What is the best time to visit Bali?

The best time to visit Bali is between April and October, which is the dry season. Bali experiences dry and sunny weather during these months, making it perfect for exploring the beaches, cultural sites, and outdoor activities. The humidity is lower, and rainfall is minimal. These months also offer excellent conditions for surfing and water sports along Bali's coastlines. 

Bali has two main seasons - the dry season (April - October) and the wet season (November - March). For tourists who would like to enjoy the crowds, nightlife, and vibe of Bali, July, August, and December are the peak times to visit. December to March is the rainy season in Bali but the rainfall in Bali is generally short and doesn't last long. Since this is the low season, with significant slashes in prices and cheaper accommodation, it can be a good time to visit Bali on a budget. 

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Month High/Low (°C) Rain
January 23°/ 16° 24 days
February 22°/ 16° 27 days
March 22°/ 16° 31 days
April 22°/ 16° 26 days
May 23°/ 15° 10 days
June 23°/ 14° 5 days
July 22°/ 13° 4 days
August 22°/ 13° 1 days
September 23°/ 13° 3 days
October 24°/ 14° 8 days
November 24°/ 15° 23 days
December 24°/ 16° 29 days

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Bali in Peak Season

As Bali is an all year round tourist destination, you must know that you will find the island at its peak during certain months which includes July, August, Late January and Early December. It is important to remember that the price also hikes during these months. So, it is advised to book your flight and hotel much before your vacation.

Bali in Shoulder Season

The months of February, May, June, September, October, November and Early December are often called the best of time to visit Bali as you get to enjoy the weather at a comparatively cheaper price. The streets are busy but not too overcrowded to dampen your visit. The plus point is that often you get beautiful landscapes and attractions to yourself.

Bali in Off Season

Quieter than the other season, the Offseason finds itself with everything at a cheaper price. However, being wetter than most months you may have to stay indoors. Besides, you may be more prone to many diseases. Hence, Offseason is best avoided when visiting Bali.

Bali in Dry Season (April - October)

Bali's dry season falls between April and October which becomes the best time to plan a vacation to Bali. You may feel a little bit of humidity and rain sometime, but for most of these months, it?s sunny with clear skies. The dry southeast winds make up the best time to enjoy outdoor activities like trekking, surfing, diving, cycling etc. along with sightseeing. Further, you can also enjoy floating in the pool, looking out towards the dense forests or the Indian Ocean. You not only enjoy the warmth of the day and cool breeze of the night but can also participate in the annual festivals and events of Bali that falls during these months.

Bali in Wet Season ( November - March )

November to march make up for the wet season. However, it does not mean that you must not visit Bali during these months. Even in its wet months, Bali seems to be one of the favourite vacation spots for many. The average rainfall increases in these months which may not allow you to enjoy as many activities or the beaches, but you can enjoy a peaceful spa day and enjoy the local indoor activities. Plus, you can float in the pool and enjoy the sight of the immense beauty of nature that surrounds Bali.
If you are adventurous at heart, then you can go for canyoning and rafting as the waters offer a fantastic adrenaline rush to give you a one in a lifetime experience. Along with it, you can participate in the festival and events which are few but equally entertaining.

Bali in January - December (Monthly Weather)

1. Bali in January

Considered the winter month of Bali, the average temperature during this time is 26 C with the least sunshine and maximum rain spread out over 16 days.

What to do in Bali in January
If it's not raining then, you can go for scuba diving at the Baruna Dive centre, visit the Gunung Temple and see the Sekumpul waterfall.

2. Bali in February

The weather conditions of February remains the same as January with a slight increase in the average temperature of about 27.5 C.

What to do in Bali in February
During this time, under favourable weather, you can enjoy almost every water activity with Bali Jet Set. You can also visit the Tanah Lot and the Agung Rai Museum of Art.

3. Bali in March

With March, the year progresses towards the dry season and the days start getting warmer. The daily sunshine increases and the average rainfall decreases during this month.

What to do in Bali in March
In this month, falls the most important and holy day of Bali- the Nyepi day. On this day, all remain silent and indoors without any light. Followed by this day is the Bali Spirit Festival that focuses on living in harmony with your social, spiritual and natural environment.

4. Bali in April

Drier and warmer than the months prior to it, April usually rises to the hottest of the year in Bali. With an average temperature of 27 C, Bali receives sunshine for about 9 hrs a day and an average rainfall of 70mm in about 12 days.

What to do in Bali in April
During these months one can enjoy the sand and the sun on many beaches. And if it's a rainy day, then a visit the Setia Drama House of Masks and Puppets is a better option. Besides, once can see some wildlife in The Bali Bird Park and escape the hot days at the waterpark named Waterboom Bali. One can also participate in the Ubud Food Festival which is a three-day culinary event that celebrates the Indonesian cuisine and the local produce with Bali's best chefs.

