10 days in Bali Itinerary

10 days in Bali Itinerary

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10 days in Bali Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  17​h
1
Kuta
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Amed
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  2​h 45​min
3
Nusa Penida
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Ubud, Gianyar Regency
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Kuta

Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Get in touch with nature at Balangan Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Blue Point Beach and Melasti Beach. Go for a jaunt from Kuta to Canggu to see Spas about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, stop by Nyaman Boutique, tour the pleasant surroundings at Turtle Conservation and Education Centre, and kick back and relax at Jimbaran Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kuta travel planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Kuta is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Kuta is 6 hours. When traveling from Johannesburg in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kuta, with highs around 36°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Amed.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Ungasan, Spas, Fishing Charters & Tours, Nyaman Boutique, Jimbaran Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Melasti Beach ©
Melasti Beach
Blue Point Beach ©
Blue Point Beach

2
nights
Amed

A snaking coastline and quaint, sleepy fishing villages characterize Amed, a stretch of shorefront with seven villages in Bali's east.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jemeluk Beach. On the next day, see the vivid underwater world at USS Liberty Shipwreck, then contemplate the long history of Ujung Water Palace, then admire the natural beauty at Taman Tirtagangga, and finally make a trip to Lempuyang Temple.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Amed trip planner .

You can drive from Kuta to Amed in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. May in Amed sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nusa Penida.

Things to do in Amed

Wildlife Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Karangasem, USS Liberty Shipwreck, Lempuyang Temple
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Shark Diving
USS Liberty Shipwreck ©
USS Liberty Shipwreck
Jemeluk Beach ©
Jemeluk Beach

1
night
Nusa Penida

Nusa Penida ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): kick back and relax at Pasih Uug Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then stroll through Pasih Andus, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kelingking Beach.

Plan trip to Nusa Penida with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Amed to Nusa Penida in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Nusa Penida can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Nusa Penida

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Pasih Uug Beach ©
Pasih Uug Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kelingking Beach ©
Kelingking Beach

3
nights
Ubud, Gianyar Regency

Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirta Empul Temple, and then appreciate the history behind Mount Kawi. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Sisi Pengosekan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Taman Ayun Temple, then make a trip to Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple, and finally relax in the rural setting at Alas Harum Agro Tourism.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ubud trip planner .

Getting from Nusa Penida to Ubud by combination of ferry and car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Ubud can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ubud

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Tegalalang, Tampaksiring, Taman Ayun Temple
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple ©
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple
Mount Kawi ©
Mount Kawi

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