21 days in Bali & Japan Itinerary

21 days in Bali & Japan Itinerary

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Kuta, Indonesia
— 4 nights
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Ubud, Indonesia
— 3 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 1 night
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Tokyo, Japan
— 11 nights
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Kuta, Indonesia

— 4 nights
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Explore Kuta's surroundings by going to Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu), Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban) and Off-Road Tours (in Seminyak). Next up on the itinerary: cool off at Waterbom Bali, view the masterpieces at The Gallery, explore the galleries of Nyaman Gallery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kuta Beach - Bali.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Kuta holiday maker tool.

Sydney, Australia to Kuta is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Kuta is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Sydney in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Kuta: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ubud.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 10:

Ubud, Indonesia

— 3 nights
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
On the 11th (Mon), stroll through Mason Elephant Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirta Empul Temple, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: browse for treasures at Wayan's Shop, go for a walk through Campuhan Ridge Walk, then admire the masterpieces at Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA), and finally stroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ubud online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kuta to Ubud takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Kyoto.

Things to do in Ubud

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Classes

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

Kyoto, Japan

— 1 night
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, contemplate the long history of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and then get engrossed in the history at Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kyoto trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Ubud to Kyoto in 10 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ubud to Kyoto is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:

Tokyo, Japan

— 11 nights
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Explore Tokyo's surroundings by going to Kamakura (Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine & Hase-dera Temple) and Tokyo DisneySea (in Maihama). Have a day of magic on the 22nd (Fri) at Tokyo Disneyland. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, indulge in some personalized pampering at Waho-An NATURE Tokyo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, and take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Tokyo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Tokyo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 26:

Bali travel guide

4.1
World heritage site · Spas · Beaches
Island of the Gods
A province of Indonesia, the island of Bali remains one of the world's top tourist destinations thanks to its beaches, diving spots, and resorts. Take a trip to Bali to discover the island's smiling and famously hospitable locals--perhaps the biggest treasure of this tropical paradise. More than just another fun-in-the-sun getaway, Bali also reveals a rich history and varied geography of mountains, rugged coastal areas, sandy beaches, thriving rice terraces, and stark volcanic hillsides that seem transported from another planet. A Bali tour uncovers some of the world's best surfing spots, as well as a deeply spiritual local culture and globally significant archeological attractions.

Japan travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.