I went to Surabaya for business the other day, and I like what I saw. I am planning to visit the city again, along with other places in East Java and take my family with me !
Basically, there'll be my parents (over 60s but energetic and young at heart) and my sister and her kids (10 and below) may be joining us. I am reconsidering the route over and over again as I heard some destinations like Batu and Bromo can be crowded with Indonesian families during the weekends/holidays..
This is our planned itinerary
Wednesday 31 March
Surabaya: Meeting with a client at noon, and then House of Sampoerna, Masjid Ampel area, etc
Thursday 1 April
Surabaya: some business in the morning. and head to either:
Bromo / Kawah Ijen
(which is more suited for the elderly/kids and less crowded in the holidays??)
Visit attractions in the area:
Pelangi Waterfall, Pura Poten, Savanna edelweis near Bromo..
what attractions near Kawah Ijen?
Friday 2 April
Bromo sunrise tour or
What to do near Kawah Ijen?
Saturday 3 April
Malang: Ijen Boulevard, Purwodadi Botanical Gardens, Singosari Temple (?)
Malang night market
Sunday 4 April
I don't know where to go before we head back to Surabaya for the flight home.
I'd appreciate any comments on our itinerary. Sorry if it looks rather clueless.. the more I look on the internet on interesting places to see, the more choices I have to make it's just become too confusing.
Also, would greatly appreciate if you guys could advise restaurants/warungs that serve typhical local food.
Thanks!!Edited: 11:39 am, March 24, 2010