Our suggested one week Bali itinerary includes options on where to stay, places to visit and things to do, to take the hassle out of planning your Bali Holiday. We can also help you plan your trip to Bali and save you time by using our ‘Bali One Week Itineraries‘ printable PDF.
One Week Bali Itinerary
One of the travelling mistakes we seem to make time and time again is moving around too much and trying to fit too much in. It’s so easy to spend most of your time travelling, packing and unpacking. For this reason, we have suggested staying in only two different locations in a one week Bali Itinerary. We make some activity suggestions to give you some ideas, but once you’re there you will figure out things to do specifically for your interests.
Welcome to Bali! Start your holiday in Ubud. Here you will find yourself immersed in authentic Balinese culture and stunning landscapes. Depending what time your flight lands, you may not have a lot of time today as Ubud is approx. 2 hrs from the airport.
What you don’t do today, you can do on day 3.
Read more: Where to stay in Ubud
- Explore Ubud Village
- Get a massage
- Try the local cuisine
- Shop the local stores and markets
Mandy & Chris TipsIf you arrive in Bali late at night, it might be best to sleep the first night close to the Airport (e.g. Tuban or Kuta).
Your first full day in Ubud. Do any tours or specific activities you want to do today.
- Cooking class and Market Tour
- Bike riding from the mountains down through local villages, finishing in Ubud
- White water rafting on nearby rivers
Your last day in Ubud. Try some of the suggested activities below or just relax and enjoy Ubud Village and surrounds.
- Go to Ibu Oka (aka. Suckling Pig) for Lunch
- Try your hand at Bali arts and crafts @ ARMA or Pondak Pecak Library
- Go for a walk to explore the natural beauty of Ubud
- Take a taxi/driver to Mas Village, the woodcarving village and see some amazing wood furniture and sculptures.
- Try yoga at Yoga Barn
Today you can leave Ubud early if you’re ready to move on or leave Ubud later if you still want more. Head to Seminyak when you’re ready by taxi/Driver. There are no official taxi’s in Ubud, but drivers with cars. Otherwise you can get a private driver and stop along the way to see more of Bali.
Read More: Where to stay in Seminyak
- Walk around the streets of Seminyak and explore
- Go to the beach
- Try a local warung
- Go to one of Seminyaks trendy bars for a drink – Try Ku De Ta
Your first full day in Seminyak.
- Get a massage on the beach or treat yourself to a luxury spa in Seminyak
- Have a look at the markets in Seminyak Square
- Go to Jimbaran Bay for a seafood dinner on the beach (try the south end in between four seasons and Intercontinental – these group of restaurants are our fave). Arrive before sunset so you can be on the beach for sunset.
Get out and see the surrounds in the morning then finish your evening back in Seminyak.
- Relax at the beach
- Try out another beach bar in Seminyak in the afternoon. Have a cocktail whilst watching the sunset – Try Potato Head.
- Have dinner in Seminyak – anything from a local warung to fine dining.
Fill your day with your favourite things from your holiday, whether that be lazing on the beach, grabbing one more massage or doing some last minute shopping.
We ended the trip in Seminyak, rather than Ubud, as Seminyak is much closer to the Airport, and Bali traffic can be highly unpredictable. It is common to be delayed by traffic, so the shorter the distance to go the better. This way you won’t spend your last day travelling.
- Your favourite things to do in Seminyak
- Fly Home
This is a fairly classic One Week Bali Itinerary, and within each location, you should find a variety of things to do that suit your interests.
The time frame above is just a guide of what we think is a good amount of time to spend in each location. Obviously, this depends on you and what you want to do on your holiday. So use our activity suggestions to help you figure out how long you want to stay where.
When in Ubud, make sure you explore the surrounds and not just Ubud Village. The surrounds are where you will find picturesque rice fields and luscious landscapes.
We chose Seminyak as the destination to spend the later part of your holiday as there are a lot of things to do here and surrounding areas. Some other options would be Jimbaran, Nusa dua, or Sanur (please see “places” for further info on these destinations).
So use our One Week Bali Itinerary as a guide only, and hopefully, it can help you build your own itinerary to make your Bali Holiday a memorable one. If you’re wanting to spend more time in Bali, take a look at our two week and three week itineraries.
Still need help planning your trip to Bali? Take a look at our Bali One Week Itineraries guide (a 62 page interactive PDF) to help you plan the perfect trip. Think of it as the value of an itinerary planning service, but with the convenience of getting and using it straight away.