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How many days to spend in Bali: 7, 10 or 14 day itinerary

Bali (Indonesia) is one of the most complete islands to which you can travel. Not only will you need time to visit its incredible waterfalls, rice fields and beaches, but you will also have to dedicate a great deal of time to getting to know its fascinating culture and its Hindu temples. Regardless of how many days you spend in Bali, it is very probable that you will be left with a desire for more. This island has an addictive quality!

In this article, I am going to give you my more sincere opinion on how many days to spend in Bali and, in addition, I am going to propose several itineraries in Bali: 7, 10, or 2 weeks.

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How many days do you need in Bali

It is very difficult to come up with an exact number of days needed to visit Bali. In spite of not being a very big island, Bali offers a great variety of landscapes, activities and places to visit.

In addition, the lifestyle that can be had on this island is an authentic marvel. You can have a drink on the beach while watching the sunset, eat out, or have a massage almost every day. For that reason, many people decide to remain in Bali long-term.

I understand that spending several months on the island is not within everyone’s reach. For that reason, you may be asking yourself: How many days should I spend in Bali?

Taking into account that this destination is on the other end of the planet, I believe that the ideal thing to do would be to be in Bali for two weeks. During this time, you can visit the island of Bali and other nearby islands like the Nusa Islands or the Gili Islands.

If you do not have so much time or if you want to visit other areas of Indonesia during your trip, I would recommend you spend about 10 days in Bali. This way, you will be able to visit several of the most beautiful and important places on the island.

Finally, if during your trip you plan to visit other zones of Indonesia (like the islands of Java, Sumatra, Flores, etc.), I would recommend you spend at least one week in Bali. I would not recommend going for less than 7 days since you will have to visit the places with haste and will not have time to savor the magic and essence of the place.

If you have more time, do not hesitate to spend several weeks or even a couple of months in Bali. I can only tell you that I have been to Bali three times and that the first and second times I stayed for two months, and the third time I stayed for almost half a year, and I am already itching to return!

Bali itineraries

Now that you know how many days to spend on the island, I am going to propose several Bali itineraries for different lengths of time.

Bali 7 days itinerary

bali 7 days itinerary
Bali itinerary

Summary of this Bali itinerary:

  • Day 1. Ubud and surroundings: Tegalalang, Tirta Empul temple, waterfalls and Ubud Monkey Forest.
  • Day 2. Day trip to the north: Ulun Danu Bratan temple, Handara Gate, Twin Lakes and Leke Leke waterfall.
  • Day 3. Nungnung waterfall, Canggu and Tanah Lot temple.
  • Day 4. Drive from Ubud to Amed with stops at Tukad Cepung waterfall and Besakih Mother Temple.
  • Day 5: Lempuyang Temple, Tirta Gangga, Amed and Lahangan Sweet viewpoint.
  • Day 6. Drive from Amed to Uluwatu: Uluwatu beaches and Uluwatu temple.
  • Day 7. Uluwatu: Nyang Nyang Beach, Sundays Beach Club or Melasti Beach.

Bali 10 days itinerary

how many days to spend in Bali
Bali itinerary

Summary of this Bali itinerary:

  • Day 1. Ubud: Campuhan Ridge Walk, Ubud Monkey Forest, Saraswati temple, Goa Gajah temple, Cretya Ubud.
  • Day 2. Ubud surroundings: Tegalalang, Tirta Empul temple and Ubud waterfalls.
  • Day 3. Day trip to the north: Ulun Danu Bratan temple, Handara Gate, Twin Lakes, Sekumpul waterfall and Leke Leke waterfall.
  • Day 4. Nungnung waterfall, Canggu and Tanah Lot temple.
  • Day 5. Drive from Ubud to Amed: Tukad Cepung waterfall, La Montagne Coffee, Besakih Mother Temple, Amed Beach.
  • Day 6. Amed surroundings: Lempuyang Temple, Tirta Gangga, Lahangan Sweet.
  • Day 7. Journey from Amed to Nusa Penida: Diamond Beach, Rumah Pohon Tree House, Peguyangan waterfall, Crystal Bay.
  • Day 8. Nusa Penida: Kelingking Beach, Broken Breach, Angel’s Billabong. Drive from Nusa Penida to Uluwatu.
  • Day 9. Uluwatu beaches (Balangan, Bingin, Padang Padang, Suluban, Nyang Nyang) and Uluwatu Temple.
  • Day 10. Melasti Beach, Sundays Beach Club or Mana Uluwatu.

