2 WEEK BALI ITINERARY – THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE GUIDE

2 week bali itinerary

Bali is easily one of my favourite islands in the world! The famed Island of the Gods has endless amounts of things to see and do including the deeply spiritual and unique culture, volcanic landscapes, countless waterfalls, rugged cliff faces, sandy beaches, tropical islands, world-class surf breaks, iconic rice terraces, elephant sanctuaries, 5-star resorts, yoga retreats, buzzing nightlife, healthy cafes, water parks and much more.

Having spent a lot of time in Bali over the years I know the island like the back of my hand which is why I am certain that this 2 Weeks In Bali Itinerary is the only guide you’ll need!

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2 WEEK BALI ITINERARY

Here is an overview of an ideal 2 Week Bali Itinerary with my recommendations of places to visit in this order:

  • Canggu (3 days)
  • Bedugul (2 days)
  • Ubud (3 days)
  • Nusa Islands (4 days)
  • Uluwatu (2 days)

 

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BALI ITINERARY – DAY 1, 2 & 3:

CANGGU

Canggu, as of late, is the hottest tourist spot in Bali attracting digital nomads, surfers, skaters, yogis, foodies and just really down-to-earth people from all over the world. Canggu is NOT to be missed.

From Denpasar airport, Canggu is a thirty-minute drive in a taxi that should cost you no more than 300,000 Rupiah ($22).

Canggu has almost everything you can think of including healthy cafes, yoga studios, gymnasiums, co-working spaces, trendy bars, nightclubs, skateparks, tattoo studios, world-class surf beaches, music venues, local markets, hostels, beach resorts and much more!

Canggu is definitely where you’ll want to spend the first few days of your 2 Week Bali Itinerary.

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Best Bars In Canggu

  • Old Man’s
  • Pretty Poison
  • The Lawn

Best Cafe’s In Canggu

  • Crate Cafe
  • Hungry Bird
  • Copenhagen Canggu

Best Beaches In Canggu

WHERE TO STAY IN CANGGU

Canggu has thousands of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay in Canggu. See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:

Luxury: Villa Vanilla

  • Villa Vanilla is a modern 3-bedroom villa that sleeps up to six people. Just 500m from Berawa Beach in Canggu, this accommodation features a swimming pool, equipped kitchen and a spa centre. The rooms are large with air conditioning, free wifi and private ensuites. Free bicycles are also available for all guests. Perfect place to stay for families or a group of friends.

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Mid Range: Surf Motel Canggu

  • Awesome 3-star accommodation for less than $50. The Surf Motel boasts a rooftop pool and bar with ocean views, shared lounge with working space, close to beach clubs, cafes, restaurants and the beach. There are double rooms available with air conditioning, spacious living, private ensuites and free wifi. Scooter rental is also available. Great place to stay for couples and friends.

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Budget: Mojo Surf Camp Canggu

  • The best budget accommodation in Canggu. Featuring an outdoor pool and terrace, restaurant and bar, free wifi and close to the beach. There are dorm rooms and double rooms available for as little as $11. There is also a shared lounge, currency exchange and tour desk at Mojo Surf Camp. Recommended for solo travellers, couples and friends.

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BALI ITINERARY – DAY 4 & 5:

BEDUGUL – NORTH BALI

Bedugul is the Real Bali as I like to call it. Located just one hour and thirty minutes drive from Canggu is the beautiful region of Bedugul – a mountainous lakeside village in the central-north of the island and this where the true Balinese culture can be found.

Bedugul is most famous for its twin crater lakes, countless waterfalls, panoramic viewpoints, traditional villages and more. I recommend spending at least two days here to explore the best of the best that Bedugul has to offer.

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Best Things To Do In Bedugul

WHERE TO STAY IN BEDUGUL

Bedugul has dozens of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay in Bedugul. See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:

Luxury: Saranam Resort & Spa Bedugul

  • Saranam Resort is the best 5-star accommodation in Bedugul. Featuring a swimming pool, fitness centre, spa and restaurant, beautiful gardens and free wifi. The rooms are modern and spacious with air conditioning, flat-screen tv, private bathroom and mountain views. A continental breakfast or English breakfast is included.

