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The Best of Bali - 2 Week Itinerary

Bali has it all - beautiful beaches, incredible food, culture and a never-ending list of areas to explore!

by courteneymichelleAbout Me:Hi! I'm Courteney, a Canadian travel blogger, content creator and photographer with a passion for travel and the outdoors. I like exploring off the beaten path and often travel solo. My trips include a mix of culture, nature, relaxation, f... read more

AsiaIndonesia14 days / September - October 2019

Highs & Lows

The Nusa Islands and the food. Bali is the place to go for affordable, healthy vegan options!

The crowds. Some of the attractions had a 2 hour + wait to take photos so I didn't bother.

Itinerary Overview

Bali is top on my list of destinations I will always return to. After spending two months in Bali, I have put together a two-week itinerary that includes something for everyone, including culture, food, relaxation, nightlife, adventure and tons of insta-worthy photo ops! This itinerary also includes some of Bali's lesser-known hidden gems for those who are looking for a quieter getaway and exploring off the beaten path. 

We'll start by visiting Bali's famous rice fields and learning more about Balinese culture in Ubud, climb an active volcano, chase waterfalls in Northern Bali, eat and surf in Canggu, explore the Nusa Islands and end our trip relaxing in Uluwatu at one of Bali's most famous luxury resorts. 

  • 3 Nights: Ubud
    Start Your Trip in The Lush Jungle of Ubud!
  • 2 Nights: Munduk Moding Plantation Nature Resort & Spa
    Chase Waterfalls In Northern Bali and Relax at a Stunning Eco Resort
  • 3 Nights: Canggu
    Eat, Shop and Surf in Canggu
  • 3 Nights: Nusapenida
    Explore The Beautiful Nusa Islands
  • 3 Nights: Uluwatu Beach
    Recharge At A Luxury Resort

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I would have stayed longer on Nusa Penida to go snorkeling and climb down to Kelingking beach (we ran out of time). I also would not have stayed at the Yoga Barn as it was expensive for what I got and Bali has lots of nice, affordable Airbnb's.

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    My debit card got copied in Canggu when I withdrew cash (card skimmers are common on the ATM's there). My bank canceled my card and I was unable to withdraw cash for the rest of my trip. As Bali operates primarily in cash, I'd recommend withdrawing most of your cash when you arrive at the airport to avoid this, as well as having a backup card.

  • How was the food?

    Rock Bar in Jimbaran Single Fins in Uluwatu I am Vegan Babe in Canggu Motion Cafe in Canggu Give Cafe in Canggu Kynd Cafe in Seminyak

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Hiring a local driver (ask a friend or ex-pat for recommendations) can be more cost-efficient than taking a taxi and they often can act as a tour guide/drive you around for the entire day. Bali also has lots of cute Airbnbs that are great affordable alternatives to hotels.

  • Packing tips?

    Pack a good pair of walking shoes/sandals and clothes that won't get ruined if you sweat. Pack light for the Nusa Islands as your suitcase will need to be carried into the ocean and onto the boat.

  • Transportation Tips?

    Download Gojek (Bali's version of Uber) and Bluebird Taxi apps to book a ride from your phone. If you plan on renting a motorcycle, make sure you have an international driver's license. Police may pull you over and fine you if you are caught driving without one.

  • Any surprises?

    I arrived at the Gates of Heaven around 7:30 a.m. and there was already a 2-hour wait to take a photo so I left without one. The gates are 2 -3 hours from Seminyak/Kuta/Canggu so I'd only visit if you are staying close enough to get there very early.

  • Booking details?

    I booked directly through Airbnb or Expedia.