Bali 2-week itinerary

Canggu surroundings
How many days to spend in Bali

Resumen de este itinerario de Bali:

  • Day 1. Canggu: Sunset at Echo Beach or Batu Bolong.
  • Day 2. Canggu: Tanah Lot Temple.
  • Day 3. Drive from Canggu to Ubud: Monkey Forest, Ubud Art Market, Goa Gajah Temple, Saraswati Temple and Campuhan Ridge Walk.
  • Day 4. Ubud: Tegalalang, Tirta Empul temple, Tibumana waterfall, Kanto Lampo waterfall.
  • Day 5. Day trip to the north: Handara Gate, Twin Lakes, Sekumpul waterfall and Ulun Danu Bratan temple.
  • Day 6. Ubud surroundings: Jatiluwih, Leke Leke waterfall and Nungnung waterfall / Mother Besakih Temple and Tupad Cepung waterfall.
  • Day 7. Drive from Ubud to Amed.
  • Day 8. Amed surroundings: Lempuyang Temple, Ujung Water Palace, Virgin Beach or Bias Tugal Beach.
  • Day 9. Amed surroundings: Bukit Cinta, Tirta Gangga, Lahangan Sweet.
  • Amed to Nusa Penida: Broken Beach, Angel’s Billabong, Broken Beach and Crystal Bay.
  • Nusa Penida: Kelingking Beach, Diamond Beach, Atuh Beach and Rumah Pohon Tree House.
  • Day 12. Drive from Nusa Penida to Nusa Lembongan: Devil’s Tear, Blue Lagoon and beaches (Dream Beach, Mushroom Bay and Jungutbatu Beach).
  • Day 13. Drive from Nusa Lembongan to Uluwatu: Nyang Nyang Beach, Uluwatu Cliff, Uluwatu Temple.
  • Day 14. Uluwatu beaches (Balangan, Bingin, Thomas, Suluban) and Single Fin or Mana Uluwatu, or Sundays Beach Club.

Tips for traveling to Bali

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Tanah Lot

In my guide to traveling to Bali, I tell you everything you need to know when planning a trip to this part of the world: how much it costs to travel to Bali, the best time to go to Bali, where to stay in Bali, etc.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:

If you are going to visit a place where you do not have medical coverage, it is important that you book travel insurance. I always use and recommend Heymondo, a company where I can offer you a 5% discount on your travel insurance for Bali. This way, you will be able to travel to Indonesia with the peace of mind that if you have an accident or emergency, the medical expenses will be covered.

HOW TO GET AROUND:

One of the main concerns when planning a trip to this destination is how to get around the island. I always recommend renting a motorcycle, as it is the cheapest and offers the most versatility. However, if you do not feel comfortable riding on a bike, it is better to hire a car with a driver or book organized tours on websites like Civitatis or GetYourGuide.

INTERNET:

In Bali, it is very easy to find wifi at establishments. However, if you want to be connected at all times, I recommend you buy a SIM card to always have Internet on your mobile phone. The price of a card and a weekly or monthly plan is very affordable. You can purchase a card and plan at a Telkomsel company store or at local stalls.

It is also possible to buy a SIM card at the airport, but it is always more expensive. If you want to just do it and forget about it, you can buy an eSIM at Holafly, which will give you internet access from the first minute in Indonesia, and you will not have to remove your SIM card. You can get your eSIM for Indonesia with a 5% discount here. Just enter the code “comeamaviaja”.

PLACES TO VISIT IN BALI:

As I said at the beginning of the post, this island in Indonesia has many places to visit. You can start with what I consider to be the 25 essential things to do in Bali. Also, do not miss my other Bali travel guides.

Be sure to visit my Indonesia travel guide if you are planning a trip to this country.

I hope this article has helped you decide how many days to spend in Bali and what itinerary to follow. If you have more questions or want to tell me about your experience, feel free to leave a comment or write me an email. Enjoy your trip!

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