20 days in Indonesia Itinerary

20 days in Indonesia Itinerary

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20 days in Indonesia Itinerary

Start: Chicago
+4
Fly + Foot + Bus + Drive + Ferry:  32 h
1
Nusa Penida
— 2 nights
Ferry:  4 h
2
Gili Trawangan
— 4 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
3
Ubud, Bali
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Seminyak, Bali
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Amed, Bali
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Denpasar, Bali
— 3 nights
Fly:  22 h
End: Chicago

2
nights
Nusa Penida

Nusa Penida ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Tembeling Beach and Forest, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Giri Putri Cave, and then kick back and relax at Diamond Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): kick back and relax at Kelingking Beach, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pasih Uug Beach.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nusa Penida day trip planning site .

Chicago, USA to Nusa Penida is an approximately 32-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Chicago to Nusa Penida due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in January, things will get warmer in Nusa Penida: highs are around 87°F and lows about 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gili Trawangan.

Things to do in Nusa Penida

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kelingking Beach ©
Kelingking Beach
Pasih Uug Beach ©
Pasih Uug Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Masjid Agung Baiturrahman and Senaru Village. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Paddle Gili. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gili Trawangan: Spas (in Kuta) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Senaru). There's more to do: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and look for gifts at Casa Vintage Store.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Gili Trawangan trip planner .

Ride a ferry from Nusa Penida to Gili Trawangan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Gili Trawangan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Senaru, Spas
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Paddle Gili ©
Paddle Gili

3
nights
Ubud, Bali

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
On the 29th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Saraswati Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then stroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, and finally look for gifts at AKU Boutique. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirta Empul Temple, and then catch some excitement at Terrace River Pool Swing.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ubud trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Gili Trawangan to Ubud in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in January, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Seminyak.

Things to do in Ubud

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Tirta Empul Temple
Highlights from your plan
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Seminyak, Bali

Seminyak
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and Room Escape Games. Relax by the water at Blue Point Beach and Seminyak Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Seminyak side-trips: Tegal Wangi Beach (in Jimbaran), Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu) and Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Double Six Beach, browse the exhibits of Purpa Fine Art Gallery Seminyak, take in the exciting artwork at Reservoart, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Pura Pakendungan.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Seminyak holiday planner .

You can drive from Ubud to Seminyak in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Amed.

Things to do in Seminyak

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Uluwatu Temple, Blue Point Beach, Tanah Lot Temple, Tegal Wangi Beach, Pura Pakendungan
Highlights from your plan
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Blue Point Beach ©
Blue Point Beach
River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
Amed, Bali

A snaking coastline and quaint, sleepy fishing villages characterize Amed, a stretch of shorefront with seven villages in Bali's east.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then explore the gorgeous colors at USS Liberty Shipwreck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): make a trip to Amed Shipwreck, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lipah Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Amed route tool .

Traveling by car from Seminyak to Amed takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Amed can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Denpasar.

Things to do in Amed

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

USS Liberty Shipwreck, Asah Hill
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
USS Liberty Shipwreck ©
USS Liberty Shipwreck
Spas & Wellness

3
nights
Denpasar, Bali

Denpasar ©
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Take a break from the city and head to Pantai Sanur and Cemara Beach. Klungkung Temple and Big Garden Corner will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour and see the interesting displays at I AM Bali - 3D Museum & Upside Down.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Denpasar trip planner .

You can drive from Amed to Denpasar in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 76°F. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Klungkung Temple
Highlights from your plan
Pantai Sanur ©
Pantai Sanur
Cemara Beach ©
Cemara Beach
Klungkung Temple ©
Klungkung Temple

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