When to Best Time visit Bali for beaches, hikes, and festivals.
Bali is a magical destination. It's a place with so much to offer, from Ubud's jungle to its southern beaches. You can make your Bali holiday a temple tour, spiritual journey to learn about Hinduism, yoga retreat, luxury hotel immersion, trekking experience, or all of the above. You may visit Bali for one of its many festivals or spiritual events.
Your Balinese vacation is up to you, and you may not know what you want until you arrive.
Best Timing your trip to the island is key to success. Bali has two seasons: wet (November-March) and dry (April-October) (April to October). The average annual temperature is 79°F. Humidity affects Bali's weather. Wet season humidity makes it muggier and sweatier.
We've listed the ideal times to visit Bali based on your vacation plans.
Bali's high season
April-August is Bali's high season. March is peak tourism and fall is low. In June, July, August, and September, hotel prices peak. Tourism increases in November and December, therefore hotel charges are higher during the holidays despite the wet season.
November to March is Bali's rainy season, with January being the wettest. If you're in Bali to see temples, perform yoga, and relax, the rain isn't a deal-breaker. Rain in the Ubud jungle may add to your experience's peacefulness. If you don't mind a little rain, the jungle and rice paddies are beautiful during this season.
Rainy season brings mosquitoes. In these months, dengue fever and malaria chances rise. Some residents drink lemongrass tea, a natural insect repellant.
Bali hiking months
April to October is great for hiking. The wet season is too unpredictable for long daily hikes. Visit during the wet season if you're willing to observe the weather, find a sunny morning, and take one short trek. Like beachgoers, hikers should visit Bali in the dry season. Dry season is also excellent for renting a motorbike and zooming around the island.
Mount Batur's Best Season
Mount Batur is Bali's most famous trek. A tour company will pick you up from your hotel at 2 a.m. for the 1,717-meter trek. You'll crest Mount Batur as the sun rises, and your guide may boil eggs in the volcanic steam. The two-hour ascent is best between May and September for dry weather and clear views.
Bali Crowd Avoidance
Bali's off-season is October, January, and February. All three months are rainy (January has the most rain), therefore you won't find throngs looking for excellent beach weather and diving conditions. You'll find the island tranquil and full of natives and expats if you avoid November and December. October, January, and February are the finest months to visit Bali's temples, beaches, and hotels without crowds.
Bali's Best Holidays and Festivals
The Bali Arts Festival is a renowned June-July event. Hari Merdeka (Indonesian Independence Day) is celebrated on Aug. 17 with parades and outdoor events. Galungan, a 10-day celebration of dharma over adharma, is in November. Balinese Hindus observe different holidays than Hindus in India. Galungan is a Bali feast not celebrated in India.
Nyepi, a fasting day before the New Year, is in March (it's similar to Navreh or Ugadi in India, which is in April).
Bali beach months
May, June, July, August, and September are the finest months for a Bali beach trip. These are the greatest months for snorkeling and diving because rain reduces visibility and sunshine enhances the experience. Peak season in Bali is May through September. Temples, beaches, hotels, and yoga courses will be packed, so you won't get as much Balinese serenity.