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The Ultimate Guide To Exploring Bali For 9 Nights, 10 Days

About Bali

One of the most well-known islands in the Indonesian archipelago is Bali. An old civilization noted for its cordial welcome resides on the island. Bali’s beauty and charm have earned this tiny Indonesian island countless honorific nicknames throughout the years, notably Island of the Gods, The Last Paradise, Land of a Thousand Temples, and Dawn of the World.

It makes a strong case for being heaven on earth with its varied scenery of hills and mountains, rocky coasts and tropical beaches, lush rice terraces, and barren volcanic slopes all serving as a stunning background to its vibrant, highly spiritual, and distinctive culture.

Some of its key attractions are world-class surfing and snorkeling, and a vast variety of cultural, historical, and palaces set against breathtaking natural backgrounds, which make Bali the top travel destination in the world.

Bali Plan The Unplanned

Bali has plenty to offer a huge range of tourists, from youthful backpackers to the extremely wealthy. Any of Bali’s well-known regions has amazing beach resorts and luxurious resorts. These places include Kuta, Jimbaran, Seminyak, Tanjung Benoa, Candidasa, Lovina, Sanur, and Nusa Dua, where the majority of outstanding hotels and villas are located directly on the beach.

Bali has a lot to offer adventurers as well. From white water rafting to diving, volcano mountaineering to jungle trekking, water sports to cycling, there are many other activities available.

Bali. The most well-known island in Indonesia, with stunning mountain scenery, warm beaches, and welcoming Balinese residents, is a top tourist destination worldwide. You undoubtedly know a lot about the island because it is the destination of thousands of vacationers each year. There is still so much to learn even though the well-known surf areas, dive sites, and religious temples are well-known.

Brief 6 Days Itinerary for Bali

Day 1

  • Reach Bali by flight;
  • Head to Uluwatu temple;
  • Witness the performance of the Kecak and fire dance next to the Uluwatu Temple;
  • Jimbaran Beach.

Day 2

  • Start to Seminyak in the morning;
  • Stop Nyaman Gallery to explore a plethora of artworks by Indonesian local artists;
  • Visit Petitenget Temple, a very tiny temple with traditional Balinese architecture;
  • Walk by the golden Bali coast of Seminyak Beach during the evening;
  • Savour the scrumptious cooked meals and Balinese snacks at Seminyak Night Market.

Day 3

  • Drive 40 minutes from Seminyak to Canggu to start your day;
  • Pay a visit to the beached of Canggu (Pererenan Beach, Echo Beach, and Berawa Beac, to name a few);
  • Tanah Lot Temple;
  • In the evening, shop at Magali Pascal, Mila The Label at Canggu.

Day 4

  • Start to Batubulan Village;
  • Proceed to Tirta Empul Temple in Tampak Siring;
  • Kintamani village;
  • Enjoy the spectacular view of Mount Batur volcano and Lake Batur;
  • Tegalalang rice terrace;
  • Ubud Monkey Forest.

Day 5

  • Watch dolphins at Lovina Beach;
  • Go to the best-kept secret of Bali, the Banyumala Waterfall;
  • Wanagiri Hidden Hill;
  • Tamblingan Lake;
  • Handara Gate.

Day 6

  • Engage in Watersports at Tanjung Benoa Beach in Nusa Dua;
  • Visit Tanah Lot Temple;
  • Head to another stunning temple, Taman Ayun Temple at Mengwi village.

Day 7

  • Enjoy seeing tourist attractions in the Nusa Penida islands;
  • Sanur Port and speedboat your way to Nusa Penida;
  • Hop onto the beaches of  Angel Billabong Beach, Crystal Beach, and Kelingking Beach.

Day 8

  • The Lempuyang Tour is on the schedule for the day;
  • Tirta Ganga water palace;
  • Have a glimpse of Mount Agung in the background;

Day 9

  • Ujung Water Palace;
  • Visit the white sand beach, Virgin Beach;

Day 10

  • Bidding Goodbye and traveling to the airport

Best Time To Visit Bali

Bali’s dry season, which lasts from April to October, is the ideal time to visit. Despite having great travel weather, the island does occasionally experience days with high humidity.

