The Perfect Bali Itinerary: Flexible 2 weeks - 5 days
Here is a planned itinerary to help you schedule your days in Bali. Learn more about each of the sites (including food, transport and other tips)
Let’s Plan for 2 Weeks
Planning for 2 weeks requires a leave from work and it is best suited if you take 10 days leave from work. 5 working days each week including Sat & Sun will get the most out of your vacation. Total Days 16 including travel to and from Bali.
1) Land in Bali
Day 1 - Head to your hotel
Bali has its airport located in Kuta which is in the Southern Peninsula. The airport is called Denpasar Airport. We will head out to the other sections without wasting much time here as we will come back for our return flight.
2) East Bali (2 Days)
Day 2 - Relax and Unwind in Amed Beach
🕐 Wake up and Head to Amed Beach
Soak in all that Bali vibe the first day with a full day of snorkeling and lazing by the beachside. Don’t forget to explore the Japanese shipwreck and the Jemeluk underwater gallery along with the underwater postcard box here. Tons of fish and corals and a lively day.
Day 3 - Temple Hopping in Eastern Bali
Rent a scooter for easy driveability in this region since we are exploring a lot of temples.
🕐 8:00 am - Ride to Penataran Lempuyang
Get that must-in-Bali photo and spend some time here. Reach early to avoid the large queue for the photogenic Gateway of Heaven.
🕐 11:00 am - Head to Besakih Temple
Spend some quality time here as it is regarded as one of the most important temples in Bali. This temple is large and take your time to explore around. If you happen to reach on a festival day, all the more better.
🕐 2:00 pm - Have a quick lunch
🕐 3:00 pm - Head to Taman Tirtagangga
Enjoy the water palace and feed the fish here. Spend some quality time here and click those insta-pics.
Ride around for the rest of the day (two mountains- Mount Agung and Mount Batur lie in this region) or head back to Amed beach for another round of snorkeling.
3) Central Bali (3 Days)
Day 4 - Explore Ubud
🕐 8:00 am - Check-in at Ubud
Wake up, check out of Amed and head for Ubud. Take the taxi to reach fast.
🕐 11:00 am - Head out to Tegallalang Rice Terrace (💳 15k IDR)
Get ready to visit a UNESCO World Heritage site in Bali with amazing photo opportunities.
🕐 2:30 pm - Head to Tibumana Waterfall (Air Terjun Tibumana)
Immerse yourself in this secluded waterfall and take some great photos.
🕐 4:00 pm - Head to Tegenungan Waterfall
This is a more common waterfall and hence the crowd will be more. This place also provides for some nice photo ops including the bird’s nests.
🕐 5:30 pm - Campuhan Ridge Walk
Unwind for the day by taking a romantic evening walk.
Day 5 - Ubud North
🕐 6:30 am - Get that early morning photo at Handara Gate
It is a bit far north, and if driving from Ubud, leave early to catch that perfect sunrise with an amazing backdrop.
🕐 8:30 am - Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
A famous temple by the lake. Very calm and scenic getaway. Relax and roam around for a while
🕐 11:30 pm - Kebun Raya Bali
Explore the nearby sites which provide a clean atmosphere away from the hustle-bustle of the central Ubud. Have lunch around
🕐 1:00 pm - Head over to Nungnung Waterfalls
The way to the waterfall is a bit of a hike. Head to the waterfalls for an afternoon splash.
🕐 3:30 pm - Jatiluwih Rice Terrace or Sangeh Monkey Forest
Unwind for the day by either heading to the Jatiluwih Rice Terrace or the Sangeh Monkey Forest
Day 6 - Ubud South
🕐 8:30 am - Tanah Lot
The Tanah Lot is a temple situated on an island and is recommended to go early morning to avoid the crowd.
🕐 11:30 am - Taman Ayun Temple
Head to another temple called the Taman Ayun Temple. The temple is quite calm and does not attract many tourists.
🕐 12:30 am - Bali Bird Park and Reptile Park
The Bali Bird and Reptile park are worth their money and will make your day a calm relaxed one.
4) South Bali (2 Days)
Day 7 - Beaches and Snorkeling
🕐 Morning to afternoon - Jimbaran Beach, Balangan Beach & Bingin Beach
Choose to go to all three or stay at any one of these less touristy yet amazing beaches.
🕐 4:30 pm - Uluwatu Temple
Head to the Uluwatu Temple at the end of the day to catch the sunset. Be wary, the temple attracts the most crowd during this time.
🕐 5:30 pm - Uluwatu Kecak and Fire Dance
The sunset brings along the famous Kecak and Fire dancers near the temple. Do not miss this!
Day 8 - A Day of Watersports
🕐 9:30 am - Pantai Tanjung Benoa
This day is reserved entirely for watersports. Choose to your heart’s fill what kind of sports you want to partake.
5) Nusa Penida (2 Days)
Day 9 - Explore Diamond Beach and Waterfalls
🕐 9:30 am - Diamond Beach and Waterfalls
You definitely need a vehicle to explore the roads of Nusa Penida. Take a scooter for rent and head over to the eastern side of Nusa Penida to Diamond/Atuh beach.
🕐 3:30 pm - Snorkeling at Crystal Bay or Gamat Bay
Head back to Crystal Bay or Gamat Bay for a relaxed evening and snorkel or just enjoy the beaches.
Day 10 - Explore the West of Nusa Penida
🕐 9:30 am - Kelingking Beach
This is why you came to Bali- the star attraction. You can either take the trek and go down to the beach or just enjoy the view from above
🕐 3:30 pm - Angel’s Billabong
Small lagoon of water which resembles a natural infinity pool. Remember to check the waves before going in. Rocks are sharp and waves can drag you to the ocean.
🕐 4:30 pm - Broken Beach (Pasih Uug)
Enjoy the evening taking in the stunning views of Broken Beach.
🕐 5:30 pm - Pasih Andus (Smoky Beach)
If you have time at hand, head over to Smoky Beach for a photo session with mist created by crashing waves.
6) Gili Islands (3 Days)
Day 11 - Party in Gili Trawangen
Reach the Gili Islands via boat from Nusa Penida. Rent a scooter and explore around the whole island.
Day 12 - Head to a day of Snorkeling
Explore the calm side of Gili Trawangan or head to Gili Meno
Day 13 - Explore Gili Meno and Stay in Gili Air
Explore Gili Air on a bicycle.
7) Lombok (2 Days)
Day 14 - Drive around Lombok
Head to Lombok from Gili Air. Rent a scooter and drive around the scenic spots throughout this secluded island.
Day 15 - Chill in Lombok’s Beaches
Explore the Beaches of Lombok and enjoy sunsets cocktails and seafood after a day of snorkeling.
8) Back to Denpasar
Day 16 - Back to Denpasar and Flight out
Head back to Denpasar from Lombok and take your flight out of this amazing place full of memories.
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