2 Day Trip to Bali

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Pavneet Lobana
Itinerary by: Pavneet Lobana
3 months ago
Travel Writer
Duration: 2 days

Bali is an island that is so perfect that even Gods are born here! Sit back, relax and whisk yourself away to this stunning isle as I describe to you the perfect 2 day trip to Bali...

Day 1

09:30 - 11:30
Nusa Dua
Jl. Nusa Dua, Benoa, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
As soon as you arrive in Bali, take some time on the beaches near the town of Nusa Dua before heading into central areas like Ubud or Kuta/Seminyak that are popular with tourists. Located south of the capital Denpasar, this seaside retreat is great for exploring the real Indonesia. Nusa Dua Beach is a picture-perfect destination with clean and well-maintained sand, surrounded by beach retreats, palm trees on one side, mild blue-green water on the opposite. You may either get into water activities like swimming or have a warm sunbath. And if you love clicking pictures, get your camera ready because Nusa Dua Beach's famous Waterblow attraction is quite a picturesque delight. The impressive spray from the waterfall can reach 100 feet during high tide between July and October. From here, you'll also enjoy a stunning view of the ocean that will unwind all your travel stress. Once you've mastered the first task of your day, it will be time to head south for an equally relaxing experience. Situated half an hour from Waterblow is Uluwatu, which boasts some of the prettiest beaches, bluest waters, and most dramatic cliffs in Bali. Before checking out the town and relieving yourself for the evening, you must pay a visit to Uluwatu Temple. This is one of Bali's most important attractions, so it would be unwise not to have it on your itinerary. The Uluwatu Temple perches on the edge of a cliff with beautiful views out to sea, which will transport you into another world. There are lots of monkeys nearby the temple, and the picture gets complete with Bali's famous sunsets that paint the sky in orange hues. You can relish all these for just 30,000 IDR per adult and 15,000 IDR per child. It will be good if you travel around this place in the evening not to miss Kecak Fire Dance in the amphitheater with a breathtaking backdrop of sunsets. Image credits: nick-fewings from Unsplash
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Travel time
2 hours 0 minutes
11:30 - 12:30
Canggu
North Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia
Once sleepy but bustling, this Bali region has risen in popularity partly due to its many trendy cafes and nightlife spots like bars & clubs. It’s also studded with plenty of beaches & chic shopping destinations that will keep you entertained. The nearby Tanah Lot Temple is also a must-visit. There are five beaches in Canggu, each offering something different to every visitor. Whether you prefer surfing, swimming, sunbathing or sightseeing there is something for everyone. For example, Berawa Beach offers excellent waves, panoramic views and is a top surfing spot. On the other hand, if you are searching for a quieter beach vibe, then Nelayan Beach is for you. Moreover, do not miss the scrumptious food of Bali, and for that, Batu Bolong Beach is the must-visit. It has a lively atmosphere with restaurants lining the boardwalk offering authentic Indonesian food as well as western cuisine to enjoy on beautiful beaches. Canggu, known as Bali's "hipster central," is the perfect place to shop for new outfits. You can find both local brands and designer labels everywhere you go. The best part? It makes a great addition to your itinerary if you want some wardrobe upgrades before delving into other parts of Indonesia. Image credits: Arièle Bont from Unsplash
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Travel time
1 hour 0 minutes
12:30 - 14:30
Tanah Lot Temple
Beraban, Kediri, Tabanan Regency, Bali, Indonesia
The Tanah Lot temple is another great spot that is a 25-minute car ride from Canggu. It's built on the crown of a rocky outcrop, which looks like it crashed into the sea. The architecture blends in with its surroundings, offering spectacular views. There are local handicrafts stalls where you can pick up souvenirs or delight in food & drinks to sip in the beauty of the place. Entry ticket costs 60,000 IDR per adult and 30,000 IDR per child, but you'll undoubtedly get your money's worth with its unique location on top of a rocky island surrounded by an ocean so blue that it shines gold at sunset. You may also enjoy the traditional dance performances in the nearby cultural park while you visit this temple. However, please note that you can visit this temple only between 7 am to 7 pm as it is believed that venomous snakes secure this temple from evil spirits after that. Moreover, hanging out with your loved ones over a mouth-watering breakfast or lunch while watching the sunset across the vast ocean will be an unforgettable experience. If you're into photography, the morning or evening is perfect for capturing that golden hour. The good thing about this temple is its swanky views, especially at low tide, when you can get up adjacent and personal with nature's wonders. Image credits: sebastian-pena-lambarri from Unsplash
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Standard 60000.00 IDR
Kids 30000.00 IDR Under 18

