Bali Itinerary 4 Days / 3 Nights

Q: My boyfriend and I will be having a getaway in Bali and we only have 4 days 3 nights for this trip. Can you please suggest the best itinerary for a 4 days trip to Bali?
– Patty

A: If you only have 4 days 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 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 Travel Map


Bali and Lombok Travel Map
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Day 1 – Arrival and Kuta

Arrival at Denpasar International Airport and plan early how you would get to your hotel. If you have not thought of where to stay yet, our Top 10 Best Areas to Stay in South & Central Bali may be of help to find a suitable one. Right after check-in, head straight to Kuta beach and get some suntan and swimming in since we only have 4 days here to enjoy the sun! After enjoying the beautiful sunset, head to the city and check out Kuta’s vibrant nightlife. There are also many places to stay in Kuta *, if you like to be in the center of action.

Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple, Bali Indonesia


Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple, Bali. Photo by melburnian


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.

Kecak Dance Performance at Uluwatu Temple, Bali Indonesia


Kecak Dance Performance at Ubud, Bali. Photo by Meru Muhammad


Day 3 – Beach day

After the hectic day from yesterday, it is a good time to relax in 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 favourites are the Balangan beach and Padang-padang beach. Towards evening, go to Jimbaran for a romantic seaside dinner. Since you are in this area, also check out the rock bar at RIMBA Jimbaran Bali by AYANA * after that.

Padang-padang Beach, Bali, Indonesia


Padang-padang Beach, Bali. Photo by indrabastari


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, and pamper yourself in spas and massages, or visit art and attractions. After that, head north to the neighboring town of Tegalalang to see the 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. It is also not that far from Denpasar airport for your departure at the end of the day. 

Rice fields terraces, Tegalalang, Ubud, Bali


Rice fields terraces at Tegalalang. Photo by Pandu Adnyana


Best Accommodations in Bali is my favourite site to book a place in Bali when I am planning my trip. The main reason is that most of the bookings can be cancelled right up to the trip, allowing flexibility. Here are a few of the best accommodations that we recommend to stay in Bali:

Luxury (from 150 USD)

Oberoi Villa, Seminyak
For those who are looking for privacy and to splurge for a honeymoon or special occasion. With quick access to Seminyak beach, this Balinese inspired accommodation is built on 15 acres of tropical gardens. The Frangipani Cafe inside here is famed for its cuisine. Notables are their open-air massage pavilions and outdoor pool overlooking the ocean.
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Tandjung Sari Hotel, Sanur
For those who appreciate traditional architectures and design. This hotel, built way back in 1962, encapsulates the Balinese style and spirit. Among the spacious gardens are thatched roofed bungalows, pavilions, sculptures and fish ponds. It also has direct access to the Sanur beach.
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-> See Best Luxury Hotels in Bali

Mid-range (50 – 150 USD)

Sri Ratih Cottage, Ubud
For those who is looking for unpretentious comfort with Balinese charm. Located in Ubud, our favourite place to stay in Bali, the Balinese style cottages with carved wood furnishings are set in beautiful gardens with a pool.
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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 minutes walk to Seminyak beach. A noted feature is its private terraces for relaxation, hence making it a favourite of couples.
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Budget (below 50 USD)

Nick’s Pension, Ubud
For those who are seeking a mixture of peace and action in the heart of Bali – Ubud. The rooms come with traditional Indonesia architecture and air-condition. There is also a swimming pool, restaurant, Wifi and parking 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 starting from only 24 USD!
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-> See Best Budget Hotels in Bali

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Author: Rachel

Fascinated by Indonesia, Rachel hopes to bring the best Indonesia Travel Guide to independent travelers so that they can enjoy what Indonesia has best to offer. Being an independent wanderer herself, Rachel knows what it takes to make a good, fun-filled yet responsible independent traveling. So let’s join her to discover wonderful Indonesia together. Google+

1 thought on “Bali Itinerary 4 Days / 3 Nights”

  1. hi,Rachel..I’Nunu stay in Malaysia n Muslim (region:Islam) friend suggest me to go Bali for Honeymoon (1st Anniversery + my hubby birthday) but im not sure is that good idea…(i would like to suprise my hubby for this). I n my hubby like to relax n but the same time we would like to see what is the interesting place n food there…my plan date myb in midlle Feb or early Mac 2014…kindly assist us in this matters….tq

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