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Medan

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At Asia Senses Travel we’re adventurers at heart. Our journeys are all about discovering new places and cultures while creating unforgettable memories through physical activity and breathtaking scenery.

Visit medan

Medan is the North Sumatra’s major metropolis and Indonesia’s third-largest city, with a population of around 2 million people, right after Jakarta and Surabaya. Much like the rest of Indonesia, Medan has a fantastic diversity of ethnicities and cultures: Chinese, Javanese, Toba-Batak, Minangkabau, Mandailing Batak, Karo Batak, Southern Indians, Northern Indians, and many more ethnic minorities. Most of the ethnic groups exist have comparably-sized populations, so Medan has no single ethnic group forming a majority.

Medan suffers from poor geography: it's not on the coast, there's no mountain backdrop or even a grand river. But it's a city with real Indonesian urban character and it perks up in the evening with backstreet food stalls. So get over the culture shock, give Medan a bit of time and discover an amenity-filled, modern city with more than a hint of crumbling Dutch-colonial-era charm and a couple of worthwhile museums.
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Medan is the crowded and noisy capital of North Sumatra province, just a stone’s throw away across the Malacca Strait from Malaysia
Hengki Ciutarno
Indonesia Travel Specialist

Best Time to Visit Medan

Best time to visit Medan is during the months from May to August, although temperatures stay within a comfortably warm range year-round (20°C to 30°C). It tends to rain year-round as well, but rainfall is heavier during the autumn and winter months of September to December. The rain comes quickly and leaves usually just as quickly and you won’t experience whole days of rainfall so even if it’s raining, you’ll be able to schedule around it.
Max Temperature(ºC)
Jan
30
Feb
31
Mar
32
Apr
32
May
32
Jun
32
Jul
32
Aug
32
Sep
31
Oct
31
Nov
30
Dec
30
Rainfall (mm)
Jan
112
Feb
90
Mar
97
Apr
158
May
180
Jun
145
Jul
155
Aug
197
Sep
255
Oct
285
Nov
256
Dec
207
Month
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

JAN
30ºC
112mm

FEB
31ºC
90mm

MAR
32ºC
97mm

APR
32ºC
158mm

MAY
32ºC
180mm

JUN
32ºC
145mm

JUL
32ºC
155mm

AUG
32ºC
197mm

SEP
31ºC
255mm

OCT
31ºC
285mm

NOV
30ºC
256mm

DEC
30ºC
207mm

Suggested Itineraries

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Medan, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists. Alternatively, if you would like to include a visit to Medan on a bespoke touring itinerary to Indonesia, do not hesitate to contact us.