Having a great experience in your traveling can be the most exciting thing. That is why, before deciding to go to travel you need to prepare so many things includes the time. Specifically, if you are going abroad to travel the world.
Such as in other countries, Indonesia also has different seasons that may differ with yours. Indonesia is a tropical country with the two seasons on it that change every twice a year. The Indonesian government under Jokowi as the president of Indonesia has some regulations that you should follow while visiting Indonesia.
So, do you have any plans to visit Indonesia? If you wondering when the right time to visit, here we have some clues for you. Let’s check them out!
1. January – March
Between January until March commonly Indonesia still on a rainy season in which the rain hard happens during January. Rain hard in Indonesia is so different from other countries. There will no stormy rain so it is safe to explore some Indonesian cities such as visiting museums in Jakarta, Yogyakarta, or Bandung.
Well, some of you may be wondering if January is not the best time to visit Indonesia. But, if you want to have some private traveling experience January is the best time to visit Indonesia. January becomes the low season to visit so that it is perfect to enjoy every moment in Indonesia. If you love to enjoy the clear water so much, Raja Ampat has the clearest water in January.
February becomes the sacred month for the Chinese tribe in Indonesia. Chinese new year makes some temples becomes a great destination to visit. You can go to Semarang to explore the Sam Po Kong temple and other Chinese temples around Semarang, Central Java. Besides, Pasola and Bau Nyale festivals in Lombok also becomes a great alternative to visit.
March becomes the sacred month in Bali which they held Nyepi day. if you want to feel how silent Bali in Nyepi day, so that March becomes the best time to visit there. During Nyepi, you will not be allowed to do some usual activity but you can see how Balinese focus on their pray.
2. April – June
Between April until June, both domestic and foreign tourists will visit Indonesia so that the country will start to crowd. The weather comes so warmly between these months so it is perfect to explore some famous cities in Indonesia.
April can be the best time for surfing and explore the beauty of the Indonesian sea. You can visit Bali, Lombok, or Komodo island to surf and dive. If you getting bored with these activities, you can explore the Way Kambas national park in Lampung, South of Sumatera to enjoy a great nature.
May becomes a great month to visit Indonesia since the dry season comes up. The sun will sun brighter and the weather feels so warm. Vesak day for Indonesian Buddhism in Borobudur temple as one of the world’s heritage sites in Indonesia that becomes the best moment that you should not miss. You will see the lantern festival as the biggest lantern festival in Indonesia.
June becomes the top of the dry season in Indonesia so that you will an extra sunscreen while exploring some Indonesian places. You can do so many things in June such as hiking in Sumatera or Java mountains, surfing in Bali or Lombok, or diving in most of the Indonesian seawater.
Besides, June becomes the greatest time to visit Savana in Baluran national park at East Java. You can enjoy little Africa there. You can also see the beauty of orchid in Indonesia that you can find in most of the Java and Kalimantan rain forest.
3. July – September
Between July up to September, Indonesia becomes the most crowded place for tourism. The holiday season and great summer become the best time to visit every beautiful place in Indonesia.
July becomes the best time to hunting sunset or sunrise in some beautiful Java mountains or enjoy the great beaches such as in the Seribu islands in Jakarta. They’re also a Yadya Kasada Tengger ritual in Bromo mount at East Java. Even though it is so crowd, people keep coming to enjoy their beauty.
August is the holiday season peak in Indonesia so that some places still crowd everywhere. August becomes a great month to visit since Indonesia celebrating their independence day on 17 August. There will be so many festivals in Indonesia to reminisce the independence.
When September comes, the weather comes a little windy and starts a bit rainy but not often. It becomes a little cold at night but has the clearest sky so that is perfect to go camp. Enjoy the night under the sky and stars becomes a great moment to camp and enjoy the sunrise in Bromo.
4. October – December
October will come in a little rain but still not often that happens daily like November. That is why going to hiking in some beautiful mountain in Java mountains is a great choice. Bromo, Semeru, or Ijen Mount in East Java will be crowd this time so be ready if you want to visit one of them.
In November commonly rain will fall daily and it is hard to go explore some mountains or beaches in Java, Bali, or Lombok. You can explore the southeast of Sulawesi to visit the beauty of Wakatobi national park. On this rainy season, Wakatobi becomes the greatest spot to visit and has the clearest water to dive.
In the last month of the year, December becomes the most choices to go camping for Indonesian domestic tourists. The Ijen crater becomes the most favorite place to visit so that you can enjoy the blue fire on it. Since rain keeps falling this month, this is the best time to enjoy the delicious of characteristic Indonesian cuisine.
So, there commonly every time becomes the best time to visit Indonesia. Just be well prepared before going on vacation based on the season change in Indonesia. Now, pack your bag and go explore Indonesia!