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Indonesia is a summer destination, best visited between April and October when the weather’s perfect for island hopping, snorkelling and beach relaxation. Bridging the Equator, Indonesia is hot all year round, with the only change coming between November and March when the country sees widespread rain; particularly in the south. Although the rain may scupper your plans to relax by the beach, it does bring some pleasant changes. Indonesia’s rich collection of temples are often quieter at this time of year, making exploration much more rewarding. The scenery is beautiful, and if you venture into the highlands the temperatures are cooler, which can be a welcome change from the humid conditions on lower ground.

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Month-by-month guide to travelling in Indonesia

Senggigi, Indonesia

Visiting Indonesia in January

During January the rains are widespread across Indonesia, and although it's difficult to find some sun, you can still be lucky at this time of year. For guaranteed sunshine, it's best to head further north.


Events & Festivals

  • Chinese New Year (date varies): As with many Southeast Asian countries, Chinese New Year is celebrated in Indonesia as a public holiday, with traditional festivals taking place throughout the country.


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Indonesia Climate Guide

Destination Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Bali 31°C 252mm 31°C 188mm 31°C 147mm 32°C 85mm 32°C 68mm 31°C 79mm 30°C 73mm 30°C 33mm 31°C 30mm 32°C 81mm 32°C 125mm 31°C 202mm
Jakarta 30°C 392mm 31°C 282mm 31°C 221mm 32°C 139mm 33°C 117mm 33°C 92mm 33°C 61mm 33°C 65mm 33°C 69mm 33°C 106mm 33°C 134mm 32°C 206mm
Komodo Island 30°C 278mm 30°C 268mm 31°C 183mm 31°C 92mm 31°C 81mm 30°C 35mm 30°C 21mm 31°C 22mm 31°C 14mm 32°C 31mm 31°C 101mm 31°C 190mm
Lombok 30°C 299mm 30°C 238mm 31°C 183mm 31°C 110mm 31°C 109mm 30°C 63mm 30°C 61mm 30°C 42mm 31°C 45mm 31°C 101mm 31°C 167mm 31°C 248mm
Sumba 29°C 56mm 29°C 44mm 30°C 32mm 31°C 48mm 31°C 132mm 32°C 184mm 32°C 176mm 32°C 171mm 32°C 208mm 31°C 234mm 30°C 118mm 29°C 57mm
Tanjung Puting National Park 30°C 239mm 30°C 240mm 30°C 257mm 31°C 251mm 31°C 281mm 31°C 196mm 31°C 174mm 32°C 138mm 32°C 138mm 32°C 193mm 31°C 237mm 30°C 267mm
Yogyakarta 30°C 388mm 30°C 300mm 30°C 361mm 31°C 153mm 31°C 142mm 31°C 69mm 30°C 30mm 31°C 17mm 31°C 48mm 31°C 137mm 31°C 238mm 30°C 280mm

Trip ideas and travel guides to exploring Indonesia

West Coast, Bali
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Lembongan Island, Indonesia
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Glynn on the rim of the crater on Mount Ijen, Java, Indonesia

May and June are great times to visit Indonesia as the sun is shining, rain is minimal and you beat the crowds travelling over during the school holidays. You also may be able to take advantage of some shoulder season promotions.

Glynn, Southeast Asia Specialist