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Sumatra Vacation

Q: Should I book a car while on vacation in Sumatra?

A: Many travelers like to use public transportation or ride-sharing when they're staying in Medan or Palembang. It's an excellent way of avoiding expensive parking fees and having to navigate through challenging city traffic. But if you plan to head out and experience the region of North Sumatra or elsewhere, you may like to think about booking a set of wheels. Get your scenic road trip adventure off to a terrific start by taking a look at our handy guide to Cheap Car Hire in Sumatra.

Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a vacation to Sumatra?

A: That all depends on where you're wanting to start your vacation in Sumatra. These are the airports that service the majority of flights into and out of the country:

  • Pekanbaru Airport (PKU-Sultan Syarif Qasim II Intl.): 160 international flights per month.
  • Banda Aceh Airport (BTJ-Sultan Iskandarmuda): 107 international flights per month.
  • Padang Airport (PDG-Minangkabau Intl.): 96 international flights per month.

Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a vacation to Sumatra?

A: Sumatra has lots of options for travelers on all budgets. If you're looking for a break from the everyday, there are plenty of hotels. Guest houses, hostels and hotel resorts are also popular places to stay.

Q: What does a vacation booking with Expedia include?

A: Flight and car. Flight and hotel. Hotel and car. Car, hotel and flight. You get the gist. You can lock in as much or as little as you like, all at the same time. To squeeze the most out of your time away, browse our attractions and experiences too.

Q: What is the best way to save money on my vacation to Sumatra?

A: Save money (and time) by bundling your bookings with us. From Rental Cars to Hotels, Expedia has everything you need for a memorable Sumatra adventure. The more you sort out now, the more you stand to save. You'll also have less to worry about when you hit the ground in your destination.

Q: What are the best things to do in Sumatra?

A: To start things off, you could check out Private Mini MPV: Kualanamu Airport (KNO) and Private Minibus: Kualanamu Airport (KNO) - Bohorok. If you're staying in Medan for an extra day or two, Private Compact MPV: Kualanamu Airport (KNO) - Bohorok is another favorite among travelers.

If in Palembang, you'll enjoy yourself at Al-Qur'an Al-Akbar and Pulau Kemaro Pagoda. Al-Munawar Arab Village is also an in-demand choice.

Last but not least, if Bandar Lampung is your only stop, we suggest you swing past Krakatau Monument, Sampenan Beach and Thay Hin Bio Temple.

*Savings based on all vacation package bookings with Flight + Hotel on Expedia.com from January through December 2020, as compared to price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages. For Free Flight or 100% Off Flight deals, package savings is greater than or equal to the current cost of one component, when both are priced separately.


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Best Lodging Options Near Sumatra

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JW Marriott Hotel Medan $63
Reviewed on Dec 24, 2019
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JW Marriott Hotel Medan

JW Marriott Hotel Medan

Jalan Putri Hijau No. 10, Medan, North Sumatra
     
    4.5 of 5
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Nice location in the middle of the city with unparalleled views all around. Staff were friendly and willing to help when approached. Toilet had a leak somewhere water kept pooling around the toilet bowl. Drainage wasn't too efficient either kept having water puddling in the shower area. Card readers ...

    Grand Mercure Medan Angkasa $37
    Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020
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    Grand Mercure Medan Angkasa

    Grand Mercure Medan Angkasa

    Jalan Sutomo No1 Medan, Medan, North Sumatra
       
      3.7 of 5
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      The location is not very good

      Novotel Bukittinggi $48
      Reviewed on Feb 17, 2020
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      Novotel Bukittinggi

      Novotel Bukittinggi

      Jalan Laras Datuk Bandaro, Bukittinggi, West Sumatra
         
        4.1 of 5
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        A nice hotel. Staff friendly. Good service. The best place to stay in Bukittingi

        Novotel Pekanbaru $41
        Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020
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        Novotel Pekanbaru

        Novotel Pekanbaru

        Jalan Riau No 59, Pekanbaru, Riau
           
          4.1 of 5
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          This is my go-to hotel whenever I'm in Pekanbaru to visit relatives. Great room and amenities and friendly staffs!

          Wyndham Opi Hotel Palembang $42
          Reviewed on Feb 23, 2019
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          Wyndham Opi Hotel Palembang

          Wyndham Opi Hotel Palembang

          Komplek Opi Mall, Jl. Gubernur, H.A.Bastari, Palembang, South Sumatra
             
            4.1 of 5
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            This hotel is NOT a 5 star. Maybe a 3.5 stars. It is about one half hour from the airport. The cost from airport to hotel via Grab was Rp 125,000. The hotel tried to charge us Rp300,000. TV in room was small.Pool had boards loose and they wouldn’t let us take the towel from pool to our room. Very ...

            Mercure Padang $40
            Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019
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            Mercure Padang

            Mercure Padang

            Jl Purus IV No 8 Padang, West Sumatra Indonesia, Padang, West Sumatra
               
              4.1 of 5
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Probably the nicest hotel in the area, but hotel feels more like a 3-4 star hotel. There is a nice pool and poolside deck. Restaurant food was decent.

              Four Points by Sheraton Medan $40
              Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020
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              Four Points by Sheraton Medan

              Four Points by Sheraton Medan

              Jl. Gatot Subroto No. 395, Medan, North Sumatra
                 
                4.1 of 5
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Great value, clean, friendly staff food food in resturant. Small but good pool and a nice well equipped gym.

                ibis Padang Hotel $30
                Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019
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                ibis Padang Hotel

                ibis Padang Hotel

                Jalan Taman Siswa No 1A, Padang, West Sumatra
                   
                  3.9 of 5
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Pool area needs a lot of work .increase the size of the common areas.

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