January-March: High Rainfall

The temperature is 25 degrees Celsius.

May to June: Moderate rainfall

The temperature ranges from 25 to 28 degrees Celsius. 

July-August: Dry and windy

The temperature ranges from 25 to 27 degrees Celsius.

October-December: Moderate rainfall

The temperature ranges from 25 to 28 degrees Celsius.

Detailed Itinerary Of Bali

Day 1: Uluwatu Sunset Tour

Uluwatu Temple Bali Plan The Unplanned

The first place to go is the Uluwatu temple, which is a local Hindu temple that serves as a sea temple and is situated on a high cliff and is famed for sunset viewing.

Jimbaran Beach Bali Plan The Unplanned

Next, see a 1-hour-long performance of the Kecak and fire dance next to the Uluwatu Temple. After finishing the performance, we travel to Jimbaran Beach for a meal on the sand.

Day 2: Seminyak Beach, Tegenungan Waterfall and Petitenget Temple

Nyaman Gallery Bali Plan The Unplanned

Start the day by going to Seminyak’s Nyaman Gallery, a modern art gallery in the center of Seminyak is the most convenient place to start your Bali itinerary after you’ve arrived there. The term “nyaman” means “cozy” or “comfortable,” and that is exactly how you will feel when you enter. View paintings, sculptures, pottery, hand-blown glass, photos, and more produced by local and Indonesian artists while taking in the welcoming atmosphere of traditional Bali. The majority of the items in the gallery are for sale, so you can even go shopping for one-of-a-kind artwork and jewellery to use as home decor or to bring back as gifts for loved ones. Plus, visiting and exploring are free!

Petitenget Temple Bali Plan The Unplanned

Similar to Uluwatu, Seminyak also features a Petitenget Temple, which is a coastline temple. It was built in the 16th century, making it one of the area’s only cultural landmarks and a must-see while you’re here. Although the Petitenget Temple is a functioning house of worship, visitors can drop by and take a look around for 50,000 IDR per person. It is a very tiny temple with traditional Balinese architecture, beautiful scenery, and tranquil garden areas. You might be lucky enough to catch one of the many religious events that are held at the temple during the year.

Seminyak Beach Bali Plan The Unplanned

Proceed by going to Seminyak Beach. Seminyak Beach is a well-liked length of gorgeous golden sand that often feels less congested than other prominent beaches in the region. Swimming and surfing are also terrific activities that can be enjoyed there. You might even hire a sun lounger and unwind while sipping a cold beverage. Numerous public amenities and eateries may be found close by. When you get to the beach, try to stay still for as long as possible to witness the mesmerizing sunset.

Seminyak Night Market Bali Plan The Unplanned

Once the sun has fallen at Seminyak Beach, head back into town to visit the Seminyak Night Market. The street food vendors in and around Seminyak start serving up scrumptious cooked meals and Balinese snacks from six o’clock. Fish, prawns that have been grilled, and various types of satay meats are among the most well-liked options. The tastiest Indonesian food may be found by hopping from booth to stall. Your Bali schedule might benefit from including a visit to the market as a terrific chance to try a range of native cuisine all at once. What’s more, it’s well known that shopping in Seminyak Night Market is inexpensive. The bustling atmosphere of the well-known night market is complemented by the positive reputation of both the traders and the inhabitants.

Day 3: Exploring Canggu

Today’s plan is to have a laidback day at Canggu by exploring some beaches here!

Echo Beach Bali Plan The Unplanned

One of Bali’s most well-liked surf locations is Echo Beach. It offers sophisticated reef breaks, 180-degree seascapes, sunsets, and seafood cafés perched high above the water. The black-sand beach is around 14 kilometers west of Denpasar, the province seat, and 35 kilometers northwest of Kuta and Seminyak. The environment is dominated by surfers during the day, changing to a more relaxed eating scene at night. Thanks to the cooperative efforts of several surf clubs and schools around Canggu’s coast, who regularly conduct beach clean-ups, Echo Beach is kept tidy and in good condition.

