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Oh Bali – where do I start?! As most of you know, Bali is like second home for us. We’ve spent a few months here every year for the past few years. We come here to enjoy a slow pace of life, take advantage of its wellness retreats and healthy cafés, and of course fast wifi! But Bali is a popular holiday destination in its own right. We get so many queries and questions about Bali on a daily basis, so we’ve decided to put together The Ultimate Two Week Itinerary For Bali – based on everything we’ve learnt from all the months (years?) we’ve spent staying here. Let’s go!


Where in Bali Should I go and what should I avoid?

Bali has plenty of gorgeous areas. If you enjoy scenic beaches, then you should definitely consider staying at Uluwatu. If you want a mix of beaches and hip cafés by the dozen, then choose Canggu. If you love yoga or want a wellness getaway, then choose Ubud. If you want to stay in the midst of nature and love really quiet and offbeat places, then choose Sidemen.

The two areas of Bali we don’t like at all are Kuta and Seminyak. They are commercial, crowded, and in our opinion, quite unsavoury! If you’re visiting to enjoy partying or nightlife in Kuta or Seminyak, then we’d highly recommend choosing a different destination – like Koh Phangan (Thailand) – instead!! Having said that, both Kuta and Seminyak have some great hotels that work like sanctuaries of peace – so you could choose a nice hotel if you’d like to stay in either of those areas.


Which hotels and villas should I book?

Once you’ve shortlisted the areas where you want to stay, you can start narrowing down the hotels you want to spend your time at. Now if you’re spending less than 3 days in 1 area or you’re in Bali on your honeymoon, then we’d recommend choosing a gorgeous hotel (we’ve left the names of our favourites below!).

But if you’re staying in a place for longer than 4 days, then we’d highly recommend renting a private villa in Bali on AirBnB. Of all the places we’ve visited, Bali is one that offers some of the most scenic and experiential villas and apartment stays – you can choose one based on your budget and preferences. They start from as little as $20 per night. However make sure you go via a reputed website instead of individual villa websites as there are a lot of scams floating around. If you are new to renting apartments and want some help, check out our guide to renting apartments while travelling here:


Should I rent a car or scooter in Bali?

Should I rent a car in Bali? The answer to that is a resounding no! Lanes are narrow, hard to navigate, and it can take a long time to reach from one place to another if you’re using a car. Rent a scooter (costs anywhere between $3-$7 per day) for daily explorations.

For transfers from the airport, day trips, and excursions, just rent a car with a driver. This costs anywhere between $30-$50 per day depending on where you’re going. We usually rent a car with driver (including airport transfers) from Wayan or Bali Bliss Tours. Both are safe and reliable and we’ve been using their services for more than 3 years now.


What’s the best time to visit Bali?

Bali is truly an year round destination. However prices and crowds go up during July, August, and Christmas-New Year. We’d recommend avoiding these peak times for both those reasons. The end of September and October is a great time to visit because paddy fields are in full bloom and sunsets are gorgeous.

Other than that, most other months work too. Of course summer months get quite hot, January and February can get quite wet, and all the rice fields are barren during the end of August and first two weeks of September. But these little niggles shouldn’t stop you from visiting the island – there are always plenty of things to see and do even during those months.


Shopping in Bali

We have a detailed video on shopping in Bali  – here you will find all information including our favourite shops, how much to pay for items, where to bargain and where not to bargain, and what snacks to pick for friends and family back home. Here it is:



An itinerary for 2 weeks in Bali

Now that the logistics are out of the way, here is our itinerary for a week in Bali. You can modify it based on your preferences.

Day 1 Arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar and drive to Uluwatu

All flights to Bali arrive at the Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar. Pre-book a transfer so that your cab is waiting at the airport when you get there. Drive to Uluwatu, your first stop in Bali.

Welcome to Bali – gorgeous rice fields everywhere!


Days 1-3 Relax in peaceful Uluwatu

Uluwatu provides access to some of the most scenic beaches and panoramas in Bali. Relish the peace and explore the area in your first 3 days in Bali. Some of the things you must check out in the area include

  • Uluwatu Temple
  • Rent a scooter and explore the beaches especially Pandawa Beach, Dreamland Beach and Suluban Beach (aka Blue Point Beach)
  • Attend the Saturday party at Padang Padang Beach
  • Drop by Single Finn Club for a drink and an amazing view of Uluwatu Beach

There is no dearth of accommodation in Uluwatu. We would recommend booking a beach-facing apartment or villa on Air BnB. If you’re in the mood for a splurge, then book a stay at The Edge (they have the most gorgeous infinity pool) or Alila Villas (the best in classic luxury!)

