Minturun, and see the interesting displays at Museum Adityawarman.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Padang trip maker website.

Singapore, Singapore to Padang is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Padang due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Padang, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bukittinggi.

Things to do in Padang

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Batang Palupuh Nature Conservation Center (Rafflesia Park) and Goedang Ransum. Step out of the city life by going to Sianok canyon and Harau Canyon. Step out of Bukittinggi to go to Solok and see Lake Singkarak, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museum Rumah Kelahiran Bung Hatta, get great views at Puncak Lawang, pause for some photo ops at Jam Gadang Bukittinggi, and don't miss a visit to Jenjang Seribu.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bukittinggi trip planner.

You can drive from Padang to Bukittinggi in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bukittinggi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.