Bali is a beautiful island that is a destination of dreams for honeymoon couples, solo backpackers, travelers, and family vacationers. Bali has something to offer for any kind of traveler. Are you preparing for your first trip to Bali? After being to Bali for a couple of times and staying there for a while, we have come up with an exciting Bali itinerary 10 days.
Before you jump into your Bali vacation, it is important to know about the climate of Bali.
Table of Contents
- 1 Seasons of Bali
- 2 Bali itinerary 10 days
- 3 Places to visit in Uluwatu
- 4 Where to stay in Uluwatu
- 5 Places to visit in Seminyak
- 6 Where to stay in Canggu
- 7 Places to visit in Ubud
- 8 Where to stay in Ubud
- 9 Temples of Bali
- 10 Waterfalls of Bali
- 11 Where to stay near Wanagiri Hidden Hills
- 12 Lovina Beach
Seasons of Bali
May to October
June to September
November to April
Bali itinerary 10 days
Day 1, 2- Uluwatu
Uluwatu is a great place to begin your journey to Bali. Here are some of the places you can go to Uluwatu in two days.
Places to visit in Uluwatu
When in Uluwatu, you must go to the Uluwatu Temple. This is a blissful place to experience the traditional dance of Bali, the Kecak. By night, you can witness the most amazing performances by artists and learn so much about the Balinese culture.
**If you have some extra time make sure you take a trip and explore Nusa Penida in a day.**
Well, Bali has the best beaches and Karma beach is one among them. The rocks and the powdery white sands are a delight for your eyes. It is a shady beach because of the rocks. Relax and sip some drinks at this awe-inspiring beach.
Jimbaran Fish Market
Just beside the shores of Kedonganan beach is the ‘’Pasar Ikan Kedonganan’’, as the locals call it. You get fresh fish, clams, squid, lobster, and crabs in this market. The whole sight of Jimbaran Market is busy and lets to you about the seafood of Bali.
Sundays Beach Club
Even though Karang Boma Cliff so well known it has managed to stay pretty quiet and truly a Bali hidden gem. Every time we went there were only a handful of tourists and a small group of locals. Shockingly it is not swarmed with people daily.
Where to stay in Uluwatu
If you do decide to stay a couple of days, which we do suggest, there are tons of villas in Uluwatu to choose from. We normally book all our accommodations with Airbnb or Booking.com. The places below are highly recommended and all levels of budget. We have made sure to pick some places that are super close to all the top things to do in Uluwatu including all the Uluwatu Cliff and Karang Boma Cliff.
Green Bowl Beach Villas – This is one of the best prices and highest rated villas in Uluwatu. With a beautiful pool and amazing location is hard to believe it is only $48 USD a night. Rated an average of 9.1 by over 189 people it’s sure to make the list.
Tropical Holiday Room by Uluwatu Beach is one of the best most affordable and best Uluwatu accommodations ( $23 USD a night ). This villa-style getaway is a great place to sit back and relax while having a very community feeling.
We picked both a Booking.com and Airbnb for you so you have the option to choose whatever site you feel most comfortable with.
Day 3, 4- Canggu/Seminyak
Places to visit in Seminyak
Pura Tanah Lot means ‘’Land of The Sea”. It is a Hindu temple that is 500 years old. Tanah Lot is situated near the Beraban village, on a tiny rock island. This is one of the most historical places that is Instagrammed a lot. Enjoy the views of the place and take the best photos of Bali in Tanah Lot.
This beach is a hidden gem in Seminyak. If you are tired of the crowded places in Bali, head to this beautiful Pasut Beach and experience solitude at its best.
Where to stay in Canggu
Where to stay in Canggu you may ask. When staying in Canggu you have tons of options on places to stay. Everything from budget homestays to fancy villas and even some of the best kids clubs in Bali. Below we will walk you through our two favorite options for both middle-end and budget accommodations. We will also give you a suggestion on Luxury but we have to warn you we have never stayed there.
Canggu Dream Studios & Villas: This villa is one of the nicest villas we have ever seen. Its modern concrete design and large pool make it a perfect places to stay if you are looking for the most luxurious and relaxing place.
Umah Nugraha: This villa is almost like a homestay feel to it. A very simple but elegant place to come home and crash after a day out exploring the island. This villa comes with a pool and a really relaxing atmosphere.
OkBali Homestay: This is one of our favorite places to stay in Canggu. It’s super cheap and gives an amazing home feeling to us. The rooms are small and simple but when we are in Bali we are never really at the apartment. With a shared kitchen you can save a couple of extra bucks and cook your own meals while also being very close to all the hotspots. We always book this accommodation on Airbnb but make sure you reserve ahead of time. They fill up quickly.
Day 4, 5, 6, 7 – Ubud
The next stop is Ubud and don’t worry its only a short ride from Canggu to Ubud. Ubud is a place that you must include in your itinerary for any number of days you are planning your Bali Trip. Learn Yoga, take a good spa treatment and visit the famous places in Ubud.