Ready for tropical breakfasts? Welcome to Bali!


Days 3-6 Explore hip Canggu

It’s time to explore one of the most hep areas of Bali. Canggu boasts of some of the most instagrammable smoothie bars, yoga studios, and hipster cafés in Bali. It is also one of the prime surfing hubs in Bali. If that is not your thing, you can easily skip Canguu as your stay in Uluwatu would have given you enough time at the beaches of Bali. If you DO choose to visit Canguu, then make sure you

  • Witness sunset at Batu Bolong Beach
  • Stop by a weekend market such as Love Anchor Market or Samadi Central Market
  • Take a trip to Tanah Lot Temple – the iconic temple is always crowded but worth a visit
  • Grab a smoothie bowl or vegan brunch at a cafe such as Nalu Bowls, Avocado Cafe, or In the Raw

Once again we would recommend booking a scenic apartment or villa on Air BnB. If you’re on a special holiday in Bali, then book a stay at Como Uma Canggu.


Sunset at Tanah Lot temple, an easy day trip from Canggu


Days 6-9 Rejuvinate in Ubud

My heart beats that little bit fast upon hearing the word Ubud. This little area of Bali, packed with smoothie bars, wellness retreats, and spas – has my heart. Here is some stuff you must tick off your list in Ubud

  • Indulge in a bit of bohemian street shopping
  • Take a day trip to North Bali – Witness sunrise at Ulan Danu Bratan temple and combine that with a visit to ‘selfie’ spots at Wanagiri Hidden Hill and Banyumala Waterfall
  • Rent a scooter and drive to Tegalalang Rice Terraces
  • Make friends with monkeys at Monkey forest
  • Explore waterfalls such as Tegenungan Waterfall, Tibumana Waterfall, Pengempu Waterfall, and Kanto Lampo Waterfall
  • Book a decadent spa session. Follow it up with a Balinese flower bath. You’ll find all our favourites and (un)favourites spas to suit all budgets in our detailed guide to Ubud linked below.

We usually rent a villa on a monthly basis in Ubud via AirBnB. However Ubud has a number of experiential hotels with gorgeous rooms. If you’re on a honeymoon check out Kayon Resort. It has gorgeous villas with private pools and you can dine by a waterfall here. You could also check out Desa Visesa, which is surrounded by paddy fields and offers private pools, floating breakfasts and a scrumptious picnic by paddy fields. Maya Ubud is another good option with spacious rooms, private pools, and a stunning spa overlooking a flowing river. Most luxury hotels in Ubud have similar layouts and comparable amenities, so we would suggest comparing prices for the dates you have in mind and booking the most cost-effective option instead of narrowing down on one hotel in advance.

If you’re going to spend time in Ubud, then you have to read our detailed guide to Ubud here (opens in new tab) for our favourite spas, restaurants, and cafés.


Tegalalang Rice Terraces in Ubud
Sunrise at Ulu Danu Bratan in North Bali day trip from Ubud
Beautiful light at Ulu Danu Bratan
The Tegenungan waterfall Ubud Bali
Morning walks at The Tegenungan waterfall in Ubud
Bali swing at wanagiri hill near Danu Bratan
One of the many “selfie” spots in Wanagiri Hill area in North Bali
Pengempu Waterfall – not yet discovered by too many tourists 🙂
Waking up amidst paddy fields in Ubud 🙂


Days 9-12 Go offbeat in Sidemen

Sidemen is one of the least crowded and least touristy parts of Bali and boy, it’s gorgeous! If you enjoy peace and quiet, we would highly recommend staying here for at least 2-3 days on your trip to Bali. Here’s what you should be doing in Sidemen

  • No need to rent a scooter here but do explore the rice terraces around your hotel.
  • Book a day trip or two. We highly recommend a sunrise trek to Mount Batur if you like a bit of activity on holiday
  • Another day trip we would recommend is to Lempuyang Temple
  • Marvel at the views of Mt. Agung, a majestic active volcano that you can see from a number of places in Sidemen
  • Spend a morning at Tukad Cepung waterfalls and prepare to be amazed by the dazzling sunbeams. Go around 9 a.m. for the best lighting.

