17 days in Bali & Gili Islands Itinerary

17 days in Bali & Gili Islands Itinerary

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17 days in Bali & Gili Islands Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Ubud
— 8 nights
Bus + Taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Singaraja
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Kuta
— 2 nights
Ferry:  3​h
4
Gili Trawangan
— 1 night
+4
Ferry + Taxi + Bus + Foot + Fly:  23​h
End: Lisbon

8
nights
Ubud

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tirta Empul Temple and Tirta Gangga. Head to Mendira House and BALITAZA greenshopfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to USS Liberty Shipwreck (in Tulamben), Karangasem (Ujung Water Palace, White Sand Beach, & more) and Elephant Safari Park (in Tegalalang). And it doesn't end there: experience rural life at Jatiluwih Green Land, examine the collection at Neka Art Museum, identify plant and animal life at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, and stop by Neru Indonesia.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ubud online visit planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Ubud is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central Indonesia Time (WITA), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Lisbon in July since evenings lows in Ubud dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Singaraja.

Things to do in Ubud

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Karangasem, Mason Elephant Park, Jatiluwih Green Land, Scuba & Snorkeling, Jemeluk Beach
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USS Liberty Shipwreck ©
USS Liberty Shipwreck
Scuba & Snorkeling
Jemeluk Beach ©
Jemeluk Beach

3
nights
Singaraja

Singaraja ©
Bali's second-largest city and the former colonial capital of the entire Lesser Sunda islands (Bali through to Timor), Singaraja represents a chance to explore Indonesia's Dutch colonial past as well as survey the charming waterfront.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Busungbiu Rice Terrace. Get in touch with nature at Munduk Waterfall and Lovina Beach. Explore Singaraja's surroundings by going to Biorock Pemuteran bali (in Pemuteran), Seririt Market (in Seririt) and Mayong Cultural Walk (in Buleleng). There's more to do: examine the collection at Gedong Kertya Museum and don't miss a visit to Pura Maduwe Karang.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Singaraja road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Ubud to Singaraja takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Singaraja sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kuta.

Things to do in Singaraja

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Pemuteran, Lovina Beach, Munduk Waterfall, Pura Maduwe Karang, Mayong Cultural Walk
Highlights from your plan
Munduk Waterfall ©
Munduk Waterfall
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lovina Beach ©
Lovina Beach

2
nights
Kuta

Kuta ©
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): look for gifts at Jenggala Ceramics Bali, then see a world frozen in time at Jimbaran Hills Activity Valley, then see the interesting displays at Museum PASIFIKA, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Discovery Shopping Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Jimbaran Bay, then look for gifts at Nusa Surfshop, and then look for gifts at Krisna Bali.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuta online journey planner .

You can drive from Singaraja to Kuta in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. August in Kuta sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gili Trawangan.

Things to do in Kuta

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Jimbaran, Krisna Bali, Museum PASIFIKA
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Discovery Shopping Mall ©
Discovery Shopping Mall
Jimbaran Bay ©
Jimbaran Bay
Museum PASIFIKA ©
Museum PASIFIKA

1
night
Gili Trawangan

An island holiday in Gili Trawangan offers access to the largest of the three Gili Islands located off the main coast of Lombok.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get outside with Paddle Gili, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for gifts at Casa Vintage Store.

Before you visit Gili Trawangan, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Kuta to Gili Trawangan by ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Kuta in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Gili Trawangan, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gili Trawangan

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Paddle Gili ©
Paddle Gili
Casa Vintage Store ©
Casa Vintage Store

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