Travel time
2 hours 0 minutes
14:30 - 18:30
Ubud
Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
After being wowed by Bali's coastline, you should check out Ubud for its spiritual and artistic vibes. Ubud is a hotspot for tourists as it has many palaces and temples that attest to its significance. There are many yoga studios here as well as traditional dance performances to see. The journey through the countryside is also delightful if that's something you're into. Amongst the lush, manicured garden sits one of the most highlighted landmarks in town, the Goa Gajah's stone-carved temple that gives off a religious feel. At Pura Taman, Saraswati temple, embrace yourself by the beauty of lotus ponds. A one-hour drive from Canggu and half an hour out of Ubud, Tegenungan Waterfall is one of the most famous in all of Bali. The entry fee isn't pricey at just 20k IDR to take capture the gorgeous view of the place. It also features many stunning natural pools, perfect for taking a dip on hot days or just lounging around in the cool waters. With cafes and changing rooms available, you can enjoy your time at this popular site with ease. Image credits: devon-daniel from Unsplash
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Standard 20000.00 IDR

Travel time
4 hours 0 minutes
18:30 - 19:30
Monkey Forest
Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
If you like to be enclosed by nature within the city, consider visiting Ubud Monkey Forest, which is a haven for Balinese long-tailed monkeys. Located right in town, it doubles as a temple complex and provides an important spiritual and cultural site with over 700 monkey residents. You can glance at the monkeys in their natural habitat while enjoying more than 150 different species of trees. These 13 acres of tranquil beauty will have you feeling the serene atmosphere from the towering trees to traditional stone-carved statues. However, if looking for a bit more adventure, this area is also filled with temples and shrines built by an ancient philosophy called Tri Hita Karana or "the three causes of well-being." While there are some rules (no feeding or physical contact with monkeys), it's an excellent way for visitors of all ages to relish this unique environment. The entrance fee is 80,000 IDR per adult and 60,000 IDR per child. Image credits: unknown-wong from Unsplash
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Standard 80000.00 IDR
Kids 60000.00 IDR Under 18

Travel time
1 hour 0 minutes
19:30 - 21:30
Bali Swing
Jl. Dewi Saraswati No.7, Bongkasa Pertiwi, Kec. Abiansemal, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80352, Indonesia
A unique and exciting experience, the Bali Swing allows you to enjoy the unlimited time. It also has a huge area to lounge with bird nests shaped seating pods. You can have lunch and pick up from Ubud Palace Point for US$40 per person if you book ahead via email or phone call. If not booked already, opt instead to be picked up directly from your hotel at an extra cost. If you plan to visit the Bali Swing Park, arrive early to avoid large crowds. The free shuttle does not pick up until 9 am, and there is only one every half hour. So make sure that if your hotel provides this service, it's on time. The cost of your entrance ticket includes the nests, so definitely make use of them too. You can enjoy views of Mount Agung as well Ayung River waterfall along with rice fields and coconut trees. The swing between coconut trees high atop a hill offers a spectacular experience, including a view of Ubud's famous river, mini waterfall & more. Image credits: Artem-beliaikin from Unsplash
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Standard 40.00 USD

Travel time
2 hours 0 minutes

Day 2

09:30 - 10:30
Ubud Market
Jl. Raya Ubud No.35, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Ubud, a town in Bali, is a shopping hub, and you may need to plan ahead if you wish to take home some lovely souvenirs on your trip. Downtown Ubud has a great variety of stalls that sell everything from traditional arts, and crafts work such as paintings, carvings all the way through to stylish clothing pieces. Moreover, whether you still need amazing souvenirs for friends and family back home, or if you're just looking to do a bit of shopping yourself, there are plenty of items on sale at Bali's traditional markets. Each product is distinct in its own way because it has been handmade by local artisans. You can also immerse into the local atmosphere while meandering through these winding streets that host multiple shops here. The top things to get around town are Art and Antique shopping, which includes lots of trinkets from local handmade crafts stores. Traditional Ceramic sculptures make a wonderful addition next to the other handmade pottery displayed across walls throughout the downtown area. Surfwear lovers should not miss out on buying bathing suits and other related beach products while they're there too. Finally, don't forget about local coffee beans, Ubud's main export item, which you might want to stock up your kitchen pantry shelves back at home. You might also love to know that the rarest, most expensive coffee in the world is Kopi Luwak. It's available all around Bali, or you can head over to various cafes for a taste of this special brew. Image credits: ankit-saxena from Unsplash
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Travel time
1 hour 0 minutes
10:30 - 13:30
Tegalalang Rice Terrace
Jl. Raya Tegallalang, Tegallalang, Kec. Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
On your final day on the island, you'll want to wake up bright and early so that you can beat the crowd to Tegallalang Rice Terrace. You have a lot packed into this last day with plenty of activities close by. The jaw-dropping Tegalalang Rice Terrace is a 20-minute drive north of Ubud. It's one of the most stops by tourist spots in the area and must be on any Bali itinerary. The lush rice terraces are an icon both visually & symbolically. The iconic lush green rice paddies make for amazing photos and will be sure to leave you breathless. There will be an entrance fee of only 15k IDR. You may also purchase drinks and snacks if you feel thirsty or hungry from the hike around the beautiful terraces. In addition, if you are up for some thrills, then there are few jungle swings and zip lines that can add on to your fun experience at this place. Your trip to Indonesia shall be incomplete without exploring this beauty. Image credits: sebastian-pena-lambarri from Unsplash
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Standard 15000.00 IDR

