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Surabaya is the second-largest city in Indonesia, located on the northeastern coast of Java and is the capital of East Java province. It is the center of the Surabaya metropolitan area, which is home to more than 3.7 million people. The city is known for its vibrant culture, interesting history, and bustling economy.

Surabaya is situated on the banks of the Mas River and is surrounded by the Madura Strait, Java Sea, and the Madura Island. Its tropical climate is characterized by hot and humid weather, with temperatures ranging from 25°C to 35°C.

Surabaya has a long and interesting history. It was founded in 1293 by the Majapahit Empire, and by the 16th century, it had become an important trading port. In the early 19th century, the British, Dutch, and French established trading posts in the city. During World War II, the Japanese occupied the city, and it was the site of the Battle of Surabaya in 1945, which resulted in the death of many Indonesian freedom fighters. The city was also the site of the Indonesian Declaration of Independence in 1945.

The city is known for its bustling economy and is home to a number of important industries, such as automotive, shipbuilding, petrochemical, and food processing. It is also a major port and the largest city on the island of Java.

Surabaya is a vibrant and exciting city, offering a wide range of attractions and activities. It is home to a number of museums, galleries, and cultural centers, as well as a variety of shopping, dining, and nightlife options. The city is also known for its colorful festivals, such as the Surabaya Carnival, which is held annually in May.

Excursion tips for a day in Surabaya

As a tourist in Surabaya, Indonesia, there are many exciting activities to enjoy in a single day. Here are some of the top things to do:

1. Visit the Surabaya Zoo and explore the exotic wildlife.

2. Take a stroll through the Surabaya City Hall and admire the architecture.

3. Enjoy the stunning views from the top of the Tugu Pahlawan Monument.

4. Relax at the Kenjeran Beach and take in the beautiful sunset.

5. Explore the many markets and shops in the city and pick up some souvenirs.

6. Visit the majestic Ampera Bridge and enjoy the views of the city.

7. Go to the House of Sampoerna Museum and learn about the history of the city.

8. Visit the Submarine Monument and take a boat ride around the harbor.

9. Check out the exciting nightlife at the many bars and clubs in the city.

10. Visit the Suramadu Bridge and take in the views of the city from the bridge.

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The climate in Surabaya

Surabaya, Indonesia has a tropical climate, with high temperatures and humidity year-round. The rainy season is from November to April, with the heaviest rainfall occurring between December and February. The dry season is from May to October, when temperatures are highest. Spring and autumn are the transition seasons, with temperatures ranging from warm to hot and occasional showers. During the winter months, temperatures are milder, with some rain.

Cruise weather for Surabaya

Our weather forecast for Surabaya 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: 30.9 °C
min: 20 °C
14.8 m/s
17.3 m/s
35.2 %
18.3 m
62.6 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 30.7 °C
min: 22.9 °C
15.8 m/s
26.6 m/s
16.3 %
24.1 m
60.4 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 31.2 °C
min: 22.5 °C
13.3 m/s
20.2 m/s
9.0 %
24.1 m
61.4 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 30.0 °C
min: 24.3 °C
18.0 m/s
23.0 m/s
94.4 %
24.1 m
64.5 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 30.5 °C
min: 23.9 °C
17.3 m/s
24.5 m/s
72.2 %
24.1 m
64.8 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 31.3 °C
min: 23.8 °C
16.2 m/s
24.8 m/s
62.3 %
24.1 m
63.0 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 31.0 °C
min: 23.1 °C
14.8 m/s
18.4 m/s
94.1 %
24.1 m
63.9 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 31.5 °C
min: 24 °C
13.3 m/s
23.4 m/s
35.7 %
23.9 m
63.7 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 32.5 °C
min: 24 °C
13.7 m/s
23.8 m/s
19.8 %
23.0 m
67.5 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 31.8 °C
min: 24.1 °C
15.5 m/s
23.0 m/s
36.3 %
23.9 m
69.9 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 31.5 °C
min: 24.2 °C
13.0 m/s
18.0 m/s
26.1 %
24.1 m
63.9 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 31.9 °C
min: 23.6 °C
15.8 m/s
23.4 m/s
62.2 %
24.1 m
60.2 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 31.4 °C
min: 24.3 °C
17.6 m/s
19.8 m/s
28.1 %
24.1 m
58.4 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 31.4 °C
min: 23.3 °C
16.2 m/s
27.4 m/s
67.8 %
24.1 m
56.0 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 30.9 °C
min: 22.6 °C
13.3 m/s
20.2 m/s
74.6 %
24.0 m
61.8 %
1,010 hPa

