2 Week Bali Itinerary – The Ultimate Guide

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Bali is by far one of my favorite islands in the world and for a good reason!

The famed Island Of Gods has endless amounts of things to see and do during your 2 weeks in Bali including sandy beaches, tropical islands, volcanic landscapes, raging waterfalls, world-class surf breaks, beautiful rice terraces, yoga retreats, buzzing nightlife, trendy cafes, and the list goes on!

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 2 Week Bali Itinerary is the only guide you’ll need.

 

OVERVIEW – 2 WEEKS IN BALI

Here is an overview of an ideal 2 Week Bali Itinerary with my recommendations of places to visit in this order:

  • Canggu (3 days)
  • Bedugul (2 days)
  • Ubud (3 days)
  • Nusa Islands (4 days)
  • Uluwatu (2 days)

 

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DAY 1, 2 & 3: CANGGU

Canggu, as of late, is the most popular tourist spot in Bali attracting digital nomads, surfers, skaters, yogis, foodies, and travelers alike. Safe to say, Canggu is not to be missed during your visit to the Island of Gods.

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. I always use Klook to book all of my transport, tours, and activities in Bali as they are the most reputable and reliable tour company going around.

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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 of your two weeks in Bali.

Best Bars In Canggu

  • Old Man’s
  • Pretty Poison
  • 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 thousands 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: Villa Vanilla

Villa Vanilla is a modern 3-bedroom villa that sleeps up to six people. Just 500m from Berawa Beach in Canggu, this accommodation features a swimming pool, equipped kitchen, and a spa center. The rooms are large with air conditioning, free wifi, and private ensuites. Free bicycles are also available for all guests. Perfect place to stay for families or a group of friends.

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Mid Range: Surf Motel Canggu

Awesome 3-star accommodation for less than $50. The Surf Motel boasts a rooftop pool and bar with ocean views, a shared lounge with working space, close to beach 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: Mojo Surf Camp Canggu

The best budget accommodation in Canggu. Featuring an outdoor pool and terrace, restaurant and bar, free wifi, and close to the beach. There are dorm rooms and double rooms available for as little as $11. There is also a shared lounge, currency exchange, and tour desk at Mojo Surf Camp. Recommended for solo travelers, couples, and friends.

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DAY 4 & 5: BEDUGUL (NORTH BALI)

Bedugul is the Real Bali as I like to call it and it’s one of the best places to visit during your stay.

Located just 1.5 hours drive from Canggu, this is where you will find the beautiful region of Bedugul – a mountainous lakeside village where the true Balinese culture can be seen.

Bedugul is most famous for its twin crater lakes, countless waterfalls, panoramic viewpoints, traditional villages, and more.

I recommend allowing at least two days of your 2 week Bali itinerary to explore the best of the best that Bedugul has to offer.

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Best Things To Do In Bedugul

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WHERE TO STAY IN BEDUGUL

Bedugul has dozens of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay in Bedugul for all budgets.

See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:

 

Luxury: Saranam Resort & Spa Bedugul

Saranam Resort is the best 5-star accommodation in Bedugul. Featuring a swimming pool, fitness center, spa and restaurant, beautiful gardens, and free wifi. The rooms are modern and spacious with air conditioning, flat-screen tv, a private bathroom, and mountain views. A continental breakfast or English breakfast is included.

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Mid Range: Handara Golf & Resort 

Handara Golf & Resort is more than just a golf course. The entrance to this accommodation is the most Instagrammed location in Bali. This 3-star resort is set in the beautiful mountains of Bedugul featuring a Japanese restaurant and bar, tennis court, and spa. It’s also very close to waterfalls and temples. The rooms are large with a seating area, minibar, free wifi, flat-screen tv, and lake views. Perfect place to stay for families, friends, and couples.

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Budget: Pondok Nyoman

Pondok Nyoman is the best budget accommodation in Bedugul for solo travelers or couples on a budget. Featuring a shared lounge, rice terrace views, a swimming pool, a restaurant, and free wifi. They have double rooms available with a spacious living and a private bathroom. Breakfast is included for all guests.

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DAY 6, 7 & 8: 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 for most tourists which is why I have included it in this 2 week 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.

See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:

 

Luxury: Hanging Gardens of Bali

The 5-star luxurious accommodation is set in the jungle of Ubud featuring a multi-level infinity pool, three restaurants, spa facilities, and free wifi. Each villa is spacious and equipped with a flat-screen tv, a private bathroom with bathtub, bathrobes, comfortable beds and sweeping views of the jungle surrounds. Afternoon tea and breakfast is complimentary for all guests. A memorable place to stay for couples and families.

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Mid Range: Desak Putu Putera Cottages

Beautiful 3-star accommodation in Ubud for as little as $60. Desak Putu features an outdoor pool and it is within walking distance to the monkey forest and the center of Ubud. The rooms are spacious and fitted with a flat-screen tv, seating area, balcony, private bathroom, and free wifi. They also offer a free shuttle service or bike hire. Great for couples, families, and friends.