There is a paucity of good hotels in the Sidemen area as it is still up and coming. We have two suggestions depending on what you’re after:

  1. If you want a luxurious stay in Sidemen, then we would highly recommend Wapa Di Ume Sidemen. This is actually one of our favourite hotels in all of Bali. The scenic hotel is located in the middle of rice paddies. Rooms are spacious and they are equipped with bath tubs, indulgent toiletries, and large balconies. Some of them even have private pools, But it is the little touches such as cotton bathrobes to beat the heat, a yoga studio overlooking the hills, a scenic spa, and restaurants overlooking the rice paddies that make Wapa di Ume special. You can compare prices and book here.
  2. Villa Sidemen – If you want to go the private villa route, then here’s a villa run by a family. Search for Villa Sidemen on AirBnB and you’ll spot it right there. The villa itself is spacious but quite basic in terms of furnishing – nothing fancy. However the pièce de résistence here is the infinity pool overlooking Mt. Agung. If you’re willing to pay a premium for the view, then this is a good option. However you must book Villa Sidemen well in advance as it tends to get booked out quickly.
Ume Suite at Wapa Di Ume Sidemen
Luxurious rooms at Wapa Di Ume Sidemen
Pool with view at Wapa Di Ume Sidement
We spent most of our time here 🙂 Look at that view
View at Villa Sidemen
A sunrise trek to the top of Mount Batur is exciting
A visit to Lempuyang Temple at sunrise, with Mt. Agung in the backdrop


Days 12-14 Optional Kuta/Seminyak/Gili Islands

Your last couple of  days in Bali could be spent in a place that suits your taste best. If you enjoy beaches and you’re craving some more beach time, we’d recommend escaping to the Gili Islands for a few days or Nusa Penida for a day. If all you want is a bit of partying and shopping, then book a stay at Kuta or Seminyak before you fly out of Bali.

Bali two week itinerary sunset
Hope you have the best time in Bali. Enjoy it’s fiery sunsets


That’s it! A perfect itinerary for 2 weeks in Bali. We’ve tried to answer all your questions in this article. But if you have any other questions or comments, do leave them down below. We love hearing from you 🙂

139 thoughts on “Two Week Bali Itinerary – Tips For Planning A Trip To The Island Of Gods

      1. Hey Savi, Can you please let us know if November first two weeks are good to travel to Bali, We love your itinerary and we were looking forward for traveling Bali.

      2. Hi Vid and Savi, is May a good month to visit Bali? Also, which are the Must places if we are planning a 6 days trip. Thanks in advance.

      1. Lovely pictures – this has been an inspiration for the planning process. Could you please recommend a good car service in Ubud – we have a packed itinerary and would be nice to have a car for ourselves to visit all the main spots

  1. It always makes my heart happy when you guys return to Bali ? love this itinerary a lot because it seems to capture most everything! If I get a chance to follow it the only thing I’d change is adding more time to stay in Ubud ?

      1. Hey Savi and Vid !
        I’m planning a family vacation to Bali end of July for 7-10 days it’s a special occasion as 3 birthdays falls during this time.I work with Marriott group of hotels so have decent discounts on accommodation, but I’m very tempted to book Air B&bs instead. My parents and my two younger siblings are joining me in this trip, since we belong to Uttrakhand, we get enough dosage of lush green mountains so I prefer to add more beaches to our itinerary, well this is a little background note for you to understand my query. I went through your blog, If I follow it shall I end the trip in Ubud? So that will be our 10 days in Bali? Any suggestions and tips from your end is highly appreciated. (Apologies for lengthy text) Looking forward to hearing from you ?

        1. Hi Chetna,

          You could spend a week in Uluwatu (beach area and not very crowded as compared to Kuta or Sanur or Seminyak) and then spend the last 3 days in Ubud. You can find amazing AirBnB accommodations in both places. Use this link to get a good discount off your first booking:

    1. Yes it is safe. Everyone rents them. Yes, sometimes the police might stop you but it’s all good if you have your licence and helmets in place 🙂

      1. Really loved this article.. Me and my husband are planning for visit to bali this July.. but we’ll be going for 7-8 days only.. can you suggest how can we plan our visit to bali for such days.. as your article is for 2 weeks.. pls suggest what places can we go for 7-8 days..

