17 days in Bali Itinerary

17 days in Bali Itinerary

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17 days in Bali Itinerary

Start: Lyon
Tram + Fly:  24​h
1
Ubud
— 4 nights
Drive + Ferry:  1​h 15​min
2
Nusa Penida
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  3​h
3
Pemuteran
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Amed
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Kuta
— 5 nights
Fly + Tram:  19​h 30​min
End: Lyon

4
nights
Ubud

Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Get a sense of the local culture at Elephant Safari Park and Threads of Life. Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Sekumpul Waterfalls. Get out of town with these interesting Ubud side-trips: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Padangbai), Tirta Empul Temple (in Tampaksiring) and Mt Batur (in Kintamani). There's still lots to do: stroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, take a peaceful walk through Sangeh Monkey Forest, appreciate the history behind Giant Baby Statue, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saraswati Temple.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ubud visit planning tool .

Lyon, France to Ubud is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Lyon to Ubud due to the time zone difference. In December, Ubud is warmer than Lyon - with highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nusa Penida.

Things to do in Ubud

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Tirta Empul Temple, Sekumpul Waterfalls, Mason Elephant Park, Giant Baby Statue, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mt Batur ©
Mt Batur
Sangeh Monkey Forest ©
Sangeh Monkey Forest

2
nights
Nusa Penida

Nusa Penida ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pasih Uug Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pasih Andus, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kelingking Beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Crystal Bay, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Giri Putri Cave, and then head off the coast to Nusa Penida Island.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nusa Penida route builder site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Ubud to Nusa Penida takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. December in Nusa Penida sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pemuteran.

Things to do in Nusa Penida

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

1
night
Pemuteran

The small fishing village of Pemuteran, just off the west coast of Bali, has become a popular tourism destination among domestic and international visitors for its scenic, pristine beaches and vibrant local community.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then see the vivid underwater world at Menjangan Island.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Pemuteran trip planner .

Do a combination of ferry and car from Nusa Penida to Pemuteran in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Amed.

Things to do in Pemuteran

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Menjangan Island ©
Menjangan Island

3
nights
Amed

A snaking coastline and quaint, sleepy fishing villages characterize Amed, a stretch of shorefront with seven villages in Bali's east.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to USS Liberty Shipwreck and Jemeluk Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Shark Diving and White Sand Beach Yoga. Take a break from Amed with a short trip to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Candidasa, about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Taman Tirtagangga, admire the sheer force of Jagasatru Waterfall, and steep yourself in history at Ujung Water Palace.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Amed trip planner .

Getting from Pemuteran to Amed by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daytime highs in Amed are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kuta.

Things to do in Amed

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Karangasem, USS Liberty Shipwreck, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Shark Diving
Nature & Wildlife Tours
USS Liberty Shipwreck ©
USS Liberty Shipwreck

5
nights
Kuta

Kuta ©
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tanah Lot Temple and Museum PASIFIKA. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Balangan Beach and Spas. Get out of town with these interesting Kuta side-trips: Karang Beach (in Sanur), Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu) and Blue Point Beach (in Ungasan). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Kuta Beach - Bali, explore the galleries of Purpa Fine Art Gallery Seminyak, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Pura Dalem Pengembak.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuta online itinerary planner .

Getting from Amed to Kuta by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Denpasar, Fishing Charters & Tours, Jimbaran Beach, Spas, Blue Point Beach
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Blue Point Beach ©
Blue Point Beach
Balangan Beach ©
Balangan Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours

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