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

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

When to go to Bengkulu, Indonesia

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

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

January

If you visit Bengkulu during January, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain coat
  • Rain boots
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses

February

February for Bengkulu is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Rain boots
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

March

If you visit Bengkulu during March, you are likely to find that it is really hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain boots
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts

April

April is consistently hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain boots
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts

May

If you visit Bengkulu during May, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain boots
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Umbrella

June

Traveling to Bengkulu in June, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Rain boots
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

July

July in Bengkulu can be very hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Rain boots
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts

August

If you visit Bengkulu during August, 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 low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Rain boots
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts

September

September in Bengkulu is consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain boots
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

October

October in Bengkulu is constantly hot and somewhat stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Rain boots
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses

November

November in Bengkulu can be very hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Rain boots
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

December

December in Bengkulu can be very hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Rain boots
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Bengkulu, 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 Bengkulu
  • Appropriate museum wear

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