Route & dates
Padang— 3 nights
Bukittinggi— 4 nights
Drive to Padang, Fly to Singapore
Fri, Jul 15 - Sat, Jul 23
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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 Lubuk Minturun. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Pantai Carolina Bungus (Carolina Beach), stop by Kripik Balado Shirley, stroll through Pantai Padang Taplau, 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 travel to Bukittinggi.
Things to do in Padang
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 Lake Singkarak. Step out of Bukittinggi to go to Payakumbuh and see Harau Canyon, which is approximately 1h 20 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 travel 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
Goedang Ransum, Lake Singkarak, Batang Palupuh Nature Conservation Center (Rafflesia Park), Harau Canyon