Berawa Beach Bali Plan The Unplanned

Berawa Beach has a straight boundary with Seminyak’s neighbouring shore. It is one of the largest lagoons on Canggu’s coastline and features a mixture of dark grey and black sand. Surfers seeking a peaceful location to surf in Bali frequently visit this location. At high tide, you may anticipate some stony reefs that help form some great rights and a couple of lefts. Berawa Beach’s strong undercurrents make it unsafe for recreational swimming. There are several great places to see Bali’s famed sunsets at distinctive pubs along the beach.

Day 4: Ubud Village and Kintamani Volcano Tour

Batubulan Village Bali Plan The Unplanned

The traditional Barong dance, also known as a trance dance, has a fascinating tale about battling good and evil that you may see on your first visit to Batubulan Village.

Tirta Empul Temple Bali Plan The Unplanned

We next proceed to Tirta Empul Temple in Tampak Siring, also known as Holy Spring Temple, a local Hindu temple with holy spring water within the temple.

Mount Batur volcano Bali Plan The Unplanned

Finally, we then head to Kintamani village to enjoy the spectacular view of Mount Batur volcano and Lake Batur from a distance. You will have lunch in this Kintamani village, and while lunch is being served, you may also engage in other activities.

Tegalalang rice terrace Bali Plan The Unplanned

The trip continues after lunch to the Tegalalang rice terrace in north Ubud, which is a stunning rice terrace in a tiny valley. The final stop is the Ubud Monkey Forest, which is located in the heart of Ubud.

Day 5: Bali Watching Dolphin Tour at Lovina Beach

Lovina Beach Bali Plan The Unplanned

The spectacular excursion to watch dolphins at Lovina Beach in the Northern Bali Islands is on the schedule for today.

Banyumala Waterfall Bali Plan The Unplanned

After finishing the dolphin-watching trip, go to the Banyumala Waterfall, a stunning secret waterfall in north Bali.

Wanagiri Hidden Hill Bali Plan The Unplanned

Proceed to Wanagiri Hidden Hill, a stunning hill where we can enjoy the magnificent scenery of Tamblingan Lake and snap pictures in many beautiful locations.

Handara Gate Bali Plan The Unplanned

Continue the tour to the Handara Gate, a stunning entrance with Balinese design and a nice backdrop. Finally, we head to a restaurant for lunch to experience Indonesian cuisine.

Day 6: Bali Water Sports and Tanah Lot Tour

Tanjung Benoa Beach Bali Plan The Unplanned

Start your journey in Nusa Dua’s Tanjung Benoa Beach to participate in the Water Sports activity package. It’s a terrific pleasure to engage in marine activities while on vacation. The water sports available are the Bali Banana Boat and Bali Flying Fish. You will enjoy the excitement of engaging in water activities, followed by an Indonesian lunch.

Tanah-Lot-Temple-Bali Plan The Unplanned

Following the completion of lunch, we will visit the stunning Tanah Lot Temple before continuing our journey. Taman Ayun Temple is a lovely temple that is situated in a sizable fish pond in the Mengwi village. The stunning Tanah Lot Temple, which is situated on a tiny rock on the shore, is the temple that receives the most tourists because of its breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and sunset. We will return to the hotel after admiring the magnificent sunset while carrying the unforgettable recollection.

Day 7: Bali Nusa Penida Tour

Nusa Penida islands Bali Plan The Unplanned

Enjoy seeing tourist attractions in the Nusa Penida islands. On this trip, we’ll journey to the West section of the islands, which are outside of Bali and can only be reached by water. Go to Sanur Port to check into a speedboat. After that, you can travel to Nusa Penida, which takes about 45 minutes from Sanur Port. Once you get there at Nusa Penida Islands, the tour will then begin with a visit to Angel Billabong Beach, which has a stunning natural pool on a rock next to the beach.

