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The Perfect 2 Week Bali Itinerary For First Time Visitors

Bali is the perfect island getaway and a great place to relax! In this 2 week Bali itinerary you can read about the best things to do in Bali, where to stay, and other important things to know when visiting Bali.

Bali is called the Island of the Gods and it's easy to see why… There are impressive mountains and volcanoes, lush green forests, pretty rice paddies, beautiful beaches, and a stunning blue ocean.

More than 80% of the population adheres to Balinese Hinduism, which results in a multitude of beautiful temples, colorful offerings on every street, and a friendly atmosphere.

2 week Bali itinerary

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This complete 2-Bali week itinerary includes the best things to do on Bali, where to stay and a map with all the Bali highlights. Use this Bali travel guide to plan your trip to Bali in no-time. Visit Ubud, learn to surf in Canggu, take a boat to Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan and enjoy the beautiful beaches on Bali. |
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Bali 2 week itinerary summary

  • Day 1-2 Sanur: get over your jetlag, relax on the beach, sip on tropical smoothies and eat your weight in nasi goreng.
  • Day 3-5 Nusa Islands (Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Ceningan, and Nusa Penida): go scuba diving, rent a scooter to explore, and watch the sunset.
  • Day 6-8 Sebatu and Ubud: walk through the rice paddies, hike to the top of Mount Batur and splash around a couple of waterfalls.
  • Day 9-11 Canggu: learn how to surf, take a yoga class and visit the Tanah Lot Temple.
  • Day 12-14 Jimbaran: pamper yourself with an unforgettable stay at JEstate Villas.

Sunset on Nusa Lembongan Bali Indonesia

Most popular Bali tours:
? Explore rice terraces, waterfalls, and the Monkey Forest with this private tour
? Learn scuba diving and swim with Manta Rays
? Go on a day trip to Nusa Penida
? Hike Mount Batur and admire the sunrise
?️ Visit Bali's top sights on this Instagram highlights day tour

How to spend 2 weeks in Bali

For your first time in Bali, the best thing to do is to find a balance between sightseeing and relaxing. This Bali trip itinerary will help you to do exactly that!

We spent 2 weeks in Bali ourselves and didn't feel rushed at all while following this Bali travel itinerary. Which is great considering I always try to cram way too much into our itinerary…

This itinerary includes 5 different areas on Bali: Sanur, Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Penida, Sebatu, Canggu, and Jimbaran.

Keep in mind that Bali isn't a small island and you won't be able to see everything in two weeks. Plus, the busy roads and (sometimes) crazy traffic mean that getting from A to B can take a considerable amount of time.

But that's okay, you'll have an amazing trip to Bali nonetheless and it will give you a good reason to come back for more…

Monkey on Bali, Indonesia

Things to know when planning a trip to Bali

What is the best time to visit Bali?

The dry season is between April and September, however, despite the fact that we visited Bali in November, (the rainy season is October – March) we rarely had any rain during our trip.

I reckon we were very lucky because heavy rains do occur during these months! The benefit of traveling in the shoulder season is that accommodation is (much) cheaper and easier to find.

Other good months to visit Bali are April, May, June, and September. The high season in Bali is during the summer months (July and August), as well as during Christmas and New Year.

How to get to Bali?

Getting to Bali is very easy! Bali has a large international airport (called Ngurah Rai International Airport) located 13 km south of Denpasar, the capital of Bali.

There are several daily flights from other large international airports, such as Singapore, Hong Kong, and even Dubai.

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Beautiful beach in Jimbaran, Bali

Do I need a visa for Bali?

Yes, you probably do. There are a few nationalities (neighboring SEA countries) that don't need a visa and lots of nationalities that qualify for a visa on arrival. Check your visa requirements here.

What language do they speak in Bali?

On Bali, Bahasa Indonesia is the official language, just like in the rest of Indonesia. That being said, there are over 300 different native languages spoken in Indonesia.

Basa Bali or Balinese is most locals' first language, however, pretty much every Balinese person working in the tourism industry speaks English (to a degree) as well.

