When is the best time to go to Borneo (Indonesian Kalimantan)?

When is the best time to go to Borneo (Indonesian Kalimantan)? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan), the weather is good across more than 56% of the territory for: June, July, August and September
  • The best months to go to Pontianak (Borneo) are June, July and August
  • On average, it is hot all year round in Pontianak (Borneo)
  • The rainiest months in this city are January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December
  • The cities with the best climate are Banjarmasin, Banjarbaru, Barabai, Bidukbiduk, Kutai National Park, Martapura, Mempawah, Pemangkat, Amuntai and Bontang, with good weather at least 5 months a year
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round in Pontianak (Borneo)

Annual weather in Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan)

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan) for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 76°F to 92°F
14 to 25 days*
February 76°F to 94°F
13 to 22 days*
March 76°F to 92°F
13 to 23 days*
April 77°F to 92°F
12 to 22 days*
May 79°F to 94°F
11 to 22 days*
June 77°F to 94°F
9 to 18 days*
July 77°F to 94°F
7 to 19 days*
August 77°F to 94°F
6 to 21 days*
September 77°F to 94°F
6 to 19 days*
October 77°F to 94°F
10 to 21 days*
November 77°F to 92°F
15 to 22 days*
December 77°F to 92°F
15 to 26 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Borneo (Kalimantan) by cities

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Pontianak (Borneo)

Pontianak (Borneo)

The best months to go to Pontianak (Borneo) are june, july and august.



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



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

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Temperatures and rainfall in Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan)

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Borneo (Kalimantan) and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Pontianak (Borneo), Banjarmasin, Palangkaraya, Samarinda and Tanjung Selor, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan)

Find out when Borneo (Kalimantan) 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 Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan)

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

  • Very low season in Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan): January, February, March, April and November.
  • Low season in Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan): September.
  • High season in Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan): May, June and October.
  • Peek season in Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan): July, August and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Borneo (Kalimantan) month by month

Where to go in Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan)?

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.
Pontianak (Borneo)88°F90°F90°F92°F92°F92°F92°F92°F92°F92°F90°F88°F
Tanjung Selor86°F86°F86°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F86°F86°F
Derawan Islands86°F86°F86°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F86°F86°F
Kakaban Island86°F86°F86°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F86°F86°F
Betung Kerihun National Park90°F92°F92°F92°F94°F94°F94°F94°F94°F92°F92°F90°F
Danau Sentarum National Park88°F90°F90°F92°F92°F92°F92°F92°F92°F92°F90°F90°F
Gunung Palung National Park86°F86°F86°F86°F88°F88°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F
Kota Pagatan88°F86°F86°F88°F88°F86°F85°F86°F88°F88°F88°F88°F
Kutai National Park86°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F90°F88°F88°F


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About Borneo (Kalimantan)

What can I do in Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan)?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage


Family travel

Crafts / shopping



Is this weather information for Borneo (Kalimantan) reliable?

Climate data for Borneo (Kalimantan) has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Borneo (Kalimantan) allows us to determine the average for each month in Pontianak (Borneo), Banjarmasin, Palangkaraya, Samarinda, Tanjung Selor, Balikpapan, Banjarbaru, Derawan Islands, and 31 other cities.

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

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