        1. Hi Shreya,

          Our article is just a guide/idea. Since you know your personal preferences and choices better, just pick those places that tickle your fancy from this list 🙂

    1. Hey it’s perfectly ok to visit during that time but you might have to stay indoors when it’s raining a lot. You can take a call depending on that 🙂

  2. Hi Savi & Vid
    We are travelling to bali next week .
    Please let us know the must try desert places , local food and drinks if any we should should definately try

  3. hey…so in your section when to visit bali you mentioned end of aug, start of sep all the rice fields are barren, but in the same section you mentioned sept to be the best time as rice field is in full bloom..isnt it contradictory.? or i misunderstood something..if seeing rice field in full bloom is the main agenda whats teh best time to visit bali?
    thanks in advance.

    1. Hey the rice fields start blooming towards the end of September. Hope that clears it up. PS Rice is harvested 4 times a year, so these times keep varying a bit from year to year 🙂

  4. hi,
    Could u plz make a blog with budgeting… so it will more convenient for the budget traveler and one more thing I just want to know how much Bali trip cost including flight, stay and sightseeing for a couple…<3

    1. Hey Guys, such an amazing and thoughtful itinerary for BALI. We are a young family with a five year old. Do you think with kids recreation in mind we are better off staying in a nice 5 star hotels / resorts in Kuta or Seminyak and do day trips to Ubud, sideman and ulawatu? Or we could split the stays at different places may be. Kindly provide your thoughts. Appreciate your help thanks

  5. Hello guys,

    Absolutely love the article. We are looking at Bali for our honeymoon this year in June; however we need a bit of help from you other than what’s written here. My boyfriend(for now 😉 ) sucks at 2-wheeler driving (great at car thankfully) and I can’t take anyone as pillion passenger. Since you mention car is a strict no-no for Bali, is biking or any other option recommended?

    Thanks in advance for any response.

    1. Hey in that case, would suggest renting a car with a driver in that case. Cycles aren’t really an option in most places in Bali 🙂

  6. Hey

    We are planning our honeymoon for 6nights, 7 days in Bali. We would like to stay at two places – one being a less crowded, peaceful and beach place- would you recommend Uluwatu or Sideman and the second place to get a taste of the nightlife.. should we consider Canggu or Semiyak?

  7. Hey Savi & Vid,

    Would you recommend me to travel with my 1.5 years old kid to Bali??? Or should I do it later???would you recommend any other destination (beaches we love)

  8. Hey,

    What would be a good base to explore southern Bali? You suggested staying at Canggu, but I read about issues with Taxi mafias in Canggu. So to get outside Canggu one has to hire local taxi which would be expensive. We plan to stay in the south for 3 nights and then 4 nights at Ubud. Would staying at Canggu make sense or is there any other option?

  9. Hello Guys!

    Thank you for creating and running such a fabulous website.
    This is amazing for an individual who likes to plan their trip themselves.
    Also, I’d really appreciate if you could suggest an itinerary for me to visit with my friends in May 2019?

    Thanks much

    1. Thank you Sahiba 🙂

      Not quite sure what you mean – this article is all about a detailed itinerary for Bali 🙂

  10. Hey!!

    Everything about your trip looks so magical

    I’m planning a trip to Bali in a couple of months and this itinerary is one of the best, most complete ones I’ve found online!

    Thank you!


  11. Hi,

    Loved your itinerary, would follow the same.
    But in case we dont want to rent a bike are there other means of transport that we can use?


    1. Yes you can rent a driver with a car for a day or even rent a self-drive car (although we’d suggest not to rent a self-drive car – traffic is a big problem!)

  12. what is the best time to visit bali ??????? July and August are good ???? I don’t want rain when i am traveling. Please suggest.

    1. You will invariably find rain in Bali whenever you visit. That said July/August should be ok 🙂

  13. Hey Savi/Vid,

    Husband and I planing to visit Bali for a week, we def staying in Ubud. Apart from that for beach area what do you suggest Canggu or Uluwatu??

  14. Hi, Is it okay to travel with a 1.5 year old to Bali ? We will of course look to pace out activities and take it slow. Thanks!

  15. Hey..we are going on honeymoon in June to Bali.. planning to stay 2 nights in uluwatu and 4 nights in ubud. Is it worth to take a complete day to Nusa Penida during stay at uluwatu? And do you prefer the kintamani tour in Ubud?

