Indonesia in April: Must-know Tips for Travelers


Visit Indonesia in April and you will find a perfect holiday destination largely free of crowds and rain. There is a multitude of attractions waiting to be explored and enjoyed during this time of year. Whether you visit Java in the west or Raja Ampat in the east, their magnificent beaches and jungle trails are in perfect condition. Go island hopping, take a cultural tour, hike through the countryside, or venture deep into the rainforest, Indonesia suits every traveler's need in April.

Indonesia Weather in April

View of Pura Ulun Danu Hindu temple in Bali, Indonesia in April
Indonesia during April can have high temperatures, make sure that you plan your itinerary for beaches and cooler destinations

April sits within Indonesia’s shoulder season when disruptive rains have largely dissipated and the torrid summer months are yet to appear. The average daytime temperature averages 30°C, which cools off towards the evening. While the skies are often cloudy, it works to the traveler’s advantage as a shield from a sweltering midday sun in otherwise hot destinations like Jakarta, Bali, and Lombok.

For a seasonal overview, read our article on the best time to visit Indonesia.

Weather in Indonesia in April - Rainfall and Temperatures

Avg Daily (°C)303031323232313232333231
Avg Nightly (°C)262626262626262626272626
Avg Daily (°F)868687.889.689.689.687.889.689.691.489.687.8
Avg Nightly (°F)78.878.878.878.878.878.878.878.878.880.678.878.8
Avg Rainfall (mm)988475845347315026509073

Why Visit Indonesia in April

Kakaban island in Indonesia is located close to Borneo Indonesia
Swim with harmless jellyfish in the island's lake of Kakaban. Find your diving adventure on your trip to Indonesia in April
Banda island in Indonesia is a great place for hikes and treks
A view of Banda island with the volcano in the distance

April in Indonesia sees the welcome end of the rainy season, opening up many destinations in the country. Good weather comes with many good opportunities to explore and experience this beautiful archipelago country. Check out some of the many reasons why you should visit Indonesia in April.

  • Snorkeling tours & diving spots: While snorkeling and diving spots in Indonesia are open year-round, April happens to be one of the best months to take part in these activities. Raja Ampat and Komodo islands have some of the best sites for snorkeling and coral reef diving.
  • Budget-friendly vacations: April is part of the shoulder season in Indonesia, so you will find some great flight and accommodation deals during this time. With a paltry budget of USD 50 USD 100 per day, you can spend your Indonesian holiday like a royal.
  • Rainforest beckons: April falls at the shoulder of two monsoon seasons in Indonesia. This offers you a brief window of a relatively dry period to explore the country’s rainforest and discover its rich biodiversity.
  • Lesser crowds: April is one of the least busy months to travel to Indonesia. So travelers can expect less competition for the best beach spots and fewer crowds at places that usually see huge tourist draws.

Where to go and what to do

Panoramic cityscape of Indonesia capital city Jakarta at sunny day
It's not just Bali, there are a plethora of things to do in the capital city of Jakarta on your tour of Indonesia in the month of April

Since almost all of Indonesia’s 17,000-plus islands can be visited in April, where you should head and how many days to spend in Indonesia can get a bit tricky.

For an insight into life in the countryside, the rice paddies of Java are at their most attractive in April and can be easily visited from Jakarta, one of our top places to visit in Indonesia. Further east, sunny Bali kicks off its tourist season, attracting people to its beaches and snorkeling expeditions, as well as to the island’s cultural attractions.

Snorkeling and diving experiences can also be enjoyed around the Gili Islands and Lombok during this time. If you are a nature lover, Indonesia is home to the world’s third-largest rainforest. April’s dry weather is perfect for exploring the tropical woods. Head to Kalimantan (Borneo) and northern Sumatra to spot the elusive orangutan. You can also embark on volcano tours of Gunung Agung, Mount Merapi, and Mount Rinjani, among others.

Check out our guide to the many things to do in Indonesia for more.

Indonesia’s destinations are as diverse as the country itself and April offers the best weather conditions to experience them. Tourist footfall is also relatively low during this time, which means you can enjoy the country’s top attractions in relative peace and at cheaper fares.

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