Bali Itinerary 2 Weeks – The Ultimate Planning Guide

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The Chirping of birds and whistling of nests
Gushing flow of water, with crystal clear sky
Sandy beaches, Serene islands
Mirth, laughter, and sally…..

Just a few thoughts to sum up our Bali experience!!

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Think you and your partner have done it all? From skywriting cheesy messages to slightly OTT social media PDA? Well, head to Bali.

The picturesque island opens up a whole new world of cutesy things you and your partner can engage in – all while being in the midst of an absolutely stunning culture, with delectable cuisines, lively music and dance performances and a view that couldn’t give you an eyesore in a million years!

Looking for more Bali travel tips and destination guides? Click here to read everything that can help you plan your trip to Bali.

The Ultimate Honeymoon Destination

What makes Bali the perfect destination for newlyweds, among the regular couples, is the way the Balinese fuse age-old ritualistic elements with the new, the modern, and give you an experience that can overpower you for years to come.

The largely Hindu populace in the island is fiercely protective of its arts and couples can have a wonderful time exploring each other through the beautiful island. From cliched candlelight dinners by the shore to some adventurous eating in a cave, Bali can do it all!

If you and your partner are heading to Bali soon, and are curious about what you can do to spice things up, let this checklist put your imagination to work!

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Stunning rice paddies- just so eye-pleasing!

Bali Itinerary 2 Weeks

With two weeks in Bali, you can definitely be at an easy pace (lucky sods) and cover all the must-visit places in the island nation. Here’s our suggested itinerary for you so you can start planning your trip:

Ubud (4-5 days)

I’ll start with that part of Bali we both actually liked the most.
 Ubud is one place we’d recommend every tourist to visit. Sketched with deep ravines and speckled with rice paddies every few kilometers, the small town lies in the foothills of the Gianyar Regency.

As a repository of Balinese arts, Ubud offers a little something for every tourist as it markets artisanal products from local producers. 
Whether it is the numerous museums that beckon you or just the thought of a peaceful getaway in what is perhaps Bali’s most culturally vibrant town, Ubud promises to be a spiritual experience for every tired traveler.

So keep about 5 days devoted to exploring Ubud in your 2 weeks Bali itinerary – especially the honeymooners!

What to do in Ubud?

Go for a stroll through the sacred Monkey Forest: Consider it as your obligatory first-stop in Ubud as a stroll through the park is sure to bring a smile on your face. You are going to meet over 600 greedy, long-tailed macaques who are not going to shy away from stealing your belongings.

The bunch of nutty primates looks extremely innocent but they have been renowned for nipping at human flesh. So our advise – avoid eye-contact! No need to feed them as mostly they are already pudgy.
Monkey Forest Sanctuary remains opens from8:30 AM – 6 PM. The entry fees for adults is IDR 50.000.

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Don’t mess with them – they do bite

Soak in Ubud’s Cultural Side: There are some absolute must-see temples in Ubud, and Goa Gajah is one of them. This 11th-century archaeological site was built primarily as a meditation spot. Though the temple is six kilometers out of central Ubud, it should be on your itinerary.

It opens daily from8 AM – 4 PM. Entry fee for adults is 15.000.
Ubud is a treasure trove of cultural landmarks and if you have more inclination towards the spiritual side, we recommend a visit to Pura Taman Saraswati as well. It is a gorgeous water temple perfect for those long, leisurely walks.

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No entry in shorts – so wear a sarong!

Jump into the Tegenungan Waterfall: Nature lover? Then there’s a waterfall pool surrounded by tropical palm trees in Ubud just for you! Yes, Tegenungan Waterfall is a great stopover and is worth the flight of stairs you need to descend to reach it.

Reconnect with Mama Earth at Tegalalang Rice Terrace: Best things in life certainly don’t cost a penny – like a walk along the rice paddies in Ubud which have a numbing impact on your senses.

We have even written a detailed account of our visit to the rice paddies in Ubud.

Test your bargain skills at artisan shops: Ubud’s market scene is quite vibrant. Every second shop you walk into is an art gallery, and we particularly fell in love with the upscale Ubud Art Market. Shop for a variety of handicrafts items, paintings, dreamcatchers, wooden figurines, and curios here.

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Oh dreamy Bali!

Get a real massage in Ubud: There’s only one name we’d like to mention in our things to do in Ubud section when it comes to getting a real massage and that is Karsa Spa.

