23 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

23 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Fly to Kualanamu International Airport, Drive to Bukit Lawang
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Bukit Lawang
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Medan
— 1 night
Drive
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Parapat
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bukittinggi
— 1 night
Drive
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Padang
— 2 nights
Fly
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Surabaya
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Dieng
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yogyakarta Region
— 4 nights
Train to Adisutjipto, Fly to Husein Sastranegara
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Bandung
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jakarta
— 4 nights
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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.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bukit Lawang online trip builder.

Langkawi, Malaysia to Bukit Lawang is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Langkawi to Bukit Lawang is minus 1 hour. In December in Bukit Lawang, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. You'll set off for Medan on the 12th (Mon).

Things to do in Bukit Lawang

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Medan

— 1 night
The capital of North Sumatra, Medan earned the nickname "Paris of Sumatra" during Dutch colonial times due to its marked resemblance to the French city.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at Sun Plaza and then don't miss a visit to Maimun Palace.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Medan trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Bukit Lawang to Medan takes 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Medan can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Parapat.

Things to do in Medan

Shopping
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Parapat

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Indah Simarjarunjung Hill, then head outdoors with Taman Eden 100, and then get great views at Panatapan Parapat.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Parapat tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Medan to Parapat takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Bukittinggi.

Things to do in Parapat

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
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Bukittinggi

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museum Rumah Kelahiran Bung Hatta and then pause for some photo ops at Jam Gadang Bukittinggi.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bukittinggi online tour planner.

Getting from Parapat to Bukittinggi by car takes about 13 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Padang.

Things to do in Bukittinggi

Museums

Padang

— 2 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.
On the 17th (Sat), kick back and relax at Pantai Padang Taplau, make a trip to Ulakan Mosque, and then kick back and relax at Air Manis Beach.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Padang trip builder.

Drive from Bukittinggi to Padang in 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Surabaya.

Things to do in Padang

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Surabaya

— 3 nights

City of Heroes

A tour of Surabaya provides a chance to discover a sprawling, architecturally and culturally rich port city on the island of Java.
On the 18th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Muhammad Cheng Hoo Mosque. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Bungkul Park, then buy something for everyone on your list at Tunjungan Plaza, then see the interesting displays at Sampoerna Museum, and finally snap pictures at Suramadu National Bridge.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Surabaya trip website.

Explore your travel options from Padang to Surabaya with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park.

Things to do in Surabaya

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stroll through Bromo Tengger Semeru Adventure, contemplate the geological forces at Mt Bromo, and then admire the landmark architecture of Luhur Poten Temple.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Surabaya to Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park takes 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Dieng.

Things to do in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Dieng

— 2 nights
Of the estimated 400 small, squat temples that once covered the plateau of Dieng (Abode of the Gods), only a handful remain.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Dieng Plateau.

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Traveling by car from Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park to Dieng takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. December in Dieng sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yogyakarta Region.

Things to do in Dieng

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Yogyakarta Region

— 4 nights

Cultural City

Take a trip to Yogyakarta to experience life in the cultural epicenter of Javanese culture, founded in the 18th century and boasting a complex history of imperial wrangling, revolutions, and wars.
Take a break from Yogyakarta Region with a short trip to Borobudur Temple in Borobudur, about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Prambanan Temples, take a stroll through Ketandan Village, explore the different monuments and memorials at Imogiri Kings Cemetery, and shop like a local with Malioboro Road.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Yogyakarta Region online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dieng to Yogyakarta Region takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bandung.

Things to do in Yogyakarta Region

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Bandung

— 2 nights

Paris of the East

The capital of West Java, Bandung offers a blend of leisure activities, entertainment, and sightseeing.
Explore Bandung's surroundings by going to Lembang (Floating Market Lembang & Tangkuban Perahu). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Trans Studio Bandung, wander the streets of Braga Street, admire the striking features of Gedung Sate, and make a trip to Bandung Institute of Technology.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bandung trip builder app.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Yogyakarta Region to Bandung in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Jakarta.

Things to do in Bandung

Shopping · Theme Parks · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Jakarta

— 4 nights

Big Durian

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.
Pack the 1st (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Ancol Dreamland. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at National Monument (MONAS), buy something for everyone on your list at Grand Indonesia Mall, have some family-friendly fun at KidZania Jakarta, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakarta Cathedral.

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Traveling by car from Bandung to Jakarta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bandung in December: high temperatures in Jakarta hover around 37°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jakarta

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Shopping