Bali is easily one of my favorite islands in the world! The famed Island of the Gods has endless amounts of things to see and do during your 2 weeks in Bali 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 Week Bali Itinerary is the only guide you’ll need!
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, as of late, is the hottest tourist spot in Bali attracting digital nomads, surfers, skaters, yogis, foodies and likeminded people from all over the world. Canggu is NOT to be missed on your 2 weeks Bali itinerary.
The most convenient way to get from Denpasar Airport to Canggu upon arrival is to book a shared minivan or a private transfer online in advance. I always use Klook to book all of my transport, tours and activities in Bali as they are the most reputable and reliable tour company going around.
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Canggu has almost everything you can think of for your Bali adventure, 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.
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
- Echo Beach
- Old Man’s Beach
- Pig Stone Beach
Yoga on Canggu beach – 2 weeks in Bali
Cafe in Canggu – 2 Week Bali Itinerary
Pig Stone Beach in Canggu – 2 Week Bali Itinerary
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.
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.
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 and it’s one of the best places to visit in Bali. 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 of your Bali itinerary here to explore the best of the best that Bedugul has to offer.
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Best Things To Do In Bedugul
- Iconic Bali Gates
- Nungnung Waterfall
- Jatiluwih Rice Terraces – UNESCO Site
- Sekumpul Waterfall
- Leke Leke Waterfall
- Wanagiri Hidden Hills Viewpoint
- Banyuwana Amertha Waterfall
- Aling Aling Waterfall
Jatiluwih Rice Terraces – Bali Itinerary
Sekumpul Waterfall – 2 Week Bali Itinerary
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.
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.
Budget: Pondok Nyoman
Pondok Nyoman is the best budget accommodation in Bedugul for solo travelers 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 is the central hub of Bali that is most famous for its rainforest yoga retreats, traditional arts and crafts, other-worldly rice terraces, raging waterfalls, monkey forests and ancient holy sites! Ubud is on the radar for most tourists which is why I have included it in this 2 week Bali itinerary.
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
- Tegallalang Rice Terraces
- Tibumana Waterfall
- Ubud Elephant Sanctuary
- 10 Best Restaurants In Ubud
- Yellow Waterfall
- Pura Lempuyang Temple
- Mount Agung Sunrise Viewpoint
- Hideout Bali Jungle Villa
Yellow Waterfall – 2 Week Bali Itinerary
Ubud Elephant Sanctuary – 2 weeks in Bali
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.
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.
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 the 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 and it’s a must-see destination on your Bali trip!
A short thirty-minute boat ride from mainland Bali and you will arrive at the foreshores of 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 snorkeling the reefs, the Nusa Islands has something for everyone to enjoy on their 2 Week Bali Itinerary!
I recommend beginning your Nusa Island’s adventure on Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan for the first 2 days and then transferring from here over to Nusa Penida for 2 days.
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HOW TO GET TO THE NUSA ISLANDS
Ferries operate daily to Nusa Islands from Pemelisan Harbor in South East Bali. You can book the ferry online in advance to guarantee the lowest price.
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The ferry ticket to the Nusa Islands also includes a hotel pick-up from your accommodation in Bali and dropped directly to the pier at Pemelisan Harbor. The boat trip takes approximately 45-minutes to the Nusa Islands.
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BALI ITINERARY – DAY 13 & 14:
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 favorite places to hang out and a must-do in Bali. I highly recommend spending the last couple of days of your 2 Week Bali Itinerary in Uluwatu.
Best Cafe’s In Uluwatu
- Drifter Cafe
- Cashew Tree
- Mango Tree
Best Bars In Uluwatu
- Single Fin
- Uluwatu Cliffhouse
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 favorite places to stay to suit the needs of luxury travelers 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.
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.
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 are a restaurant and bar as well as a shared kitchen for guests to use. Close to beaches, cafes and restaurants. Perfect for solo travelers and friends on a budget.
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MAP OF BALI
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BEST TOURS IN BALI
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 Year 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.
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 traveling 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 purchase a Bali SIM Card online in advance and pick it up at the airport when you arrive.
For approximately $7 USD, you can get a local sim card that comes with 10GB of data with calls and texts included!
