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 Banjarbaru, Banjarmasin, 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)

Where and when to go based on the weather?

Central Kalimantan
Palangkaraya, Tanjung Puting National Park, Pangkalan Bun...

June, July, August and September
90°F to 94°F°C
7 to 11 days
January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December
92°F to 94°F°C
14 to 20 days

East Kalimantan
Samarinda, Balikpapan, Derawan Islands...

86°F to 92°F°C
9 to 19 days
February, March, May, June, July, August, October and November
86°F to 94°F°C
10 to 23 days
85°F to 86°F
January, April and December
86°F to 92°F°C
15 to 25 days
85°F to 86°F

North Kalimantan
Tarakan, Tanjung Selor, Sebatik...

March, June, July and September
86°F to 88°F°C
15 to 20 days
85°F to 86°F
January, February, April, May, August, October, November and December
86°F to 88°F°C
15 to 25 days
83°F to 86°F

South Kalimantan
Banjarmasin, Banjarbaru, Martapura...

June, July, August, September and October
85°F to 94°F°C
6 to 15 days
January, May and November
88°F to 92°F°C
15 to 23 days
February, March, April and December
86°F to 90°F°C
17 to 26 days

West Kalimantan
Pontianak (Borneo), Danau Sentarum National Park, Gunung Palung National Park...

June, July, August and September
86°F to 94°F°C
8 to 15 days
85°F to 88°F
January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December
85°F to 94°F°C
11 to 22 days
83°F to 88°F

Best time to travel to Borneo (Kalimantan) by cities

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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), Samarinda, Balikpapan, Palangkaraya and Banjarbaru, 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, October and November. The number of visitors to Borneo (Kalimantan) is high in: May, June, July, August, September and December.

  • Very low season in Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan): January, February, April and November.
  • Low season in Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan): March and October.
  • High season in Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan): May, July, August and September.
  • Peak season in Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan): June 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
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
Derawan Islands86°F86°F86°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F86°F86°F
Gunung Palung National Park86°F86°F86°F86°F88°F88°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F
Kakaban Island86°F86°F86°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°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
Muara Teweh92°F94°F92°F92°F94°F92°F92°F94°F94°F94°F92°F92°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), Samarinda, Balikpapan, Palangkaraya, Banjarbaru, Banjarmasin, Barabai, Betung Kerihun National Park, and 31 other cities.

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

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