8 days in Bali Itinerary

8 days in Bali Itinerary

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8 days in Bali Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  11 h 30 min
1
Amed
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
2
Ubud
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Kuta
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Brisbane

2
nights
Amed

A snaking coastline and quaint, sleepy fishing villages characterize Amed, a stretch of shorefront with seven villages in Bali's east.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jemeluk Beach. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the vivid underwater world at USS Liberty Shipwreck, then contemplate the long history of Ujung Water Palace, then admire the natural beauty at Taman Tirtagangga, and finally don't miss a visit to Lempuyang Temple.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Amed vacation planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Amed is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Brisbane to Amed due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in May, things will get a bit warmer in Amed: highs are around 37°C and lows about 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Ubud.

Things to do in Amed

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Karangasem, Lempuyang Temple, USS Liberty Shipwreck
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Shark Diving
USS Liberty Shipwreck ©
USS Liberty Shipwreck
Jemeluk Beach ©
Jemeluk Beach

2
nights
Ubud

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
On the 22nd (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Saraswati Temple, browse the exhibits of Threads of Life, stroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirta Empul Temple, and finally browse the exhibits of Wayan Gama Painter Group and School. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple, and then explore the world behind art at Gallery Ada Garuda.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Ubud attractions app .

Take a bus from Amed to Ubud in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Kuta.

Things to do in Ubud

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Tegalalang, Tirta Empul Temple
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Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple ©
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

3
nights
Kuta

Kuta
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Head to Nacivet Art Gallery and Nyaman Galleryfor some retail therapy. Get some cultural insight at Tanah Lot Temple and Museum PASIFIKA. Step out of Kuta to go to Canggu and see Spas, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Balangan Beach and stroll through Pantai Sanur.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kuta road trip site .

Drive from Ubud to Kuta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Kuta are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuta

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Seminyak, Tanah Lot Temple, Pantai Sanur, Museum PASIFIKA, Spas
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Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Balangan Beach ©
Balangan Beach
Pantai Sanur ©
Pantai Sanur

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