9 days in West Sumatra Itinerary

9 days in West Sumatra Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Padang
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 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 Pamutusan Island. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pantai Carolina Bungus (Carolina Beach) and Lubuk Minturun. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Bungus Beach, stop by Kripik Balado Shirley, stroll through Tiram Beach, and don't miss a visit to Masjid Taqwa Muhammadiyah.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, 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 drive to Bukittinggi.

Things to do in Padang

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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 Museum Rumah Kelahiran Bung Hatta. Step out of the city life by going to Sianok canyon and Lake Singkarak. Explore Bukittinggi's surroundings by going to Harau Canyon (in Payakumbuh) and Goedang Ransum (in Sawahlunto). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Jam Gadang Bukittinggi, get great views at Puncak Lawang, get impressive views of Mount Marapi (Gunung Marapi), and don't miss a visit to Jenjang Seribu.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, 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

Side Trips

Harau Canyon, Batang Palupuh Nature Conservation Center (Rafflesia Park), Goedang Ransum, Lake Singkarak
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Sianok canyon ©
Sianok canyon
Museum Rumah Kelahiran Bung Hatta ©
Museum Rumah Kelahiran Bung Hatta
Harau Canyon ©
Harau Canyon