Cruises to Surabaya

Would you like to travel to Surabaya 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 Surabaya.

Scheduled ship calls in Surabaya, Indonesia
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Dec. 2nd 2024 Monday, 2nd of Dec. 2024 Seven Seas Explorer 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 3rd 2024 Tuesday, 3rd of Dec. 2024 Seven Seas Explorer 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 11th 2024 Wednesday, 11th of Dec. 2024 MS Noordam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 12th 2024 Thursday, 12th of Dec. 2024 Azamara Pursuit 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Jan. 13th 2025 Monday, 13th of Jan. 2025 Seven Seas Voyager 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jan. 31st 2025 Friday, 31st of Jan. 2025 Seven Seas Explorer 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Feb. 2nd 2025 Sunday, 2nd of Feb. 2025 Seven Seas Explorer 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Feb. 3rd 2025 Monday, 3rd of Feb. 2025 AIDAstella 10:00 am 09:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Feb. 13th 2025 Thursday, 13th of Feb. 2025 LE LAPEROUSE 08:00 am 02:00 pm
Mar. 2nd 2025 Sunday, 2nd of Mar. 2025 MS Riviera 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Mar. 26th 2025 Wednesday, 26th of Mar. 2025 MS Regatta 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 6th 2025 Sunday, 6th of Apr. 2025 LE PAUL GAUGUIN 07:00 am 01:00 pm
Apr. 7th 2025 Monday, 7th of Apr. 2025 Norwegian Sun 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 12th 2025 Saturday, 12th of Apr. 2025 Seven Seas Mariner 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Apr. 13th 2025 Sunday, 13th of Apr. 2025 Seven Seas Mariner 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Apr. 14th 2025 Monday, 14th of Apr. 2025 Seven Seas Voyager 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 24th 2025 Thursday, 24th of Apr. 2025 MS Insignia 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Jun. 21st 2025 Saturday, 21st of Jun. 2025 MS Regatta 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Nov. 20th 2025 Thursday, 20th of Nov. 2025 MS Riviera 01:00 pm 09:00 pm
Dec. 10th 2025 Wednesday, 10th of Dec. 2025 Seven Seas Explorer 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 24th 2025 Wednesday, 24th of Dec. 2025 MS Westerdam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jan. 8th 2026 Thursday, 8th of Jan. 2026 Seven Seas Navigator 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jan. 15th 2026 Thursday, 15th of Jan. 2026 MS Regatta 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Jan. 17th 2026 Saturday, 17th of Jan. 2026 MS Sirena 11:00 am 07:00 pm
Jan. 21st 2026 Wednesday, 21st of Jan. 2026 MS Sirena 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Mar. 26th 2026 Thursday, 26th of Mar. 2026 Seven Seas Mariner 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Mar. 27th 2026 Friday, 27th of Mar. 2026 Seven Seas Mariner 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Apr. 20th 2026 Monday, 20th of Apr. 2026 Seven Seas Navigator 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 24th 2026 Friday, 24th of Apr. 2026 MS Vista 10:00 am 06:00 pm
May 30th 2026 Saturday, 30th of May 2026 MS Sirena 11:00 am 07:00 pm
Apr. 2nd 2027 Friday, 2nd of Apr. 2027 Seven Seas Splendor 08:00 am 05:00 pm

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