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

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

When to go to Maluku, Indonesia

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

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

January

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Maluku is extremely hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you visit Maluku during March, you are likely to find that it can be very hot. 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).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

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

May

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you visit Maluku during June, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm and extremely rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants

July

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

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses

August

August in this region is hot and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

September

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

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

October

If you are traveling to Maluku in October, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you are traveling to Maluku in November, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

Traveling to Maluku in December, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Maluku, 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 Maluku
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear

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