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Semarang is a city located in Central Java, Indonesia. It is the capital of the province and the largest city in the region. Semarang is located on the north coast of Java, near the Java Sea. It is also the gateway to the province of Central Java, as it is the closest port to the capital, Jakarta.

Semarang has a long and interesting history. It was founded in the early 16th century by the Mataram Kingdom, and served as a major trading port for the kingdom. The city was then occupied by the Dutch East India Company in 1678, and remained under Dutch control until Indonesia declared its independence in 1945. During this period, the city was an important trading center for the Dutch, and many of its buildings still reflect this influence.

Semarang is also home to some of Indonesia’s most important cultural and religious sites. The Great Mosque of Central Java is one of the most important Islamic sites in the country, and the city is also home to a number of important Hindu temples, including the Candi Prambanan.

Today, Semarang is an important commercial and industrial center, and is home to a number of universities and colleges. The city is also a popular tourist destination, with its many cultural and religious sites, as well as its many beaches and resorts.

Semarang is a vibrant and diverse city, with a unique mix of cultures, religions and traditions. It is an important center for trade and commerce, and is home to a number of important historical sites. It is a great place to visit for anyone interested in the history and culture of Indonesia.

Excursion tips for a day in Semarang

As a tourist in Semarang, Indonesia, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in just one day. Here are some of the top things to do:

1. Visit the Lawang Sewu Building, an iconic landmark in Semarang. The building, which was once used as a prison by the Dutch, is now a historical monument and museum.

2. Explore the Sam Poo Kong Chinese Temple, a centuries-old temple with a unique blend of Chinese and Javanese architecture.

3. Take a stroll through the Old Town, which is filled with Dutch colonial-style buildings, traditional markets, and quaint shops.

4. Visit the Simpang Lima Square, a popular gathering place for locals and tourists alike.

5. Enjoy a boat ride along the Tuntang River, which is lined with lush green vegetation and traditional Javanese villages.

6. Visit the Gedung Batu Temple, an ancient Hindu temple located on a hilltop.

7. Visit the Great Mosque of Central Java, which is the largest mosque in the city.

8. Enjoy a traditional Javanese dinner at one of the many restaurants in the city.

9. Shop for souvenirs at the Pasar Johar market, which is filled with local handicrafts and traditional Indonesian snacks.

10. Relax and unwind at one of the many spas and wellness centers in the city.

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The climate in Semarang

Semarang in Indonesia experiences a tropical climate with high temperatures and humidity year-round. During the summer months from March to October, temperatures can reach up to 33°C with high humidity levels. The wet season from November to March brings heavy rain and thunderstorms. Winter months from June to August are cooler and drier, with temperatures ranging from 23°C to 28°C. The weather is generally sunny and pleasant throughout the year, and the city receives an average of 2,000 hours of sunshine annually.

Cruise weather for Semarang

Our weather forecast for Semarang 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. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 31.8 °C
min: 19.7 °C
20.9 m/s
26.3 m/s
24.3 %
24.1 m
60.7 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 32.3 °C
min: 19.9 °C
18.4 m/s
19.4 m/s
36.3 %
24.1 m
61.3 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 32.4 °C
min: 20.1 °C
11.9 m/s
15.5 m/s
20.3 %
24.1 m
62.1 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 31.9 °C
min: 20.9 °C
16.9 m/s
14.8 m/s
51.5 %
24.1 m
65.1 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 32.6 °C
min: 22.5 °C
12.2 m/s
13.0 m/s
60.7 %
24.1 m
68.9 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 33.1 °C
min: 21.4 °C
34.6 m/s
33.5 m/s
31.7 %
24.1 m
58.6 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 32.1 °C
min: 20.7 °C
29.5 m/s
40.0 m/s
95.0 %
24.1 m
59.9 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 32.4 °C
min: 20.8 °C
16.2 m/s
16.2 m/s
32.9 %
24.1 m
64.5 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 33.5 °C
min: 22.6 °C
16.9 m/s
18.0 m/s
41.4 %
24.1 m
64.1 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 31.1 °C
min: 23 °C
20.9 m/s
24.8 m/s
30.5 %
24.1 m
68.9 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 31.0 °C
min: 22 °C
16.2 m/s
10.8 m/s
23.5 %
24.1 m
63.4 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 31.5 °C
min: 20.9 °C
14.0 m/s
11.5 m/s
4.8 %
24.1 m
61.7 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 32.2 °C
min: 20.5 °C
12.2 m/s
14.0 m/s
33.6 %
24.1 m
58.3 %
1,010 hPa

Cruises to Semarang

Would you like to travel to Semarang 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 Semarang.