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Mid Range: Handara Golf & Resort 

  • Handara Golf & Resort is more than just a golf course. The entrance to this accommodation is the most Instagrammed location in Bali. This 3-star resort is set in the beautiful mountains of Bedugul featuring a Japanese restaurant and bar, tennis court and spa. It’s also very close to waterfalls and temples. The rooms are large with a seating area, minibar, free wifi, flat-screen tv and lake views. Perfect place to stay for families, friends and couples.

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Budget: Pondok Nyoman

  • Pondok Nyoman is the best budget accommodation in Bedugul for solo travellers or couples on a budget. Featuring a shared lounge, rice terrace views, swimming pool, restaurant and free wifi. They have double rooms available with spacious living and private bathroom. Breakfast is included for all guests.

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BALI ITINERARY – DAY 6, 7 & 8:

UBUD

Ubud is the central hub of Bali that is most famous for its rainforest yoga retreats, traditional arts and crafts, outer-worldly rice terraces, raging waterfalls, monkey forests and ancient holy sites!

Ubud is the perfect place to immerse yourself in nature for a few days away from the rat race. Whether you want to unwind and relax or adventure and explore, Ubud has the best of both worlds!

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Best Things To Do In Ubud

WHERE TO STAY IN UBUD

Ubud has hundreds of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay in Ubud. See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:

Luxury: Hanging Gardens of Bali

  • The 5-star luxurious accommodation is set in the jungle of Ubud featuring a multi-level infinity pool, three restaurants, spa facilities and free wifi. Each villa is spacious and equipped with a flat-screen tv, private bathroom with bathtub, bathrobes, comfortable beds and sweeping views of the jungle surrounds. Afternoon tea and breakfast is complimentary for all guests. A memorable place to stay for couples and families.

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Mid Range: Desak Putu Putera Cottages

  • Beautiful 3-star accommodation in Ubud for as little as $60. Desak Putu features an outdoor pool and it is walking distance to the monkey forest and the centre of Ubud. The rooms are spacious and fitted with a flat-screen tv, seating area, balcony, private bathroom and free wifi. They also offer a free shuttle service or bike hire. Great for couples, families and friends.

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Budget: Gypsy Lust Hostel

  • One of the most recommended hostels in Ubud. Featuring a restaurant and bar, garden area and a shared lounge. Gypsy Lust Hostel is walking distance to Ubud market and other main attractions. There are capsule-style dorm rooms available with shared bathrooms for as little as $10. Great place to stay for solo travellers, friends and couples on a budget.

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BALI ITINERARY – DAY 9, 10, 11 & 12:

THE NUSA ISLANDS

The Nusa Islands in Bali are three of the most beautiful and most adventurous islands I have explored to date!

A short thirty-minute boat from mainland Bali and you will arrive at the foreshores the Nusa Islands.

Whether you are an adrenaline junkie who loves the thrill of heights and cliff jumping or a laid back beachgoer who loves those sun-kissed hammock days and snorkelling the reefs, the Nusa Islands has something for everyone to enjoy on their 2 Week Bali Itinerary!

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HOW TO GET TO THE NUSA ISLANDS

Ferries operate daily to Nusa Islands from Sanur Port in East Bali. You can book the ferry online in advance to guarantee the lowest price.

The ferry ticket to Nusa Islands also includes transfers from your accommodation in Bali to the Sanur Port.  The boat trip takes approximately thirty minutes to Nusa Islands.

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BALI ITINERARY – DAY 13 & 14:

ULUWATU

Uluwatu is located on the Bukit Peninsula in Bali’s south and it is a must-see region on the famed Island of the Gods.

Uluwatu is most famous for its magnificent beaches but on top of that, you can find rugged limestone cliff faces, world-class surf breaks, insane sunset viewpoints, clifftop bars, health cafes, skate parks, traditional temples and much more!

I think it is safe to say the Bukit Peninsula is one of my favourite places to hang out in Bali and I highly recommend spending the last couple of days of your 2 Week Bali Itinerary in Uluwatu.