While you won't have any problems making yourself understood in English while in Bali, learning a few words of the local language (Balinese) is greatly appreciated. Check this post to learn a few basic phrases.

Building covered in green plants in Sanur Bali

What is the best currency to use in Bali?

In Bali, you'll pay in Indonesian rupiah. At the time of writing, $1 is approximately 14.500 rupiah, €1 is around 15.000 rupiah and £1 is 18.000 rupiah. Check for the latest exchange rates.

Map for a 2 week Bali trip

I’ve marked all the highlights we visited during our time in Bali on the map below, creating the perfect Bali itinerary.

I considered adding a couple of the best places to eat, but there are so many warungs where you can get delicious local food, it won't be hard to find your own favorites!

You'll also find the names and locations of the accommodation we stayed at.

Bali things to do map

Click here for the interactive map.

Where to stay in Bali

One of the most important things when planning your Bali holiday is finding a nice place to stay. Below you can find all the places we stayed at, more info about these hotels can be found further in the post.

AccommodationLocationRating (/10)PriceBook
Wisna HouseSanur9.4€21/$22Check price
Nata HomestayNusa Lembongan9€8/$8Check price
Homestay with WayanSebatu10n/aMessage me
The ChillhouseKallang8€40/$42Check price
JEstate Villas & GuesthousesJimbaran9.2€697/$725Check price

Note: Prices for these Bali hotels depend on the time of year and how far in advance you book. Therefore, the prices mentioned above are a rough indication of the price per night to help you compare the different options. Click ‘check price' to see the latest prices and book ahead to get the best deal.

Day 1-2: Best things to do in Sanur

Okay, honestly… we didn't do that much in Sanur. We were jetlagged from our (long) red-eye flight from Canada and spend most of our time relaxing.

Sanur is the perfect place to do so. It's not nearly as frantic as Ubud or Kuta, but you'll find everything you need and more.

The relaxed pace was one of the reasons we picked Sanur as our first destination in Bali.

Other reasons were its proximity to the airport (only 30 minutes by taxi) and because Sanur is the gateway to the beautiful islands Lembongan and Penida (Nusa means island).

Boat on the beach in Sanur, Bali

That being said, there are some things to see and do in Sanur! There is a nice beach and while it may not the prettiest beach on Bali, you do have a beautiful view over Mount Agung.

And if you're not hungover from your jetlag like us and drag yourself out of bed early, you can catch a beautiful sunrise!

There are several temples, lots of restaurants, small shops, and a local market where you can buy arts, crafts, and cute purses.

Bottom line: Sanur is a great place to start your Bali trip!

Where to stay in Sanur: Wisna House

Wisna House was the perfect place to stay after our flight because it was very quiet and relaxed. It's a small family-run ‘hotel', there are only 3 rooms overlooking a cute courtyard.

The rooms are very new and nicely decorated (we stayed in room 2). The bed is super comfortable and the WiFi was fast for Balinese standards. Modern and clean bathroom with a rain shower.

Breakfast at Wisna House in Sanur

There was a little porch in front of our room where the friendly owner served our breakfast (included) in the morning.

We especially loved the Balinese breakfast! Wisna House is within easy walking distance of Sanur beach and there are lots of great local places to eat nearby as well.

Altogether we had a great stay and I would definitely book Wisna House again, especially considering the affordable price.

Click here to book Wisna House

How to get to Sanur

Sanur is one of the cheapest places to get to from the airport. How much you pay depends on your bargaining skills.

Uber, Grab, and Go-Jek are not allowed in the airport but there are airport taxis. These taxis are more expensive but offer a fixed fee (the price to Sanur is 250.000 rupiah).

Alternatively, you can book a private driver via Get Your Guide. It will only cost a few bucks extra and it's the easiest way to get to Sanur (or anywhere in Bali really).

The best part is that you avoid the need to haggle a taxi fee at the airport. Never my favorite thing to do but even less enjoyable after a long and tiring international flight.

Busy traffic on Bali

After a bit of bargaining, we managed to get a taxi to Sanur for 150.000, the ride took about 30 minutes.