It’s an experience like no other, and by the end of the spa session, you’ll feel so relaxed and one with  nature. You just cannot miss watching the sunset from this place! Take our word – put Karsa Spa on your GPS and make sure you find your way to it.

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Karsa Spa – the one surrounded by greenery all around

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We did spa at Temuk Resort also

Kuta (2-3 Days)

Kuta (2-3 days)
Perhaps owing to the strict restrictions imposed by the Balinese government, Kuta remains a pristine spot in an otherwise bustling island.

Prior to its development as a tourist attraction, complete with low and high range resorts, Kuta was primarily a fishing center. It still manages to be a fertile town, with some of the most exotic varieties of seafood being available here.

A visit to Kuta is incomplete without some surfing and diving! Besides that, enjoy the cozy, yet active, way of life of the Balinese people. The town also houses a Bomb Memorial, which is worth a visit.

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Coconuts in Kuta are bigger than my face

What to do in Kuta?

Wake up in the morning and head for a yoga session: We found ourselves running back and forth to Kuta Beach so many times; one morning we were there for group yoga session near the beach and the other day we just went to catch the sunset. It isn’t a very clean beach but still not as bad as many people claim it to be.

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Mornings at Kuta Beach

Dine in at themed restaurants/cafes in Kuta: Kuta has a number of themed cafe popping up at almost every corner. Expect these cafes/restaurants to have bright and creative artwork, sophisticated Grecian comforts, and insanely gorgeous views.

Visit the Legian Street: Dance the night away at the party hub of Kuta – Legian Street. The Engine is one of the most popular avenues in the entire Legian belt and you wouldn’t be disappointed.

Head to a sunset beachside bar: You can’t say you’ve been to Bali without going to a good sunset beach bar. Chill out to the nice sound of passing planes right when the sun is about to set. We found B9B as an amazing club to head to when the sun goes down.

Spend a day at the Pandawa Beach: Bali is a land of beaches and to its collection is one more famous beach – The Pandawa.

Located at the coastal stretch, it is a hidden gem beach – ‘hidden’ behind the carved cliffs. It has a very impressive panorama and also has six white statues draped in Balinese cloth. The local cuisine there was sumptuous and the long stretch was a delight for the eyes!

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Langorous days spent at the Pandawa Beach

Seminyak (2 days)

Bali is a place full of diversity! Where on one hand you can find the most blissful places in the island nation, even the happening ones aren’t far away. One such upmarket, oh-so-classy beach resort area is Seminyak.

If you call yourself a diva, a girl obsessed with fashion and style then you should definitely visit Seminyak. Also, if you are a big time foodie and is looking for the liveliest restaurants and top dining spots to chill at with your guy gang then again it is your go-to-place!

Its awesome nightlife and epic entertainment venues are worth a mention! Seminyak is the most fashionable and luxurious beach resort in Bali that gives you the intangible feeling of style and vogue.

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La Laguna – the quirky beachside restaurant in Seminyak

What to do in Seminyak?

Potato Head Beach Club: It is the ultimate party destination in Seminyak. Enriched with Indonesian lifestyle and culture it is a venue that is very dynamic and quirky. The creative ambiance, excellent hospitality gives you a soulful experience! We enjoyed a lot here with their best cocktails and food.
A day trip to Tanah Lot: Out of the two days, we had spent one full day at Tanah Lot – a local pilgrimage spot.
While walking down to reach the iconic temple, the path had souvenir shops on each side. It has unique backdrops and an ideal place to be at for a traveler. It is one of the oldest shrines and a place that is not-to-be-missed!
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Tanah Lot brightens up during the sunset

 
Head to Instagram-worthy cafe La Laguna: This gypsy-themed restaurant was an icing on the cake on our visit to Seminyak. It has a beautiful view and gives one major exotic feels.
It was built with woods and adorned with flowers, a quintessential location decorated with a classy piece of arts and a place where you get perfect pictures to flaunt on your social media!

Uluwatu (2-3 days)

Uluwatu remains true to its name- ulu means “land’s end” and watu means “rock”. This rocky tip of the Bukit Peninsula of the Balinese mainland is one of the most preferred spots for surfers around the world. Not only are the waves conducive to a good surf, the coast offers a view of the Indian Ocean difficult to find elsewhere.
Besides the clear blue of the ocean, which makes millions of corals sitting on the bed of the sea visible, Uluwatu is also home to millennia-old Hindu temple, which becomes the cultural seat of Uluwatu as it comes alive with Balinese dance performances and culinary exhibits. Uluwatu has to be there on your 2 week Bali itinerary!
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Enroute Uluwatu

What to do in Uluwatu?

