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

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

When to go to Jakarta, Indonesia

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

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

January

January here is extremely warm, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

Traveling to Jakarta in February, you will notice that it is hot, somewhat rainy and very hazy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

Traveling to Jakarta in March, you will notice that it can be sweltering, somewhat rainy and very hazy. 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:

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

April

If you visit Jakarta during April, you are likely to find that it can be very hot, somewhat rainy and extremely hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s 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 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

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

Humidity is generally around 70 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you are traveling to Jakarta in June, you will notice that it is extremely hot and extremely hazy. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Jakarta can be sweltering and extremely hazy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you go to Jakarta in August, you will notice that it is really hot and extremely hazy. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

Traveling to Jakarta in September, you will notice that it can be very hot and extremely hazy. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you are traveling to Jakarta in October, you will notice that it can be very hot and extremely hazy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you visit Jakarta during November, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot, somewhat rainy and very hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally around 70 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December for Jakarta can be sweltering, somewhat rainy and very hazy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Jakarta, 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 Jakarta
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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