Bali itinerary 7 days

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Bali, an Indonesian island known for its forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches, and coral reefs, is a paradise for travelers. This 7-day itinerary will guide you through the best of what Bali has to offer.

Bali itinerary 7 days

Day 1: Arrival and Uluwatu

Arrive in Bali and head to Uluwatu. Start your journey by visiting the Uluwatu Temple, perched on a cliff with a breathtaking view of the Indian Ocean. Don’t miss the chance to watch the traditional Kecak Dance at sunset.

Uluwatu Temple Uluwatu Temple, also known as Pura Luhur Uluwatu[1], is a Balinese Hindu sea temple located in Uluwatu, South Kuta, Badung, Indonesia. The temple is regarded as one of the sad kahyangan and is dedicated to Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa in his manifestation as Rudra. The temple is built at the edge of a 70-meter-high cliff projecting into the sea. The temple is inhabited by monkeys, who are notorious for snatching visitors’ belongings. A Kecak dance performance based on the Ramayana is performed daily in Uluwatu temple at every 6pm on the cliff-side. To reach Uluwatu Temple, you can take a taxi which may cost around IDR 300,000 or by taking Perama buses that help in taking the travelers to different parts of Bali. People can also take scooters to reach the Uluwatu temple location at cheap prices. The temple is approximately 25 km from Kuta, and takes one hour to reach there. If you are coming from Bali Airport, you can reach the temple via JL Raya Uluwatu Pecatu/Jl. Raya Marga-Apuan/Jl. Raya Denpasar, taking you around 45 minutes.

Kecak Dance The Kecak Dance, also known as the Ramayana Monkey Chant, is a traditional Balinese performance. It’s a captivating spectacle with a chorus of men rhythmically chanting “cak” and enacting scenes from the Ramayana epic. The dance is performed at sunset, often in temples, creating an unforgettable cultural experience.

Day 2: Southern Beaches

Explore the southern beaches of Bali. Visit Balangan Beach, Uluwatu Beach, and Melasti Beach. These beaches are known for their clear waters, white sands, and excellent surfing conditions.

  • Balangan Beach: A surfer’s paradise in Bali, Balangan Beach is known for its golden sands and stunning sunsets. It’s a great spot for relaxation with a laid-back atmosphere and uncrowded shores.
  • Uluwatu Beach: Uluwatu is home to several beautiful beaches, renowned for their white sand, blue waves, and impressive sea cliffs. It’s a hotspot for surfers and offers breathtaking sunset views.
  • Melasti Beach: Located in Ungasan, Bali, Melasti Beach boasts clear blue waters, soft white sand, and towering limestone cliffs. It’s a perfect spot for beach lovers and offers a range of local restaurants and luxury beach clubs.

Day 3: Nusa Penida

Take a day trip to Nusa Penida, a smaller island accessible via a 45-minute long ferry. Visit Kelingking Beach, Broken Beach, and Diamond Beach. The natural beauty and tranquility of these places are worth the journey.

  • Kelingking Beach: Located on Nusa Penida[2] island near Bali, Kelingking Beach is a breathtaking coastal formation. The unique T-Rex shaped cliff and the turquoise water make it a popular spot for photographers and nature lovers.
  • Broken Beach: Also on Nusa Penida, Broken Beach[3] is a stunning circular cove formed in the rocks, complete with a leftover arch and perfectly blue water. It’s a sightseeing stop that offers a unique view, but swimming is not advised due to rough waves.
  • Diamond Beach: There are two famous Diamond Beaches. One is in Bali, on Nusa Penida island, known for its untouched white sand and silky blue water. The other is in Iceland, famous for its black sand and icebergs that wash up on the shore, resembling sparkling diamonds.

Day 4: Ubud

Head to Ubud, the cultural heart of Bali[4]. Visit the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, home to hundreds of monkeys. Explore the vast rice fields such as Tegallalang and the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces. Wander through the town of Ubud, known for its traditional crafts and dance.

  • Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary: A nature reserve and temple complex in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. It’s home to over 1260 long-tailed macaques. You can reach it by taxi or scooter from Ubud.
  • Tegallalang: Known for its iconic green rice fields and slopes in the jungle, it’s located near Ubud, Bali. It’s accessible by taxi, scooter, or private car from Ubud.
  • Jatiluwih Rice Terraces: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, these terraces are the largest in Bali, showcasing the traditional Subak irrigation system. It’s best reached by car or taxi from Ubud.

Day 5: East Bali

Explore East Bali. Admire the stunning peaks of Mount Batur and Mount Agung. Visit some of the most prominent Hindu temples such as Besakih Great Temple, Tirta Gangga, and Pura Lempuyang.

  • Mount Batur: An active volcano in Bali, Indonesia. Known for its stunning sunrise views. It’s reachable by car and then a 2-hour hike.
  • Mount Agung: This is Bali’s highest point and an active volcano. It’s accessible by car and a challenging hike.
  • Besakih Great Temple: The holiest Hindu temple in Bali, located on Mount Agung’s slopes. It’s accessible by car.
  • Tirta Gangga: A former royal palace in Bali, famous for its water palace and gardens. It’s reachable by car.
  • Pura Lempuyang: One of Bali’s oldest temples, known for its ‘Gates of Heaven’. It’s accessible by car and a short walk.

Day 6: North Balinese Highlands

Travel to the North Balinese Highlands. In Bedugul, hunt for the island’s best waterfalls, such as Banyumala and Sekumpul. The town itself is situated between several lakes that rest under looming peaks.

  • Banyumala Twin Waterfalls: Located in North Bali, Banyumala is a stunning waterfall known for its cascading twin falls. It’s slightly off the beaten path but is becoming increasingly popular. The falls are about 45 minutes from Bedugul, 2 hours from Ubud and Canggu, or 2.5 hours from Kuta. You can reach there by hiring a private taxi or renting a scooter. However, the last section of the road leading to the waterfalls is quite challenging, especially if it has been raining.
  • Sekumpul Waterfall: Tucked away in the lush jungle of North Bali, Sekumpul is a collection of seven waterfalls and is considered one of the most impressive natural attractions in Bali. It stands about 80 meters tall and is actually made up of several smaller cascades. Sekumpul is easily reached from towns like Lovina and Singaraja in just about an hour. You can hire a private car or rent a scooter to get there.

Day 7: Ubud and Departure

Spend your last day in Ubud. You can visit the Ubud Palace, explore the local art market, or simply relax and enjoy the serene environment. Finally, prepare for your departure.

Bali 7-Day Itinerary
Day Activities
1 Arrival and Uluwatu
  • Uluwatu Temple
  • Kecak Dance
2 Southern Beaches
  • Balangan Beach
  • Uluwatu Beach
  • Melasti Beach
3 Nusa Penida
  • Kelingking Beach
  • Broken Beach
  • Diamond Beach
4 Ubud
  • Monkey Forest
  • Rice Terraces
5 East Bali
  • Mount Batur
  • Mount Agung
  • Besakih Temple
6 North Highlands
  • Twin Waterfalls
  • Sekumpul Waterfall
7 Ubud and Departure
  • Ubud Palace
  • Art Market
  • Departure


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