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The best time to visit Indonesia is between April and October, when the weather is perfect for island hopping, snorkeling, 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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May and June are great times to visit Indonesia as the sun is shining, rain is minimal and you beat the crowds traveling over during the school vacations. You also may be able to take advantage of some shoulder season promotions.

Glynn, Southeast Asia Specialist

Indonesia Climate Guide

Destination Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Bali 88°F 10" 88°F 7" 88°F 6" 90°F 3" 90°F 3" 88°F 3" 86°F 3" 86°F 1" 88°F 1" 90°F 3" 90°F 5" 88°F 8"
Jakarta 86°F 15" 88°F 11" 88°F 9" 90°F 5" 91°F 5" 91°F 4" 91°F 2" 91°F 3" 91°F 3" 91°F 4" 91°F 5" 90°F 8"
Komodo Island 86°F 11" 86°F 11" 88°F 7" 88°F 4" 88°F 3" 86°F 1" 86°F 1" 88°F 1" 88°F 1" 90°F 1" 88°F 4" 88°F 7"
Lombok 86°F 12" 86°F 9" 88°F 7" 88°F 4" 88°F 4" 86°F 2" 86°F 2" 86°F 2" 88°F 2" 88°F 4" 88°F 7" 88°F 10"
Sumba 84°F 2" 84°F 2" 86°F 1" 88°F 2" 88°F 5" 90°F 7" 90°F 7" 90°F 7" 90°F 8" 88°F 9" 86°F 5" 84°F 2"
Tanjung Puting National Park 86°F 9" 86°F 9" 86°F 10" 88°F 10" 88°F 11" 88°F 8" 88°F 7" 90°F 5" 90°F 5" 90°F 8" 88°F 9" 86°F 11"
Yogyakarta 86°F 15" 86°F 12" 86°F 14" 88°F 6" 88°F 6" 88°F 3" 86°F 1" 88°F 1" 88°F 2" 88°F 5" 88°F 9" 86°F 11"

Month-by-month guide to traveling in Indonesia

Komodo archipelago, Indonesia

Visiting Indonesia in October

Enjoy the last of the sunshine before the wet season takes hold. Warm and sunny weather still dominates most of the region, although regular showers can be expected in some areas, worsening in intensity as the month draws on. Northern Sumatra, in particular, experiences one of its wettest months, which can affect roads. This can be a great time to grab a shoulder season bargain.

Events & Festivals

  • Muharram 1/Islamic New Year (date varies): The Islamic New Year is celebrated throughout Indonesia with parades, festivals and prayer, making this an exciting but busy time to visit.

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