Best Time to Visit Indonesia

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Quick Facts

High season April – October
Low season November – March
All seasons April – October (dry season),
November – March (wet season)

Seasonal Overview

Looking for a comprehensive guide on the best time to travel to Indonesia? Check out our seasonal breakdown.

Dry season in Indonesia: April to October

Aerial view of Banda island, Moluccas in Indonesia.
Enjoy a tropical summer with sunny skies from April to October. 

Indonesia's dry season spans from April to October and offers ideal weather for outdoorsy travelers. During these months, the country enjoys lower humidity and minimal rainfall, making it an excellent time for beach trips, adventure sports like trekking and white water rafting, exploring wildlife, or climbing mountains like Mount Bromo. With sunny skies and temperatures ranging from 27°C (80°F) to 32°C (90°F) on average, the dry season is the best time to visit Indonesia. However, this is also the peak season for most travelers, which means you will find higher rates and more crowds.

Average temperatures 27°C (80°F) to 32°C (90°F)
Average rainfall 130 mm – 240 mm
Is the dry season a good
time to go to Indonesia?
Yes. Lower humidity and minimal rainfall makes it the perfect season for outdoor activities and beach visits.

Highlights:

  • Explore the world-famous pristine shores of the Gili Islands or take a beach trip to Flores Islands. Enjoy water sports like white water rafting, surfing, scuba diving, swimming and more.
  • Tour volcanoes in Java and even climb iconic volcanoes such as Mount Rinjani for breathtaking sunrise views and a unique hiking experience.
  • Discover the incredible underwater world in destinations like Raja Ampat, Komodo National Park, and Bunaken Marine Park.
  • Head to Borneo to visit orangutan sanctuaries or see native wildlife in their natural habitat, or visit Bali Safari and Marine Park for a family-friendly wildlife encounter.
  • Take advantage of the dry season. The best time to visit Bali for adventures like climbing Gunung Agung, hiking Mount Batur, or catching a wave in Kuta Beach.

Travel Tips:

  • Dry season is the peak tourist season in Indonesia. Expect heavy crowds and higher rates. Book accommodation in advance.
  • Keep your belongings safe and watch out for pickpockets.
  • Indonesia’s sun can be quite strong. Don’t forget your sunscreen, hat and other coverings!
  • Embrace the food and cultures of the region. Don’t be scared to taste local delicacies and street foods (with caution!).

In-depth seasonal guides:
Indonesia in April
Indonesia in May
Indonesia in June
Indonesia in July
Indonesia in August
Indonesia in September
Indonesia in October
Summer in Indonesia

Wet season: November to July

Borobudur Temple during sunrise in Indonesia in October.
Explore ancient temples and go sightseeing during wet season when there are fewer tourists around.

The wet season is equated with the low season in Indonesia for tourism. There is generally rain all around the country except in Papua and Maluku, where it is the summer season. It can be difficult for visitors to take the oceanic route between the different islands in this season, and the constant rain means that some interior roads might become inaccessible. Even though it is the low season, expect crowds around Christmas and New Year. Despite the chances of rain, the wet season is the best season to visit Indonesia to go sightseeing and take part in local festivals because the crowds are so minimal and the costs can be lower.

Average temperatures 26 – 33° C / 79 – 91° F
Average rainfall 150 mm – 300 mm
Is the wet season a good time
to go to Indonesia?
While rainfall may not make the wet season favorable for activities like island hopping and water sports, you can still enjoy sightseeing, traditional ceremonies, festivals, and more. The best part—lower rates and fewer crowds.

Highlights:

  • Explore Indonesia’s rich cultural heritage by attending traditional ceremonies like Nyepi, dance performances, and festivals like the Bali Arts Festival and Waisak.
  • Visit Tumpak Sewu in East Java or Sekumpul Waterfall in Bali, where the rains create stunning cascades.
  • Indulge in rejuvenating spa treatments and yoga retreats, often at lower prices.
  • Visit bustling local markets in Jakarta and savor Indonesian street food like siomay and batagor. Many markets are covered and the rain adds to the cultural experience.
  • Immerse in quaint historical sightseeing as you explore Yogyakarta and its temples like Borobudur and Prambanan.
  • Celebrate the Chinese New Year around January/February with a string of traditional festivals and parades—especially in Jakarta.
  • Join “Hari Raya Nyepi”—a unique festival also known as Balinese Day of Silence. Celebrated in March, this holiday is celebrated by the entire country by spending the day in silence, with a lot of feasting.
  • Enjoy lower crowds and cheaper travel fares as these months are low tourist season.

Travel Tips:

  • Rain in Indonesia can be extreme. Carry raincoats, umbrellas or waterproof clothing.
  • Don’t forget mosquito repellent.
  • Take advantage of cheap accommodations, fewer crowds, and travel fares.

In-depth seasonal guides:
Indonesia in November
Indonesia in December
Indonesia in January
Indonesia in February
Indonesia in March
Winter in Indonesia

To learn more on the best season to visit Indonesia, read our comprehensive Indonesia travel guide for a month-to-month travel insight, things to do and how many days to spend in Indonesia. If you’re planning a trip, talk to our travel experts to create your customized trip to Indonesia.

AVERAGE ANNUAL TEMPERATURE OF POPULAR DESTINATIONS IN INDONESIA

 

Destinations
Dry season

Wet season

Average
temperature

Rainfall
Average
temperature

Rainfall
Bali
30°C – 32°C 33mm – 85 mm 31°C – 32°C 125mm – 252mm
Jakarta 32°C – 33°C 61mm – 139mm 31°C – 33°C 106mm – 392mm
Komodo Island 30°C –32°C 21mm – 92mm 30°C – 31°C 101mm – 278mm
Lombok 30°C – 31°C 42mm – 110mm 30°C – 31°C 168mm – 299mm
Sumba 31°C – 32°C 48mm – 234mm 29°C – 30°C 32mm – 118mm
Yogyakarta 30°C – 31°C 17mm – 153mm 30°C – 31°C 238mm – 388mm
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Published by Marie Storm, updated on April 10, 2024

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