Traffic is busy in Bali and even though distances may be small, it often takes a long time to get to your destination.

Day 3-5: Best things to do on Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida

I loved Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida! These islands are tropical paradises and less crowded than Bali.

Go scuba diving

Colorful coral around Nusa Penida

Since getting my PADI in the Philippines, I'm hooked on scuba diving. Diving in Indonesia is among the best we've seen and it's no surprise scuba diving in Bali is very popular.

The dive spots are beautiful, marine life is very rich, and colorful coral is abundant (see picture above).

There are many dive schools in Lembongan, all offering dive trips to Nusa Penida where you can see Manta Rays!

If you are lucky that is, obviously manta rays are majestic wild animals who go wherever they please.

However, because the waters around Nusa Penida are full of plankton and jellyfish, manta rays can be seen feeding in these waters year-round.

It was a truly magical and humbling experience to swim below (and above) these giants! The mantas are so graceful and fly effortlessly through the water.

Note: prices are similar at most dive schools on Lembongan, expect to pay around 1 million rupiahs (€65/$68) for 2 dives as a certified diver.

This usually includes equipment, lunch, drinks, transport to the dive sites, and guidance by a certified divemaster.

An additional 100.000-150.000 rupiah is added by all dive schools for Manta Point (because it's quite far and costs a lot of fuel to get there).

Don't have your PADI yet? Click here to book your Bali PADI course.

If you don't have a scuba diving license and have no interest in getting one either, but you still want to explore the beautiful underwater world around Nusa Penida, check out this full-day snorkeling tour.

Make a day trip to Nusa Penida

Nusa Penida is absolutely breathtaking! We took a small boat from Lembongan to Nusa Penida in the morning, rented a scooter at Toyapakeh, and drove around the island the entire day.

We visited Broken Beach, Angel's Billabong, Kelingking Beach, Pura Paluang, Bana Cliff, Tembeling Forest, and Pura Puncak Mundi.

Practical information: boats to Toyapakeh (on Nusa Penida) departs from the Yellow Bridge between Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Lembonganon.

The price is around 50.000 rupiahs per person, though prices in Asia are always flexible and depend on your bargaining skills.

There is no fixed schedule, boats leave when there are enough people. It only takes around 15 minutes to get across.

The moment you step foot on the beach at Toyapakeh, touts will ask you if you need a scooter. We rented one for 70.000 rupiahs, including a full tank of petrol. 

If you're short on time but do want to visit Nusa Penida, consider this excellent day tour. Relax on the white sand beaches and experience a perfect island getaway.

Watch the sunset

Sunset on Nusa Lembongan Bali

On Nusa Lembongan, you can see both the sunrise as well as the sunset! I'm usually not out of bed early enough to catch the sunrise, but we got a beautiful sunset in the evening.

Just find a nice little restaurant on the beach and enjoy the view!

Important note: we stayed on Nusa Lembongan for 3 days (2 nights). In hindsight, I reckon 4 days would have been the perfect amount of time.

If I were to visit the Nusa Islands again, I would store most of my luggage somewhere on Nusa Lembongan and spend two days (and one night) on Nusa Penida!

Had we done so this Bali trip, it would have given us time to visit the East (Atuh Beach) and North side of the island as well. Plus, we would have had time to do 2 more dives.

It would have been amazing to see the Manta Rays again, or perhaps even a Mola Mola. Next time maybe…

Where to stay on Lembongan: Nata Homestay

We stayed at Nata Homestay and had a lovely stay. Our room was spacious with a comfortable bed. Large bathroom with hot water (which you don't really need because it's so hot outside).

There was air conditioning and free WiFi (not very stable or fast, but worked most of the time). The friendly owner gave us some useful advice about the boat to Nusa Penida.

Altogether, I would have loved to stay longer!

Click here to book Nata Homestay

How to get to Nusa Lembongan

Sri Rejeki fast boat from Sanur to Nusa Lembongan

From Sanur, there are many fast boat services to Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida. You can check the schedule and book an online ticket here.

We just went to Sanur beach and bought a round-trip ticket from the Sri Rejeki boat company onsite.

