22 days in Sumatra, Surabaya & Jakarta Itinerary

22 days in Sumatra, Surabaya & Jakarta Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Tanjung Pandan, Belitung Island
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
2
Sungailiat
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  12 h 30 min
3
Padang
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
4
Banda Aceh
— 1 night
Drive:  13 h 15 min
5
Bukit Lawang
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h 45 min
6
Samosir Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12 h 15 min
7
Surabaya
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
8
Jakarta
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Melbourne


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3
nights
Tanjung Pandan, Belitung Island

Tanjung Pandan ©
You'll get in some beach time at Pantai Pasir Panjang and Pantai Jimbaran Belitung. Get in touch with nature at Leebong Island and Pangkuan Hill.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Tanjung Pandan tour itinerary planning site.

Melbourne, Australia to Tanjung Pandan is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Western Indonesia Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in August, things will get warmer in Tanjung Pandan: highs are around 38°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sungailiat.

Things to do in Tanjung Pandan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Belitung Island
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Leebong Island ©
Leebong Island
Hok Tek Che  Pagoda ©
Hok Tek Che Pagoda

1
night
Sungailiat

Sungailiat ©
On the 5th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tongaci Beach, make a trip to Puri Tri Agung, and then stroll through Pantai Rambak.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sungailiat travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tanjung Pandan to Sungailiat. In August, daytime highs in Sungailiat are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Padang.

Things to do in Sungailiat

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Pantai Rambak ©
Pantai Rambak
Puri Tri Agung ©
Puri Tri Agung

2
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.
Get outdoors at Pasumpahan Island and Muaro Lasak Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Grand Mosque of West Sumatra and Museum Adityawarman. There's more to do: step off the mainland to explore Pamutusan Island.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Padang trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sungailiat to Padang. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Banda Aceh.

Things to do in Padang

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Pasumpahan Island ©
Pasumpahan Island
Grand Mosque of West Sumatra ©
Grand Mosque of West Sumatra
Sikuai ©
Sikuai

1
night
Banda Aceh

Banda Aceh ©
The relaxed, relatively peaceful atmosphere and viable tourism industry in Banda Aceh attests to the city's resilience in rebuilding after over 160,000 people were killed in the 2004 tsunami.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): examine the collection at Aceh State Museum, then examine the collection at PLTD Apung 1, and then make a trip to Jacky Chan House. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Rumoh Cut Nyak Dhin, walk around Gunongan Park, get great views at Soeharto Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rahmatullah Mosque, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ulee Lheue Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Alue Naga Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Banda Aceh trip itinerary website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Padang to Banda Aceh. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bukit Lawang.

Things to do in Banda Aceh

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Gunongan Park ©
Gunongan Park
PLTD Apung 1 ©
PLTD Apung 1
Rumoh Cut Nyak Dhin ©
Rumoh Cut Nyak Dhin

2
nights
Bukit Lawang

Bukit Lawang ©
Tucked away in Northern Sumatra, the small charming village of Bukit Lawang is best known for its World Heritage-listed Sumatran orangutan sanctuary, and also serves as a convenient base for accessing the surrounding jungle and national park.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bukit Lawang Jungle and Leuser Jungle Adventure - Private Day Tour. Step out of the city life by going to The Bohorok Orangutan Centre at Bukit Lawang and Bat Cave. There's more to do: head outdoors with Sumatra Jungle Life.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bukit Lawang trip website.

Traveling by car from Banda Aceh to Bukit Lawang takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In August in Bukit Lawang, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Samosir Island.

Things to do in Bukit Lawang

Parks Wildlife Nature
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The Bohorok Orangutan Centre at Bukit Lawang ©
The Bohorok Orangutan Centre at Bukit Lawang

2
nights
Samosir Island

Samosir Island ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): get lost in a book at Gokhon Library and then delve into the distant past at King Siallagan's Stone Chair. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Efrata Waterfall and then see the interesting displays at TB Silalahi Centre (Museum Balige).

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Samosir Island road trip planning site.

You can drive from Bukit Lawang to Samosir Island in 9 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Surabaya.

Things to do in Samosir Island

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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King Siallagan's Stone Chair ©
King Siallagan's Stone Chair
TB Silalahi Centre (Museum Balige) ©
TB Silalahi Centre (Museum Balige)
Efrata Waterfall ©
Efrata Waterfall

2
nights
Surabaya

Surabaya
A tour of Surabaya provides a chance to discover a sprawling, architecturally and culturally rich port city on the island of Java.
Escape the urban bustle at Batu Bengkung Beach and Lapindo Mudflow in Sidoarjo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jami Great Mosque Malang and Gereja Santa Perawan Maria. Explore Surabaya's surroundings by going to Kayutangan Church (in Malang) and Jamur Hill (in Gresik). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Ex. De Javasche Bank Soerabaia, learn about all things military at Museum 10 November, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Heaven Kenjeran.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Surabaya day trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Samosir Island to Surabaya with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Jakarta.

Things to do in Surabaya

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Malang, Lapindo Mudflow in Sidoarjo, Jamur Hill
Highlights from your plan
Batu Bengkung Beach
Batu Bengkung Beach
Jami Great Mosque Malang ©
Jami Great Mosque Malang
Gereja Santa Perawan Maria ©
Gereja Santa Perawan Maria

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nights
Jakarta

Jakarta ©
The capital and largest city of Indonesia, Jakarta offers the kind of cultural, historical, and natural stimulation expected from the most populous city in Southeast Asia.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at National Archive Building, examine the collection at Kite Museum of Indonesia, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Halimun Salak National Park. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sunda Kelapa Grand Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Declaration of Independence, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Portuguese Church (Gereja Sion), then kick back and relax at Ancol Beach Pool, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria de Fatima Church.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Jakarta route maker app.

You can fly from Surabaya to Jakarta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Jakarta are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jakarta

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Halimun Salak National Park
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Kite Museum of Indonesia ©
Kite Museum of Indonesia
Black Portuguese Church (Gereja Sion) ©
Black Portuguese Church (Gereja Sion)
Santa Maria de Fatima Church ©
Santa Maria de Fatima Church