42 days in Bali Itinerary

42 days in Bali Itinerary

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42 days in Bali Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Ubud
— 12 nights
Drive + Ferry:  1​h 15​min
2
Nusa Penida
— 7 nights
Ferry + Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Tulamben
— 4 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  1​h 45​min
4
Nusa Lembongan
— 4 nights
Ferry + Bus:  1​h 45​min
5
Kuta
— 13 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

12
nights
Ubud

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple and Neka Art Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mount Kawi and Amed Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Ubud: Taman Ayun Temple (in Mengwi), Tirta Empul Temple (in Tampaksiring) and Tabanan (Jatiluwih Green Land & Lake Beratan). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Jemeluk Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Luhur Batukaru Temple, take in the dramatic scenery at Munduk Waterfall, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ubud itinerary builder .

Istanbul, Turkey to Ubud is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Istanbul to Ubud. When traveling from Istanbul in November, plan for warmer days in Ubud, with highs around 37°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nusa Penida.

Things to do in Ubud

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Amed, Tampaksiring, Tegalalang, Bedugul, Gianyar
Find places to stay Nov 26 — Dec 9:
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Mount Kawi ©
Mount Kawi
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple ©
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple
Jemeluk Beach ©
Jemeluk Beach

7
nights
Nusa Penida

Nusa Penida ©
Visit Kelingking Beach and Suwehan Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as Pasih Uug Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nusa Penida trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Ubud to Nusa Penida takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In December in Nusa Penida, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tulamben.

Things to do in Nusa Penida

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Pasih Uug Beach ©
Pasih Uug Beach
Kelingking Beach ©
Kelingking Beach
Atuh Beach ©
Atuh Beach

4
nights
Tulamben

Tulamben ©
The small, otherwise unassuming fishing village of Tulamben draws scores of tourists every year as the site of a sunken U.S.
Step off the beaten path and head to Taman Tirtagangga and Penglipuran. Get some cultural insight at Ujung Water Palace and USS Liberty Shipwreck. Venture out of the city with trips to Scuba & Snorkeling (in Manggis), Candidasa (Lotus Lagoon & Nature & Wildlife Tours) and Puri Agung Karangasem (in Subagan). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Tulamben Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Jagasatru Waterfall, and explore the fascinating underground world of Goa Lawah Temple.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tulamben trip builder website .

Do a combination of ferry and car from Nusa Penida to Tulamben in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Tulamben can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Nusa Lembongan.

Things to do in Tulamben

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Karangasem, Candidasa, Goa Lawah Temple, Puri Agung Karangasem, Penglipuran
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Taman Tirtagangga ©
Taman Tirtagangga
Ujung Water Palace ©
Ujung Water Palace
Penglipuran ©
Penglipuran

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Devil's Tears and Jungut Batu Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Mushroom Beach and Selambung Beach. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get outside with Outdoor Activities, snap pictures at Yellow Bridge, and take a peaceful walk through Mangrove Forest Nusa Lembongan.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nusa Lembongan trip maker site .

Getting from Tulamben to Nusa Lembongan by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In December in Nusa Lembongan, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Nusa Lembongan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Spas
Devil's Tears ©
Devil's Tears
Mushroom Beach ©
Mushroom Beach

13
nights
Kuta

Kuta ©
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Explore hidden gems such as Bali Trick Art and Blue Point Beach. Museum PASIFIKA and Fantasea Bali Shell Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Spas (in Canggu), Ulu Watu Beach (in Uluwatu) and Pecatu (Suluban Beach & Bingin Beach). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Balangan Beach, stroll through Green Bowl Beach, see Off-Road Tours, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kuta online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Nusa Lembongan to Kuta takes 2 hours. In December in Kuta, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Nusa Dua, Ungasan, Canggu, Jimbaran, Legian
Find places to stay Dec 24 — Jan 6:
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Blue Point Beach ©
Blue Point Beach
Melasti Beach ©
Melasti Beach
Green Bowl Beach ©
Green Bowl Beach

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