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Bali Weather in July 2024: Best Places to Go & Travel Tips

This article covers weather in July in Bali including average temperatures and rainfall as well as travel tips on what to do, places to go, and what to wear in July.

Bali Weather in July: Overview

Bali Weather in July Bali Weather in July


  • Daily temperature range: 22–31°C (73–88°F)
  • Rainfall: 6 cm (2 inches)
  • Rainy days: 4
  • Sunshine hours/day: 10
  • Ocean temperature: 27°C (81°F)
  • Humidity: 60%

July is one of the driest months in Bali and one of the best months for natural beauty and enjoyment. There is a lot less (ocean) pollution in the dry season. The beaches and water are a lot cleaner.

Being in the southern hemisphere winter, July is appreciably cooler than in May. Both the water and the air are cooler. But because of 10 hours of bright sun, it still feels hot during the day. The temperatures are cool at night especially in the mountains. July is better than May for people who appreciate cooler weather. The average daily maximum is 31°C (88°F), and the average nightly minimum is a comfortable 22°C (73°F). The sea is comfortable for just about everyone. This is perfect beach weather, but be careful of sunburn.

Bali can expect an average of 4 days of light/moderate rain in July. If it rains, it usually falls for a few hours in the later afternoon or evening. So, you could plan your activities earlier and miss the rain. July is one of the windier months, so you may be thankful for the refreshing evening breezes.

Read more on: How to Plan a 1–2-Week First Trip to Bali

The Best Places to Visit in Bali in July

The Best Places to Visit in Bali in July The Best Places to Visit in Bali in July

July is one of the best months for visiting Bali. The beaches and the seas are cleaner, and the bright sunshine and hot temperatures encourage people to go to the beaches and do watersports. Some people like to hike and stay in the mountains where it is cooler. July's dry weather is far better than the rainy season weather for walking to the tops of the volcanoes.

You could also enjoy visiting Bali's nearby islands and have adventurous outdoor activities including surfing, diving, and hiking.

However, Bali receives the most visitors during July and August, so you might appreciate going to the less-traveled highlights of the island or going off Bali to the less-visited nearby islands.

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1. Stay at Seminyak for Sun and Surf

Seminyak has a combination of luxury resorts and surfing that many tourists appreciate. It is close to the main airport, so getting there is easy. Seminyak Beach is good for lounging, surfing, family time, water sports, and honeymoons. It is particularly known for watersports such as surfing, parasailing, and waterskiing.

Seminyak is about 3 km (2 miles) north of more-crowded Kuta and further from the city center. The waves are bigger than those at Kuta, so more experienced surfers surf there.

The hotels along the beach make are especially suitable for honeymooners and seniors. The beach is 8 km (5 miles) long, and sections of it are privately owned by luxury hotels. You can enjoy fine dining in the resorts and shop.

Transportation: Seminyak is about 12 minutes by road from Denpasar Airport (taxi fares are about 10 USD).

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2. Enjoy the Highlands around Ubud

Ubud Market Ubud Market

When it is hot and crowded at the beaches, you could enjoy cooler temperatures, less humidity, and green vegetation around Ubud. You could hike in cooler, higher areas around Ubud and enjoy fine dining and the street markets. There is a wide range of hotels in Bali's culture hub.

Nearby Tegallalang is one of the best terraced field areas of Bali and is known for its steep jungled beauty. Ubud is at an elevation of 600 meters (2,000 feet). Nearby are waterfalls and a popular market area for food and shopping called Gianyar Night Market (see below). You could take children to Bali Bird Sanctuary and to Monkey Forest that has about 600 monkeys.

For more about Tegallalang, read The Top Bali Rice Terraces: Which to Visit

Transport: Ubud is about 45 minutes by road from Denpasar Airport (taxi fares are about 25 to 33 USD).

3. Dive, Snorkel, Hike, and Relax at the Beaches of Nusa Penida

Nusa Lembongan Nusa Lembongan

Nusa Penida is one of the three little islands southwest of Bali that are tourist highlights. It is bigger than Nusa Lembongan and receives less tourists.

Nusa Penida is a wildlife refuge area for both sealife and life on the island, so you could go there for adventure and nature. You can see large and unusual sea creatures such as turtles and manta rays. There are lovely white beaches for relaxation too.

Where to stay: Simple guesthouses provide most of the lodging. Indonesian food is served at the local warungs (Indonesian restaurants). You can enjoy plenty of seafood and Balinese meals.

Transportation: Speedboats ferry travelers to and from Bali in about 30 or 40 minutes.

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4. Go to Gianyar Night Market

If you are in the Ubud area, you could enjoy a meal at dusk at the Gianyar night market. It is known for its Balinesian and international food and drink at low prices. A whole meal including ice tea may cost 35,000 IDR (2.50 USD).

There are numerous stalls that sell everything from pets to cheap electronics.

Location: The market is at Jalan Ngurah Rai in Gianyar about 11 km (7 miles) from Ubud. It closes about 10:00 pm, but it is open all day. So you could shop during the day as well and have breakfast or lunch there.

5. Hike Mount Agung

View of the Summit of Mount Agung View of the Summit of Mount Agung

Mount Agung is a challenge for hikers. It is the highest mountain in Bali with an elevation of 3,031 meters (9,944 feet). The cone is very steep, but you might enjoy walking on the lower slopes.

There are three stages for the hike up. The first stage is through forest on a dirt path. It is physically demanding. The second stage is scrambling on boulders. The third stage is the most dangerous and steepest. It is so steep that people have to climb up on their hands and knees.

People might choose just to enjoy the hike through the jungle to the steep slope and stop at that point. There are 3 points of entry, and depending on where you enter, the walk could take from 3 to 7 hours long.

As it would be particularly dangerous on wet slopes, and less pleasant when colder, it is best to ascend in the driest and warmest months such as July. Many people have altitude sickness at the top if they are not used to the altitude.

Transport: Road travel from Denpasar Airport to Mount Agung takes about 75 to 90 minutes (a 40–55 USD taxi fare).

Recommended reading: Best Beaches in Bali: How to Choose the Right One for Your Trip

Crowds and Costs in July

The busiest travel months of the year are July and August. The number of international tourists in July might be 50% or 60% more than in May. Australians especially like to take a Bali vacation in July during their winter season.

However, as of 2022, the number of tourists in Bali is still lower than 2019. The hotels and guesthouses that were built for the travel boom are less crowded now than before 2020. The beaches are less crowded too.

For information about touring costs in Bali in 2024, see: How Much Does a Bali Trip Cost? (Prices for 2024/2025)

What to Wear in July

July is one of the sunniest months with 10 hours of sunshine a day. So, to protect yourself from solar radiation, it is important to bring light, cool, and quick-drying clothing that covers your skin. You might need an umbrella to provide shelter from the sun and any showers. Sandals and cool, breathable footwear are generally recommended.

Insect repellent might be required in the evenings especially in the rural areas.

Wear strong comfortable trainers or light hiking boots to support your feet and ankles when you go hiking in the rice terraces and on the volcanoes.

For more tips, see How to Plan a 1–2-Week First Trip to Bali.

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