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

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

When to go to Sumbawa, Indonesia

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

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

January

If you are traveling to Sumbawa in January, you will notice that it is hot and somewhat stormy. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you visit Sumbawa during February, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm. 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).

Humidity is generally between 80 and 90% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

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

Humidity is generally around 80 during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you visit Sumbawa during May, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot. 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 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

Traveling to Sumbawa in June, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you vacation in Sumbawa during July, you are likely to find that it is consistently 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 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you vacation in Sumbawa during August, 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 low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you are traveling to Sumbawa in September, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October for Sumbawa can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Sumbawa is consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to high 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
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Rain boots
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

December

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Sumbawa, 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 Sumbawa

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