Scheduled ship calls in Semarang, Indonesia
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Nov. 3rd 2024 Sunday, 3rd of Nov. 2024 LE JACQUES CARTIER 12:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 3rd 2024 Sunday, 3rd of Nov. 2024 Silver Nova 08:00 am 09:00 pm
Nov. 12th 2024 Tuesday, 12th of Nov. 2024 MS Europa 2 06:00 am 07:00 pm
Dec. 1st 2024 Sunday, 1st of Dec. 2024 Seven Seas Explorer 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 2nd 2024 Monday, 2nd of Dec. 2024 Seven Seas Explorer 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 3rd 2024 Tuesday, 3rd of Dec. 2024 Vasco da Gama 08:00 am 08:00 pm
Dec. 11th 2024 Wednesday, 11th of Dec. 2024 Azamara Pursuit 07:30 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 16th 2024 Monday, 16th of Dec. 2024 MS Europa 08:00 am 09:00 pm
Dec. 18th 2024 Wednesday, 18th of Dec. 2024 MS Noordam 06:00 am 05:00 pm
Jan. 8th 2025 Wednesday, 8th of Jan. 2025 LE LAPEROUSE 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jan. 12th 2025 Sunday, 12th of Jan. 2025 Seven Seas Voyager 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 26th 2025 Sunday, 26th of Jan. 2025 MS Europa 2 07:00 am 09:00 pm
Feb. 10th 2025 Monday, 10th of Feb. 2025 AIDAstella 08:00 am 12:00 am DetailsPartnerlink
Feb. 11th 2025 Tuesday, 11th of Feb. 2025 AIDAstella 12:00 am 02:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Feb. 14th 2025 Friday, 14th of Feb. 2025 LE LAPEROUSE 07:00 am 11:59 pm
Feb. 15th 2025 Saturday, 15th of Feb. 2025 LE LAPEROUSE 12:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 1st 2025 Saturday, 1st of Mar. 2025 MS Riviera 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Mar. 3rd 2025 Monday, 3rd of Mar. 2025 Silver Muse 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Mar. 10th 2025 Monday, 10th of Mar. 2025 Azamara Onward 07:00 am 08:00 pm
Mar. 15th 2025 Saturday, 15th of Mar. 2025 MS Amadea 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 20th 2025 Thursday, 20th of Mar. 2025 Norwegian Sun 08:00 am 03:00 pm
Mar. 27th 2025 Thursday, 27th of Mar. 2025 MS Regatta 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Apr. 5th 2025 Saturday, 5th of Apr. 2025 LE PAUL GAUGUIN 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Apr. 6th 2025 Sunday, 6th of Apr. 2025 Norwegian Sun 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 15th 2025 Tuesday, 15th of Apr. 2025 Seven Seas Voyager 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 23rd 2025 Wednesday, 23rd of Apr. 2025 MS Insignia 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jun. 20th 2025 Friday, 20th of Jun. 2025 MS Regatta 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 9th 2025 Tuesday, 9th of Dec. 2025 Seven Seas Explorer 10:00 am 07:00 pm
Dec. 31st 2025 Wednesday, 31st of Dec. 2025 MS Westerdam 06:00 am 05:00 pm
Jan. 7th 2026 Wednesday, 7th of Jan. 2026 Seven Seas Navigator 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 16th 2026 Friday, 16th of Jan. 2026 MS Regatta 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Jan. 16th 2026 Friday, 16th of Jan. 2026 MS Sirena 10:00 am 08:00 pm
Mar. 27th 2026 Friday, 27th of Mar. 2026 Seven Seas Mariner 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Mar. 28th 2026 Saturday, 28th of Mar. 2026 Seven Seas Mariner 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Apr. 21st 2026 Tuesday, 21st of Apr. 2026 Seven Seas Navigator 08:00 am 05:00 pm
May 29th 2026 Friday, 29th of May 2026 MS Sirena 10:00 am 08:00 pm
Apr. 3rd 2027 Saturday, 3rd of Apr. 2027 Seven Seas Splendor 07:00 am 05:00 pm

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