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LONELY PLANET – BALI
One of the best books to take on your trip is the Lonely Planet Bali Travel Guide!
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WHAT TO PACK FOR BALI
Everyday Backpack: One of the best backpacks on the market! The Nomatic 20L Backpack is perfect for on the go adventures. Featuring multiple storage spaces for valuables, drink bottles, chargers, notebooks and more. This sleek backpack was designed for you.
Universal Power Adapter: Don’t leave home without one! I highly recommend getting this Universal Power Adapter so that you are able to charge all of your electronics when you’re on the road. Compatible in Asia, UK, Europe, Africa, USA, SA and Australia.
Hidden Money Belt: I never go on a trip without one! The best thing is they are always out of sight, hidden beneath your clothing. With RFID blocking, they are perfectly designed to keep your credit cards, cash and other valuables safe when you’re out adventuring!
Waterproof Phone Case: A waterproof phone case is a must-have item! This universal case will keep your phone safe from water damage, sand and scratches during your adventures. Suitable for all smartphone models.
Portable Charger: One of the best portable chargers on the market! The Anker Power Bank keeps your phone and accessories charged on those longer adventures. Featuring 2 USB charging ports, rechargeable battery, works with iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Oppo and Android.
Microfibre Travel Towel: To pack a towel or not to pack a towel? A standard bathroom towel can take up a lot of space in your travel bag. Get your hands on a quick-dry Microfibre Travel Towel which is perfect for the beach, backpacking, camping and general traveling.
Rain Jacket: A light-weight rain jacket is an absolute must when traveling! North Face waterproof rain jackets come in both men and women sizes, featuring a breathable mesh lining and adjustable hood that can be tucked away inside the collar.
Kindle: The best alternative for books! Kindle e-readers are perfect for long haul flights, reading on the beach or a quiet evening away from the bars. Kindle’s are waterproof with rechargeable batteries and adjustable light settings to suit indoor/outdoor conditions.
Packing Cubes: My favorite item in my backpack! Perfect for organizing your shirts, pants, jackets, socks, underwear and more. This 5 Set Packing Cubes makes packing easier and more efficient, adding extra space in your bag for your next trip.
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MY CAMERA GEAR
Everyday Camera: The most affordable mirrorless camera on the market! I personally use the Sony A7ii Mirrorless Camera on all of my adventures. It’s compact, lightweight and super easy to use for all levels of photography. A 28-70mm Sony lens is also included.
Drone Camera: Take your photography to new heights! The DJI Mavic Pro 2 Drone is at the top of the game when it comes to high-quality images and video, easy to control functions and traveler-friendly capabilities. I guarantee you won’t regret purchasing one.
GoPro Hero 8: One of the most popular cameras on the planet! I love using the GoPro Hero 8 for all of my underwater shots and fast-paced adventures. The GoPro Hero 8 captures the best moments with its wide range of functions that are very simple to use!
Camera Bag: My favorite camera bag I have ever owned! The Lowepro Protactic 450 AW II Camera Bag features a waterproof rain cover, drink bottle holder, padded compartments for cameras, drones, lenses, accessories and it also has a laptop pocket.
Selfie Stick: Everyone loves a good selfie, right!? The Sandmarc Metal Edition Selfie Stick is sleek, stylish and can extend to 1.2m. I find it much easier to take photos and videos with the GoPro when it is mounted to the Sandmarc Selfie Stick!
Camera Tripod: The Joby GorillaPod is suitable for all cameras. This tripod is easy to use and perfect for setting up a time-lapse video or even using it as a selfie stick. The legs are flexible so you can wrap it around a tree or a pole to get creative with your shot.
GoPro Dome: Have you ever wanted to capture those under/over water shots with the GoPro? This epic underwater GoPro dome housing is the best camera accessory to have to create the perfect 50/50 shot. I use mine every time I am in the ocean!
Memory Card: The best thing about SanDisk Extreme Pro is that it delivers maximum speed for images and videos. Having 64GB of storage means that you can store hundreds of files on this SD card for 2-3 days and not have to worry about running out of space.
External Hard Drive: As a photographer, my images and video files take up a lot of space on my MacBook so I use the WD Elements External Hard Drive to store everything. With 4TB worth of storage space, this is more than enough for 1 years worth of content.
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