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Ubud

Ubud, known as the cultural heart of Bali, is best visited during the shoulder seasons of April to June and September to November. These months offer pleasant weather, fewer crowds, and a vibrant arts and cultural scene.

 

High Season in Ubud

Ubud is busiest during July and August when tourists flock to enjoy the lush landscapes, traditional dances, and vibrant markets.

green grass field under cloudy sky during daytime
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Shoulder Season in Ubud

April to June and September to November are the best times to visit Ubud. The weather is pleasant, there are fewer crowds, and you can immerse yourself in the arts and culture scene.

Low Season in Ubud

The low season in Ubud is from January to March and December. Although it may rain more frequently, this period offers the opportunity to explore the town at a quieter pace and enjoy lower prices.

 

Annual Average Temperature

* The chart above displays the average yearly 'feels like' temperature in Ubud over the last 5 years.

Seasons

Ubud in Spring

Spring in Ubud is a vibrant season with blooming flowers and cultural festivals. Visit the Ubud Palace and explore the lush rice terraces.

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Ubud in Summer

Summer is the high season in Ubud with warm weather perfect for outdoor activities and exploring the Monkey Forest Sanctuary.

Ubud in Autumn

Autumn in Ubud offers pleasant weather and fewer tourists. Don't miss the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival.

Ubud in Winter

Winter in Ubud is the low season with slightly cooler temperatures. It's a great time to visit museums and art galleries.

Annual Average Precipitation

* The chart above shows the annual average precipitation for Ubud for the past 5 years.

Month-By-Month

Ubud in January

→ 28 to 34 °C (82 to 93 °F)

January in Ubud is the start of the low season. Enjoy quieter streets and explore the traditional markets.

Ubud in February

→ 28 to 35 °C (83 to 94 °F)

In February, Ubud experiences occasional rainfall. Take advantage of lower hotel rates and visit the Ubud Art Market.

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Ubud in March

→ 28 to 35 °C (83 to 95 °F)

March brings intermittent rain showers to Ubud. Visit the Ubud Royal Palace and attend the Saraswati Day celebrations.

Ubud in April

→ 28 to 34 °C (83 to 94 °F)

April is the start of the shoulder season with pleasant weather and cultural events like the Bali Spirit Festival.

Ubud in May

→ 27 to 33 °C (81 to 91 °F)

May offers a mix of warm weather and occasional rain. Experience the cultural highlights of Ubud, including traditional dance performances.

Ubud in June

→ 26 to 31 °C (79 to 87 °F)

June is a great time to visit Ubud with warm temperatures and long sunny days. Explore the Tegalalang Rice Terrace and visit the Ubud Monkey Forest.

Ubud in July

→ 25 to 29 °C (76 to 84 °F)

July is the high season with warm weather and busy streets. Attend the Ubud Village Jazz Festival and explore the Goa Gajah temple.

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Ubud in August

→ 25 to 30 °C (76 to 85 °F)

August is the peak of the high season in Ubud. Enjoy the vibrant nightlife and visit the Campuhan Ridge Walk.

Ubud in September

→ 25 to 31 °C (77 to 88 °F)

September offers pleasant weather and fewer tourists. Attend the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival and visit the Puri Lukisan Museum.

Ubud in October

→ 27 to 33 °C (80 to 91 °F)

In October, Ubud experiences pleasant temperatures and occasional rain showers. Explore the Ubud Art Villa and experience traditional Balinese ceremonies.

Ubud in November

→ 28 to 34 °C (82 to 93 °F)

November is a great time to visit Ubud with comfortable temperatures and fewer crowds. Visit the Ubud Market and take a cooking class.

Ubud in December

→ 28 to 34 °C (83 to 93 °F)

December is the end of the low season in Ubud. Enjoy the festive atmosphere and visit the Ubud Palace to see traditional dance performances.

Annual Average Humidity

* The chart above shows the annual average humidity percentage for Ubud for the past 5 years.

Accommodation

Ubud offers a wide range of accommodation options, from luxury resorts overlooking rice fields to budget-friendly guesthouses in the town center. Choose a place that suits your preferences and enjoy the tranquility of nature.

brown and green temple near lake and green mountain under blue sky during daytime
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Public Transportation

Getting around Ubud is easy with taxis and motorbike rentals. Renting a scooter is a popular choice for exploring the surrounding areas and attractions. Grab and Gojek are the popular ride-hailing apps in Ubud.

Ubud Airport

The main airport in Bali is Ngurah Rai International Airport, located in Denpasar. From there, you can take a taxi or arrange a private transfer to Ubud, which is approximately 1 to 1.5 hours away.

Airport to City Center

Taxis and private transfers are available from Ngurah Rai International Airport to Ubud. It is recommended to pre-book a transfer to avoid any hassle.

Is Ubud Safe?

Ubud is generally a safe city for tourists. Take normal precautions and be aware of your surroundings. Avoid walking alone late at night and secure your belongings.

According to the Global Peace Index, Indonesia ranks 53rd among all countries in the world in 2023. Indonesia achieved a score of 1.83 out of 5, based on 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators from highly respected sources.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ideal Time to Visit Ubud

The best time to visit Ubud is during the shoulder seasons of April to June and September to November. The weather is pleasant, and there are fewer crowds, allowing you to immerse yourself in the arts and cultural scene.

Best Ubud Visit Length

A 3 to 5-day stay is ideal for exploring Ubud and its surrounding attractions. This gives you enough time to visit the main sights, experience the local culture, and relax amidst the beautiful nature.

Must-See Attractions in Ubud

Some must-see attractions in Ubud include the Ubud Monkey Forest, Tegalalang Rice Terrace, Ubud Palace, Goa Gajah temple, and Campuhan Ridge Walk. Don't miss the traditional dance performances and the vibrant Ubud Art Market.

Ubud Nightlife: What to Do

At night, you can explore the bustling streets of Ubud and enjoy the vibrant nightlife. Visit the Jazz Cafe for live music, take a stroll along Monkey Forest Road, and try traditional Balinese cuisine at local restaurants.

Getting Around Ubud Efficiently

Getting around Ubud is easy with taxis, motorbike rentals, and ride-hailing apps like Grab and Gojek. Renting a scooter is a popular choice for exploring the surrounding areas and attractions.

Ubud 3 day Itinerary

Day 1

Start your day with a visit to the Ubud Monkey Forest. Explore the sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and interact with the playful monkeys. Afterward, visit the nearby Saraswati Temple and the Ubud Palace. In the afternoon, discover the traditional arts and crafts at the Ubud Art Market. End the day watching a traditional dance performance at one of the local theaters.

  1. Ubud Monkey Forest
  2. Saraswati Temple
  3. Ubud Palace
  4. Ubud Art Market
aerial photo of forest
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Day 2

Embark on a morning trek through the lush Tegalalang Rice Terrace. Witness the beautiful rice terraces and learn about the traditional irrigation system. Afterward, visit the Goa Gajah temple, also known as the Elephant Cave. In the afternoon, take a relaxing walk along the Campuhan Ridge and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

  1. Tegalalang Rice Terrace
  2. Goa Gajah
  3. Campuhan Ridge Walk

Day 3

Spend the morning exploring the Ubud Market, where you can find a wide variety of traditional handicrafts, artwork, and souvenirs. Afterward, visit the Puri Lukisan Museum to admire Balinese art. In the afternoon, take a traditional Balinese cooking class and learn to prepare authentic local dishes. End the day with a visit to the beautiful Gunung Kawi temple complex.

  1. Ubud Market
  2. Puri Lukisan Museum
  3. Gunung Kawi