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

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

When to go to Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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

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

January

Traveling to Yogyakarta in January, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you are traveling to Yogyakarta in March, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you visit Yogyakarta during April, 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 low 70s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May can be very hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you visit Yogyakarta during June, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering. 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).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you go to Yogyakarta in July, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you vacation in Yogyakarta during August, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you visit Yogyakarta during September, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot and dry with little rain. 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).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Yogyakarta is really 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

In November, Yogyakarta is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) and once in a while jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Yogyakarta, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you go to Yogyakarta in December, you will notice that it is hot. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Yogyakarta, 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 Yogyakarta
  • 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
  • Pickpocketing is an issue, so wear a money belt or neck pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear

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