10 Day Bali Itinerary – Complete Travel Guide

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The famed Island of Gods has endless amounts of things to see and do that you can experience during your 10 days in Bali.

Discover countless waterfalls, sandy beaches, tropical islands, iconic rice terraces, volcanic landscapes, yoga classes, spa retreats, buzzing nightlife, healthy cafes, 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 10 Day Bali Itinerary is the only guide you’ll need.

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OVERVIEW – 10 DAYS IN BALI

Here is an overview of an ideal Bali Itinerary 10 Days with my recommendations of places to visit in this order:

  • Canggu (2 days)
  • Ubud (2 days)
  • Nusa Islands (4 days)
  • Uluwatu (2 days)

10 DAY BALI ITINERARY

DAY 1 & 2: CANGGU

Canggu, is the most popular tourist spot in Bali attracting digital nomads, surfers, skaters, yogis, foodies, and travelers alike.

Canggu is not to be missed on your 10 day 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.

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Canggu has almost everything you can think of 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 the list goes on!

Canggu is definitely where you’ll want to spend the first few days.

Best Bars In Canggu

  • Finn’s Beach Club
  • Black Sand Brewery
  • The Lawn

Best Cafe’s In Canggu

  • Crate Cafe
  • Hungry Bird
  • Copenhagen Canggu

Best Beaches In Canggu

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WHERE TO STAY IN CANGGU

Canggu has hundreds of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay in Canggu to suit the needs of luxury travelers, budget backpackers, and everyone in between.

See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend.

LUXURY: BLOSSOM ECO LUXE VILLA

This 5-star One-Bedroom Villa is located in the heart of Canggu and just a stone’s throw from Berawa Beach.

Blossom Eco Luxe Villa offers a bohemian design with a swimming pool, garden, day bed, kitchen area, and a large bedroom with a private ensuite.

Guests can also enjoy an included breakfast with lots of healthy options to choose from.

It’s the perfect, luxurious place to stay in Canggu for couples.

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MID RANGE: SURF MOTEL CANGGU

The Surf Motel Canggu is an awesome 3-star accommodation for less than $50. 

Features include a rooftop pool and bar with ocean views, a shared lounge with a working space, and close to 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.

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BUDGET: TRIBAL BALI

Located just minutes from Prerenan Beach, Tribal is the best hostel in Canggu!

With sleek, custom-designed private and dorm rooms to ensure a good night’s sleep, Tribal is Bali’s newest and most modern hostel that comes with a twist.

Features include a coworking space with high-speed Wi-Fi, a billiards table, an outdoor swimming pool, a cocktail bar, and a restaurant serving up coffee and tasty food.

Recommended place to stay for solo travelers, couples, and friends.

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DAY 3 & 4: UBUD

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 of most tourists which is why I have included it in this 10 Days 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

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WHERE TO STAY IN UBUD

Ubud has hundreds of accommodation options, from private pool villas to budget guesthouses, and everywhere in between.

I have narrowed down a few of the best places to stay in Ubud during your Bali itinerary 2 weeks.

LUXURY: FOUR SEASONS RESORT

The Four Seasons Resort is the definition of luxury and is set amidst a lush, tropical valley in the center of Ubud.

There is a range of different villas and suites to choose from, each featuring spacious rooms with a private bathroom, a dining and sitting area with sofas, flat-screen TV, and an outdoor terrace.

It’s a great place to stay in Ubud for couples, friends, and families.

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MID RANGE: DESAK PUTU PUTERA COTTAGES

This beautiful 3-star accommodation is located in the heart of Ubud and is within walking distance to the monkey forest and other tourist attractions.

The rooms are spacious and feature a swimming pool, a flat-screen TV, a seating area, an outdoor balcony, a private bathroom, and free Wi-Fi.

A great place to stay on a mid-range budget for couples, families, and friends.

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BUDGET: PURI GARDEN HOSTEL

Puri Garden is one of the best hostels in Ubud, close to all the main sights, shops, restaurants, and the Yoga Barn.

The rooms have a Balinese feel with a modern touch in a beautiful spacious location, including a gorgeous garden, swimming pool, lounge, cinema room, and restaurant area.

Recommended for couples and friends traveling on a budget.

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DAY 5, 6, 7 & 8: 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 during your trip!

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A short thirty-minute boat 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 Bali 10 day itinerary!

