15 days in Bali & Gili Islands Itinerary

15 days in Bali & Gili Islands Itinerary

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Kuta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amed
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Gili Trawangan
— 2 nights
Ferry to Padang Bai, Taxi to Ubud
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Ubud
— 6 nights
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Kuta

— 2 nights
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
You'll get in some beach time at Balangan Beach and Geger Beach Nusa Dua Bali. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Atlantis International Bali and The Nest Beachside Spa. Venture out of the city with trips to Ungasan (Blue Point Beach, Karma Beach Bali, &more) and Bingin Beach (in Pecatu).

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Kuta online driving holiday planner.

Manchester, UK to Kuta is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Indonesia Time (WITA), which is usually an 8 hour difference. When traveling from Manchester in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Kuta, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Amed.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Amed

— 3 nights
A snaking coastline and quaint, sleepy fishing villages characterize Amed, a stretch of shorefront with seven villages in Bali's east.
Get in touch with nature at USS Liberty Shipwreck and Amed Beach. Relax by the water at White Sand Beach Yoga and Tulamben Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amed: Scuba Silver (in Padangbai) and Candidasa (Lotus Lagoon & Nature & Wildlife Tours). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Ujung Water Palace, make a trip to Lempuyang Temple, see the vivid underwater world at Suci Place, and enjoy the sand and surf at Jemeluk Beach.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Amed trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Kuta to Amed in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kuta in August, plan for little chillier nights in Amed, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Gili Trawangan.

Things to do in Amed

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Gili Trawangan

— 2 nights
An island holiday in Gili Trawangan offers access to the largest of the three Gili Islands located off the main coast of Lombok.
On the 4th (Sat), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Agung Baiturrahman, then head outdoors with Paddle Gili, and finally stroll through Gili Trawangan Turtle Hatchery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then don't miss a visit to Surf Point Bongkas.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Gili Trawangan online road trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Amed to Gili Trawangan takes 3 hours. September in Gili Trawangan sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Gili Trawangan

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Ubud

— 6 nights
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Get outdoors at Mt Batur and River Rafting & Tubing. Tirta Empul Temple and Neka Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Climbing Tours (in Kintamani), Off-Road Tours (in Payangan) and Munduk Waterfall (in Munduk). On the 7th (Tue), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taman Ayun Temple, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, appreciate the history behind Mount Kawi, and delve into the lush surroundings at Sangeh Monkey Forest.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ubud trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Gili Trawangan to Ubud takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. September in Ubud sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ubud

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Nature

Side Trips

Bali travel guide

4.1
World heritage site · Spas · Beaches
Island of the Gods
A province of Indonesia, the island of Bali remains one of the world's top tourist destinations thanks to its beaches, diving spots, and resorts. Take a trip to Bali to discover the island's smiling and famously hospitable locals--perhaps the biggest treasure of this tropical paradise. More than just another fun-in-the-sun getaway, Bali also reveals a rich history and varied geography of mountains, rugged coastal areas, sandy beaches, thriving rice terraces, and stark volcanic hillsides that seem transported from another planet. A Bali tour uncovers some of the world's best surfing spots, as well as a deeply spiritual local culture and globally significant archeological attractions.

Lombok travel guide

4.1
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Shark Diving
An island similar in size to neighboring Bali, Lombok offers a more untouched landscape with a powerful feeling of seclusion, plus oceanic plant and animal life. Balancing backpacker and resort-goer interests, the island blends beach resorts with rugged, volcanic landscapes, offering sunbathing and hiking opportunities aplenty. The region sports prime wave action, which many guests come for. The lowlands region of the island features fields and forests where rice, soybeans, coffee, coconuts, and bananas are cultivated.