Perfect Bali Itinerary 4 Days / 3 Nights

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Q: My boyfriend and I will have a getaway in Bali, and we only have four days and three nights for this trip. Can you please suggest the best Bali itinerary for 4 days?
– Patty

A: If you only have four days in Bali, one important tip is to consider hiring a driver and a car to take you around, as Bali island is vast and would take quite a bit of time to get from one place to another. If you don’t mind some serious moving around and with, inclusive of arriving and departing, but would still love to cover some of the must-visit places in Bali, here is the suggested itinerary:

Bali itinerary 4 days.
Bali Itinerary 4 Days. Photo by ROB M. (@visualsbyrob) on Unsplash

Why Follow this Bali Itinerary 4 Days?

As we only have such a short time to explore this beautiful island, we have selected the absolute highlights to visit in Bali, that is Uluwatu Temple, Tanah Lot Temple, and Kecak Dance, plus squeeze in some chill beach time at some of the best beaches in Bali! We also include some classic things to do in Bali that are not to be missed, like shopping, nightlife, and sunset dining. Last but not least, there is a whole day of exploring the famous heart of Bali – Ubud!

Where to stay in Bali for 4 Days / 3 Nights?

Since we have limited time to travel around this island, we suggest staying in a central area like Ubud or Kuta when you do traverse feels pretty huge. These two locations are also close to Denpasar Airport, where most of us arrive in Bali, making it convenient on this short trip.

On the first day, we check out Kuta quickly to take advantage of the afternoon beach and nightlife, while on the last day, we will explore Ubud; hence I highly recommend staying in Ubud for its location, plus it has a lot of good choices for a calming retreat at the end of a hectic day.

 
Read: Best Places to Stay in Ubud
 
See Best Accommodations in Bali
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Day 1 – Arrival and Kuta

Arrive at Denpasar International Airport and plan how to get to your hotel early. If you have not thought of where to stay yet, our Best Areas to Stay in South & Central Bali may help you find a suitable one. Right after check-in, head straight to Kuta Beach, get some suntan, and swim since we only have four days to enjoy the sun! After enjoying the beautiful sunset, head to the city and check out Kuta’s vibrant nightlife.

Highlights

  • Kuta Beach
  • Sunset
  • Kuta Nightlife

There are also many places to stay in Kuta *, if you like to be in the center of the action. Hiring a private car charter *may be a good idea to cover airport transfer and visiting Kuta if you are not staying there.

 
Read: Top Things to Do in Kuta
Bali itinerary 4 days - a must uluwatu temple. Pura luhur. Photo by jainam sheth on unsplash
Bali Itinerary 4 Days – A must Uluwatu temple. Pura Luhur. Photo by Jainam Sheth on Unsplash

Day 2 – Uluwatu and Tanah Lot Temple

On this day, you will check out two famous temples. First, head to Uluwatu Temple and then double back to Tanah Lot Temple in time to enjoy the amazing sunset there. If you are on time, you should catch the famous Kecak Dance, set with the backdrop of the beautiful temple. End the day with a good dinner at Ultimo in Seminyak.

Highlights

  • Uluwatu Temple
  • Tanah Lot Temple
  • Kecak Dance
  • Dinner at Ultimo Seminyak

Book this Tanah Lot, Uluwatu and Kecak Dance tour for convenience! *

Kecak dance, uluwatu, bali
Kecak dance, Bali. Photo by Den on Unsplash

Day 3 – Beach day

After the hectic day from yesterday, it is an excellent time to relax on some of the best beaches of Bali. Chill on white-sand beaches, swim or snorkel in the clear blue sea and get some holiday tan. A few of my personal favorites are Balangan Beach and Padang-Padang Beach.

 
Read: Best Beaches in Bali

Towards the evening, go to Jimbaran for a romantic seaside dinner. Since you are in this area, check out the rock bar at RIMBA Jimbaran Bali by AYANA * after that.

Highlights

  • Balangan Beach
  • Padang-Padang Beach
  • Romantic seaside dinner in Jimbaran
  • Ayana Rock Bar

For hassle free traveling to the beaches you selected for the day, plus dinner and bar, I suggest hiring a private car charter *.

Padang-padang beach , bali
Padang-padang beach aerial shot. Photo by Oliver Sjöström on Unsplash

Day 4 – Explore Ubud and the rice fields

Ubud is the place one must explore when in Bali before you leave. Walk around the city discovering boutiques, pamper yourself in spas and massages, or visit art and attractions. Here you must decide what you want to do in Ubud for the first half day. Some of the tourist attractions in Ubud to choose from are:

  • Temples – Pura Taman Saraswati or Pura Dalem Ubud.
  • Monkey Forest
  • Art Museums

After that, head north to the neighboring town of Tegalalang to see the classic rice terraces of Asia. Imagine a picturesque backdrop as you explore Bali, whether in a car or on a bike, flanking rice fields as far as the eye can see. Drop by Aloha Ubud for the famous Bali swing as it’s on the way. End the day with a relaxing dinner in Ubud.

Get discounted Aloha Ubud Ticket or a tour that includes the rice fields and some Ubud attractions*

Highlights

  • Shopping in Ubud
  • Spa and massages
  • Ubud tourist attractions
  • Tegalalang rice fields
  • Aloha Ubud – famous Bali swing

Many tourists also like to stay in Ubud * as it is pretty central to many attractions around Bali and away from the crowd in Kuta. It is also not that far from Denpasar airport for your departure at the end of the day. 

