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

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

When to go to Northern Sulawesi, Indonesia

Based on the climate and weather in Northern Sulawesi, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Northern Sulawesi, Indonesia by month

January

January in Northern Sulawesi can be very hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you vacation in Northern Sulawesi during February, you are likely to find that it is really hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March for Northern Sulawesi is really hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you go to Northern Sulawesi in April, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you visit Northern Sulawesi during May, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 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 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you vacation in Northern Sulawesi during June, 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 70s F (mid 20s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you go to Northern Sulawesi in July, you will notice that it is extremely hot. 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
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Skirts

August

If you go to Northern Sulawesi in August, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September here is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you vacation in Northern Sulawesi during October, you are likely to find that it is constantly 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).

Humidity is generally around 70 during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November here can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Northern Sulawesi 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Northern Sulawesi, Indonesia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Northern Sulawesi, 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 Northern Sulawesi

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