    Please help me with this 🙂

    1. From what we heard, a day trip to Nusa penida might not be worth it and very tiring. We’d say skip that and instead go for the Mt. Bature sunrise trek 🙂 (and on your way back from there you can explore the coffee plantations in Kintamani).

      Hope that helps

  16. Hi Savi,
    We are going to bali with my 3 year old daughter in June for a week. This is the first time that she will be visiting a beach so we want to stay near the water. Request you to let me know top two places where u recomment staying with kids

    1. Hi Isha,

      Nusa Dua and Seminyak might be nice. We always stay in Ubud so honestly not the best people to ask 🙂

  17. Hey Savi and Vid,
    Your blog has been really helpful! I am planning for a quick trip (4 days) and based on your insights decided to spend time in Canggu and Ubud. Just one question to ask, is Bali safe for a solo women traveller?
    PS: Love your content and dreamy images 🙂

      1. I have booked hotel in seminayak ,and coming for honeymoon ,kindly guide what to visit in 5 days

        1. Congratulations! All our suggestions are listed here – just pick whatever tickles your fancy and what you can fit into 5 days 🙂 Enjoy your trip

    1. Hi Akanksha,

      If you’re a big group then it might make more sense to rent via AirBnB 🙂 Otherwise a few good hotels in Ubud area are Wapa Di Ume, Kayon Resort, Maya Ubud or if you want to stay close to denpasar then there is Conrad Bali

  18. Hey Savi and Vid,

    i really in love with all of your trips and you both too…. i have recently started following you guys in Insta. and i make sure i go through all your post.

    i am planning a trip to Bali with my In laws and my parents. i want to know which city shall i go for keeping them in mind.

  19. Hi Savi and Vid,

    You guys are my goals ❤️

    This October me and my husband are travelling to Bali. We are planning to cover Ubud and Uluwatu. Can you please let me know which is the best way we can do the internal transfer to these places? I can see both are around 50kms apart..

    Thanks for inspiring ?

    1. Hi thanks for your message 🙂 All details for who can help with transportation and transfers is in the post itself (under “Should I rent a car or scooter in Bali”)

      All the best for your trip to Bali 🙂

  20. I doubt that but you can always ask. Even if they do they’ll use horrible conversion rates so you’re better off using IDR

  21. Hey Savi and Vid,
    Thank you so much for the detailed blog.Really awesome!
    Just a quick info can you provide a little more details on the selfie spots where you have captured some beautiful pictures in north bali.
    You mentioned its off beat in your video but did not provide much details. Could you please help?

    Many Thanks!

    1. Hey Bijoya,

      Thanks for your kind words 🙂 The name of the place is clearly mentioned in the article and is highlighted in the video as well – it’s called Wanagiri Hill

      Hope that helps!!

  22. Heyy guys

    Thanks for your itinerary and hotel tip. I am dropping the plan to take a travel package by an agent just because of you people as I feel I can plan it much better now. However I would like to know about cruise dinner and candle light dinner options available in Bali as offered by all tour operators. Are they worth it or do u have any idea regarding that ?

    1. Hi Saurabh,

      You’ll have a great time, don’t worry 🙂 As for the dinner settings you mentioned, not quite sure about those. Perhaps you could check with your hotel staff when you check-in?

      Have a great trip to Bali

  23. Hi Savi,

    Thank you so much for this blog. It is really helpful.

    I just had a query that would renting a bike during February be a good option at it is the rainy season in Bali.


  24. Hey Savi & Vid, firstly I would like to thank you two for creating such an amazing platform for all of us. I must say that you guys are major ‘Couple Goals’, especially for those who love to travel. Our trip to Vietnam was very successful because of your blog, that was so informative and helpful. We are planning to go to Bali this December on our first Wedding Anniversary for 8N9D. Please suggest us what all places to cover and the ones we can skip. Though we are very tempted with this 2 week itinerary, but unfortunately we have less days in hand.

    1. Hey Radhika – you can just skip a segment from the above itinerary based on your interests and tailor it accordingly. Eg you can skip Uluwatu if you don’t enjoy very quiet beaches. Have fun in Bali

  25. Hi Savi and Vid,

    Just wanted to know if you guys have travelled towards Lovina Beach in Bali. Apparently dolphin watching takes place there. Would you recommend going to Lovina when in Bali?


