Why You Should Visit Bali in November [2023]

Bali’s rain forests in wet season are lush and green. Photo Credit: Mikhail Nilov.



Is November a good time to visit Bali? Well, November is slow season, which means you can avoid the crowds. Moreover, hotels and villas tend to lower their rates in November. Therefore, you can save money. And what about the weather in November in Bali? Because it is wet season, it can be rainy and humid. But the good news is, it tends to rain at night, with skies clearing in the morning. 

Weather in Bali for November

Bali has two seasons: wet and dry. Wet season runs from October to April. And dry season runs from May to September.

Because Bali is near the Equator, there is little variation in temperature from month to month. However, there is more chance of rain during wet season. And the humidity tends to be higher, as well. On the other hand, temps tend to be slightly lower.

November is the beginning of the rainy season in Bali. Fortunately, much of the rainfall in November is at night. But things dry up pretty quickly. Also, it’s not as rainy as January or February.

It rains an average of 11 days in November. And there is an average rainfall of seven inches.

In terms of temperature,  the average median temperature in Bali in November is 27 degrees Celsius, or 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

  Ave. High Ave. Low Ave. Rainfall Rainy Days
Canggu 33 C / 91 F 24 C / 74 F 7.1 inches 11
Denpasar 33 C / 91 F 24 C / 74 F 7.1 inches 11
Kuta 33 C / 91 F 24 C / 74 F 7.1 inches 11
Sanur 33 C / 91 F 24 C / 74 F 7.1 inches 11
Seminyak 33 C / 91 F 24 C / 74 F 7.1 inches 11
Ubud 33 C / 91 F 22 C / 714 F 7.1 inches 11
Based on averages according to Google.

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Visiting Bali in November

November in Bali is off season for tourists. Because it is off season, hotels and villas usually lower their rates. And this can lead to a substantial savings.

What’s more, many restaurants and clubs may offer special promotions in order to attract business. In addition, many shops might put things on sale. 

What to Do in Bali in November

One of the joys of visiting Bali is the chance to stumble across an unexpected ceremony or festivity. Unfortunately, they are far too numerous – and localized to list. Even your tour guide might not be aware of them! Anyway, here are a couple of the island’s higher profile events taking place in November.  

Please be advised that with the exception of statutory holidays, dates may change, and events may be postponed or canceled. 

Makepung Bullock Races – Ongoing until 15 November 2023

Makepung Buffalo Races. Photo Credit: Bali Government Tourism Office.

Nine Makepung Bullock Races are held in six different competitions every other Sunday from July to November.  The Regent Cup is held in August. And the Governor Cup is held in November. Moreover. traditional arts are on display. Talk about a feast for the eyes!

Makepung Buffalo Races – Jemberana Regency, Bali.

Pemuteran Bay Festival –  11 to 13 November 2023

Cultural performance at the Pemuteran Bay Festival. Photo Credit: Bali Government Tourism Office.

Pemuteran is a small fishing village in Northwestern Bali, far from the beaten tourism track. Most importantly, it is home to the largest artificial Biorock reef project in the world.

So not surprisingly, the Permuteran Bay Festival is a celebration of not only culture and the arts. For example, there will be cultural and musical performances,  a ature fun run, a food bazaar, a yoga festival, children’s entertainment, a photo hunt, and more.

In addition, there is a strong environmental element.  For example, there will be a fishing contest, a biorock workshop, an art trash workshop, and a reef restoration project.

Pemuteran Bay Festival – Bulenleng Regency, Northwestern Bali. 

Tumpek Wayang  – 25 November 2023

Balinese puppet. Photo Credit: Tropen Museum.

Tumpek Wayang is the sixth day in the Tumpek cycle. And it is the day puppeteers honour the Puppet God. Interestingly, it is considered inauspicious for a baby to be born on this day. When this happens, puppeteers perform a purification ceremony to protect them from harm.

Tumpek Wayang is one  of the six auspicious days on the Balinese Pawukon Calendar. These days occur when the fifth day of the five-day Balinese week falls on a Saturday. And this happens every 35 days. In fact, it takes 210 days to complete the cycle. To clarify, the Balinese Pawukon Year has 210 days.

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Held Across Bali

Tumpek Wayang Dates

  • 2023 – 29 April; 25 November
  • 2024 – 22 June
  • 2025 – 18 January; 16 August
  •  2026 – 14 March; 10 October
  • 2027 – 8 May; 4 December


Denpasar Festival – Dates to Be Announced

Denpasar Festival. Photo Credit: Bali Government Tourism Office. 

Bali in November will come alive with a variety of events, exhibitions, seminars, talk shows, and performances in Denpasar, the island’s capital. Beginning in November, it will continue into November. Dates to be announced.

Denpasar Festival – Gajah Mada District, Denpasar, Bali.

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