We paid 350.000 rupiahs per person, but I honestly don't know what the actual price is. I guess it depends on your bargaining skills…

The Sri Rejeki boat was in good condition and the crew handled our luggage with care. The boat departed only 15 minutes late, which for Asia is exactly on time;-).

But seriously, we've had much longer delays, 15 minutes is very very good!

Blue ocean around Nusa Lembongan

On Nusa Lembongan, we were brought to our hotel by the Sri Rejeki tuk-tuk and on the day of our departure, we were picked up from the hotel as well (included in the ticket price).

Altogether it was a smooth boat transfer!

Day 6-8: Best things to do around Sebatu

Live like a local with Duara Travels

Rice fields Sebatu Bali

Sebatu is a lovely small town near Ubud, very much off the radar of most tourists, unlike Ubud itself.

Our stay in Sebatu was very special because we spent three days living with a local family. This concept by Duara Travels brings tourists and Balinese people together.

It gives travelers a unique insight into Balinese culture and life, while simultaneously generating extra income for the host family and the village as a whole.

Sadly Duara Travels is no longer in business. If you wish to stay at Sebatu Village, please send me a message so I can connect you to our wonderful host Wayan.

We loved this different side of Bali. Sebatu is only 16 kilometers away from Ubud, but we didn't see any other tourists during our stay.

Together with our host Wayan we explored the rice fields and went to a ceremony at the village temple.

Wayan's nephew Agus taught us about Balinese history, culture, traditions and the tightly knit communities called Banjar, which are the cornerstone of Balinese society.

We ate delicious home-cooked meals together with our host family and even got to help a little by preparing satay for Galungan Day, a very important Balinese religious day.

Altogether it was a very special experience and something I would love to do again!

Read more about our stay with Wayan and his family.

Make a scooter road trip through the rice paddies

During our stay, our host Wayan was so kind as to lend us a scooter so we could explore the area around Sebatu and Ubud.

There were so many beautiful green rice paddies! It didn't really matter which direction we choose, rice paddies were everywhere!

Rice terraces Tegallalang Ubud Bali

The rice terraces at Tegallalang are famous, beautiful, and very green. Though I'll admit they're not as spectacular as the rice terraces of Batad in the Philippines.

It's best to visit the Tegallalang rice terraces early in the morning or in the late afternoon as it gets very hot during the day and there is very little to no shade on the narrow tracks through the terraces.

Conclusion: it doesn't matter where you go, just hop on a motorbike and explore the surroundings of Sebatu, it's beautiful!

Alternatively, book this excellent waterfall, rice terraces, and monkey forest private tour led by a knowledgeable local guide (transportation included).

Visit Mount Batur and Lake Batur

Reflection of Mount Batur in lake

Volcanoes are always impressive and so is Mount Batur. Standing 1717 meters tall it may only be a small mountain compared to its big brother Mount Agung (3031 meters), but Mount Batur is beautiful nonetheless!

I highly recommend this Mount Batur sunrise tour for an unforgettable hiking experience. You'll scale Mount Batur, watch the sunrise from the top of the mountain, and visit the volcanic crater.

Unfortunately, we didn't have time for this activity but it's on my list for a future visit to Bali…

Mount Batur is approximately 18 km from Sebatu (and 34 from Ubud). There is a 30.000 rupiah entrance fee per person, plus 3000 for a scooter.

Cool off at the Kanto Lampo Waterfall and the Tibumana Waterfall

In case you didn't know: Bali is hot! Imagine how good it feels to cool off at a nice fresh waterfall…

During our scooter road trip, we checked out the Kanto Lampo Waterfall (entry by donation) and the Tibumana Waterfall (10.000 rupiahs per person).

Both can easily be reached from Sebatu (26km) and Ubud (10km).

Taste Luwak coffee at Basanta Coffee

Have you heard of the famous Luwak coffee? This special coffee is also called civet coffee and is made from partly digested coffee cherries eaten and pooped out by the Asian palm civet.

Yes, this coffee is made from poo, and it's hugely popular too! We did a tasting at Basanta Agro Organic, located a couple of kilometers from our homestay.