  26. Hi Savi and Vid,

    Thank you for this amazing platform for sharing your knowledge.
    I am planning my honeymoon between 5th Dec to 15th Dec 2019 in Bali. Would need your inputs for the following:

    1) Is the rain in full swing or it is manageable between these dates ? how would be the weather. Humid or hot or pleasant ?
    2) Would like to understand which all place should we cover and no of days ? Idea is to keep travel minimal and mix of places (my mind say – Ubud << Uluwatu or Canguu << one more place).
    3) Should we start from Ubud or end at Ubud ? Is is better to stay at Uluwatu or Canguu on weekends considering parties and pubs ?
    4) Of all the excursions you have mentioned in another blog, anything that is not recommended/ feasible between 5th to 15th dec 19 ?

    Look forward to hear from you.
    Happy Travelling 🙂

    1. Hey Nishant,

      Congratulations 🙂

      Yes, it rains a lot in December. It will be humid. Totally up to you what you want to cover – Uluwatu one day and say Lempuyang after a few days. We personally love Ubud so we stay there but if your choice is partying then you should stay in Kuta or Seminyak.

      Have a great trip 🙂

  27. Hi

    I love your itinerary , I’ve put one together for 2 weeks but would love your opinion

    Arrive at night time so straight to Uluwatu
    day 1 – Sunset Uluwatu temple, Uluwatu Cliff House night time Single Fin beach club
    day 2- Suluban Beach in Uluwatu and Karang Boma Cliff viewpoint then drive to Canggu see sunset at batu bolong beach
    day 3 -chill on the beach in the morning then get a bike and go to tanah lot temple spend about 2 hours there and see sunset and then night out
    day 4 -drive to Bedugul (1 hr 30 Mins) Iconic Bali Gates, Leke Leke Waterfall
    day 5 – Wanagiri Hidden Hills view point and Banyuwana Amertha Waterfall
    day 6- Ubud Tegalagang Rice Terraces, Bali Swing & Campuhan Ridge Walk
    day 7- Ubud Pura Lempuyang Temple sunrise and elephant sanctuary, pengempu waterfall , handara gate
    day 8 -Ubud – mount Batur trek Sunset ( early start) then a massage
    day 9 -Ferry to Nusu Island – Blue Laggon on Nusa Ceningan island, Kelingking Beach
    day 10 -Snorkelling then Diamond Beach Nusa Penida , Devil’s Tear Nusa Lembongan, Mahana Point
    day 11 – travel to Seminyak and visit Kuta
    day 12 -go to Bean Bags & Umbrealls at La Plancha Seminyak enjoy sunset and then all of us to go for a nice meal and night out go to rock bar or Motel Mexicola, SkyGarden, Ku De Ta, Cocoon, Woobar, and JENJA.
    day 13 get massage in the morning go for a nice meal and go to potato head
    Day 14 Kuta (20mins drive) and then Seminyak shopping – dinner get ready to go home be at airport to fly home as flight early morning on 15th day

  28. Hello, it’s great to read your article. Your pictures are so beautiful. Can you suggest me the minimum cost to stay in Bali for 1 week? After reading this article I really want to go there!

    1. Thanks. If you’re on a backpacking budget you can cover Bali on $30 per day (including meals, accommodation, and activities)

  29. Hii guys, great and detailed article it is !! just one thing, we are planning our honeymoon in starting of december, is it good time or we should rethink? i want to explore so im worried about rains?

    1. Hey Ravi – the weather can be unpredictable that time of year. Personally we enjoy the occasional bouts of rain but if you plan to be out all day, then it might not be the right month for you to explore Bali 🙂

  30. Hi guys ,
    I am planning my honeymoon to Bali have booked just flights will be landing on 27 th Dec and departing on 4 th Jan .please help I am confused on places to select .

    Thanks in advance

    1. Hey – you’ll find all our personal favourites above. We’d pick Ubud and Uluwatu to stay for a honeymoon 🙂

  31. Hi Guys!

    We’re planning to visit Bali between mid and end of November this year but I heard that the rains get heavy during that time. I visited several sites and the information is conflicting but most of the sites state that the rainfall is intermittent and we can usually plan activities around it. However, we want to make most of the trip and visit as many places as possible including spending a day beach hopping in Uluwatu. Considering all of this will November be ideal to visit? I am really conflicted, any advise is appreciated!