Surfing lessons at Pantai Suluban: If there is an adventurer hidden inside you then Suluban beach is your must-go destination. Great waves challenge every surfer there!
Located in the Whitestone hills, Suluban has the most breath-taking views and creates a lot of spectacular nuances. The best season to visit this surfing spot is on dry season when the barrel waves fascinate the surfer and when winds are flowing from east to west.
 
Lone time at Green BOWL Beach: One of our personal favorites, you can experience abandoned utopia at this magnificent beach in Uluwatu. 
A perfect picturesque location, with scenic beauty and green colored sea jeweled with golden sand, it is a blissful place. A must visit!
 
Watch the sun go down at Uluwatu temple: to-die-for clifftop views & Kecak dance. Perched at the top of a cliff, it is the spiritual pillar that is so magnificent and delightful. It is believed to be free of all the evil spirits and guarded down by the Hindu divines.
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Head to this temple during the sunset

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This munchkin is clearly astonished by the beauty of Green Bowl Beach

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Suluban Beach is perfect for surfing

Lembongan (2 Days)

If you are looking for a place that is free from all the hustle bustle, is close to nature and is the purest form of serenity then Lembongan Island in Bali is your destination. It should be on your Bali itinerary 2 weeks!

Adorned with magnificence and beautiful picturesque locations, this place  is away from all the hectic pace of Indonesia. Coarse white sandy lanes, crystal clear water and a cool breeze on the face- Nothing better than that!

One can surf, dive, snorkel or just have a blissful time with their better half – just like I did! There is no better word than “Sukoon” for this place that is so peaceful and makes you wonder about God’s beautiful creations!

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Gorgeous Lembongan Island views

What to do in Lembongan?

If you want to make the most of your trip to Lembongan Island, read about things to do in detail.

There’s a lot of ground to cover in 14 days in Bali, and we even haven’t covered Nusa Dua and Northern regions like Lovina and Pemutaran. Bali is massive!
There’s one thing in Bali you shouldn’t try. Read about it here.
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37 Comments

  • Reply interNATionalcaty October 6, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    WoW! I had no idea that you can do so much in Bali. A friend of mine is going next week and I will share this blog with her.

    • Reply admin October 10, 2017 at 8:38 pm

      I hope this itinerary is of help to your friend 🙂

  • Reply Lucy - Travel Textbook October 7, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Bali looks like such an amazing part of the world — I can’t wait to visit one day 🙂

    Lucy x

    • Reply admin October 13, 2017 at 11:07 am

      Hope you make it there soon Lucy 🙂

  • Reply Woody World Packer October 7, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Great article! We are going to bali for the 4th time in January, and there is still lots to discover. Will definitely check out the less crowded places like Uluwatu this time!

    • Reply admin October 13, 2017 at 10:55 am

      I can go back to Bali in a heartbeat – can understand why it’s your fourth time there 🙂
      Have fun in Uluwatu!

  • Reply Britney October 10, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    This guide is great! Hope to visit one day.

    • Reply admin October 13, 2017 at 10:54 am

      Thank you Britney! Hope you get to visit super soon 🙂

  • Reply Aryn Hinton October 10, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    Bali looks so beautiful, I would love to visit sometime!

    • Reply admin October 13, 2017 at 10:49 am

      Bali is just amazing place for visit for some weeks – hope you make it there soon 🙂

  • Reply Rachelle October 12, 2017 at 2:25 am

    Wow this post is really informative and a great guide to use! I’m probably going to be in SE Asia next year and will totally use this for help in planning that trip. Everything looks so beautiful and like a dream!

    • Reply admin October 13, 2017 at 10:53 am

      Thanks a lot Rachelle. Bali is extremely gorgeous and dreamlike 🙂

  • Reply Marvi October 12, 2017 at 2:35 am

    Great itinerary! All those beach, sun and nature had me yearning to visit Bali.. The tip on the monkey is really helpful too. I think I read somewhere about an incident involving a monkey. Awesome guide! 😀

    • Reply admin October 13, 2017 at 10:51 am

      Thank you so much, Marvi. Those creatures can get extremely naughty so one has to be careful for sure 🙂

  • Reply Gokul Raj October 12, 2017 at 4:21 am

    I stayed in Bali for week and spent time in Kuta and Ubud. Will try out the other spots when I visit next time.