While it was fun to try this hyped coffee, I actually preferred the taste of the (free) coconut coffee and (free) ginger tea over the exclusive Luwak (50.000 rupiahs per cup).

Where to stay in Sebatu

Balinese men carrying traditional gong

As mentioned above we stayed with Wayan's family via Duara Travels Unfortunately they are no longer in business.

However, I can put you in touch with Wayan if you'd like to arrange a stay with his family. Send me a message so I can give you his contact details.

How to get to Sebatu

You can easily get transport from Sanur to Sebatu via Uber, Go-Jek, and Grab, but we were very lucky our host Wayan had time to pick us up!

Not only did we have more time to get to know each other, it also provided the family with a little extra income (we paid 220.000 rupiahs for the transfer).

Depending on the traffic traveling from Sanur to Sebatu will take between 90-120 minutes.

If you have an extra day: Explore more places in and around Ubud.

Day 9-11: Best things to do in Canggu

Go surfing!

Surfing in Canggu Bali

Canggu is famous for surfing, but unfortunately, the waves were too high during the time of our stay.

I only surfed once in my life (we took an introduction lesson in Sri Lanka) so I enjoyed watching the experienced surfers ride the waves from the beach instead.

Book your surfing lesson here and learn how to master the waves!

Visit the Tanah Lot Temple

Tanah Lot Cliff Temple Bali

Yes, this temple is one of the most popular places in Bali and therefore rather touristy. But who can resist such a spectacular location and stunning view…

The entrance fee is a little steep for Bali (60.000 rupiahs per person, plus 2000 parking for a scooter) but the views are beautiful!

Take a yoga class at one of the many yoga studios

Yoga Bali Chillhouse -

In Canggu, we stayed at the Chillhouse, where you can join a daily yoga class. After being way too lazy for way too long I joined a morning class and I loved it!

It felt so good to stretch my muscles, focus on my breathing, and improve my posture. I felt very relaxed after the class, note to self: do yoga more often…

Go shopping

Cute boutique store in Canggu Bali

After 9 months of travel, it was time to replace some clothes (my husband's shirts were threadbare and I'm always wearing the same clothes in all our pictures;-).

Luckily there are lots of cute shops and boutiques in Canggu and you'll definitely be able to find some nice clothes.

Where to stay in Canggu

We stayed at the Chillhouse in a lovely garden bungalow called Indah, which means beautiful in Balinese.

Our cute villa had a comfortable king-size bed, a mosquito net, an outdoor shower, and an awesome bamboo chair in the garden.

The atmosphere was super chill (what's in the name), the staff relaxed and friendly and the food… oh the food was so good!

Breakfast and dinner were included, but we also had lunch here every day, there were so many items on the menu we wanted to try!

To compensate for eating all the time, I joined a relaxing yoga class and went for a dip in the pool (there are 2 swimming pools, and the one in the back is bigger and quieter).

I also spent a lot of time in the co-work space to catch up on the blog. WiFi was good in the workspace, but not always in our room (a problem for Bali in general).

Altogether we had a very relaxing stay at the Chillhouse!

Click here to book the Chillhouse

How to get to Canggu

We were lucky again that Wayan had time to drive us! We paid 400.000 rupiahs for our transfer, it took around 2 hours to get to Canggu (Bali traffic jams can be pretty bad…).

Another option is this private sightseeing transfer from Ubud to Canggu. You'll comfortably travel from A to B and enjoy a tailor-made half-day tour of Bali’s top tourist destinations. 

Day 12-14: Best things to do in Jimbaran

Swimming pool at Jamahal Private Resort and Spa

We came to Jimbaran with just one item on our to-do list: celebrate our wedding anniversary!

To celebrate 8 years of happy marriage we checked into the JEstate Villas & Guesthouses and didn't leave our blissful bubble for 2 days.

Jimbaran beach Bali

If you really want to do something in Jimbaran, go to the beach!

It's a short walk from the resort and while it's not very suitable for surfing, the view is great and there are plenty of restaurants to grab a bit to eat.

