8 days in Bali Itinerary

8 days in Bali Itinerary

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8 days in Bali Itinerary

Start: Denpasar
ferry + Drive:  1​h
1
Nusa Penida
— 1 day
ferry + Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Ubud, Gianyar Regency
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
3
Amed
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kuta
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
End: Denpasar

1
day
Nusa Penida

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Pasih Andus, and then stroll through Kelingking Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Nusa Penida itinerary planner.

Denpasar to Nusa Penida is an approximately 1-hour combination of ferry and car. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry. In October in Nusa Penida, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Nusa Penida

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kelingking Beach ©
Kelingking Beach

2
nights
Ubud, Gianyar Regency

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
On the 21st (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirta Empul Temple, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Safari Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saraswati Temple, then view the masterpieces at Threads of Life, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ubud attractions planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Nusa Penida to Ubud in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Amed.

Things to do in Ubud

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tegalalang, Tirta Empul Temple
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Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple ©
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Amed

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 23rd (Wed): have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jemeluk Beach. On your second day here, see the vivid underwater world at USS Liberty Shipwreck, steep yourself in history at Ujung Water Palace, then contemplate the long history of Taman Tirtagangga, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Lempuyang Temple.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Amed journey planner .

Take a bus from Ubud to Amed in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Amed can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kuta.

Things to do in Amed

Wildlife Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Karangasem, USS Liberty Shipwreck, Lempuyang Temple
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Shark Diving
USS Liberty Shipwreck ©
USS Liberty Shipwreck
Jemeluk Beach ©
Jemeluk Beach

3
nights
Kuta

Kuta
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Balangan Beach and Blue Point Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Pantai Sanur and Jimbaran Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuta: Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu) and Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban). There's more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Samasta Lifestyle Village and stroll through Turtle Conservation and Education Centre.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuta trip planner .

You can drive from Amed to Kuta in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Kuta, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Kuta

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Jimbaran, Blue Point Beach, Uluwatu Temple, Tanah Lot Temple, Pantai Sanur
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Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Blue Point Beach ©
Blue Point Beach
Balangan Beach ©
Balangan Beach

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