When to go to Bali depends on what you are planning to do there and not too much on the weather. The weather in general pretty stable in Bali, hence most times would be good time for you to visit Bali. But if you are going there for specific reasons or activities, then you might want to plan around it.
Weather in Bali
In terms of weather, the best time to go to Bali is July-August as the temperature is at its coolest at these times and also the driest in terms of rain. But it is also the peak season naturally, thus take note of the tourist crowds and do book in advance.
High/Peak and Low Season in Bali
From April to September will be the high season in Bali, as it is purportedly the dry season and also generally the summer holiday season in many parts of the world.
The quieter months are from October to March, and though it is considered the rainy seasons, most of the rains come only in the evening and leave pretty quickly. Therefore, it is still possible to enjoy Bali in this weather if you plan your days earlier and rest in the evening.
Best time to visit Bali
The best months to go to Bali in terms of weather and also the crowd are the shoulder seasons, that is either March or October. At these times, you will have a relatively dry weather yet without the tourist crowds!
If you want to visit Bali Festivals, here are some of the popular festivals to look out for:
Bali Nyepi day – also known as the day of silence, is celebrated every year as the Hindu New Year (Saka new year). The date changes according to Balinese calendar every year but would usually fall between March and April.
Bali Arts Festival – Normally around June-July, There will be performances from all remote corners of Indonesia, almost forgotten ritual and village dances, food and offerings, classical palace dance and even contemporary dances from the schools of Denpasar.
Bali Kite Festival – held yearly in July in Padang Galak Area, Sanur Beach, Bali. People from Denpasar villages will make their traditional giant kites and fly them in a competition.
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Bali is generally a good all weather travel place, in exception to some months where it can be really hot and humid or can have some heavy rain. In summary, you can travel to Bali from March to October with good weather.