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Budget: Gypsy Lust Hostel

One of the most recommended hostels in Ubud. Featuring a restaurant and bar, a garden area, and a shared lounge. Gypsy Lust Hostel is within walking distance of the Ubud market and other main attractions. There are capsule-style dorm rooms available with shared bathrooms for as little as $10. Great place to stay for solo travelers, friends, and couples on a budget.

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DAY 9, 10, 11 & 12: 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 on your 2 week Bali itinerary!

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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 2 week itinerary!

I recommend beginning your Nusa Island’s 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 Pemelisan 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 Pemelisan Harbor. The boat trip takes approximately 45-minutes to reach the Nusa Islands.

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DAY 13 & 14: 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 2 week Bali itinerary in Uluwatu.

Best Cafe’s In Uluwatu

  • Drifter Cafe
  • Cashew Tree
  • Mango Tree

Best Bars In Uluwatu

  • Single Fin
  • Uluwatu Cliffhouse
  • Omnia

Best Viewpoints In Uluwatu

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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 my personal favorite places to stay during your 2 weeks in Bali to suit the needs of luxury travelers, budget backpackers, and everyone in between.

See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:

 

Luxury: Canang Sari Villas

I’ve stayed at Canang Sari Villas a few times and it’s one of the best 4-star accommodations in Uluwatu! Featuring 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom villas with private swimming pools, beautiful gardens, equipped kitchens, large living space, indoor and outdoor bathrooms, free wifi, and ocean views. There is also a spa center and squash court for guests to use. Close to beaches, cafes, and shops. Perfect for families, friends, and couples.

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Mid Range: Bukal Sari Villas Uluwatu

Awesome 3-star accommodation boasting a swimming pool, restaurant, gardens, and outdoor swimming pool. There is free wifi and each room is spacious and modern with private bathrooms. Continental or à la carte breakfast is included for all guests. Close to Uluwatu Temple and beaches. Great for couples, families, and friends.

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Budget: Bali Beats Guesthouse Uluwatu

One of the best budget accommodations in Uluwatu! Bali Beats features an outdoor swimming pool, garden terrace, and free wifi. There are a restaurant and bar as well as a shared kitchen for guests to use. Close to beaches, cafes, and restaurants. Perfect for solo travelers and friends on a budget.

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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.

 

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BALI TOURIST VISA

When entering Bali, there is a Visa On Arrival policy that allows tourists to stay for a maximum of 30-days at no cost.

If you wish to stay in Bali for more than 30-days you must pay USD $35 for the Visa On Arrival in order for you to be able to extend it at the immigration office located in Denpasar City.

You can only extend the 30-day visa to a 60-day visa and it requires a couple of visits to the immigration office to hand in your passport, do fingerprints and then pick up your passport a week later.

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BALI TRANSPORTATION

When arriving in Bali, I recommend renting a scooter for your two weeks in Bali. When you book online in advance this includes a drop-off to your accommodation with a full tank of gas.

If you are not comfortable riding a scooter on the crazy roads of Bali you can use Go-Jek and Grab Taxi services. Download the free app 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’s which is by far the cheapest mode of transport to get you from A to B.

Don’t feel confident about getting on a scooter? 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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  • Experienced Driver
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off
  • Mineral water
  • Petrol

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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

The currency in Bali is Rupiah (IDR) and the exchange rate is approximately $1 USD = 14,000 IDR.

Purchasing a sim card in Bali is very cheap and simple. You can purchase a Bali SIM Card online in advance and pick it up 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!

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MAP OF BALI

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AIRBNB BALI

Another option for accommodation when visiting Bali is to stay in an Airbnb, which has some great deals!

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MORE BALI TRAVEL GUIDES

Nusa Penida Guide: 15 Things To Do In Nusa Penida

Nusa Lembongan Guide: 5 Things To Do In Lembongan

Nusa Ceningan Guide: 3 Things To Do In Nusa Ceningan

Bali Travel Guide: 2 Week Bali Itinerary

Bali Waterfalls Guide: 7 Best Bali Waterfalls

Bali Beaches Guide: 11 Best Beaches In Uluwatu

 

LONELY PLANET BALI

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FINAL THOUGHTS

Thanks for reading this article and if you have any questions about how to spend 2 weeks in Bali, please leave me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

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22 thoughts on “2 Week Bali Itinerary – The Ultimate Guide”

  1. Hi I love your itinerary and think it is prefect for my 2weeks in Bali but wanted to make slight amendment and wanted to know what you thought about it.