Where to stay in Jimbaran: JEstate Villas

Swimming pool at the Jamahal Private Resort and Spa

This is one of the most luxurious resorts I've ever stayed at and our time there was very precious.

The staff was so friendly and very professional, they knew our names immediately. We felt like VIPS our entire stay!

Flower bath Bali

We spent our days floating in our private pool, bubbling in our private Jacuzzi, soaking in our flower bathtub, listening to the tropical birds, relaxing in our beautiful villa, and getting our muscles crunched at the spa during a Balinese full-body massage.

Yes, you may hate me now;-).

Balinese Spa and Massage room Jamahal Private Resort and Spa

We had a 3-course dinner and tried every item on the breakfast menu, all the food was absolutely divine. Meals were served in our villa so it was just the two of us, very intimate and romantic!

Altogether, we couldn't have wished for a better place to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I'm just not sure if we'll ever be able to top this…

Read more about our stay at JEstate Villas or book a villa via

How to get to Jimbaran from Canggu

Unfortunately, Uber, Go-Jek, and Grab are not allowed in Canggu (only for drop-off, not pick-up).

There is only one taxi company allowed to operate so expect to pay a lot more for your transport to Jimbaran (between 200.000 and 300.000).

Rice fields Bali near Canggu

Read which other islands to visit in Southeast Asia!

Bali 3-week itinerary

If you've got more time to spend in Bali, consider adding these popular destinations to your 3 weeks in Bali travel plan.

Gili Islands

The Gili Islands are located just off the northwest coast of Lombok and are highly worth visiting. This group of islands is known for its sandy beaches fringed with palm trees and excellent scuba diving options.

There are three Gili Islands:

  • Gili Trawangan (best for party lovers)
  • Gili Meno (best for couples, especially those on honeymoon)
  • Gili Air (best for laid-back travelers and yoga)

There is a fast ferry from Bali to the Gili Islands, departing from Padangbai. Click here to book your tickets with 12Go. This trusted platform is easy to book with and offers international payment options.

Nusa Dua

Nusa Dua can be found on the east of the Bukit Peninsula. It's known for the high-end resorts that are located here.

If you're looking for a carefree holiday in Bali in a luxurious resort, this is the place to be. Some of the top-rated beach resorts in Nusa Dua are:

Campuhan Ridge Walk

If you're an outdoor lover like me, you definitely want to make time for the Campuhan Ridge Walk.

It's an easy paved trail offering stunning views over the rice terraces surrounding Ubud (read about more things to do in Ubud below).

Due to the high temperatures in Bali, it's best to tackle this trail early in the morning. Don't forget to bring plenty of water and protect yourself from the sun (wear a hat and lots of sunscreen).

Visiting Bali for the first time? Check out this 2-week Bali itinerary with the best things to see and do on Bali, where to stay, and how to get around on Bali. The itinerary includes detailed information about Sanur, Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Penida, Sebatu, Ubud, Canggu, and Jimbaran + a printable map with Bali highlights. | Bali | Indonesia | Bali 2 Week Itinerary | Best Things To Do On Bali
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While Ubud is definitely not Bali off the beaten track, there are lots of top things to do in Ubud.

  • Saraswati Temple: a popular attraction is the photogenic Saraswati Temple, also known as the Ubud Water Palace. This is a place of worship so please behave and dress respectfully.
  • Join a cooking class: learn the secrets of Balinese food! Visit a local market to select fresh ingredients, enjoy scenic views from a rice plantation, and get help to cook an authentic Balinese meal. Click here to book.
  • Goa Gajah: this archeological site and a popular spot just outside Ubud is known as the Elephant Cave. It was built in the 9th century and is famous for its ancient carvings.

Plan your Southeast Asia trip like a pro with these tools:
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? Book your transport tickets (train, bus, ferry, minivan, and more) via 12Go.Asia
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? Book the best tours with Klook and Get Your Guide.
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?️ Travel safely and get reliable travel insurance from Safety Wing.

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Two weeks in Bali: in conclusion

That's our Bali two-week itinerary! I hope this post has been helpful, please let me know if you have any questions by leaving a comment or sending me an email.

