When is the best time to go to Java?

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

  • On the island of Java, the weather is good everywhere in July, August and September
  • The best months to go to Jakarta are June, July, August and September
  • On average, it is hot all year round in Jakarta
  • The rainiest months in this city are January, February, March and April
  • The cities with the best climate are Surabaya, Sidoarjo and Tengah, with good weather at least 8 months a year
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round in Jakarta

Annual weather on the island of Java

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

January 68°F to 88°F
13 to 30 days*
February 68°F to 88°F
14 to 28 days*
March 70°F to 90°F
14 to 30 days*
April 72°F to 90°F
12 to 28 days*
May 72°F to 92°F
7 to 23 days*
June 70°F to 92°F
3 to 17 days*
July 68°F to 92°F
2 to 12 days*
August 68°F to 94°F
0 to 11 days*
September 70°F to 97°F
1 to 12 days*
October 72°F to 97°F
3 to 22 days*
November 70°F to 95°F
8 to 26 days*
December 68°F to 92°F
13 to 29 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Java by cities

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



The best months to go to Bandung are july, august and september.



The best months to go to Bogor are july, august and september.

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Temperatures and rainfall on the island of Java

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Java and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Jakarta, Bandung, Bogor, Malang and Semarang, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons on the island of Java

Find out when Java 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 on the island of Java

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

  • Very low season on the island of Java: January, February, March and April.
  • Low season on the island of Java: June, October and November.
  • High season on the island of Java: May, August and September.
  • Peak season on the island of Java: July and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Java month by month

Where to go on the island of Java?

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.
Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park81°F81°F83°F83°F83°F83°F83°F83°F86°F86°F85°F81°F
Gunung Bromo81°F81°F83°F83°F83°F83°F83°F83°F86°F86°F85°F81°F
Karimun Java86°F85°F85°F86°F86°F85°F83°F83°F85°F85°F86°F86°F
Kawah Ijen86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F85°F83°F85°F86°F88°F88°F86°F
Mount Ciremai National Park85°F85°F85°F86°F85°F85°F85°F86°F88°F88°F86°F86°F
Parc national Halimun Salak86°F86°F88°F88°F90°F88°F88°F90°F92°F92°F90°F88°F
Pasar Sirih Beach86°F88°F88°F88°F90°F88°F88°F88°F90°F90°F90°F88°F
Sindangkerta Beach86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F85°F83°F85°F85°F85°F85°F85°F


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About Java

What can I do on the island of Java?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage


Family travel

Crafts / shopping



Is this weather information for Java reliable?

Climate data for Java has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Java allows us to determine the average for each month in Jakarta, Bandung, Bogor, Malang, Semarang, Surabaya, Babadan, Batu, and 57 other cities.

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

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