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Kupang is a city located in the eastern Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara, on the island of Timor. It is the provincial capital and largest city of East Nusa Tenggara, and the second largest city in the province after the city of Atambua. Kupang is located on the south coast of Timor, and is the largest port city in the province. The city has a population of around 350,000 people, making it the largest and most populous city in the province.

Kupang is a vibrant and diverse city, with a rich cultural heritage. The city is home to a number of ethnic groups, including the Mambai, Tetun, and Amfoang peoples, whose cultures and traditions are still very much alive in the city. The city is also home to a large number of Chinese and Arab immigrants, who have influenced the city's culture and economy.

Kupang is an important historical city, and has been a major port for centuries. The city was first visited by the Portuguese in 1515, and was later occupied by the Dutch in 1653. The city was an important trading post for the Dutch East India Company, and was the site of a major battle between the Dutch and the Portuguese in 1655.

Kupang is a popular tourist destination, and is home to a number of attractions, including the Kupang Castle, the Kupang Museum, and the Kupang Zoo. The city is also home to a number of beaches, including the popular Pantai Pasir Putih and Pantai Teluk Bintan.

Kupang is an important economic center in East Nusa Tenggara, and is home to a number of industries, including fishing, agriculture, and tourism. The city is also home to a number of universities, including the Universitas Negeri Kupang, the Universitas Muhammadiyah Kupang, and the Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha.

Kupang is an important cultural center in East Nusa Tenggara, and is home to a number of festivals, including the Kupang Festival and the Kupang Arts Festival. The city is also home to a number of museums, including the Kupang Museum, the Kupang Art Museum, and the Kupang Maritime Museum.

Excursion tips for a day in Kupang

As a tourist in Kupang, Indonesia, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy. Here is a list of some of the best things to do in the city on a day trip:

1. Explore the historical sites of Kupang, such as the old Dutch fort, the old market and the old harbor.

2. Visit the traditional markets of Kupang, such as the Pasar Lama, Pasar Baru and Pasar Gudang.

3. Visit the local beaches, such as Tanjung Bunga and Pantai Oeba.

4. Take a boat tour of the nearby islands, such as the Kecil and Sepa Islands.

5. Visit the local museums, such as the Museum Negeri Kupang and the Museum Lontar.

6. Take a day trip to the nearby islands of Rote and Sabu.

7. Go hiking and explore the natural beauty of the surrounding area.

8. Take a cooking class to learn how to make traditional Indonesian dishes.

9. Shop for local handicrafts and souvenirs at the local markets.

10. Get a taste of the local culture by attending a traditional dance performance.

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The climate in Kupang

Kupang in Indonesia has a tropical climate with two distinct seasons; a wet season from November to April and a dry season from May to October. The wet season is characterised by high temperatures and humidity with heavy rainfall, while the dry season is cooler and drier. During the wet season temperatures can reach up to 30°C and humidity levels can reach up to 90%, while in the dry season temperatures can reach up to 35°C and humidity levels can reach up to 80%. Overall the climate in Kupang is warm and humid throughout the year.

Cruise weather for Kupang

Our weather forecast for Kupang helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 28.2 °C
min: 23.2 °C
27.0 m/s
32.0 m/s
36.6 %
24.1 m
79.1 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 27.0 °C
min: 23.7 °C
27.4 m/s
35.6 m/s
21.1 %
22.5 m
83.2 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 29.0 °C
min: 24.5 °C
25.6 m/s
39.6 m/s
54.0 %
23.7 m
76.6 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 29.5 °C
min: 24.5 °C
28.1 m/s
44.6 m/s
22.7 %
24.1 m
75.0 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 29.7 °C
min: 24.2 °C
29.5 m/s
46.4 m/s
69.0 %
24.1 m
70.0 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 29.4 °C
min: 23.9 °C
38.5 m/s
54.7 m/s
38.6 %
24.1 m
71.2 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 29.3 °C
min: 23.2 °C
35.3 m/s
53.3 m/s
8.8 %
24.1 m
72.5 %
1,013 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 29.2 °C
min: 24.1 °C
36.7 m/s
50.0 m/s
49.6 %
24.1 m
71.2 %
1,013 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 28.7 °C
min: 24.2 °C
29.5 m/s
41.4 m/s
89.0 %
24.1 m
70.9 %
1,012 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 28.8 °C
min: 23.3 °C
32.4 m/s
40.0 m/s
47.3 %
24.1 m
67.5 %
1,012 hPa
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 27.9 °C
min: 22.1 °C
21.2 m/s
36.0 m/s
45.5 %
24.1 m
71.3 %
1,012 hPa
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 28.9 °C
min: 22.6 °C
27.7 m/s
42.5 m/s
66.7 %
24.0 m
74.9 %
1,012 hPa
Aug. 6th 2024 Aug. 6th 2024 max: 29.3 °C
min: 24.2 °C
26.3 m/s
41.0 m/s
29.8 %
24.1 m
70.7 %
1,012 hPa
Aug. 7th 2024 Aug. 7th 2024 max: 29.9 °C
min: 23.2 °C
26.3 m/s
40.3 m/s
2.3 %
24.1 m
71.6 %
1,011 hPa

Cruises to Kupang

Would you like to travel to Kupang on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Kupang.

Scheduled ship calls in Kupang, Indonesia
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Apr. 9th 2025 Wednesday, 9th of Apr. 2025 MS Nautica 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 10th 2025 Thursday, 10th of Jul. 2025 Silver Cloud Expedition 06:33 am 01:00 pm
Jul. 25th 2025 Friday, 25th of Jul. 2025 Silver Cloud Expedition 01:00 pm 06:30 pm
Feb. 24th 2026 Tuesday, 24th of Feb. 2026 MS Riviera 10:00 am 07:00 pm
Apr. 20th 2026 Monday, 20th of Apr. 2026 MS Vista 08:00 am 04:00 pm

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