In this itinerary you will find yourself relaxing at one of the best beaches of Bali, eating the best foods of Bali, catching the famous Kecak Dance performance, visiting two of the best temples in Bali, attend a cooking class, enjoying the sunrise at Mount Batur, taking some surfing lessons, shopping of course and tasting coffee.
Here are a suggested itinerary for 10 days in Bali for you to start your planning:
Day 1 – arrival, unwind and relaxing at the beach
Arrival at Denpasar International Airport. Plan early how you would get to your hotel. Our Top 10 Best Areas to Stay in South & Central Bali would be able to help you to choose the most suitable place for you. Then take it easy and unwind in the hotel after the travel and flight. For the evening, spend your quiet night at Balangan beach. The trip itself to get here will have you pass local villages and local people, giving you an apt introduction to Bali and for your days to come. During low tide, it is the perfect beach to stroll and enjoy the sunset. One of the most famous hotels in Bali is located at this beach, it’s the RIMBA Jimbaran Bali by AYANA *.
Day 2 – Enjoying food and drinks, paddy terraces and Kecak Dance
Start the day slowly with a lazy morning, like how it should be in Bali. Have lunch at the famous Bebek Bengil (Dirty Duck Diner), one of the best restaurants in Bali. After the scrumptious lunch, take a trip around Tegalalang for the breathtaking paddy terraces. Towards evening, go in time for the well-known performance in Bali – the Kecak Dance. After that, have another feast at Naughty Nuri and then end the night with drinks at the Potato Head club.
Day 3 – Ubud’s art and culture, shopping, cooking class, spa and massage
Today is the day to soak in all of Ubud’s art and culture. There is a good collection of art museums and art galleries here in Ubud. When you have had enough, indulge yourself in shopping at the bountiful of shops and boutiques. By then your feet and body should deserve some good spa and massage pampering. Finally, to cap the day of Ubud, participate in a cooking class at Payok/Paon.
Shopping in Ubud
This would be the sightseeing day. Wake up early for the dolphin watching at Lovina. Next is the visit to the famous Uluwatu Temple and then Tanah Lot Temple, in time to enjoy the amazing sunset there. End the day with a good dinner at Ultimo in Seminyak.
Day 5 – Mount Batur and party at the beach
After last night’s unforgettable sunset, take a tour to Mount Batur, hike and trek up this wonderful volcano for a beautiful sunrise today. Later recoup at the hotel to refresh and reenergize for the long night to come. Head out to Kuta beach for a party and late night out!
Day 6 – Seminyak, coffee and cafes and Ku De TA
Take this day to explore the upmarket Seminyak with many things to do. At the same time, sneak in more shopping in Ubud and Seminyak. Then its cafe hoping to try out all the delicious coffee. For another wonderful sunset, head to Ku De Ta and enjoy it among the beach bars.
Day 7 – coffee tasting
Detour off the ordinary tourist trail, go to the coffee plantation at Bali Pulina Agro Tourism. Slowly sip coffee and watch the world go by here. It is one of the most relaxing things I have done in Bali. By now, you would like to have some time to take in all that you have experienced so far in Bali.
Day 8 – Surfing lessons, beach and sunset dinner
Start the day with a late breakfast or brunch at Kuta before going for your surfing lessons at Kuta beach. This place is one of the best surfing spots in Bali and good for beginners too. Then get some suntan and swimming in at Kuta beach after the lessons. Go to Jimbaran for the famous romantic seafood dinner by the beach watching the sun go down.
Day 9 – white water rafting and Elephant Safari Park
Have a outdoor activities in Bali day before leaving by going for the white water rafting in the jungle. Next, go to the Elephant Safari Park in Desa Taro.
Before flying off, sneak in some last minute shopping at Seminyak and then drive to the airport for departure.