9 days in West Sumatra Itinerary

9 days in West Sumatra Itinerary

Created using Inspirock West Sumatra Trip Planner

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Padang
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Bukittinggi
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Singapore

3
nights
Padang

Padang ©
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 Lubuk Minturun. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Air Manis Beach, stop by Kripik Balado Shirley, stroll through Tiram Beach, 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 11-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 travel to Bukittinggi.

Things to do in Padang

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Pantai Carolina Bungus (Carolina Beach) ©
Pantai Carolina Bungus (Carolina Beach)
Pasumpahan Island ©
Pasumpahan Island
Pantai Padang Taplau ©
Pantai Padang Taplau

4
nights
Bukittinggi

Bukittinggi ©
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 Mount Marapi (Gunung Marapi). Explore Bukittinggi's surroundings by going to Lake Singkarak (in Solok) and Harau Canyon (in Payakumbuh). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum Rumah Kelahiran Bung Hatta, make a trip to Jenjang Seribu, get great views at Puncak Lawang, and pause for some photo ops at Jam Gadang Bukittinggi.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bukittinggi journey planning site.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bukittinggi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lake Singkarak, Batang Palupuh Nature Conservation Center (Rafflesia Park), Harau Canyon, Goedang Ransum
Highlights from your plan
Mount Marapi (Gunung Marapi) ©
Mount Marapi (Gunung Marapi)
Sianok canyon ©
Sianok canyon
Museum Rumah Kelahiran Bung Hatta ©
Museum Rumah Kelahiran Bung Hatta