    • Reply admin October 13, 2017 at 10:51 am

      Hope you get to visit other parts soon 🙂

  • Reply Amrita Sen October 13, 2017 at 11:42 am

    I was just planning a trip to Bali. Your blog will help me a lot. Bali is indeed so beautiful, and your pictures are simply awesome.

  • Reply neha October 15, 2017 at 1:30 am

    what a wonderful itinerary. This is what I have been looking plan since I am planning a trip to Bali, Lombok and Flores. Ubud, Seminyak are definitely on my list. Didn’t think of Uluwatu as a halting place thought. Is it possible to trip there from Seminyak?

    • Reply admin November 6, 2017 at 1:46 pm

      Hey Neha, Uluwatu is absolutely gorgeoys and I’d recommend it as much as I’d say Ubud and Seminyak. Yes, you can easily go for a day trip to Uluwatu from Seminyak 😉

  • Reply Raphaelle October 15, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Love Bali! I only spent 8 days and plan to return, as I had no plan and missed so many. Love your post, saved it for later <3

    • Reply admin November 6, 2017 at 6:31 pm

      Thanks Raphaelle. Well you got so many reasons to return to Bali 🙂

  • Reply Paula - Gone with the Wine October 15, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    Bali looks like a such a beautiful place and I have heard so much about. I definitely want to visit someday. Thank you for the great guide for those who are planning a trip over there.

  • Reply Madhurima Maiti October 15, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Bali is such a beauty! Your guide was of real help as I am planning to visit Bali soon. Thanks for the post 🙂

    • Reply admin November 6, 2017 at 1:47 pm

      Thanks Madhurima, hope you make it to Bali super soon 😉

  • Reply Carmen Baguio October 15, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    What a jam packed itinerary! Looks like you guys made the mot of your time in Bali. Everything looks like perfect activities, especially for a honeymoon– like that amazing spa!

    • Reply admin November 6, 2017 at 1:58 pm

      Yes, we actually did quite a lot on our visit to Bali. Hope our 2 weeks Bali itinerary can help you plan your trip 🙂

  • Reply Mark Go October 16, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    This is a very timely post as I am headed to Bali next week but for only a week. Thanks

    • Reply admin November 6, 2017 at 1:41 pm

      I hope you had fun in Bali, Mark 🙂

  • Reply Samir November 6, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    Amazing. With all these things you wrote here, i have a feeling that you can stay for a month on Bali. Now i just need to save enough money and to go and visit it 😀

    • Reply admin November 6, 2017 at 6:33 pm

      Absolutely. We intend to return to Bali as we think even a month wouldn’t be enough to explore the all of that gorgeous island nation 🙂

  • Reply My Travelogue by Bhushavali November 9, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    I’m thinking of exploring the eastern countries in 2019. Hopefully I’ll make it to Bali as well. I’ve been wanting to see the Paddy Terraces with my own eyes since some time now.

  • Reply Kellyn November 12, 2017 at 1:46 am

    How could anyone not fall in love with this beautiful place. I’ve wanted to visit Bali for so long. Your photos are definitely giving me inspiration to book a ticket right now.

  • Reply Adrenaline Romance November 12, 2017 at 4:38 am

    Very nice! We will bookmark this article as we are planning to visit Bali as a side trip after our climb up Mt. Rinjani next year. The beaches look amazing!

  • Reply Erika Stauffer November 13, 2017 at 12:12 am

    This is a really thorough itinerary with helpful tips. I cannot wait to go to Bali one day after reading your post and seeing your photos. Great post!

  • Reply Victoria November 13, 2017 at 12:22 am

    The Monkey Forest seems amazing! And thanks for the tip that they do bite. And that we also need to be careful with our food. I hope to experience that one day!

  • Reply Ritika November 14, 2017 at 9:40 am

    What a great post .. I like such post that are one stop for all the info .. Thanks for sharing day by day itinerary .. I dnt have to look for any other post after reading this ..we plan to go there in March .. This post will come handy 🙂

  • Reply Izzy November 14, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Wow, that spa is something else! The rose petals speak luxurious but I love that its a simple stone bath. Totally my aesthetic. You two really did a wonderful job giving me two weeks’ worth of inspiration for my future trip to Bali! Pinning this right now 😀

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