When is the best time to go to Indonesia?

When is the best time to go to Indonesia? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Indonesia, the weather is good across more than 63% of the territory for: July, August, September and October
  • The best months to go to Java (Jakarta) are June, July, August and September
  • On average, it is hot all year round in Java (Jakarta)
  • The rainiest months in this city are January, February, March and April
  • The cities with the best climate are Sulawesi (Makassar) and Rote Island, with good weather at least 10 months a year
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round in Java (Jakarta)

Annual weather in Indonesia

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Indonesia for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 76°F to 90°F
13 to 28 days*
February 77°F to 92°F
8 to 24 days*
March 77°F to 94°F
10 to 25 days*
April 79°F to 94°F
7 to 24 days*
May 79°F to 94°F
4 to 22 days*
June 77°F to 94°F
1 to 19 days*
July 76°F to 94°F
0 to 18 days*
August 76°F to 94°F
0 to 18 days*
September 77°F to 94°F
1 to 17 days*
October 77°F to 92°F
1 to 19 days*
November 77°F to 92°F
2 to 19 days*
December 77°F to 90°F
11 to 25 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Indonesia by cities

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Java (Jakarta)

Java (Jakarta)

The best months to go to Java (Jakarta) are june, july, august and september.



The best months to go to Bali are april, may, june, july, august, september, october and november.



The best months to go to Lombok are may, june, july, august, september and october.

Temperatures and rainfall in Indonesia

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Indonesia and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Java (Jakarta), Bali, Lombok, Sulawesi (Makassar) and Sumatra (Medan), as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Indonesia

Find out when Indonesia has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Indonesia

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, May, June, October and November. The number of visitors to Indonesia is high in: July, August, September and December.

  • Very low season in Indonesia: January and March.
  • Low season in Indonesia: February, April, May, June, October and November.
  • High season in Indonesia: September and December.
  • Peak season in Indonesia: July and August.

Figure: Visitor index for Indonesia month by month

Average price for flights to Indonesia

A return flight between Sydney and Bali is generally cheaper if you go in march ($ 458 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 170 more for your airline ticket to Bali if you go in july.

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Where to go in Indonesia?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Java (Jakarta)88°F88°F90°F90°F90°F90°F90°F90°F92°F92°F92°F90°F
Sulawesi (Makassar)86°F86°F88°F88°F90°F88°F88°F90°F92°F92°F90°F88°F
Sumatra (Medan)90°F92°F94°F94°F94°F94°F94°F94°F94°F92°F90°F90°F
Indonesian Papua85°F85°F85°F85°F86°F85°F85°F85°F85°F86°F86°F85°F
Kalimantan (Borneo)88°F90°F90°F92°F92°F92°F92°F92°F92°F92°F90°F88°F
Komodo island85°F85°F86°F86°F85°F85°F85°F86°F88°F90°F90°F86°F
Sumba (Waingapu)86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F85°F83°F85°F86°F88°F90°F88°F
Rote Island86°F86°F86°F86°F85°F83°F83°F83°F85°F86°F88°F86°F


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Is this weather information for Indonesia reliable?

Climate data for Indonesia has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Indonesia allows us to determine the average for each month in Java (Jakarta), Bali, Lombok, Sulawesi (Makassar), Sumatra (Medan), Flores, Indonesian Papua, Kalimantan (Borneo), and 6 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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