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.
Head to Mendira House and Neru Indonesiafor plenty of shopping. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jemeluk Beach and Jatiluwih Green Land. Explore Ubud's surroundings by going to USS Liberty Shipwreck (in Tulamben), Tirta Empul Temple (in Tampaksiring) and Elephant Safari Park (in Tegalalang). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Bali Bird Park, identify plant and animal life at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, and steep yourself in history at Ujung Water Palace.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ubud online travel planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Ubud is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Lisbon to Ubud, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone 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) early enough to drive to Singaraja.

Things to do in Ubud

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Karangasem, Scuba & Snorkeling, Jemeluk Beach, Bali Bird Park, Mendira House
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Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple
Scuba & Snorkeling
USS Liberty Shipwreck ©
USS Liberty Shipwreck

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Gedong Kertya Museum and Buleleng Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Munduk Waterfall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Singaraja: Biorock Pemuteran bali (in Pemuteran), Seririt Market (in Seririt) and Mayong Cultural Walk (in Buleleng). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Busungbiu Rice Terrace, stroll through Lovina Beach, and make a trip to Pura Maduwe Karang.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Singaraja travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Ubud to Singaraja takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Singaraja can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Kuta.

Things to do in Singaraja

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lovina Beach, Pemuteran, Pura Maduwe Karang, Mayong Cultural Walk, Munduk Waterfall
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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): stop by Jenggala Ceramics Bali, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Jimbaran Hills Activity Valley, then examine the collection at Museum PASIFIKA, and finally browse the different shops at Discovery Shopping Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jimbaran Bay, look for gifts at Nusa Surfshop, and then stop by Krisna Bali.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kuta trip planner .

Drive from Singaraja to Kuta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gili Trawangan.

Things to do in Kuta

Shopping Beaches Neighborhoods

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): head outdoors with Paddle Gili, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for gifts at Casa Vintage Store.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Gili Trawangan planning website .

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, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Gili Trawangan. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gili Trawangan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Paddle Gili ©
Paddle Gili
Casa Vintage Store ©
Casa Vintage Store

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