Bali, Indonesia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Bali, Indonesia? If you're planning to go to Bali, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Bali, Indonesia

Based on the climate and weather in Bali, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Bali, Indonesia by month

January

In January, Bali can be very hot. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Bali, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage

February

In February, Bali is extremely hot. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Bali, with several of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses

March

Traveling to Bali in March, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat

April

April can be very hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals

May

May in Bali is extremely hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to 80s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage

June

If you vacation in Bali during June, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses

July

If you vacation in Bali during July, you are likely to find that it is hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion

August

August in this region is hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Dresses

September

September is hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat

October

If you visit Bali during October, you are likely to find that it can be very hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage

November

November in Bali is really hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals

December

If you are traveling to Bali in December, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Bali, Indonesia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Bali, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Bali
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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