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Best Cafe’s In Uluwatu

  • Drifter Cafe
  • Cashew Tree
  • Mango Tree

Best Bars In Uluwatu

  • Single Fin
  • Uluwatu Cliffhouse
  • Omnia

Best Viewpoints In Uluwatu

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WHERE TO STAY IN ULUWATU

Uluwatu has hundreds of accommodations to choose from so I have narrowed it down to a few of my personal favourite places to stay to suit the needs of luxury travellers and budget backpackers. See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:

Luxury: Canang Sari Villas

  • I’ve stayed at Canang Sari Villas a few times and it’s one of the best 4-star accommodations in Uluwatu! Featuring 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom villas with private swimming pools, beautiful gardens, equipped kitchens, large living space, indoor and outdoor bathrooms, free wifi and ocean views. There is also a spa centre and squash court for guests to use. Close to beaches, cafes and shops. Perfect for families, friends and couples.

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Mid Range: Bukal Sari Villas Uluwatu

  • Awesome 3-star accommodation boasting a swimming pool, restaurant, gardens and outdoor swimming pool. There is free wifi and each room is spacious and modern with private bathrooms. Continental or à la carte breakfast is included for all guests. Close to Uluwatu Temple and beaches. Great for couples, families and friends.

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Budget: Bali Beats Guesthouse Uluwatu

  • One of the best budget accommodations in Uluwatu! Bali Beats features an outdoor swimming pool, garden terrace and free wifi. There is a restaurant and bar as well as a shared kitchen for guests to use. Close to beaches, cafes and restaurants. Perfect for solo travellers and friends on a budget.

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BEST TIME TO VISIT BALI

The best time to visit Bali for perfect weather and fewer tourists is between the months of April and October.

The rainy season in Bali is typically from December through to February and this is also peak season for tourists arriving during the Christmas and New Years holiday season.

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BALI TOURIST VISA

When entering Bali, there is a Visa On Arrival policy that allows tourists to stay for a maximum of 30-days at no cost.

If you wish to stay in Bali for more than 30-days you must pay USD $35 for the Visa On Arrival in order for you to be able to extend it at the immigration office located in Denpasar City.

You can only extend the 30-day visa to a 60-day visa and it requires a couple of visits to the immigration office to hand in your passport, do fingerprints and then pick up your passport a week later.

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BALI TRANSPORTATION

There are a few ways of getting around Bali – scooter, motorbike, go-jek, grab taxi and private taxi. In my experience, the cheapest and most convenient way of getting around Bali is by scooter.

The cost of scooter hire is around $4 day and petrol can be bought for as little as 70 cents per litre.

If you are not comfortable riding a scooter on the crazy roads of Bali you can use Go-Jek and Grab Taxi services. Download the free app from the App Store and you’ll need a local number to register before you can start using the service.

If you are travelling solo, you can select the motorbike taxi option within the Go-Jek and Grab app’s which is by far the cheapest mode of transport to get you from A to B.

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BALI – THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

The currency in Bali is Rupiah (IDR) and the exchange rate is approximately $1 USD = 14,000 IDR.

Purchasing a sim card in Bali is very cheap and simple. You can do this either at Denpasar Airport on arrival or find a phone store close to your accommodation. For approximately $10 USD, you can get a local sim card that comes with 8GB of data.

Thanks for reading this article and if you have any questions about this 2 Week Bali Itinerary please leave me a comment below.

Happy Travels! 😀

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4 Comments

  1. A K
    September 4, 2019 / 11:26 am

    Hi I love your itinerary and think it is prefect for my 2weeks in Bali but wanted to make slight amendment and wanted to know what you thought about it.

    •Canggu (2 days)
    •Bedugul (2 days)
    •Ubud (3 days)
    •Nusa Islands (3 days)
    •Seminyak (2 days)
    •Uluwatu (2 days)

    • Jonny Melon
      Author
      September 12, 2019 / 8:29 am

      Thanks for reading! Yes that itinerary would also work! Seminyak is great for shopping and night life! Enjoy Bali 🙂

  2. Nikita
    October 9, 2019 / 3:26 am

    Hi Jonny! Your itinerary is really helpful! 🙂 However, we want to go to Gili. Where is your least favorite place on your list so we can check and hopefully we can squeeze in Gili Islands? Thanks in advance! Happy travels! 🙂

    • Jonny Melon
      Author
      October 14, 2019 / 2:09 pm

      Heya, glad you loved this post! I can’t say I have a least favorite place but if I had to choose I would skip Bedugul and go to Gili instead. Hope this helps and enjoy 🙂

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