    1. Hey Radhika – unfortunately it is very hard to predict exact weather patterns. From our experience, the websites you referred to are right – usually it rains for a while in the afternoon or evening and you can spend the rest of the day exploring 🙂

  32. Hi Savi & Vid,

    Thank you so much for this Itinerary. I noticed that you haven’t mentioned any of the performances that happen in Bali – any recommendations there?


    1. Hey there are some in Ubud that are rather nice but overall they are quite crowded and touristy, so wouldn’t recommend spending too much money on them 🙂

  33. Hi Savi & Vid

    Thanks a ton for such a detailed itinerary. So for us it’s a very sudden plan… just 2 hours back we contemplated taking a trip during the diwali holidays (which is just a week away :P) & kinda zeroed on Bali.

    The very next thing was to search Bruised Passport for the details. However, pl pl suggest if Oct end – Nov would be a good time. I’ll have to book the tickets tomorrow & a lot depends on your reply 🙂 …

    TIA tons!

  34. Dear both,
    Is it possible to stay at Ubud and cover the all places like : nusa penida,bedugul temple& tanah lot, tanjung benoa beach.
    We are planning for March.
    And which area is good(connectivity,market and eatery wise) for renting a b&b in Ubud?

    1. Hi Madhurima,

      Except for Nusa Penida, all can be done as day trips. In any case, irrespective of where you’re staying, Nusa Penida should be done with an overnight stay.

      We’d suggest renting the AirBnB close to Jalan Hanoman if you’re not planning on renting a scooter (which we’d strongly suggest you do for ease of commuting)

      Have a great trip

  35. Hi! I found this article so helpful in planning my trip! 🙂 I was wondering if you could guide me with regard to scuba diving/ surfing activities in Bali? We aren’t experts and would like a trainer to teach us

  36. Hey Savi and Vid,

    Been a follower for quite some time now.. Love your posts..
    I’ll be visiting Bali in the last week of Feb for 5 days. Know its a short time but work commitments and all.
    What would be the ideal place to stay at so I can visit most of the places and cover as much as possible.


  37. Hi Savi & Vid

    Wonderful article, thank you for this! It’s a perfect guide for first time visitors to Bali.

    Me and my husband are travelling to Bali in the last week of January and would like to experience scuba diving. Do you have any suggestions regarding the best place to experience that – somewhere from Bali / Gili islands / or Bali isn’t a place to try this? We both do not have any prior experience in scuba and thus, are beginners.

    Many thanks in advance. And keep up the amazing work, you’re an inspiration to many 🙂

    Best regards

    1. Yes renting an AirBnB is a great idea if you don’t mind not getting your villa serviced daily like in a hotel.

  38. Hi Savi and Vid, love reading your articles always. Would love to meet you guys someday. I wanted to ask you if may/ June would be a great time to visit Bali?

  39. Hi Savi and Vid,

    First of all Many congratulations for the launch of your book. I would definitely love to read one when i get my hands on it.

    You guys are amazing !! I love your posts, your pictures, your dresses and everything about you.

    I am planning a family trip to Bali in July and was wondeirng if it’s a good idea to club this with Cambodia and in total make it for around 2 weeks. What are your thoughts on the same ?

    Indu Garg

  40. Hey Savi & Vid,

    Would one require an international driver’s license for the 2-wheeler rental in Bali or Indian Driver’s License would work?

    What is the process of applying for Int. Driver’s License?

    If I wish to cover other parts of Indonesia (1week) along with Bali (1 week) what should the ideal itinerary look like?

    Also should we switch hotels while exploring various places in Bali? Will the commute be difficult?

    1. Hey yes commutes are difficult – you should definitely split your stay b/w places like Ubud, Canggu, or Sidemen. Most places accept Indian licences but if you want to get an IDP to be on the safe side, the process isn’t too tedious. It’s quite quick

  41. Hey Guys,

    Thanks for sharing itinerary.

    I am planning for honeymoon in mid November for 12 to 15 days. We like nature, beaches and mountains. Based on your itinerary i am planning to stay in Uluwatu- 3 days, Ubud – 3 days, Sideman – 2 days, Nusa Penida- 2 days & Kuta – 2 day.

    Could you please suggest or correct if selected days are enough for each destinations? Also, could you please guide from where to start and end? I was thinking Kuta to keep last destination, but i have no idea if it is convenient to reach Denpasar airport or is there any other airport? Would appreciate if you can help me with this confusion.

