Best Time Go to Bali - Ideal Season for Each Activity

Your time in Bali may be anything you want it to be, from exploring the island&…


Best Time Go to Bali - Ideal Season for Each Activity

Wednesday 7 December 2022

A rundown of the ideal times to visit Bali, whether you're interested in the island's beaches, its mountains, or its festivals.

Vacation In Bali

Bali is a truly enchanted destination. Ubud, widely regarded as Bali's cultural capital, is surrounded by jungle, while the southern coast of the island is lined with beaches. Your time in Bali may be anything you want it to be, from exploring the island's many temples to deepening your understanding of Hinduism, to practicing yoga, to staying in a five-star resort, to going on a climbing expedition, or all of the above. You may plan your trip to Bali around attending one of the many religious or cultural ceremonies that take place there throughout the year.

Kelingking Nusa Penida
Kelingking Cliff Nusa Penida

Your Balinese experience can be anything you want it to be, and you might not even know what you're looking for until you get here.

Ulundanu Beratan Temple
Ulundanu Beratan Temple

Going to the island at the proper time is a great strategy to improve your chances of having a successful stay there. Bali experiences two distinct seasons: the rainy (from about November to March) and dry (from about April to October) (April to October). Through the course of the year, you can expect an average temperature of about 79 degrees Fahrenheit. Humidity, however, is a major factor in Bali's climate. During the wet season, the humidity rises sharply, making the air even muggier and, let's be honest, sweatier.

When is ideal to visit Bali based on the kind of trip you're planning.

  • Peak Tourist Season in Bali

The months of April through August are Bali's busiest. The peak season for tourism is March - May, and the low season is September - November. Hotel rates follow this pattern, rising steadily until September. Despite the onset of the rainy season, hotel rates tend to be higher in the weeks leading up to the holidays. This is because of the increased demand for accommodations during this time.

  • Bali's wet season
Raining in bali

In Bali, the wet season lasts from November to March, with the heaviest rains occurring in the first month of the year. If you're in Bali to see temples, practice yoga, and unwind, then the rain isn't a big concern even though it may prevent you from doing things like diving and surfing. You could even discover that the rain in the Ubud jungle enhances the tranquility of your trip. If you don't mind braving the occasional downpour, this is the perfect time to visit the forest or the rice fields, both of which will be lush with new growth and a lovely shade of green.

Just a quick heads up: mosquito season also coincides with the rainy season. The danger of mosquito-borne illnesses (including dengue fever and malaria) increase in these months. Some of the natives swear by lemongrass tea, a delectable and all-natural mosquito repellant, to keep the bugs at bay.

Best Months for Hiking in Bali

If you plan to spend your days trekking, traveling between April and October is great. Weather is too uncertain for daily walks during the wet season, which makes it difficult to make significant mileage gains in a short amount of time. People who are willing to keep an eye on the forecast, wait for a sunny morning, and limit their hiking to a single short hike can enjoy their trip even during the rainy season. But if you're heading to Bali particularly to hike, much like people visiting for the beaches, you'll want to come in the dry season. If you want to rent a motorbike and spend your days zipping over the island, the dry season is also preferable.

Best Time to Hike Mount Batur

Sunrice trekking kintamani

Mount Batur is undoubtedly the most renowned Bali hike. Typically, you'll book through a tour company that will pick you up from your hotel at about 2 a.m. for the 1,717-meter (5,633-foot) trek. As the sun rises, you will climb to the peak of Mount Batur, where your guide may provide you with a breakfast of eggs steamed in the lava from the volcano. The two-hour trek to the peak is best done between May and September to assure dry weather and clear vistas.

Best Time to Visit Bali to Avoid the Crowds

The real off-season in Bali is in the months of January and February, starting in October. With the official rainy season spanning those three months (January being the wettest), you may expect fewer tourists in quest of ideal diving and beach weather. You'll find the island peaceful and full of locals and expats if you visit outside of the busiest holiday months (November and December). In conclusion, October, January, and February are the best months to visit Bali in order to avoid the crowds at the temples, relax on deserted beaches, and find cheap hotel rooms.

Best Times to Visit Bali Around Specific Holidays and Festivals :

Galungan Days
Galungan Days

The Bali Arts Festival, held in June and July, is a must-see and one of the island's most famous celebrations. Hari Merdeka, Indonesia's Independence Day, is celebrated with parades and other outdoor events every year on August 17. Meanwhile, Galungan, which is a 10-day holiday celebrating the triumph of good over evil (dharma over adharma), happens in November. If you're planning a trip around a Hindu festival, keep in mind that Balinese Hindus may observe a different holiday than their Indian counterparts. Like the Indian festival Diwali, the Balinese festival Galungan is celebrated with great significance but is not celebrated in India.

As a pre-New Year's fasting day, Nyepi is celebrated in March (much like India's Navreh or Ugadi is celebrated in April).

