With 1 week or 7 days in Bali, you would be able to cover most of the must visit places in Bali in your itinerary.
If you only have a week in Bali, one important tip is that you should consider hiring a driver and a car to take you around as Bali island itself is huge and would take quite a bit of time to get from one place to another. If you don’t mind some serious moving around for some of the tourist attractions, while having a few days for relaxation as well, here are our suggested 1 week itinerary in Bali:
Day 1 – Arrival and Kuta
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. Without wasting much time, head to Kuta beach and get some suntan and swimming in. If you have the time, you may sneak in some surf lessons here. After that, check out Kuta’s vibrant nightlife. There are also of course a lot of selection of places to stay in Kuta.
Day 2 – Uluwatu and Tanah Lot TempleUluwatu Temple and then Tanah Lot Temple, in time to enjoy the amazing sunset there. If you come in time, you may also catch the famous Kecak Dance with the backdrop of the amazing temple. End the day with a good dinner at Ultimo in Seminyak.
Day 3 – Beach day
After the hectic day from yesterday, it is a good time to check out some of the best beaches of Bali. Choose one to your delight and head there for some relaxation. Chill on white sand beaches, swim or snorkel in clear blue sea and get some holiday tan. One of the few you can check out is Balangan beach or Padang-padang beach. Toward evening head to Jimbaran for a seaside romantic dinner. If you are in this area, don’t forget to check out the rock bar at RIMBA Jimbaran Bali by AYANA *
Day 4 – Explore Ubud and the rice fields
Ubud is the place one must explore when in Bali. Walk around the city would be a delight, there are many boutiques to shop around, spas and massages to pamper yourself and art or attractions to visit. Next, head out to the north to the neighbor town of Tegalalang to find classic rice terraces of Asia. Imagine picturesque backdrop along the way as you explore Bali whether in a car or on a bike flanking by rice fields as far as the eye can see. Many tourists also like to stay in Ubud as it is quite central to many of the attractions around Bali and yet away from the crowd in Kuta.
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Day 5 – Northern Bali
Head far north of Bali today to explore that area. First of all, wake up early to catch the dolphins at Lovina and after, chill at the black sand beach. Then head on to the underrated Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, an impressive temple by the lake. This is one of the most important temples in Bali. After that, you can head further west to Mount Batur for a view or if you prefer a hike up and then end the northern loop at the Besakih Temple.
Day 6 – Relaxation or Outdoor sports
Depending on how you feel you may want to check out the many outdoor sports in Bali, such as white water rafting, freediving, canyoning, surfing and bungee jumping. If a relaxing last day is what you are after, then head on to other of the many beautiful beaches of Bali and sun tan your day away.
Day 7 – Last minute shopping
Check out the few places to shop in Bali if you still have time before heading to Denpasar for your flight out.
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