Indonesia in July: All You Need to Know
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July in Indonesia is all about warm, dry weather that adds to the attraction of its diverse landscape of exotic tropical rainforests, pristine beaches, and stunning volcanic mountains. Swim with stingless jellyfish in Derawan, trek through the lush forests of Lombok, visit the Tangkuban Perahu Volcano in Jakarta and attend the Bali Kite Festival. There is so much to see and do if you take a trip to Indonesia in July. So much, in fact, that you will be spoiled for choice.
Indonesia Weather in July
The country’s average temperature ranges between 25°C and 33°C during this month. Java and Sumatra experience temperature highs of up to 33°C. Bali is much cooler with the mercury hovering around 27°C. With no rainy clouds in the sky, the islands of Flores, Lombok, and the Gili are ideal for hiking, boating, and diving. Islands in the east and north Sulawesi can experience light showers, while West Papua and the Raja Ampat islands are known to get strong winds in July.
For a seasonal overview, read our article on the best time to visit Indonesia.
Weather in Indonesia in July - Rainfall and Temperatures
|Avg Daily (°C)||30||30||31||32||32||32||31||32||32||33||32||31|
|Avg Nightly (°C)||26||26||26||26||26||26||26||26||26||27||26||26|
|Avg Daily (°F)||86||86||87.8||89.6||89.6||89.6||87.8||89.6||89.6||91.4||89.6||87.8|
|Avg Nightly (°F)||78.8||78.8||78.8||78.8||78.8||78.8||78.8||78.8||78.8||80.6||78.8||78.8|
|Avg Rainfall (mm)||98||84||75||84||53||47||31||50||26||50||90||73|
Why Visit Indonesia in July
July is all go for tourism in Indonesia. Here are some reasons why you should be book a flight to Indonesia for July:
- Diving and surfing: Thanks to great weather conditions, the waters in the western and central islands provide favorable diving and surfing conditions. The popular islands for diving include Bali, Lombok, and Komodo National Park. Java and Bali are the best for surfing.
- Outdoor pursuits: July is one of the best months to enjoy outdoor activities in Indonesia. Some popular activities include hiking, biking, and bathing in waterfalls. An adventurous holiday awaits those who travel to Indonesia.
- Event and entertainment: Indonesia hosts many events in July. The Solo Batik Carnival in Java, for example, brings color to central Java with batik exhibitions and extravagant street parades. Bali also hosts the annual international kite festival this month.
- Religious festivals: Indonesia observes many religious festivals. From the country’s Muslim faithful observing Eid al-Adha in honor of Ibrahim’s sacrifice to the ethnic Torajan people performing the Rambu Solo ceremony for their deceased loved ones in southern Sulawes.
Where to Go and What to Do
Jakarta, Komodo, Gili Islands, Bali, and Yogyakarta are some of the best places to visit in Indonesia in July. Begin at the vibrant capital of Jakarta ticking off its highlights, including the National Monument and the Istiqlal Mosque. Explore Glodok Chinatown and experience its bustling nightlife at Komodo National Park, see the giant namesake lizards. Stroll through Yogyakarta’s cultural heritages such as the Borobudur Complex and Prambanan. Taste its traditional culinary wonders and check out the Wayang Orang, a life-size puppet performance.
If you love watersports, head to Gili Islands and Lombok. Relax on its sandy beaches fringed with palm trees and dive among underwater sculptures. Espy the sunken ship at Wreck Point and surf, kiteboard, and snorkel in Bali. Art lovers can visit the Sukawati Art Market and shop at the Floating Market in Banjarmasin. Nature and wildlife lovers can head to Sumatra to explore its rainforests and see its many volcanic mountains and lakes.
Since July is part of the peak season in Indonesia, the country’s attractions can be crowded and expensive. But if you are looking for a trip with fantastic weather, one filled with fun events and activities, this is the perfect time to visit. Book one of our package tours in Indonesia in July, or connect with our travel experts to get a customized travel itinerary to Indonesia. If you are not sure where to start, our guide on how many days to spend in Indonesia will come in handy.