Bali rice fields
Bali rice fields. Photo by Sofianna p on Unsplash
 
Read: Top Things to Do in Ubud

Bali 4 days Itinerary Recommended Tours

If you’re planning a 4-day trip to Bali, it’s worth considering booking tours to get the most out of your experience. It will reduce the stress of planning and navigating the island on your own and enhance your overall trip with knowledgeable guides and curated experiences. With so much to see and do in Bali, booking tours can help ensure you make the most of your limited time on the island.

Tanah Lot, Padang-Padang Beach, Uluwatu Sunset And Kecak Dance Day Tour

Visit the iconic Tanah Lot, catch a sunset at Uluwatu Temple, be mesmerized by Kecak Dance, and relax at Padang-Padang beach.

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  • Tanah Lot
  • Uluwatu Temple
  • Kecak Dance
  • Padang-padang Beach
 

Ubud Swing, Rice Terraces, Tirta Empul Temple – Day Tour in Bali

Witness the spiritual bathing ceremony at Tirta Empul Holy Spring Water Temple, marvel at the iconic Tegalalang Rice Terraces, thrill at the jungle swing, and visit a traditional village.

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  • Tirta Empul
  • Ubud Swing
  • Tegalalang Rice Terraces
  • Traditional village
 

Private car charter

Discover Bali at your own pace with hassle-free car rental and driver service. Customize your itinerary for 6, 10, or 12 hours. Choose a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle that suits your group size. Professional and multilingual drivers.

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  • Hassle-free
  • Car rental with driver
  • Multilingual
 

Best Accommodations in Bali

Booking.com is my favorite site for booking a place in Bali when planning my trip. The main reason is that most bookings can be canceled right up to the trip, allowing flexibility. Here are a few of the best accommodations that we recommend for a stay in Bali:

Luxury (from 150 USD)

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Located in the heart of vibrant Seminyak, Bali, this luxury resort blends modern design with Balinese culture. It offers luxurious rooms, suites, and villas with private pools and advanced amenities. Known for its exceptional dining, chic bars, and the iconic WET pool, the resort caters to relaxation and social life. Direct beach access, along with top-notch spa and fitness facilities, ensures a blend of leisure and lifestyle, ideal for guests seeking sophistication and the essence of Bali’s trendy atmosphere.
Check out the latest prices on Booking.com *
Check out the latest prices on Agoda.com *

For those who appreciate traditional architecture and design. This hotel, built in 1962, encapsulates the Balinese style and spirit. The spacious gardens are thatched roofed bungalows, pavilions, sculptures, and fish ponds. It also has direct access to Sanur Beach.
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Mid-range (50 – 150 USD)

For those who are looking for unpretentious comfort with Balinese charm. Located in Ubud, our favorite place to stay in Bali, the Balinese-style cottages with carved wood furnishings are set in beautiful gardens with a pool.
Check out the latest prices on Booking.com *
Check out the latest prices on Agoda.com *


Resort Courtyard by Marriott Bali, Seminyak
Marriott is a trusted brand for many, and this one in Bali lives up to its name. This secured luxury is located just 5-minute walk to Seminyak Beach. A noted feature is its private terraces for relaxation, making it a favorite of couples.
Check out the latest prices on Booking.com *
Check out the latest prices on Agoda.com *

Budget (below 50 USD)

Nick’s Pension, Ubud
For those seeking a mixture of peace and action in the heart of Bali – Ubud. The rooms come with traditional Indonesian architecture and air-conditioning. A swimming pool, restaurant, Wifi, and parking are also provided.
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Linda Villa, Sanur
For the budget conscious, this guesthouse in Sanur is a steal, featuring swimming pools, clean, air-conditioned rooms, and a simple breakfast. It is located at a quiet place with only 15 minutes easy walk to the beach. Prices start from only 24 USD!
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Check out the latest prices on Agoda.com *

How to get to Bali

The most convenient way to reach Bali is by flying into Ngurah Rai International Airport, also known as Denpasar Airport. Direct flights are available from numerous major cities worldwide, making it easily accessible. Upon arrival at the airport, you can easily secure transportation to your hotel by hiring a taxi or arranging a transfer service. This ensures a smooth and hassle-free transition from the airport to your accommodation.

–> Find the best flight deals to Bali here *.

FAQ

Is 4 days enough in Bali?

Yes, 4 days is enough to explore some of the popular attractions in Bali.

What to do in Bali for 4 days?

Check out our perfect Bali Itinerary 4 Days above to help you out!

How many days is in Bali?

The ideal duration in Bali depends on personal preferences and the activities you plan to do. However, a recommended minimum stay would be around 5 to 7 days to experience the main attractions and get a feel for the island. Check out our Complete Bali Itinerary 5 Days and 1 week Itinerary in Bali.

What is the currency used in Bali?

The official currency of Bali and the rest of Indonesia is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). It is recommended to carry Indonesian currency when visiting Bali.
-> Get a Wise Travel Card in advance for convenience! *

How is the internet connectivity in Bali?

Bali has relatively good internet connectivity, especially in popular tourist areas and major cities like Denpasar, Kuta, Seminyak, and Ubud. Many hotels, resorts, cafes, and restaurants provide free Wi-Fi for their customers. You can generally use your mobile phone in Bali for internet, whether roaming or local connection.
-> Purchase a local SIM card in advance and pick it up at Bali Airport *
-> Get an e-SIM in advance before you arrive *

 
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Travel Tips:
1. Book the best accommodations – Booking.com* or Agoda.com *
2. Find the cheapest flight options that suit you – Skyscanner * or 12Go.asia *
3. Rent a car in advance and make your trip more convenient – Rentalcars *
4. Make the most of the time that you have! Exciting excursions, professional guides, and more – Klook *
5. Book your train tickets online easily – Tiket.com * or bus tickets at Easybook.com *
6. Order ahead Indonesian Rupiah with the best exchange rate – Wise Travel Card *

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