    •Canggu (2 days)
    •Bedugul (2 days)
    •Ubud (3 days)
    •Nusa Islands (3 days)
    •Seminyak (2 days)
    •Uluwatu (2 days)

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  2. Hi Jonny! Your itinerary is really helpful! 🙂 However, we want to go to Gili. Where is your least favorite place on your list so we can check and hopefully we can squeeze in Gili Islands? Thanks in advance! Happy travels! 🙂

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    • Heya, glad you loved this post! I can’t say I have a least favorite place but if I had to choose I would skip Bedugul and go to Gili instead. Hope this helps and enjoy 🙂

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  3. Hello, great post! Planning on going in May 2020. Wondering about your thought and travel to Bali for 3 ladies over 50+.? Active 50+, just don’t want to end up in party central, lol. If we were younger id love to carry just a back pack, but how easy is it to get around with small suitcase? Thanks for any info

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    • Thanks for reading and glad you loved this guide! Yes moving around with a small suitcase is fine. I have had suitcases on my scooter in the past but if you are not comfortable with that you can hire a driver to transport you around. Enjoy!

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  4. This has been so helpful! My friend and I are traveling to Bali for two weeks in July, and I think we will follow your itinerary very closely!

    Thanks so much!

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  5. Thanks so much for sharing this it has helped us so much!
    We are looking at going to Bali June 2020 and are hoping to visit: Ubud, Nusa Islands, Gili, Central Bali(maybe) and Uluwater – as well as Seminyak/Canggu/Sanur.

    Please let us know if this is possible and what order to visit them in! Also which out of Seminyak/Canggu/Sanur is most important to visit! Also please let me know if we are missing some must see destinations!!

    Thanks

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    • I am glad you found this guide useful! Yes that is all possible, the order I would recommend would be Canggu, Ubud, Gili Islands, Nusa Islands and finish in Uluwatu! Another great place worth checking out for 2 day that is off the beaten track is Amed in East Bali. I hope this all helps 🙂

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  6. Hi Jonny,

    Thank you for the great article, Bali looks so amazing! My fiancee and I will be going to Bali for our 2 week honeymoon in September 2020. I’ve seen your most recent reply, but we were thinking for sure Ubud, Uluwatu, (Canguu or Bedugul), and (Nusa or Gili islands). Any recommendations on the last two? Bedugul seems amazing, but wondering if it can be done in a full day trip from somewhere else. Nusa just seems like a most see, but Gili looks equally breathtaking! We’re looking to only stay in 4 places max.

    Thanks!

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    • Hello, glad you found this guide helpful! In answer to your question, you could stay in Canggu and spend a day visiting some attractions in Bedugul and I would recommend the Nusa Islands as there is much more to do than the Gili Islands. Hope this helps and Enjoy!

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  7. Hi!
    This looks awesome!
    Haven’t read the whole post yet but its looks amazing! Can you please write something about the price for the whole trip?
    Also, great job with all the photos!
    /Sanne

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  8. Hey!

    Thank you so much for this! I´m going to Bali, well next year with everything that is going on and really wanted to have a set plan, and I´m going to follow your itinerary as I love it!

    Look forward to travelling more and hopefully get some more from you!

    Take care!

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  9. Hi Jonny! I love your itinerary! I have been researching Bali as a honeymoon for my fiancé and I in October 2021. I have read that Amed would would be a nice place to visit that is less touristy. How would you work Amed into the itinerary you gave without adding additional days?

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    • Hey Caitlin, glad you loved this article! I would say you could remove Bedugul from the itinerary and replace it with Amed. A good route would be to go from Canggu to Ubud, then to Amed, then Nusa Islands, and ending in Uluwatu. I hope this helps and enjoy your honeymoon!

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  10. Hello Jonny!

    I’m so glad I found your itinerary, as I’m planning our summer family vacation, hoping boarder opens again to visit Bali!

    While COVID-19 times, would you recommend stay longer than two weeks, in order to do as much as possible, but having a good rest between places and doing private excursions to avoid crowds?
    If so, what would you add to the itinerary?

    Also, would you advise us to avoid going to Canggu or that kind of touristy places?

    Or, maybe, just leave it for the end of the trip, so if something happens about Covid-19, we would leave the island and rest at home safely?

    Finally, would you say a month in July-August would be too tiring from the weather point of view ?

    We really enjoy spending time on nature and outdoor activities, but we are also trying to scape from Dubai’s heat, where you definitely cannot stay outside during the day!

    Thanks again for your time and sharing your experience with us, dreaming of visiting Bali!

    Hugs.
    Alejandra, humble chilean living in Dubai…

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    • Hey! Glad you loved this itinerary. I always recommend spending longer than 2 weeks in Bali as there is so much to see and do. Canggu is great for a few days, but if you don’t like crowds or hustle and bustle this isn’t the place to be. July-August is a great time of year to visit. Very hot but no rainfall which is a bonus when planning activities.

      For other things to do in Bali, check out my latest posts here – https://www.jonnymelon.com/bali/

      Hope you have a great time!

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