20 days in Bali Itinerary

20 days in Bali Itinerary

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20 days in Bali Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Denpasar
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Ubud, Gianyar Regency
— 7 nights
taxi + ferry:  1​h
3
Nusa Lembongan
— 3 nights
+3
ferry + bus + foot + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Sydney

9
nights
Denpasar

Denpasar
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Pantai Sanur and Jimbaran Bay. Get a sense of the local culture at Tanah Lot Temple and Nacivet Art Gallery. Explore Denpasar's surroundings by going to Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu), Kuta Beach - Bali (in Kuta) and Seminyak Beach (in Seminyak). There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Samasta Lifestyle Village, cool off at Waterbom Bali, hunt for treasures at Sindhu Market, and revel in the low prices at Dashin 4 Fashion.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Denpasar trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Denpasar is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central Indonesia Time (WITA), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get a bit warmer in Denpasar: highs are around 36°C and lows about 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Ubud.

Things to do in Denpasar

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Seminyak, Kuta, Jimbaran, Uluwatu Temple, Nusa Dua Beach
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Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Kuta Beach - Bali ©
Kuta Beach - Bali
Pantai Sanur ©
Pantai Sanur

7
nights
Ubud, Gianyar Regency

Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Head to Threads of Life and Wayan Gama Painter Group and Schoolfor some retail therapy. Get some cultural insight at Tirta Empul Temple and TAKSU Photo Gallery. Explore Ubud's surroundings by going to Ulun Danu Beratan Temple (in Tabanan), USS Liberty Shipwreck (in Tulamben) and Tegalalang (Elephant Safari Park & Gallery Ada Garuda). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get some fabulous bargains at Frenchtoast Premium Factory Outlet, browse for treasures at Wayan's Shop, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ubud trip tool .

Traveling by car from Denpasar to Ubud takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nusa Lembongan.

Things to do in Ubud

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tegalalang, Tirta Empul Temple, Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, Besakih Temple, Amed Art Gallery
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Spas
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple
Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
Ulun Danu Beratan Temple

3
nights
Nusa Lembongan

The island of Nusa Lembongan sits amidst swathes of calm, clear waters as well as some of the most notable surfing waves in the region.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Jungut Batu Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mushroom Beach, and then kick back and relax at Selambung Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nusa Lembongan planning tool .

Getting from Ubud to Nusa Lembongan by combination of taxi and ferry takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Nusa Lembongan can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Nusa Lembongan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Jungut Batu Beach ©
Jungut Batu Beach
Mushroom Beach ©
Mushroom Beach

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