One-week itinerary to Bali

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Do you only have one week to visit Bali? No problem! Despite having a lot to see and do on this Indonesian island, with 7 days you can visit the main attractions and get a taste of what this cool and laidback destination offers. Here is a 7-day itinerary to get to know the highlights of Bali.

 

Bali 7-day itinerary – Days 1-3 Ubud

Once you arrive in Bali, start your itinerary in Ubud. Starting your Bali itinerary in the heart (or soul) of Bali will give you a quick sense of what the island is all about.

Take the opportunity to visit Tegallalang Rice Field, one of the most famous rice terraces in Indonesia and that needs to be part of every trip to Bali; Tirta Empul temple; Ubud Market; and Saraswati Temple, a temple surrounded by a lotus-filled lake in the center of Ubud. Looking for a different activity? Try some yoga, cooking, and pottery classes while in Ubud.

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BEST HOTELS IN UBUD

  • Bisma Eight: a boutique hotel very close to the heart of Ubud and within walking distance to some of the main places to see in the area – Ubud Market and Saraswati Temple. The 38 rooms are very well designed and the infinity pool offers impressive views of the forest.
  • Calma Ubud: this is one of the best hotels in Ubud. The infinity pool overlooks the rice terraces and it’s also within walking distance to the center of Ubud.
  • Alila Ubud: if you are looking for something more exclusive, the Alila Ubud is your best choice. Enjoy the Here, the views of the spectacular pool and soak in the views from the hotel.

BEST RESTAURANTS IN UBUD

    • Mudra
    • Alchemy
    • Nusantara
    • Locavore

Make sure to read my complete guide to Ubud, with all the attractions, restaurant tips, and hotel suggestions for your stay.

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Bali 7-day itinerary – Days 4-5 Uluwatu

After your days in Ubud, it was time to follow your Bali itinerary to Uluwatu, the surfing capital of Indonesia.

Uluwatu is known internationally for its big waves that attract surfers from different parts of the world and is an essential stop on your trip to Bali. Even those who don’t surf can enjoy the tropical and beach vibes of the region!

Being in Uluwatu, visit the beaches of Padang Padang, Bingin, Melasti, and Karma Beach (the beach of the Karma hotel, which is also open to the public). Also, stop by Garuda Wisnu Kencana park and visit Uluwatu Temple. The temple is one of the best spots in the region to catch the sunset, but it ends up getting very crowded; if you want to escape the crowds, go early morning.

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Do you want to spend your days enjoying the beach clubs and bars in Uluwatu? Some favorites are Single Fin, Ulu Cliffhouse, and Sunday’s Beach Club.

BEST HOTELS IN ULUWATU

  • Alila Villas Uluwatu: in this all-pool villa luxury resort you’ll have gorgeous panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. The hotel infinity pool is one of the most beautiful in Uluwatu and here you can also find The Warung, one of the best restaurants in Bali to try authentic Indonesian food.
  • The Ungasan Clifftop Resort: a luxurious cliff-edge resort above the Indian Ocean near some of the best beaches in Uluwatu.
  • Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort: another cliffside hotel in Uluwatu, this luxury hotel has a gorgeous infinity pool and is perfect for a tropical getaway.

BEST RESTAURANTS IN ULUWATU

  • The Loft
  • The Cashew Tree
  • Bukit Café
  • The Warung (at the Alila hotel)

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7-day Bali tour – Days 6-7 Canggu

Now it’s time to finish your weeklong Bali itinerary in Canggu. Here your days can be spent on the beach which, although not as beautiful as Uluwatu, has one of the most wonderful sunsets in Bali. If the beaches don’t interest you, you can enjoy the beach clubs – there are many, but the best ones are The Lawn and La Brisa).

In addition, Canggu is the perfect place to visit hipster shops to find something special. Here you can also visit the many cute cafes and restaurants that will make you want to spend the whole day eating.

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BEST HOTELS IN CANGGU

  • Como Uma Canggu: a beachfront hotel with two pools, a beach club, and a great spa. Accommodation options range from regular rooms to pool villas and duplex penthouses with luxurious modern architecture. Nearby Como Uma Canggu you’ll find many restaurants and coffee shops.
  • The Slow: one of Canggu’s finest boutique hotels that has an excellent location – close to The Lawn and Old Man’s. The hotel features 12 suites (some with private pools), and a rooftop restaurant and bar to watch the sunset. The Slow is one of Canggu’s busiest places so I’d recommend early reservation.
  • The Haven Suites Berawa: located in Berawa, the cool area of Canggu, this is a great place to stay and enjoy the surroundings. It’s also a budget yet comfortable hotel in Canggu.

BEST RESTAURANTS IN CANGGU

  • Peloton Supershop
  • Nude
  • The Loft
  • Shady Shack
  • Café Organic.

Check out my post with the best hotels to stay in Canggu and my full list of restaurants to visit in the area.

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Tips for your Bali itinerary:

  • You can do the itinerary in reversal, starting in Canggu and ending in Ubud.
  • The best time to visit Bali is from April to October.
  • Always carry some cash with you, as some places do not accept credit cards.
  • In Canggu, you can get Grab and Go-Jek (apps that work like Uber). In Ubud and Uluwatu, the apps don’t work (because of local disputes), so you’ll have two options: rent a motorcycle, or negotiate with taxi drivers to take you to the places you want to go. There is also the option of booking a car with a driver at the hotel, but it can end up being the most expensive option if you don’t plan to travel a lot.
  • Travel Insurance: I recommend purchasing travel insurance for every international trip, and the same applies to Bali. My recommended and used travel insurance company is SquareMouth, a platform for searching for the best option amongst travel insurance companies. It allows travelers to instantly purchase a travel insurance policy from every major provider in the US and it also makes clear each policy’s COVID-related coverage.

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Do you have more time and want to see other parts of Bali? Check out this post to help you in choosing which part of Bali is the best for you

Do you want me to plan your trip to Bali? Get in touch with me!

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