Places to visit in Ubud
Art Market in Ubud
Also known as Pasar Seni Ubud, this market is a must-visit in Ubud. It is located opposite the Royal Ubud Palace. Get amazing souvenirs, batik clothes, bags, jewels, and accessories. If you love home decor, then get some traditional paintings and carvings here. This is one of the best shopping places in Bali.
A pristine place where you can experience the gypsy vibe. You can call it the cultural mecca of Bali. Yoga studios, BBQ places, spas, and boutiques are available. Rice fields are a sight in Penestanan.
Located in the village of Padangtegal, Monkey forest is a famous tourist destination. There are around 700 monkeys here. 186 different species of trees adorn this forest. Keep your food and belongings safe as the naughty monkeys may grab it as you enter their home.
Goa Gajah Temple
Dating back to the 11th century, this temple is an archaeological site. It is on the hillside with elephant carvings and sculptures. Lovely green area, stunning views, and bathing pools are an exciting part of this place.
Tegalalang Rice Terrace
One of the must-visit places in Bali is Tegalalang Rice Terrace. This is a stretch of green that makes a beautiful blanket of the landscape. Walk across the temples, villages, and grasslands in this area. Wear comfortable shoes as you have to walk the whole time in Tegalalang.
Campuhan Ridge Walk
An amazing route to walk through the cute villages, forest areas and rice fields of Ubud. This is a place for you to take the best photographs amongst lush greenery.
**Don’t forget to check out some of the best waterfalls like Tukad Cepung and Tibumana while here.**
Where to stay in Ubud
Ubud is home to some of the most beautiful jungle villa’s. They have them in all different price points so you are sure to find the one right for you. There are two different booking platforms we highly suggest looking on, Booking.com and Airbnb. They both frequently run deals so make sure to check them both.
Some of the nicest villa’s we have stayed in is located in Ubud. We highly suggest these two locations Taman Cottages Ubud and Loka Pala Villa. Both are very modern with a pool and balcony. They offer you pure jungle bliss for an affordable price.
Only a short scooter ride from Ubud is Mount Batur, this should be on everyone’s Asia Bucket list. Start hiking the mountain at night so that you can catch the best of sunrises, the next morning. You can witness this from the top of the volcano.
** Check out our blog on Must visit places in Ubud to get a detailed idea!
Temples of Bali
On Day 8 of Bali itinerary 10 days, you can go on a temple tour to Pura Lempuyang and Tirta Gangga. These are historical temples and are listed under the oldest temples of Bali.
A sarong is compulsory when entering Pura Lempuyung. You can rent at the entrance of the temple. It is called the ‘Gateway of Heaven’. It is one of the most iconic Instagram places in Bali. You can see Mount Agung from the temple gate. You can offer fruits and food to offer in the temple.
Located on the eastern side of Bali, Tirta Gangga means ‘water from the Ganges’. Water comes from sacred springs where people can swim and drink water from the springs. The architecture of this temple is completely inspiring and makes this a must-visit place in Ubud.
Waterfalls of Bali
Bali is definitely the land of waterfalls. What better way than spending day 9 of Bali travel by the waterfalls! You can spare one day for visiting Lovina Beach as well. For us, this is why we think Bali is one of the best destinations in Asia.
You will come across a number of waterfalls in Bali. One of the epic falls among them is the Sekumpul waterfalls. Head to the north of Munduk and take a bike to the falls. The way to Sekumpul is super- scenic and admirable. As you reach the falls, you will witness water falling from a skyscraper height. Cliffs surround the place in a spectacular way. Never miss going to this falls when in Bali.
Banyumala Twin Waterfall
Ride 12 kilometers from Munduk to reach the Banyumala waterfall. The way to the waterfall is not good and so you can take a car from there than a bike. But, the nature of this place is caught in its raw form. As you reach the waterfall, your inside happiness will double. Lovely location surrounds the water that falls from such a height. Bathe, relax and just connect with nature in this place. After all the Bali roaming, cool yourself down in Banyumala.
The best sunrise spot overlooking the beautiful Bali twin lakes of Munduk. This is a must not miss when in the north!
Where to stay near Wanagiri Hidden Hills
When you are traveling to Wannagiri Hidden Hill you have two very close options to choose from. You can stay at any of the accommodations on the same road overlooking twin lakes like Wanagiri Eco Villas or any of the other options they have available on Airbnb. Wanagiri Eco Villas allows you to have an amazing view while staying close to all the major attractions in the north. You can check Airbnb for more options but be careful the address is on the map is not always where it so contact the host prior to booking.
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Day 10 – On the last day of your Bali trip, take your legs to the sands of Lovina Beach. Located in the Kalibukbuk area, this beach is a silent place to enjoy the blackish sands of Bali. You can snorkel, diving and watch the Dolphins play on this beach. You can also choose to go to Banjar hot springs, Vihara Buddha and GitGit waterfalls that are located near Lovina Beach.
‘Bored in a Bali Trip’ said no one till date. There are so many things to do and see here including the surrounding islands. You can customize this Bali itinerary 10 days based on your preferences. Have we missed out something? Let us know in the comments below. Check out our blog on Budget trip to Bali to know the best way to travel the country.