5. Bali in May

With May coming in, the wet season gets over and the driest days of Bali starts with an average temperature of 28 C. The average rainfall for May decreases and is 70 mm while the sunshine stays for more than 9 hours per day.

What to do in Bali in May
The best beaches to visit in May include the black lava beach-the Jemeluk Beach where the waters are shallow and perfect for swimming and the white sand beach- the Bingin beach, perfect for surfing. If not the beach, one can go to the Kuda P stables for a horse riding experience and the Titra Empul temple to purify oneself with its holy water.

6. Bali in June

June begins with clear skies and a low chance of rain with an average temperature of 30?C. The hottest days of the year have now passed, but there is no decrease in sunlight which stays up to 10 hours a day.

What to do in Bali in June
Due to the decrease in rainfall that falls only for around five days, you can enjoy the clear waters and participate in sports activities at the Geger Beach and the Sanur beach. During this time one can also enjoy a bike tour in the countryside and participate in the Nusa Dua Bali Blues festival which celebrates the creative energy of the Indonesian Jazz and Blues with many local, national and foreign bands playing in the event. One can also take the Balinese feels with the Nusa Dua Light Festival which is a gorgeous amalgamation of beautiful lights in different shapes.

7. Bali in July

The average temperature for July is somewhat similar to that of June with an average temperature of 27 degrees C, sunshine up to 10 hours per day and the least rainfall.

What to do in Bali in July
Apart from the beaches, you can enjoy some adventurous activities in the Munduk wilderness and the Elephant Safari park. In addition to the local sightseeing and activities, there are plenty of festivals happening for you to enjoy the most prominent being the Pesta Kesenian Bali. Also known as the Bali Art Festival, this event introduces Balinese art and culture with a purpose to preserve it as a tourist destination.

8. Bali in August

The peak month of tourism, August presents the perfect time to enjoy everything in Bali to its fullest. Maintaining the previous trend, the average temperature remains 27 C, 10 hours of daily sunshine and only three days of rainfall.

What to do in Bali in August
From the classic tour of Bali to all the water activities, from a peaceful spa day to the cultural shows, this time of the year is perfect. With many festivals and events lining up, you have plenty to choose from and enjoy the spirit of the Balinese culture. Some of the most prominent of all include the Sanur Village Festival, the Indonesian Independence day and the Buleleng Festival wherein you can enjoy various activities, night performances, Bazaars, competitions etc. Further, you can also watch the Bali International Kite Festival where local and foreign teams participate in the Kite flying competition.

9. Bali in September

The weather starts changing slowly from dry to wet in this month. The sky starts getting cloudy and the chances of rain increase as we move towards the middle and the end. The average temperature remains around 27?C with less sunshine and an increase in average rainfall.

What to do in Bali in September
During this month you can enjoy certain water activities including swimming and snorkelling with fewer people on the beaches as compared to the previous months. You can also enjoy the vast heritage of Balinese culture in the Bali International Film Festival and learn about Indonesian history in their culture garden named Taman Nusa.

10. Bali in October

With October, the Dry season comes to an end with a significant change in the amount of rainfall. The average temperature and sunshine don't seem much different from September but the average rainfall increase to 60mm.

What to do in Bali in October
During this month, you can participate in the Green camp that teaches one to live a green and eco-friendly life and visit the Yeh Pulu Temple for its gorgeous 14-15th-century rack carving along with the beautiful beaches. The annual festivals of Bali provide great entertainment with the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival which brings along the world's renowned artists, authors, thinkers, and performers on one platform and the Pesona Nusa Dua Fiesta that celebrates the vibrant and colourful heritage of this beautiful destination.

11. Bali in November

The wet season of the year officially starts with November. The average temperature for the month remains the same while the daily sunshine decreases to 7 hours and the rainfall increases to 70mm.

What to do in Bali in November
This weather makes up a perfect time to enjoy the Bali Safari and Marine Park. On a rainy day, you can visit the Museum Puri Lukisan which preserves Balinese art forms. Plus you can also participate in the world's renowned triathlon- the Herbalife Bali International Triathlon and see the festivities of the final day of the Makepung Buffalo Races.

12. Bali in December

Another of the peak season in Bali, the average temperature remains the same, but the rainfall sees a significant change rising to 90mm.

What to do in Bali in December
In this month you can see the Tek Tok dance along with the Denpasar festival which is an amalgamation of all elements of creativity with mask parades, photo exhibition, fashion shows etc.

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