As mentioned earlier in this post, there is much more to see and do in Bali! Also read these posts for more Bali travel inspiration:

Disclosure: I was hosted by Duara Travels in Sebatu, the Chillhouse in Canggu, and JEstate Villas in Jimbaran. Nevertheless, all pictures and opinions are my own.

Looking for more travel inspiration to beautiful places around the world? You may also like these posts:

This post was updated in June 2022.


Saturday 11th of January 2020

Hello Lotte, My name is Kay, my friend and I are planning trips to Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand, but we don’t plan to stay more than 5 days in each country. I read your 4-day itinerary in Singapore and found it really helpful. Was hoping you could again narrow down the places to visit in both Indonesia and Thailand. Cheers ❣️


Friday 24th of January 2020

Hi Kay,

Thanks for reading my blog and great you'll be visiting Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand. While you can see a lot in 4 days in Singapore, both Thailand and Indonesia are much larger and you could spend weeks (even months) exploring these countries. If you have 5 days in both countries, for Thailand I suggest; - 3 days in Bangkok - Day trip to Kanchanaburi - Day trip to Ayutthaya

For Indonesia, I've only visited Bali so I can only comment on places there. If you have 5 days I would suggest: - 2/3 days in Ubud - 2/3 days in Canggu

Enjoy planning your trip! Best regards, Lotte


Wednesday 8th of January 2020

Thank you for this very detailed itinerary. I am in the process of planning my first 2 week vacay to Bali. II noticed you said you wished you stayed 3 nights in Nusa Lembongan. My friend and I are not into diving or surfing, but we would love to do a nice hike or maybe take in a yoga class or two while there. Also we are not huge party goers, but it would be nice to go out 1-2 nights while we are there. Since we are two female travelers (safety is a big concern)

Also we don't want anything to romantic hahaha since we are just friends.

Would love to hear your thoughts.

Cheers from Los Angeles! :)


Friday 10th of January 2020

Hi Mia,

Thanks for reading my blog and great you are planning a trip to Bali! Regarding your questions, I really liked the vibe on Nusa Lembongan and even if you are not into diving or surfing it's a great place to spend a couple of days. You could make a day trip to Nusa Penida on day 1, go hiking on day 2 and do a yoga class and relax on the beach on day 3. Regarding going out, I'm afraid I don't have any advice here since we didn't go to any bars there. However, there is enough to do in the evening/at night and as long as you are careful, don't get drunk or walk through any dark alleys you should be fine.

Enjoy your trip! Lotte

Sophie Hughes

Saturday 28th of December 2019

Thanks so much for sharing this it has helped us so much! We are looking at going to Bali June 2020 and are hoping to visit: Ubud, Nusa Islands, Gili, Central Bali(maybe) and Uluwater - as well as Seminyak/Canggu/Sanur.

Please let us know if this is possible and what order to visit them in! Also which out of Seminyak/Canggu/Sanur is most important to visit! Also please let me know if we are missing some must see destinations!!



Monday 30th of December 2019

Hi Sophie,

Thank you for reading and I'm happy to help:-) Regarding your questions, how long are you planning to travel in Bali? It would be a bit much going to all the destinations you mentioned in just two weeks. However, if you have a month you can easily visit them all.

When it comes to choosing between Seminyak, Canggu and Sanur, I've only visited Canggu and Sanur and out of the two I'd recommend Canggu. However, if you plan to go to Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida it's convenient to spend a night in Sanur to arrange your boat trip. Good luck planning your itinerary and have a great trip!

Best regards, Lotte


Wednesday 13th of June 2018

Thanks so much for your sharing. It helps me to plan the next vacation in Bali and balance the itinerary between Yorgykarta and Bali. I just have only 7 days in total, but I want to explore this region as much as possible.


Wednesday 13th of June 2018

You are most welcome! Enjoy your trip:-)


Thursday 17th of May 2018

Hi guys,

Thanks for sharing your trip, next time I'll be sure to visit Gili Air. I have a Nikon D3300 and I'm very happy with the quality of the pictures:-). Happy travels!