When To Go

High Season (Jul & Aug)

  • Tourist numbers surge across Indonesia, from Bali to Sulawesi and beyond.
  • Room rates can spike by 50%.
  • Dry season except in Maluku and Papua, which are rainy.

Shoulder (May, Jun & Sep)

  • Dry season outside Maluku and Papua.
  • Best weather in Java, Bali and Lombok (dry, not so humid).
  • You can travel more spontaneously.

Low Season (Oct–Apr)

  • Wet season in Java, Bali and Lombok (and Kalimantan flowers).
  • Dry season (best for diving) in Maluku and Papua.
  • Easy to find deals and you can travel with little advance booking (except at Christmas and New Year).