12 days in Bali Itinerary

12 days in Bali Itinerary

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12 days in Bali Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  13 h 30 min
1
Ubud
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  1 h 15 min
2
Nusa Penida
— 1 night
Ferry + Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Amed
— 1 night
Taxi + Ferry:  1 h 45 min
4
Nusa Lembongan
— 1 night
Ferry + Bus:  1 h 45 min
5
Kuta
— 5 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Ubud

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Step off the beaten path and head to Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple and Neka Art Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Mount Kawi and Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ubud: Tirta Empul Temple (in Tampaksiring) and Elephant Safari Park (in Tegalalang). Treat yourself to a day of pampering on the 26th (Sun) at some of the best spas. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, explore the fascinating underground world of Elephant Cave Ubud, take in the exciting artwork at Threads of Life, and relax in the rural setting at Tegalalang Rice Terrace.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ubud road trip planning site .

New Delhi, India to Ubud is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from New Delhi to Ubud. Traveling from New Delhi in May, expect nights in Ubud to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nusa Penida.

Things to do in Ubud

Spas Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Tegalalang, Tampaksiring, Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple ©
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple
Mount Kawi ©
Mount Kawi

1
night
Nusa Penida

The bounty of pristine white-sand beaches and turquoise lagoons bordered by emerald green hills, unique cliff formations, and colorful reefs is what draws most travelers to Nusa Penida.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Nusa Penida Island, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kelingking Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Pasih Uug Beach.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nusa Penida trip builder site .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Ubud to Nusa Penida in 1.5 hours. Another option is to 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 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Amed.

Things to do in Nusa Penida

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

1
night
Amed

A snaking coastline and quaint, sleepy fishing villages characterize Amed, a stretch of shorefront with seven villages in Bali's east.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): steep yourself in history at USS Liberty Shipwreck, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jemeluk Beach, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Amed Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Amed route planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Nusa Penida to Amed in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Nusa Lembongan.

Things to do in Amed

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

USS Liberty Shipwreck
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Shark Diving
Jemeluk Beach ©
Jemeluk Beach
USS Liberty Shipwreck ©
USS Liberty Shipwreck

1
night
Nusa Lembongan

The island of Nusa Lembongan sits amidst swathes of calm, clear waters as well as some of the most notable surfing waves in the region.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Devil's Tears.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nusa Lembongan road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Amed to Nusa Lembongan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In May in Nusa Lembongan, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Nusa Lembongan

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Devil's Tears ©
Devil's Tears
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Kuta

Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Appreciate the collections at Museum PASIFIKA and Paradise Pictures. Get in touch with nature at Blue Point Beach and Kuta Beach - Bali. Get out of town with these interesting Kuta side-trips: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Padangbai), River Rafting & Tubing (in Denpasar) and Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Balangan Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jimbaran Beach, head outdoors with Jimbaran Bay, and see the interesting displays at Bali Trick Art.

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

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Nusa Lembongan to Kuta takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Seminyak, Denpasar, Jimbaran, Pecatu, Blue Point Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Point Beach ©
Blue Point Beach
Balangan Beach ©
Balangan Beach

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