Sumenep trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
Things to do: nature, religious sites, museums
Sumenep Regency is a regency of East Java province, Indonesia. It has an area of 1,998.5 km² and a population of 1,042,312 inhabitants at the 2010 Census (an increase from 985,981 at the previous census in 2000); the latest official estimate (as of January 2014) is 1,071,591. The regency occupies the eastern end of Madura island but also includes numerous islands to the east, north, and south of Madura. It is bordered by Pamekasan Regency to the west, Madura Strait to the south, and Java Sea to the north and east. Its administrative capital is Sumenep.EtymologyThe local Madurese name for the regency, Songènèb, is formed from the Kawi phrases sung, meaning a basin or valley, and ènèb, meaning quiet, thus, the word translates to "quiet valley". The name was already known since the time of the medieval Hindu-Buddhist kingdom of Singhasari, in particular being mentioned in the Pararaton manuscript, which told the exile of Arya Wiraraja, a royal adviser of the last king of Singhasari, Kertanegara, who would eventually become a prominent figure in the creation of the Majapahit empire, to the eastern Madurese dukedom of Sumenep. The text is read as: Hanata Wongira, babatangira buyuting Nangka, Aran Banyak Wide, Sinungan Pasenggahan Arya Wiraraja, Arupa tan kandel denira, dinohaksen, kinun adipati ring Sungeneb, anger ing Madura wetan which translates to It is a servant, a descendant of the chairman of Nangka village, called Banyak Wide, provisionally named Arya Wiraraja, apparently not trusted, was told to be kept in Sumenep duke. Residing in the east of Madura.Take stress off the schedule by using our Indonesia itinerary planner.
Plan your trip to Sumenep
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Best things to do in Sumenep
See this by visiting one of the destinations below
Some destinations do not have accommodations and require staying in a nearby city. Here are places you can stay:
Recently planned trips to Madura Island
14 days in Denpasar & East Java BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 59 days in East Java BY A USER FROM THAILAND February, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Java BY A USER FROM INDONESIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 35 days in Java & North Sumatra BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA July, outdoors, beaches, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans