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

Where and when to go based on the weather?

Central Java
Semarang, Yogyakarta, Karimun Java...

May, July, August, September and October
79°F to 95°F°C
2 to 23 days
81°F to 86°F
March, April, June, November and December
79°F to 92°F°C
6 to 29 days
83°F to 88°F
January and February
79°F to 88°F°C
16 to 28 days

East Java
Surabaya, Malang, Batu...

81°F to 94°F°C
0 to 7 days
79°F to 83°F
May, June, July, September and October
81°F to 97°F°C
1 to 22 days
79°F to 86°F
April and November
81°F to 95°F°C
8 to 28 days
85°F to 86°F
January, February, March and December
79°F to 92°F°C
13 to 30 days
85°F to 88°F

West Java
Jakarta, Bandung, Bogor...

July, August and September
83°F to 95°F°C
2 to 12 days
79°F to 85°F
April, May, June, October and December
83°F to 94°F°C
6 to 27 days
81°F to 86°F
January, February, March and November
81°F to 92°F°C
10 to 27 days
83°F to 86°F

To get all the information about the climate and weather on the island of Java for a specific month, click on the corresponding link below:

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Best time to travel to Java by cities

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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, Surabaya, Bogor and Malang, 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, May, June, September, October and November. The number of visitors to Java is high in: July, August and December.

  • Very low season on the island of Java: January, February, March, April and November.
  • Low season on the island of Java: May, June, September and October.
  • High season on the island of Java: August.
  • 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, Surabaya, Bogor, Malang, Semarang, 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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