Timing Your Bali Beach Vacation

The months of May, June, July, and August (especially August, which is the driest month on the island) are ideal for a traditional Bali beach vacation. Because rain reduces visibility below the surface and sunshine improves the underwater experience, these are also the greatest months for snorkeling and diving. You'll be visiting during peak season (from May to September) in Bali, which is the only real downside. During the high season, visitors will find it more difficult to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of Bali's temples, beaches, hotels, and yoga studios.

Things To Do In Bali - Must Visit 

Campuhan Ridge Walk
Campuhan Ridge Walk

The stunning Campuhan Ridge Walk is tucked away behind the hotels on Ubud main drag and is a must-see while in the city. You can escape the bustle of Ubud by taking the short but very worthwhile walkway up and down a ridge alongside rice fields and palm trees. 

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Gunung Kawi Temple
Gunung Kawi Temple

One of Bali's oldest temples is Gunung Kawi. In reality, there are several temples located in a wide river valley next to soaring cliffs, rather than just one. The complex's five main funeral shrines, which are carved into a steep rock at its center, are what make the location most well-known. Each temple is more than eight meters tall.

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What are the transportation options in Bali?

  • To get around in Bali, you can use various transportation options such as the following; Trans Sarbagita bus, Kura-Kura Bus, Komotra shuttle bus, conventional taxis (Caucasians and the like), online ojek and online taxis (gojek/gocar, grab).
  • If you want to visit many places, it will be easier if you just rent a car with driver / Hire Car With Driver Bali

What are the Hotel Recommendations in Bali?

  • Depends on your needs. You can choose various hotels with various price ranges. Starting from suitable for backpackers to luxury hotels.

Anything By Bali?

  • The choice of Balinese souvenirs is quite diverse. In general, it can be in the form of food and snacks (Milk Pie, Disco Nuts, Salted Peanuts, Bakpia, Pork Skin Crackers, Chicken Feet, Kintamani Coffee, Bali Salak, etc.), souvenirs (Joger T-shirts, Rattan Bags, Barong Clothes, Balinese Beach Cloth , Balinese Batik, Balinese Bracelets, Balinese Silver Jewelry, Balinese Mukena, etc.), or in the form of displays/decoration (paintings, wood crafts, coconut crafts, etc).

Where is the Romantic Honeymoon Place in Bali?

  • If you want a quiet honeymoon, then the recommendation for a romantic honeymoon in Bali and the most popular is the Ubud area. The natural and Balinese atmosphere will make your honeymoon more memorable.

What are the mountains in Bali?

  •  Some of the mountains in Bali include; Mount Agung, Mount Abang, Mount Batur, Mount Batukaru, Mount Catur, Mount Sangyang, Mount Pohen, Mount Tapak and Mount Lesung. Some of them are quite a favorite among trekking lovers, such as Mount Agung and Mount Batur.

What are the lakes in Bali?

  • There are several famous lakes in Bali which are often the main holiday destinations. These lakes include; Lake Batur, Lake Beratan, Lake Tamblingan and Lake Buyan.

What are the temples in Bali?

  • Some of the temples in Bali include; Tanah Lot Temple, Luhur Uluwatu Temple, Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, Tirta Empul Temple, Taman Ayun Temple, Taman Saraswati Temple, Gunung Lebah Temple, Goa Lawah Temple, Gunung Kawi Temple, Besakih Temple.

What are the museums in Bali?

  •  If you want to visit museums in Bali, here is the list; Pasifika Museum, Neka Ubud Museum, Antonio Blanco Museum, Bali Denpasar Museum, Setia Dharma mask and doll house, Puri Lukisan Museum, Subak Museum, Mount Batur Museum, Bali Shell Museum, and Dream Museum Zone.

What Are the Choices of One-way Bali Tour Routes?

Several choices of Bali tourist routes in the same direction that you can choose include;

  1. The choice of route for Taman Ayun Temple, Bedugul, Alas Kedaton/Jatiluwih, continues to Tanah Lot.
  2.  Choice of Batubulan, Goa Gajah, Kintamani, Tampaksiring/Tegalalang, Sukawati/Ubud routes.
  3.  Choice of Batubulan, Tegenungan waterfall, Bali Zoo, Taman Ayun, Alas Kedaton, Tanah Lot.
  4.  Options for the route Tanjung Benoa, Garuda Wisnu Kencana, Pandawa beach, Uluwatu, Jimbaran.
  5.  Choice of route Lovina Beach, Kintamani, Tampaksiring, Ubud monkey forest.
  6.  Route options Lovina Beach, Gitgit waterfall, Lake Beratan, Bedugul Botanical Gardens, then Tanah Lot.
  7.  Route options Kerta Gosa, Besakih, Bukit Jambul, Goa Lawah.

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