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Indonesia Weather in March

The Spice islands of Indonesia.
Visit Spice Islands of Indonesia in March and immerse yourself in the majestic scenery and the rich cultural heritage of Indonesia.

Rains start subsiding across Indonesia as March progresses, allowing visitors to spend time on the islands of Java, Bali and Sumba. But the best weather conditions can be found in the eastern regions of West Papua, Raja Ampat and the Moluccas (Spice Islands). Temperature-wise, there is not much of a difference, with the mercury ranging between 27°C and 32°C. 

Weather in Indonesia in March - Rainfall and Temperatures

Avg Daily (°C)303031323232313232333231
Avg Nightly (°C)262626262626262626272626
Avg Daily (°F)868688909090889090919088
Avg Nightly (°F)797979797979797979817979
Avg Rainfall (mm)988475845347315026509073

Why Visit Indonesia in March

Enjoy the festival of colors in Bali
Make your trip to Bali bright and colorful with Holi festival in March.
Travel with ease in Bali.
With fewer tourist in Bali during March, travel with ease and enjoy the beauty of islands in Indonesia.

With the rainy season nearing its end, Indonesia offers more welcoming weather conditions for travelers to explore the island country. Here are some reasons why it is a great idea to visit Indonesia in March.  

  • Greater choice of destination: Visitors in March have a much wider range of destinations in Indonesia to consider, stretching from the north of Sumatra across to West Papua by way of Bali and Sumba, as the rainy season starts retreating.
  • Good value: There are some great deals on travel and accommodation for travelers visiting Indonesia in March, which is still considered the low season.
  • Fewer tourists: If the idea of crowded beaches puts you off, March is a great time to visit Indonesia when the country’s coastline has relatively few visitors. This also holds true for other destinations. 
  • Festivals: March is the month of the Hindu festival of Holi. The famed festival of colors and water is best experienced in Bali. The end of March also marks the Ascension of the Prophet Mohammed with a public holiday in the predominantly Muslim country.

Where to go and what to do

View of Toraja village in mountainous region of South Sulawesi, Indonesia
Experience a getaway to the famed Toraja village where the predominant Christian population still carry out traditional funeral rites, drawing thousands of tourists each year

You will not struggle to find places to visit in Indonesia in March. By the beginning of the month, northern Sumatra is all but clear of heavy rains that blight the area in the first two months of the year. Fine weather conditions allow visitors the chance to explore the Bukit Lawang jungle to spot orangutans. With little tourists around, the experience can be even more exhilarating. Kalimantan in Borneo is another destination for orangutan encounters in March. 

Meanwhile, the centrally located Bali sports one of the best weather conditions in this region, with tourist-centric businesses putting on special shows and events. Head east to the Moluccas for hiking and bird-watching opportunities on islands such as Seram and Ternate. For sailing and diving expeditions, visit Raja Ampat, which boasts stunning coral reefs and beaches. Indonesia in March offers travelers a diverse array of destinations to choose from. The country’s weather improves as the month progresses and the low season means better tour and accommodation rates. A huge bang for your buck, if you ask us.

Check out our guide to things to do in Indonesia for more ideas, before working out how many days in spend in Indonesia

Our travel experts are here to help you put together customized trips to Indonesia to match your personal interests. Also, take a look at the organized tours we offer to Indonesia in March

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