  42. Hello Savi and Vid,

    We love your recommendations 🙂 We are planning our honeymoon trip for 5 nights – 6 days in Bali in August. We are looking to stay in a peaceful beachside stay for 2 nights and then spend other 3 days exploring some famous Bali places (temple, selfie spots and waterfalls). Could you please suggest some of your recommendations?
    Thankyou and looking forward to hear from you.

  43. Hi,

    Thanks for sharing the itinerary.

    I am visiting Bali for the first time with my family for 9 days in the month of September . Based on your recommendation i am planning 2 days in Uluwatu, 3 days in Ubud, 2 days in Sideman. I am left with 2 extra days and i also keen do Nusa Penida. I read through your blog extensively i did not see you mention Nusa Penida. Any specific reason. Also can you suggest how do i fill my 2 extra days.. Your help would be appreciated.

    1. Hey Anjali – no specific reason. Nusa Penida is great but in this article we wanted to concentrate on Bali Island 🙂

  44. Hello,
    I am planning to visit Bali in October 2022. I wanted some help regarding currency exchange and travel insurance.
    Can currency exchange be done in India itself? Is international debit card valid in Bali. Can you please name few legit currency exchange places outside the airport.

    1. Hi Apurva- you can get your money exchanged upon landing at the airport or withdraw using from any ATM with your debit card 🙂

  45. Hey Savi, I love this itinerary.
    We were planning of Bali trip in the month of November 1-10. Does it rain a lot in November? Do you think it’s a good idea?

    1. Hey Nikita – yes it does rain a fair bit. but you can always schedule massages and other indoor activities etc during that time 🙂

  46. Hi Savi and Vid, what a delight of an itinerary! I am trying to find your Villa Sidemen recommendation on Airbnb but can’t seem to spot it.. can you help please? Travelling end of March 2023.

  47. hi Savi and Vid,
    we are planning our trip Bali from April 20 to April 28 2023.
    is it a good season to travel Bali?
    can we see paddy fileds and lush green nature.
    do we see water in the water fall?
    I have planned the itinerary looking at some of your article

    Udud- 4 nights
    day 1. Mount Batur followed with spa , Sanur Beach
    day 2. Tegenungan waterfall or Tibumana Waterfall or Pengempul waterfall near Ubud and followed Saraswati Lotus Temple, Ubud Centre experience sunset ,Sanur Beach
    day 3.- Danu Bratan,Lake Tamblingan ,swings, nests, in Wanagiri Hill
    day 4. Tegalalang rice terraces, monkey forest ,shopping in ubudu

    Nusa penida- day trip
    Day 5 -Nusa penida – 1 day trip — one day is sufficient?

    Sidemen- 2 nights
    Day 6 and Day 7 :sidemen – 2nights

    your suggestion please?

  48. Hey…Love your content..Just wanted to know.. we have 7 nights to spend at Bali… And we are getting a good deal at Kuta for three nights.. so can we travel to uluwatu for a day and come back to kuta ? Is that a good idea? I am very confused.. I wanted to directly go to Uluwatu but not getting any good deals.

    1. Hey Madhura – you can do that for sure. But do beware that Kuta is one of the most crowded and touristy parts of Bali – if that’s not a problem for you, it’s all good 🙂

  49. Hi Vid and Savi, is May a good month to visit Bali? Also, which are the Must places if we are planning a 6 days trip. Thanks in advance ????

    1. Hey unfortunately all the properties we’ve tried around Kuta have been let downs too. Will let you know if we find something 🙂

  50. Hey!

    Could you suggest some good properties to stay in Seminyak, Canggu, Ubud and Sidemen?

    I am going for my honeymoon in Bali in December.

    Is there any area you would want me to explore apart from this?

  51. Hi BruisedPassports, could you share your trusted brands of bottled water in Bali? Ive been reading a lot about various water-borne diseases -any brand that you’ve always availed?

    Also since you’ve been to Bali many times , in your experience is it really that common to find monitor lizards in hotel pools and snakes in bathrooms as the reels mention?

  52. hello

    Iam travelling with 1 year old baby i would like to know what all to avoid , also i have 8 nights in hand was thinking to do 3 nights in ubud , 2 nights in nusa and 2 nights in uttwa , please suggest

    1. Hey Salonee,

      That’s a good plan. Don’t worry people are very helpful and friendly. Just avoid two wheelers and take car taxis for moving around. Hope you have an amazing trip in Bali

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