12 days in Indonesia Itinerary

12 days in Indonesia Itinerary

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12 days in Indonesia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Jambi
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 45​min
2
Bengkulu
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
Pekanbaru
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Bukittinggi
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
Jambi

Jambi ©
Jambi is a province of Indonesia. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agung Al Falah Mosque, take in the views from Gentala Arasy Pedestrian Bridge, then get engrossed in the history at Gentala Arasy Tower, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kaco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Muaro Jambi Temple Complex, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gumpung Temple, and then step off the mainland to explore Berhala Island.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Jambi day trip planning app .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Jambi is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to West Indonesia Time is minus 1 hour. August in Jambi sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Bengkulu.

Things to do in Jambi

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lake Kaco ©
Lake Kaco
Muaro Jambi Temple Complex ©
Muaro Jambi Temple Complex
Gentala Arasy Pedestrian Bridge ©
Gentala Arasy Pedestrian Bridge

1
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Bengkulu

Bengkulu ©
An area historically occupied by British forces, Bengkulu maintains a heavy anglophone influence to this day.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Rumah Ibu Fatmawati Soekarno, then kick back and relax at Panjang Beach, and then explore the historical opulence of Fort Marlborough. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Rumah Pengasingan Bung Karno, then look for all kinds of wild species at Dendam Tak Sudah Lake, then stroll through Pantai Sungai Suci, and finally stroll through Lentera Merah Beach.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bengkulu tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Jambi to Bengkulu takes 10 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Bengkulu can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pekanbaru.

Things to do in Bengkulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Panjang Beach ©
Panjang Beach
Fort Marlborough ©
Fort Marlborough
Rumah Pengasingan Bung Karno ©
Rumah Pengasingan Bung Karno

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nights
Pekanbaru

Pekanbaru ©
Known as one of the cleanest cities in Indonesia, Pekanbaru boasts unique Malay architecture and a thriving economy based on exports of crude oil, palm oil, and paper.
Step out of Pekanbaru with an excursion to Bingkuang Lake in Danaubengkuang--about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at An-Nur Grand Mosque, browse the collection at HS Soeman Library, make a trip to Al-Falah Darul Muttaqin Mosque, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pekanbaru route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bengkulu to Pekanbaru. August in Pekanbaru sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Bukittinggi.

Things to do in Pekanbaru

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Bingkuang Lake
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Mall Ska Pekanbaru ©
Mall Ska Pekanbaru
Spas
HS Soeman Library ©
HS Soeman Library

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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.
Explore Bukittinggi's surroundings by going to Padang (Lake Maninjau & Waterfall Lembah Anai) and Payakumbuh (Jembatan Layang Kelok Sembilan & Harau Canyon). And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Sianok canyon, Head underground at Japanese Cave, pause for some photo ops at Jam Gadang Bukittinggi, and get great views at Puncak Lawang.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bukittinggi online holiday planner .

You can drive from Pekanbaru to Bukittinggi in 6 hours. When traveling from Pekanbaru in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Bukittinggi, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bukittinggi

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Payakumbuh, Padang
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Sianok canyon ©
Sianok canyon
Lake Maninjau ©
Lake Maninjau
Waterfall Lembah Anai ©
Waterfall Lembah Anai

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