20 days in Indonesia, Singapore & Dubai Itinerary

20 days in Indonesia, Singapore & Dubai Itinerary

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20 days in Indonesia, Singapore & Dubai Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly:  16​h
1
Singapore, Singapore
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Jakarta, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Padang, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Payakumbuh, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
5
Padang Sidempuan, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Parapat, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Bukit Lawang, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Medan, Indonesia
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h
9
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 1 day
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland


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1
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Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
On the 8th (Thu), meet the residents at Singapore Zoo.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Singapore travel route tool .

Amsterdam, Holland to Singapore is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Singapore. When traveling from Amsterdam in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Singapore, with highs around 37°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jakarta.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Flyer ©
Singapore Flyer
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens

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Jakarta, Indonesia

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 9th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Baitul Ihsan Mosque. On the next day, buy something for everyone on your list at Grand Indonesia Mall, pause for some photo ops at National Monument (MONAS), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Istiqlal Mosque, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakarta Cathedral.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Jakarta trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Jakarta takes 5.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Jakarta is minus 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Jakarta can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Padang.

Things to do in Jakarta

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Beautiful Indonesia in Miniature Park ©
National Monument (MONAS) ©
National Monument (MONAS)
Grand Indonesia Mall ©
Grand Indonesia Mall

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Padang, Indonesia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Maninjau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Waterfall Lembah Anai and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pantai Padang Taplau.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Padang online trip builder .

Explore your travel options from Jakarta to Padang with the Route module. In August in Padang, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Payakumbuh.

Things to do in Padang

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake Maninjau ©
Lake Maninjau
Waterfall Lembah Anai ©
Waterfall Lembah Anai
Pantai Padang Taplau ©
Pantai Padang Taplau

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Payakumbuh, Indonesia

Payakumbuh ©
Payakumbuh is the second largest city in West Sumatra, Indonesia, with a population of over 122,000 people and an area of 80.43 km². Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get a taste of life in the country at Padang Mengatas and then get outside with Bull Race. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Ngalau Indah, then explore the stunning scenery at Harau Canyon, and then make a trip to Jembatan Layang Kelok Sembilan.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Payakumbuh trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Padang to Payakumbuh in 3.5 hours. August in Payakumbuh sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Padang Sidempuan.

Things to do in Payakumbuh

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Harau Canyon ©
Harau Canyon
Jembatan Layang Kelok Sembilan ©
Jembatan Layang Kelok Sembilan
Ngalau Indah ©
Ngalau Indah

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Padang Sidempuan, Indonesia

Padang Sidempuan
Padang Sidempuan is a city in North Sumatra, Indonesia, and the former capital of South Tapanuli Regency, which surrounds the city. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): go for a walk through Simarsayang Hill.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Padang Sidempuan online trip planner .

Drive from Payakumbuh to Padang Sidempuan in 8.5 hours. On the 19th (Mon), you're off toParapat.
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Parapat, Indonesia

Parapat ©
Parapat is known for wildlife and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Taman Eden 100, identify plant and animal life at Indah Simarjarunjung Hill, and don't miss a visit to Panatapan Parapat.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Parapat vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Padang Sidempuan to Parapat in 6 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Bukit Lawang.

Things to do in Parapat

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Panatapan Parapat ©
Panatapan Parapat

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Bukit Lawang, Indonesia

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.
Bukit Lawang is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, nightlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Sumatra Jungle Life, explore the fascinating underground world of Bat Cave, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Bukit Lawang Jungle.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bukit Lawang online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Parapat to Bukit Lawang takes 7 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Bukit Lawang can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Medan.

Things to do in Bukit Lawang

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Medan, Indonesia

Medan ©
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 25th (Sun): browse the different shops at Grand Palladium Mall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medan Grand Mosque, and then examine the collection at Tjong A Fie's Mansion.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Medan vacation planner.

You can drive from Bukit Lawang to Medan in 3 hours. In August in Medan, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Medan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Tjong A Fie's Mansion ©
Tjong A Fie's Mansion
Grand Palladium Mall ©
Grand Palladium Mall

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): make a splash at Wild Wadi Waterpark.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dubai online tour planner .

You can fly from Medan to Dubai in 14 hours. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Gulf Standard Time (GST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Medan in August: high temperatures in Dubai hover around 49°C and lows are around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubai

Theme Parks
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Wild Wadi Waterpark ©
Wild Wadi Waterpark