Semarang Travel Guide


Semarang, an introduction


Semarang is located in Java (Central) in Indonesia, about 9760 km from Jakarta. There are several interesting places to visit around Semarang. Around Semarang are several temples and old historic buildings. Also a National Park is close-by where you can go hiking and maybe even do a jungle tour. You should at least have visited the Karimunjawa National Park when you are here.

There are several things you can do around Semarang, for example diving and snorkeling at Karimunjawa National Park. If you are looking for some nice pictures, head out to Lawang Sewu and don't forget to bring your camera.

Semarang on the map

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Things to see and do near Semarang

Airport at Semarang

Semarang is served by the Achmad Yani Airport.

Achmad Yani International Airport (SRG) is located not for away from Semarang city centre, in the Western Semarang district, in an area commonly known as Kalibanteng. The name Achmad Yani was taken to honour one of Indonesia’s National Heroes, General Achmad Yani. Airport's facilities include souvenir shops, food outlets, bank, money changer, hotel and travel booking offices, taxi and rental car services.

Entering the city from the airport

Achmad Yani Airport is 6km west of the Semarang centre. A taxi into the town costs Rp 55,000, and a bit less (around Rp 45,000) when returning to the airport using the taxi meter.