Our suggested Two Week Bali Itinerary is enough to get a taste of a few places in Bali. There is time to see a few different locations, but try not to squeeze too much in if you want to relax on your holiday as well! Two weeks in Bali is a great length for a first trip or a repeat visit, but whenever we go to Bali for two weeks, we leave wanting more (having said that, you go for three weeks and it’s still not enough…weird how holidays are never long enough). Use our Two week Bali Itinerary to get some ideas of things to do in Bali and places to go.
Two Week Bali Itinerary
Day 1 – 3: Seminyak
Welcome to Bali! Start your holiday in Seminyak as this is not to far from the airport, so if your flight gets in late at night you don’t have far to go. Seminyak is close to Kuta but also far enough away that you can relax and unwind. There is plenty to do in Seminyak and surrounding areas, which should give you a nice introduction to your Bali Holiday, however don’t expect bucket loads of culture and rice fields, wait til you get to Ubud for that.
- Explore the streets of Seminyak
- Go shopping! Everything from clothes to furniture to art galleries…
- Relax on Seminyak Beach
- Check out the markets at Seminyak Square
- Try the local cuisine at a Warung
- Have a drink at one of Seminyak’s trendy bars (try Potato Head or Ku De Ta)
- Feeling fancy? Have dinner at one of Seminyak’s fine dining restaurants
- Get a massage! You will be spoiled for choice…from massage on the beach to a luxury spa
- Explore the surrounding areas
- Have a look at Tanah Lot, a picturesque Balinese Temple near Tabanan
- Bring your swimmers and go to Waterbom Park in Tuban/Kuta
- Learn to Surf at one of the surfing schools along the beaches of Kuta/Legian/Seminyak
Day 4 – 7: Ubud
Get a taxi from Seminyak to go to Ubud, which should take between 1.5 and 2 hrs depending on traffic.
Ubud is often referred to as the heart of Bali and is known to be the cultural hub, surrounded by picturesque rice fields, yoga barns and more copies of “eat, pray, love” then the locals would like. Ubud Village has it’s fair share of traffic, but if you stay in the village it’s easy to walk around and skip the traffic jams. But don’t miss Ubud surrounds, as this is where some of Bali’s true beauty lie.
- Explore Ubud Village by foot
- Get a massage… or get many
- Eat the local cuisine (a must try is the famous Ibu Oka or “suckling pig”)
- Learn how to cook the local cuisine…take a cooking class (we loved Lobong Cooking Class)
- Go organic…walk through the rice fields to get to Sari Organic for lunch and amazing views
- Shop the local stores and markets
- Bike riding tour from the mountains down through local villages (we loved Bali Eco Cycling)
- Get crafty! Take a lesson in Bali arts and crafts @ ARMA or Pondak Pecak Library
- If you’re feeling adventurous try a white water rafting tour
- Try Yoga at Yoga Barn
- Take a taxi to Mas Village and look at Balinese woodcarving and furniture
- Do the Campuhan Ridge walk or try these other walks in Ubud
Day 8 – 10: Padang Bai/Candidasa/Amed
Take a taxi or a private driver to get to Padang Bai/Candidasa/Amed area. This should take between 1.5 and 2.5 hrs and is a scenic drive. These places are a bit more off the beaten track, much more laid back, but also have less “things to do”.
- Scuba Diving
- Explore surrounding areas
- White Sand Beach
- Bias Tugul Beach
- Bike ride around a village
Day 11 – 14: Jimbaran/Uluwatu
Take a private driver to get back to Jimbaran/Uluwatu area. Jimbaran or Uluwatu, both south of Kuta have some of the most beautiful beaches in Bali. Jimbaran Beach is best for swimming whilst beaches surrounding Uluwatu are world-renown for surfing. Both areas have a laid back vibe but are closer to more central parts of Bali. So anything you want to go back and do in Kuta/Legian/Seminyak/Nusa Dua area you could do as a day trip from here. These are the perfect places to unwind before you go home to your daily grind. You would pick either Jimbaran or Uluwatu to base yourself, but you can easily travel between the two. Jimbaran and Uluwatu are home to some of Bali’s most luxurious hotels and resorts, although there are some cheaper options available. Jimbaran is also fairly close to the Airport so it’s no hassle to get home.
- Beach (swim, surf or laze on the beach)
- Fit in some more massages (ranging from local stores to luxury spas)
- Visit the Jimbaran Local Markets (mainly fresh fruit & vegetables and other produce) and have a traditional Balinese breakfast
- Go to the Jimbaran Seafood Markets on the beach
- Enjoy a seafood dinner at Jimbaran beach (Our favourite are the south end group of restaurants)
- Head to Rock Bar at Ayana Resort in time to see the sunset over a cocktail
- See Uluwatu Temple and the Kecak Fire Dance (watch out for the Monkeys!)
Within a two week Bali Itinerary you can definitely see 4 different places and spend a few days at each. But if you want to have some down time it might be worth just seeing 2 – 3 destinations and spending a week in each. See our One week Bali Itinerary but extend the time spent in each place.
In days 8 – 10 we suggest going to Padang Bai, Candidasa or Amed area, but if this doesn’t interest you, you could substitute this for North Bali, places like Lovina and Singaraja, or Nusa Lembongan. Or you could add these two days at destinations you are already going to.
If you have been to Bali before, relax in a place you know and love and pick a destination you haven’t been to explore.
The time frame in our Two Week Bali Itinerary is just a guide to help you take the guess work out of how long you should stay where. But everyone has different interests, so make sure you check out our “places” section for each destination to see what interests you. The aim of this Two Week Bali Itinerary is not to give you an exact itinerary but to help you make your own easily, so you can have the Bali Holiday that you love.