East Timor Travel Guide
Timor Leste (East Timor) is a small and relatively undiscovered destination. This country is definately for the adventure traveller, think of it as a hidden paradise which is far less touristy than Bali in Indonesia for example. Find inspiration for things to do if you would like to travel or take a gap year in East Timor.
East Timor Trips, Gap Year & Volunteer Programs
Travel to East Timor
East Timor has had a turbulent past and you will need to check latest safety information before departing. This might surprise you but another draw for tourists is that East Timor has some of the best scuba diving site in the world with spectacular coral reefs, marine life and also beautiful beaches.
- Capital: Dili
- Country Size: 15,007 km2
- Population: 1,066,000 (estimate)
- Language: Tetum + Portuguese (official)
- Country Dailing Code: 670
- Currency: US dollar (USD)
Weather & Best Time to Visit
East Timor is a warm country to visit, there is a hot and humid tropical climate and you can expect the temperatures to be around 30ºC throughout the year. The country is mainly dry and warm from June to October. There is no best time to visit although during the wet season travel can be more complicated due to poor roads. The wet season can damage the roads in East Timor, making travel difficult to remote district areas during this time.