The best season to come to Indonesia

Any season is good to visit Indonesia. However, depending on what you want to see and what you plan to do, certain periods may be more suitable than others. To help you get the most of your journey on this splendid archipelago, we’ve prepared a small summary on the characteristics of each season.

Owing to its geographic position, Indonesia has a tropical and equatorial climate with two seasons, wet and dry. The dry season stretches from May to October while the wet season fills the rest of the year.

Normally, the average temperature fluctuates between 26°C and 30°C. However, it can vary substantially from one region to another. For example, the temperatures are cooler in the highlands than on the coastline. In Papua, snow peaks and glaciers even embellish a number of mountains.

The dry season in Indonesia

The dry season is definitely the best time to visit Indonesia. It normally begins in May and ends in October. During those months, the temperatures easily reach over 30°C. It’s the high season for tourism in Indonesia, consequently, most hotels, restaurants and touristic sites increase their prices.

What to do during the dry season:

  • Visit to temples
  • Enjoy the beaches
  • Diving
  • Camping in tropical forest
  • Relaxation in hot springs
  • Hiking volcanoes
  • And more…

The wet season in Indonesia

As with most of South- East Asian nations, Indonesia is subjected to the monsoon. It covers the period between November and April. Even if the dry season is most recommended for tourism, there is still a lot exciting things to do in the rainy months. Despite the large amount of rainfall, it rarely lasts more than a few hours or extends to several days.

If you travel in the monsoon, take advantage of the sunny days to enjoy outdoor activities like trekking or scenic nature strolls. When rain comes, there are plenty of cultural visits you can do such as  museums, temples or traditional houses. The good thing is that not as many tourists come to Indonesia during that part of the year. Therefore, you have a chance to travel for cheaper prices while avoiding the big flow of tourists.

What to see in the wet season?

  • Walk along the paddy fields
  • Attend traditional ceremonies
  • Discover the island by train
  • Visit to temples
  • Indulge in massage
  • Visit art and craft home industries
  • And more…