Best Times to Visit Bali
The best time to visit Bali is between April and October, the island's dry season. Bali experiences only two seasons: the rainy season and the dry season. Throughout the year, the daytime temps hover between the mid-80s and low 90s, with only the humidity and precipitation patterns changing. The lack of rain during the summer season makes Bali more comfortable for beachgoers.
Weather in Bali switch to Celsius/mm
Average Temperature (°F)
Average Precipitation (in)
Data sourced from the National Climatic Data Center
Bali's dry season provides warm temperatures without too much rainfall and humidity – ideal for outdoor activities like hiking, sailing and sunbathing. However, this pleasant weather doesn't come cheap. These months are the island's peak tourism season. July and August witness a spike in room rates, so book your hotel early to avoid exorbitant costs. You'll enjoy a slight dip in hotel rates if you book just before (April, May, June) or just after (September) peak season.
From November through March, Bali endures a tremendous amount of rain. In fact, January sees very few days that aren't accompanied by drizzle. While the rain may not be enough to deter you, the combination of humidity and high temperatures (averaging 90 degrees Fahrenheit during the day) might make you reconsider a low season visit. Another drawback to the rain: decreased visibility at the region's dive sites and unrelenting mosquitos. That said, if you're looking for a bargain, you'll have the most luck during this time.
Popular Times to Visit Bali
Average Tourist Volume
Average Hotel Prices Search Hotels »
Tourism volume is estimated based on in-market destination search query interest from Google and on travel.usnews.com in 2015-2016. Hotel prices are sourced from a sample of U.S. News Best Hotels rates through 2015-2016.
Explore More of Bali
Dec 11, 2018
Create priceless honeymoon memories without breaking the bank.
Dec 04, 2018
You don't have to travel to a big city to experience nonstop Christmas fun.
Nov 26, 2018
These family-friendly mountain resorts offer exceptional snow sports and activities for all ages.
Nov 19, 2018
Get away to enjoy the views and activities at these properties around the world.
Nov 13, 2018
Find out which lines will help you save big on your next cruise vacation.
Nov 13, 2018
See how cruise lines are raising the bar with tech-savvy touches and improved luxury experiences.
Nov 13, 2018
Find out how taking a cruise can support your health, fitness and nutrition goals.
Nov 08, 2018
These tips can help you snap stunning and creative images without a fancy camera – or any experience.
Oct 22, 2018
Learn more about these accommodations and why they are so popular.
Oct 17, 2018
Play, learn and explore nature together during one of these fun autumn trips.