Indonesia offers a fascinating blend of history, culture, warm friendly people, and stunning natural beauty. It is a vast country and the world’s largest archipelago, made up of over 17,500 islands, 6000 of which are inhabited. You could therefore spend a lifetime exploring this part of the world. For those with less time, you’ll have to take your pick from its numerous highlights. Whether this is the beautiful beaches and lush green rice fields of Bali. To the majestic volcanic peaks of Java and the spectacular crater lakes of Flores. Indonesia is a truly diverse destination offering endless adventures and unforgettable experiences.

Explore the charming city of Yogyakarta and the ancient monuments of Borobudur and Prambanan in Java, come face to face with the famous Komodo dragons on the eastern islands of Komodo and Rinca or discover the rich marine life in the shimmering reefs of Raja Ampat. For a real wildlife adventure head to Sumatra in search of wild orangutans or if you’re simply looking to relax be sure to spend some time on one of Bali’s palm-fringed beaches. Indonesia offers something for everyone and its welcoming people accept visitors with open arms.

Top Recommendations

  • Soak up the tropical vibes on the gorgeous Gili Islands
  • Come face to face with the world’s largest lizard in Komodo National Park, then watch the sunrise from the precipice of Rinca Islands
  • Yogyakarta and the geometric perfection of the Buddhist stupa Borobudur
  • Scuba dive in the marine-life-rich waters of Raja Ampat
  • Rice terraces and tiered temples on the touristy yet sublime Bali
  • Go full David Attenborough in the rainforest of Sumatra

When to Visit

The best time to visit Indonesia is generally between April and September when the weather is dry and there is plenty of sunshine.
Indonesia enjoys hot temperatures throughout the year, but you can expect intermittent showers between November and March which are usually the wettest months.

Average monthly high and low temperatures, plus average monthly rainfall and days with rain can be seen below for Bali & Central Java.