18 days in Bali & Japan Itinerary

18 days in Bali & Japan Itinerary

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Seminyak, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Taxi to Sanur, Ferry to Nusa Lembongan
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Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
— 1 night
Ferry
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Ubud, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Amed, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Bus to Denpasar Airport, Fly to Osaka Kansai
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Kyoto, Japan
— 3 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
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Seminyak, Indonesia

— 3 nights
A popular resort town offering a good range of tourist trips, activities, and amenities, Seminyak houses numerous tour companies providing excursions into the jungles of Bali.
Explore Seminyak's surroundings by going to Sanur (Joe's Gone Diving & Karang Beach), Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban) and Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu). There's still lots to do: cool off at Waterbom Bali, browse the exhibits of Reservoart, take in the exciting artwork at Nyaman Gallery, and stop by Toko Emporium.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Seminyak online journey maker.

Manchester, UK to Seminyak is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Indonesia Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in September, expect Seminyak to be much warmer, temps between 35°C and 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nusa Lembongan.

Things to do in Seminyak

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours · Spas

Side Trips

Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia

— 1 night
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 6th (Mon): stroll through Devil's Tears and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Nusa Lembongan vacation planning website.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Seminyak to Nusa Lembongan in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. September in Nusa Lembongan sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Nusa Lembongan

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Ubud, Indonesia

— 3 nights
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Change things up with a short trip to Mason Elephant Park in Tegalalang (about 38 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirta Empul Temple, make a trip to Tegalalang Rice Terrace, and take in the pleasant sights at Campuhan Ridge Walk.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ubud visit planner.

You can ride a ferry from Nusa Lembongan to Ubud in 1.5 hours. In September in Ubud, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Amed.

Things to do in Ubud

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Amed, Indonesia

— 2 nights
A snaking coastline and quaint, sleepy fishing villages characterize Amed, a stretch of shorefront with seven villages in Bali's east.
On the 10th (Fri), see the vivid underwater world at USS Liberty Shipwreck and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Amed travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ubud to Amed in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Amed sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Amed

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kyoto, Japan

— 3 nights
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Kyoto is known for historic sites, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kinkaku-ji, take a stroll through Arashiyama, and admire the landmark architecture of Jishu Shrine.

Make your Kyoto itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Amed to Kyoto takes 14.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Indonesia Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Amed in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kyoto: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tokyo, Japan

— 4 nights
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, get engrossed in the history at Tokyo National Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, and engage your brain at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo route planning site.

Take a train from Kyoto to Tokyo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums · Parks

Bali travel guide

4.1
World heritage site · Spas · Beaches
Island of the Gods
A province of Indonesia, the island of Bali remains one of the world's top tourist destinations thanks to its beaches, diving spots, and resorts. Take a trip to Bali to discover the island's smiling and famously hospitable locals--perhaps the biggest treasure of this tropical paradise. More than just another fun-in-the-sun getaway, Bali also reveals a rich history and varied geography of mountains, rugged coastal areas, sandy beaches, thriving rice terraces, and stark volcanic hillsides that seem transported from another planet. A Bali tour uncovers some of the world's best surfing spots, as well as a deeply spiritual local culture and globally significant archeological attractions.

Japan travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.