Surabaya Vacations

Surabaya is the second largest city in Indonesia and is located on Java’s northern shore. It is known as “the city of heroes” due to its role as the sight of many events leading up to Indonisian independence. The city is not popular among tourists, and is usually an entry point for the more popular locations of Bali and Mount Bromo. However, ... Read more
Surabaya has much to offer along the lines of culture and cuisine. Be sure to try popular Indonesian dishes like bakwan and puri kuali asam soup.

Surabaya places to stay and top hotels

Surabaya things to do and experiences

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No matter what time of the year it is, temperatures in Java tend to stay in the comfortable (yet humid) 71-84 (22-29) range. However, one thing is dramatically different: the amount of rain. The best time to ... Read more
visit is during Java’s dry season (May to September); however, even this time of the year is no stranger to the occasional rainstorm. The weather tends to be most optimal in May, June and September when it’s dry and not as humid. However, if you’re looking for deals and a less crowded vaycay, visit during Java’s rainy season (November to March). Unlike other Southeast Asian countries, Java doesn’t get pounded too hard by monsoonal downpours; instead, expect a couple hours of rain in the late afternoon.

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The best city for foodies! So many local foods with cheap prices. Plenty of traditional, chinese and seafood!

Recommended for:Family TravelersFoodiesGreen TravelersHistory Buffs

the hottest city in indonesia, but having uniqely. many place, many food, and many traditions

Jakarta, Indonesia

The only reasons I visited this city were for business and on my way to see Bromo. Surabaya is another business city that does not offer a lot of sight seeing options. Other than the food is great, I find it difficult to admire this city.


because surabaya is full of history of struggle Indonesia country,there are many builds,monument and beautiful place arround it

San Jose, California, USA
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I didn't see much of Surabaya, except for shopping malls and Makro, the Indonesian Costco equivalent for economy-sized bakmi. I know it has more to offer than this, but unfortunately I didn't see it.

What makes this city worth visiting is the lontong balap, a regional dish that Surabaya is known for. It's made of lontong, which is a compressed rice cake, fried tofu, and sprouts in a sweet spicy peanut-y broth. It sounds basic, but the flavor is delicious! Sometimes it's eaten with seafood sate. There are shacks that serve this dish in any corner of the city - the grungier the better!


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Recommended for:Family TravelersFoodiesHistory BuffsAdventure Travelers

a nice place if you want to go out with family

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Providence, Rhode Island

Beautiful sunset with local boat.

Denpasar, Indonesia

Industrial city


wow amazing