22 days in Bali Itinerary

22 days in Bali Itinerary

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22 days in Bali Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  12​h
1
Denpasar
— 7 nights
ferry + Drive:  1​h
2
Nusa Penida
— 4 nights
ferry + Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Ubud, Gianyar Regency
— 5 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Amed
— 4 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Auckland

7
nights
Denpasar

Denpasar ©
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Head to Samasta Lifestyle Village and Nyaman Galleryfor some retail therapy. Visit Pantai Sanur and Balangan Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Denpasar side-trips: Mt Batur (in Kintamani), Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban) and Blue Point Beach (in Ungasan). There's still lots to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, identify plant and animal life at Turtle Conservation and Education Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uluwatu Temple, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Denpasar day trip planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Denpasar is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Auckland to Denpasar, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in December: highs in Denpasar hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nusa Penida.

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kuta, Nusa Dua, Seminyak, Jimbaran, Uluwatu Temple
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 17:
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Blue Point Beach ©
Blue Point Beach
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Mt Batur ©
Mt Batur

4
nights
Nusa Penida

Visiting Kelingking Beach and Nusa Penida Island will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Angel's Billabong and Pasih Uug Beach.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nusa Penida journey planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Denpasar to Nusa Penida in an hour. Another option is to 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Nusa Penida

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 21:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kelingking Beach ©
Kelingking Beach
Pasih Uug Beach ©
Pasih Uug Beach

5
nights
Ubud, Gianyar Regency

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tirta Empul Temple and Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple. Visit Mount Kawi and Saraswati Temple for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Ubud: Sekumpul Waterfalls (in Singaraja), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Pemuteran) and Elephant Safari Park (in Tegalalang). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Bowl Beach, browse the exhibits of Threads of Life, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Wayan's Shop, and identify plant and animal life at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ubud travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Nusa Penida to Ubud in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In December in Ubud, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Amed.

Things to do in Ubud

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Tampaksiring, Tegalalang, River Rafting & Tubing, Green Bowl Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 26:
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Scuba & Snorkeling
Green Bowl Beach ©
Green Bowl Beach

4
nights
Amed

A snaking coastline and quaint, sleepy fishing villages characterize Amed, a stretch of shorefront with seven villages in Bali's east.
Step out of the city life by going to Shark Diving and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Ujung Water Palace and USS Liberty Shipwreck will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Jemeluk Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lempuyang Temple, stroll through White Sand Beach Yoga, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Agung.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Amed trip builder app .

Take a bus from Ubud to Amed in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Amed sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amed

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Karangasem, Lempuyang Temple, Nature & Wildlife Tours, USS Liberty Shipwreck, Mount Agung
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:
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Shark Diving
Nature & Wildlife Tours
USS Liberty Shipwreck ©
USS Liberty Shipwreck

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