Crystal Beach Bali Plan The Unplanned

After lunch, continue to the final destination, Crystal Beach, which is a gorgeous beach with water that resembles crystal.

Kelingking Beach Bali Plan The Unplanned

We then head to the dock to board a speedboat and return to Sanur Port. Kelingking Beach is a magnificent beach with rocks that resemble dinosaurs, according to most visitors.

Day 8: Bali Lempuyang Tour

gate of heaven Bali Plan The Unplanned

The Lempuyang Tour, also known as the Gate of Heaven Tour, is on the schedule for the day. It’s a great tour to learn more about the tourist sites in the eastern Bali islands. On the first trip, head straight to the temple to see the amazing view of the gate of heaven. You can take pictures at this gate with Mount Agung in the background.

tirta Ganga water palace bali Plan The Unplanned

Next, head to the tirta Ganga water palace, a stunning water palace with amazing fish ponds.

Day 9: Ujung Water Palace and Virgin Beach

Ujung Water Palace Bali Plan The Unplanned

Watch the stunning Ujung Water Palace, which King Karangasem constructed many years ago. East Bali’s famed Virgin Beach is a stunning beach with clear water and white sand.

Day 10: Bidding Goodbye and travelling to the airport

The trip comes to an end and we take in good memories with us and head to the airport.

What To Eat in Bali

  1. Tipat Cantok
  2. Serombotan
  3. Nasi Goreng
  4. Sate Lilit
  5. Jaje Bali
  6. Rujak
  7. Warungs

Shopping in Bali

  1. Berawa Luxe
  2. Mila The Label
  3. Magali Pascal
  4. FLKLR Surf
  5. Downtown of Ubud.

Budget for Bali

Stay: INR 2840 per night

Food: INR 1400 per night

Travel (depends on the places and mode of travelling):

Private taxi: Minimum INR 400-800 per trip

Bicycle rental: Minimum INR 160 per day to maximum 320 per day.

Scooter/ Motorbikes Rental: Minimum INR 320 per day to maximum 400 per day.

Scooter Taxi/ Ojek: Minimum INR 400 per trip

Hiring a car with a driver for 8-10 hours: INR 3600-4800

How Long Should A Trip Be for Bali

Ideally for 9-10 days

How to reach Bali 

By Air

Ngurah Rai International Airport is 13 kilometers from Bali’s main city of Denpasar. Both significant local and international cities are connected to the airport.

Bali Guide: The Dos and Donts

The Dos

  • Acquire a basic knowledge of a few Indonesian words and phrases, such as Terima Kasih, which means “thank you,” and Selamat Pagi, which means “good morning.” Say a few words to the Balinese in their tongue as a considerate gesture. “Hello” is pronounced “om swastiastu,” “thank you,” “suksma,” and “you’re welcome,” respectively. The people there will be grateful that you took the time.
  • When visiting temples, wear proper attire. Everyone who visits the island’s spectacular open-air temples is required to wear a sarong and waist sash. Visitors to frequently visited temples could be provided with these robes, but for smaller temples, bring your own. Out of respect, refrain from exposing too much flesh. Coverage in the t-shirt style works well.
  • Take in one of the numerous rituals that you could come upon. Sit behind the priest, who is easy to recognize given the accessories of the job since it is not regarded as impolite to do so. Never occupy a seat higher than a local. If they’re sitting on the ground, you ought to do the same.
  • Do obey the rules when entering a temple or any religious site
  • Keep your identity card and passport with you at all times. 
  • Smoking and drinking in sacred sites are restricted.
  • Do talk with someone at eye level
  • Always wear a helmet while riding a motorbike
  • Avoid getting the “Bali belly”

The Don’ts

  • Do not litter in open areas. 
  • Do not disregard the food offered by the locals.
  • Do not touch the head of a Balinese local!
  • Do not use your left hand when giving money or handing over something
  • Do not walk over the Canang Sari in the streets
  • Do not mess with the monkeys!

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