26 days in Bali, Lombok & East Java Itinerary

26 days in Bali, Lombok & East Java Itinerary

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26 days in Bali, Lombok & East Java Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  25​h
1
Kuta
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Ubud
— 4 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  2​h 15​min
3
Gili Trawangan
— 2 nights
Ferry:  15​min
4
Gili Meno
— 1 night
Travel:  1​h 30​min
5
Senaru
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Senggigi
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Banyuwangi
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
8
Surabaya
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Montreal, Quebec

4
nights
Kuta

Kuta ©
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 Kuta Beach - Bali and Balangan Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and White Sand Beach Yoga. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuta: Blue Point Beach (in Ungasan), Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu) and Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the world behind art at Museum PASIFIKA, enjoy the sand and surf at Pantai Sanur, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuta sightseeing planner.

Montreal, Canada to Kuta is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Kuta is 13 hours. While traveling from Montreal, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Kuta, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ubud.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Blue Point Beach, Tanah Lot Temple, Spas, Fishing Charters & Tours, White Sand Beach Yoga
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Balangan Beach ©
Balangan Beach
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Ubud

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Get outdoors at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get some historical perspective at Tirta Empul Temple and Ujung Water Palace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ubud: Mt Batur (in Kintamani), Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Candidasa) and Elephant Safari Park (in Tegalalang). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Mount Kawi, take in nature's colorful creations at Taman Tirtagangga, view the masterpieces at Wayan Gama Painter Group and School, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saraswati Temple.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Ubud trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Kuta to Ubud takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Ubud are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Gili Trawangan.

Things to do in Ubud

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Karangasem, Tampaksiring, Tegalalang, Mt Batur, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay May 11 — 15:
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Gili Trawangan

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 16th (Sat), stop by Casa Vintage Store, have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Gili Trawangan Turtle Hatchery. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Agung Baiturrahman, head outdoors with Paddle Gili, then don't miss a visit to Surf Point Bongkas, and finally get your game on at Gili Golf & Bar.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Gili Trawangan road trip planning tool .

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Ubud to Gili Trawangan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Gili Meno.

Things to do in Gili Trawangan

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Shark Diving
Gili Trawangan Turtle Hatchery ©
Gili Trawangan Turtle Hatchery
Paddle Gili ©
Paddle Gili

1
night
Gili Meno

Gili Meno ©
The smallest of the three islands near Lombok, Gili Meno affords a truly secluded feel, with its tiny population of 500 mainly concentrated in the center.
On the 18th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Saltwater Lake, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gili Meno Turtle Sanctuary, then kick back and relax at Gili Meno Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gili Meno attractions planner .

Gili Meno is very close to Gili Trawangan. In May, daily temperatures in Gili Meno can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Senaru.

Things to do in Gili Meno

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Gili Meno Beach ©
Gili Meno Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Gili Meno Turtle Sanctuary ©
Gili Meno Turtle Sanctuary

3
nights
Senaru

Senaru ©
The village of Senaru serves as the gateway to Mount Rinjani, a nearby active volcano that dominates both the landscape and tourism in the region.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep Waterfall and Lampu Island. We've included these beaches for you: Adez Adventure and Tebing Beach. Step out of Senaru to go to Mas-mas and see Mas-Mas Tourism Village, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, hike along Herman Trekker, take in the dramatic scenery at Tiu Pupus Waterfall, and get great views at Selong Hill.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Senaru day trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gili Meno to Senaru. In May in Senaru, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Senggigi.

Things to do in Senaru

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lombok, Mas-Mas Tourism Village
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Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep Waterfall ©
Herman Trekker ©
Herman Trekker
Tebing Beach ©
Tebing Beach

3
nights
Senggigi

The most traditional resort in Lombok, Senggigi boasts enough picturesque bays and fine white sandy beaches to have ensured tourism's survival here despite the severe blow dealt by the 2002 Bali bombing.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kerandangan Beach and Setangi Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Fishing Charters & Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Senggigi: Desa Sekotong Barat (Gili Kedis, Lenggoksono Beach, & more) and Kuta (Spas & Wellness & Stand-Up Paddleboarding). The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Senggigi trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Senaru to Senggigi takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Banyuwangi.

Things to do in Senggigi

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Desa Sekotong Barat, Kuta, Setangi Beach, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Gili Nanggu ©
Gili Nanggu
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
nights
Banyuwangi

Nicknamed the "Sunrise of Java," the bustling port town of Banyuwangi sits on the easternmost edge of the island of Java.
Escape the urban bustle at Ijen and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Pantai Pulau Merah and Batu Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Banyuwangi: Pemuteran (Scuba & Snorkeling & The Turtle Project). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Pantai Wedi Ireng, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, stroll through Teluk Hijau Beach, and admire the sheer force of Jagir Waterfall.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Banyuwangi trip maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Senggigi to Banyuwangi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Senggigi to Banyuwangi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Surabaya.

Things to do in Banyuwangi

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Pemuteran
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ijen ©
Ijen

3
nights
Surabaya

Surabaya ©
A tour of Surabaya provides a chance to discover a sprawling, architecturally and culturally rich port city on the island of Java.
On the 29th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheng Hoo Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pura Agung Jagat Krana, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gresik Grand Mosque. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Gondo Mayit Beach, take a peaceful walk through Pakal Forest, then contemplate the long history of Ex. De Javasche Bank Soerabaia, and finally examine the collection at Sampoerna Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Surabaya trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Banyuwangi to Surabaya by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Surabaya can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Sun).

Things to do in Surabaya

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Gondo Mayit Beach, Cheng Hoo Mosque, Gresik Grand Mosque
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Cheng Hoo Mosque ©
Cheng Hoo Mosque
Sampoerna Museum ©
Sampoerna Museum
Pura Agung Jagat Krana ©
Pura Agung Jagat Krana

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