First time in Bali?
Moving “around” and spending some time in different parts of Bali is easy and rewarding.
Not many travelers stay in one hotel for their whole vacation anymore. It has become very common to travel to different places and see what each area has to offer. Bali isn’t very big, so it’s easy to get from one place to another when you want to change where you’re staying.
Travel itinerary suggestions for first-time visitors to Bali (stay between 10 days and 3 weeks)
First, take your time exploring the South and arrive early to get used to the time zone and weather: A few days in Sanur, or Jimbaran or Nusa Dua (easy arrival and chill). (2-4 nights)
Then go sightseeing and explore the Center. Relocate to Ubud to learn about the culture and natural sites of central and north Bali (Daytrips & Tours, Chilling, Health, Yoga, Nature). (3–5 nights)
If you have the time, go to the islands of Lembongan and Ceningan Islands for a tropical and more simple way of life like Bali had 30 years ago (and great diving). Or, you can hop over to the Gilis, which takes a bit longer. (2–4 nights)
Finish up your trip in the south by going out, partying, shopping, or just relaxing at sunset in Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, or the new and exciting Canggu. (3–5 nights)
With such choices, you may do a lot in a short amount of time (say, two to three weeks).
When you go back to Bali, there is more to discover and explore. For decades, Bali has been a popular travel destination, and it has remained so due of the island’s abundance of wonder and wisdom.
HOT TIP – Save some time
When moving to another location, we recommend that you use the check-out day to do some sightseeing and rent a car with a driver. (save 10% on Tours & Car Rentals with our BaliCard).
Your driver will pick you up after breakfast and take you on a half- or full-day tour. He keeps your luggage safe in the car while you visit temples and other interesting sites and locations before driving you to your next location.
This is an excellent way to avoid wasting time traveling between your chosen accommodations and destinations while also saving money.