Surabaya is an important city. For one, it’s the capital city of East Java province in Indonesia. For another, it houses one of the busiest trading ports, moving coffee, tobacco, and sugar in and out to different parts of Asia.

More than its administrative and economic significance, Surabaya is also a touristic gem, featuring an array of exciting and unique attractions. One of its main attractions is Chinatown, where you can navigate to various Chinese shops and restaurants on foot. Spectacular landmarks like Monumen Pesawat TNI AU, Monumen Kapal Selam Surabaya, and Tugu Pahlawan are other destinations you can’t miss for their beauty and history. You also could not skip Surabaya delights. Its delicacies of curries and sweet snacks, like rujak petis or the local fruit salad, are utterly satisfying and pleasing to the palate.

To help with your trip planning, I’ve added links to the locations on Google Maps. Feel free to click/tap on the links posted below. Then, use the “save” feature on the Google Maps app for easy reference. But before you start ticking goals off your bucketlist, here are travel essentials & discounts you’ll need to check. Pre-book online for a hassle-free trip!

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1. Heroes Monument (Tugu Pahlawan)

Location: Monumen Tugu Pahlawan dan Museum Sepuluh Nopember Surabaya. Save on Google Maps.

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2. Surabaya Submarine Monument Monument (Monumen Kapal Selam Surabaya)

Location: Jl. Pemuda No.39, Embong Kaliasin, Kec. Genteng, Kota SBY, Jawa Timur 60271, Indonesia. Save on Google Maps.

3. Monumen Pesawat TNI AU

Location: Jl. Ketabang Kali Surabaya, Ketabang, Kec. Genteng, Kota SBY, Jawa Timur 60272, Indonesia. Save on Google Maps.

4. Old Surabaya Colonial Heritage Architecture

5. Explore Chinatown (Kyu Kyu)

Location: Kembang Jepun, Nyamplungan, Pabean Cantian, Surabaya City, East Java 60161, Indonesia. Save on Google Maps.

6. Surabaya Riverside

Location: Jl. Jembatan, Krembangan Sel., Kec. Krembangan, Kota SBY, Jawa Timur 60175, Indonesia. Save on Google Maps.

Where to go near Surabaya & beyond

Baluran National Park

Location: Area Hutan/Kebun, Sumberwaru, Banyuputih, Situbondo Regency, East Java, Indonesia. Save on Google Maps.

Mount Bromo

Location: Area Gn. Bromo, Podokoyo, Tosari, Pasuruan, East Java, Indonesia. Save on Google Maps.

Mount Ijen

Location: Jl. Kawah Ijen, Dusun Jambu, Tamansari, Licin, Kabupaten Banyuwangi, Jawa Timur 68454, Indonesia. Save on Google Maps.


Location: Yogyakarta City, Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Save on Google Maps.

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Location: Jakarta, Indonesia. Save on Google Maps.

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Places to visit in Surabaya

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Where to Stay in Surabaya

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Book sooner rather than later if you already have your dates set. Cheaper-priced rooms and hotels with high reviews tend to get fully booked faster, especially during busy days like weekends, holidays & peak tourist seasons.

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