I recommend beginning your Nusa Island 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 Sanur 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 a drop-off directly to the pier at Sanur Harbor.

The boat trip takes approximately 45 minutes to reach the Nusa Islands.

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DAY 9 & 10: ULUWATU

Uluwatu is located on the Bukit Peninsula in Bali’s south and it’s a must-see region on the famed Island Of 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 in Bali and I highly recommend spending the last couple of days of your 10 day Bali itinerary in Uluwatu.

Best Cafe’s In Uluwatu

  • Drifter Cafe
  • Cashew Tree
  • Suka Espresso

Best Bars In Uluwatu

  • Single Fin
  • Uluwatu Cliffhouse
  • Savaya

Best Viewpoints In Uluwatu

Best Beaches In Uluwatu

  • Bingin Beach
  • Padang Padang Beach
  • Suluban Beach

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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 the best places to stay during your visit.

Below you’ll find properties suitable for luxury travelers, budget backpackers, and everyone in between.

LUXURY: ANANTARA RESORT

Anantara Resort is at the height of luxury, located on the edge of the cliffs in Uluwatu overlooking the ocean.

Features include an infinity pool, fitness center, spa, multiple restaurants, bars, and on-site cultural workshops.

There are many different rooms, suites, and villas on offer to suit everyone’s needs.

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MID RANGE: SAL SECRET SPOT

Sal Secret Spot is the best place to stay in Uluwatu for travelers on a mid-range budget.

Features include a swimming pool, beautiful gardens, and a restaurant, and it’s located just a few minutes walk to Bingin Beach.

The rooms are spacious and have a terrace, a private bathroom, a minibar, air conditioning, and free Wi-Fi.

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BUDGET: ONE DEGREE SUNSET HILL

Located on the hillside overlooking the ocean, One Degree Sunset Hill is the best hostel in Uluwatu.

This property offers dorm rooms and private rooms, and other features include an infinity pool, a tour desk, and breakfast is included for all guests.

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For More Options, See My Complete Guide On Where To Stay In Uluwatu

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Below you’ll find some handy tips to know before you go so you can plan the perfect 2 weeks in Bali.

CURRENCY IN BALI

When paying for things in cash, the only currency accepted in Bali is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) and the exchange rate is approximately $1 USD = 15,000 IDR.

Credit cards can also be used as a method of payment in most hotels, restaurants, and shops, as well as Visa and Mastercard which are widely accepted.

You should be aware of the foreign transaction fees when making a payment outside your country or in another currency which could increase your overall expenses.

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SIM CARD FOR YOUR 10 DAY BALI ITINERARY

Purchasing a sim card in Bali is very cheap and simple and you can do this 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.

Alternatively, I recommend purchasing an eSIM before you arrive and get instant access to the internet as soon as you touch down.

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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 the peak season for tourists arriving during the Christmas and New Year holiday season.

BALI TOURIST VISA

When entering Bali, there is a Visa On Arrival policy that allows tourists to stay for a maximum of 30 days in Indonesia and the cost is $35 USD.

If you wish to stay in Bali for more than 30 days, you can extend to a 60-day visa at an additional cost.

It requires a visit to the immigration office to hand in your passport, and scan your fingerprints, and then once processed, you can pick up your passport a week later.

I recommend getting in touch with Bali Legals Visa Agent to help you with the visa extension process.

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HOW TO GET AROUND ON YOUR 10 DAY BALI ITINERARY

There are several transportation methods for getting around the island which I have outlined below.

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The most common way for tourists to get around during their two weeks in Bali is by renting a scooter.

You can book a scooter rental online in advance and this includes a drop-off to your accommodation with a full tank of gas.

Be aware that the roads in Bali are chaotic and if you don’t have experience riding a scooter in such conditions, perhaps is better to use other methods of transport.

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GOJEK & GRAB TAXI

If you are not comfortable riding a scooter on the roads of Bali, the other alternative is to use Go-Jek and Grab Taxi services.

Download the apps for free 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 which is by far the cheapest mode of transport to get you from A to B.

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Another great option for getting around Bali is to hire a private car and a driver for the day and experience all that the island has to offer.

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  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off
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MAP OF BALI

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WHAT TO PACK FOR 10 DAYS IN BALI

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FINAL THOUGHTS

I hope you found this article useful and if you have any questions, please leave me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

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