Travel time
3 hours 0 minutes
13:30 - 15:30
Campuhan Ridge Walk
Jl. Raya Campuhan, Sayan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
The Campuhan Ridge Walk is a popular walking trail in Bali, located about an hour away from the Kehen Temple and only five minutes outside of Ubud. This fairly short and straightforward trek along a paved walkway offers spectacular views of the surrounding jungle as well as distant mountains. The trail guides to the top of a hill and has an easy incline that gradually goes upwards. You should go close to sunset because it will be cooler outside with fewer people around trying to take photos at your expense. Moreover, this hike doesn't have any entrance fees. You can bring along all of your cameras for some last scenery shots before leaving Bali behind forever. Taking this 9-km hike will allow you to breathe in the fresh air and gorgeous views while shedding off some calories. The main access point for hikers is on top of this road just before reaching Campuhan Valley Road, where there will be smaller lettering indicating "Going To The Hill" along with an arrow pointing leftward towards the trailhead. Once you begin walking down this path, tropical foliage lining up alongside dense jungle becomes visible right away, while multiple paths running through help diversify your adventures here too. Image credits: Minh-tran from Unsplash
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Travel time
2 hours 0 minutes
15:30 - 18:00
Mt Batur
South Batur, Kintamani, Bangli Regency, Bali, Indonesia
Witnessing the sunrise over volcanoes while climbing Mount Batur will surely be your favorite thing to do in Bali. It's a thrilling experience that you'll never forget. As the sun illuminates the landscape of lakes, lava fields, and volcanoes atop Mt Batur, it's hard to resist its beauty. We would recommend taking a guide along with you for this climb so that they can ensure your safety as well. To get there, you will need to be guided by a local, so try teaming up with other tourists in your tour or hire a car/driver together. You may travel either by a car with an English speaking driver, trekking (walking), cycling or motorcycle; but it is highly recommended that you should join this tour on foot. This choice of transportation is so suitable for those who want to experience traditional Bali mountain climbing, especially as a first-timer. In Bali, Mount Batur is considered one of the sacred mountains by Hindus. Undoubtedly, the views from Mt Batur are absolutely magnificent, and the surrounding crescent-shaped lake makes it even better. The dawn trekking in Bali is exceptionally well known among vacationers worldwide; adjacent to this mountain lies a large crater rim that surrounds an equally beautiful lake. It’s only a 10-minute distance area, so do not miss visiting there. Image credits: frankie-spontelli from Unsplash
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Travel time
2 hours 30 minutes
18:00 - 21:00
Bridges Bali Restaurant
Jl. Raya Campuhan, Sayan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
Bridges Bali Restaurant is a unique romantic place located on multiple levels overlooking the Campuhan River. The restaurant's interior features traditional Balinese style with an art gallery adorned with paintings, sculptures, and artistic photography exhibits. Bridges have plenty of seating options, but its best romantic settings can be found at the upper dining hall. You and your partner will enjoy a beautiful jungle view with a candlelit table filled with roses all around you. Soft music in the background, of course. After dinner, express yourself by locking up your love at "The Love Tree," located near the old bridge of Campuhan just outside this restaurant. This romantic tradition is seen as symbolic of couples' affection worldwide. From chic to casual, romantic to family-friendly, the variety among Bali's best restaurants is extraordinary. That being said, there are many options depending on what you're looking for: a fancy place to celebrate with your partner or somewhere more laidback where everyone can hang out and have fun. A visit to Bali, Indonesia, is sure to leave a lasting impression. Image credits: oleksii-ivanov from Unsplash
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Travel time
3 hours 0 minutes
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Travel, good food, quality conversations, and a decent cup of coffee are what keeps Pavneet up and running. Her dream is to explore the world, from all the big-ticket cities to hidden gems of nature.

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