If you picture Bali to be idyllic beaches, turquoise waters and crazy nightlife – you’d be right.
Except this Indonesian island is so much more than that!
The green tiers of the Tegalalang Rice Terrace and Tanah Lot Temple’s coastal location show how local life moves with nature.
The richly flavored cuisine and healing spas offer an alternative to city living. Traditional dances and handicraft stores remind you of the value of traditions and culture.
You won’t just leave Bali feeling refreshed; you’ll also leave feeling inspired.
Read on for a 7-day Bali itinerary that highlights the best attractions on this Indonesian island.
Arrive in Bali and unpack your belongings in Seminyak. Your first day in town consists of temple hopping, browsing trendy boutiques, and ending your night with cocktails and lively music.
Today, you’ll be heading into Ubud’s lush jungles. Your itinerary includes: strolling the Campuhan Ridge Walk, visiting Saraswati Temple, Sacred Monkey Forest, Goa Gajah, just to name a few.
Your full day of adventure is spent in Kuta today. From visiting a turtle sanctuary, to full-on water activities, there won’t be a single moment you’ll feel bored with today’s itinerary.
Bring out your camera because today’s all about them Instagram snaps. Tegalalang Rice Terrace, Bali Swing, Sangeh Monkey Forest, and a plethora of unique temples will keep your trigger finger happy.
Full speed ahead! Cruise along Bali’s coast today. You’ll be beach hopping, paying a visit to Uluwatu Temple, and resting your feet at Sunday’s Beach Club for sun set.
Calm the mind and soul and start your day with a yoga session. Check out Kanto Lampo Waterfall, Bali Safari & Marine Park, and Pura Goa Lawah. Craving for more activities outside of the main island? Take a day trip to Nusa Penida.
It’s your final day in Bali and your itinerary is coming to a wrap. Full of energy still? Take another day trip and visit the Gili Islands.
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A weekend just isn’t enough for you to experience all that Bali has to offer, so this 7-day Bali itinerary will take you through every corner.
Don’t just indulge in sand and cocktail; the island’s elaborately designed temples and diverse landscapes are numerous.
It’s not easy navigating a foreign place with public transport that is all over the place – this itinerary is designed so that you explore a different area every day.
All attractions are easily reached via Grab or taxi. If in doubt, ask your hotel to organize transport for you.
No matter where you base your stay, delicious cuisine and cultural sites are just around the corner.
– Tanah Lot Temple
– Sacred Monkey Forest, Ubud
– Bali Sea Turtle Society
– Tegalalang Rice Terrace, Bali
– Traditional Fishing Boats at Nusa Dua Beach
– Kelingking Beach, Nusa Penida
– Beach at Gili Meno, Bali
Bali is best experienced with 50% of a plan, 50% gut feeling.
You’ll find that day-to-day living is simple but satisfying; Bali is the perfect holiday destination to slow down, relax and play.
At the end of the day, remember you’re there to take a break.
Which activity in Bali excites you the most? We’d love to know your thoughts, let us know in the comments!