There are certain common routes that people follow when they travel to Indonesia, in that case to Bali. The routes vary when the purpose of the trip is specific like when it’s only a surfing trip or a yoga retreat experience. However, the vast majority travels with the same intentions: having fun, getting to know the culture, trying the local food, learning about the traditions and reaching as much as “must see spots” as possible.
If you are designing your own itinerary for Bali the first two things that you might need to consider are: the days that you will stay and your departure and end point. If you have a limited time, be realistic and choose only 1 or 2 spots to make the most of your trip.
Take a look at the distances and bear in mind that is not the same arriving in Bali by plane (the airport is located in the South) than when you get there by boat crossing from Java (Gilimanuk harbour is located in the North West of Bali).
We have designed 4 typical routes regarding different needs:
ITINERARY A: This kind of route is designed for those who will arrive and possibly leave by plane. Travelers must have 10 days, 2 weeks or even more time. Canggu, Ubud, Lovina, Amed, Nusa Lembongan and Uluwatu are the perfect spots to become an expert in Bali. These spots can be your “base camp“. That route is very diverse and it combines temples, very different beaches, surf, ricefields and snorkel among others.
ITINERARY B: This kind of route is designed for those who will arrive by boat and possibly leave to the next destination by plane. Travelers must have 10 days, 2 weeks or even more time. Lovina, Ubud, Amed, Nusa Lembongan, Uluwatu and Canggu are the perfect spots to visit a diverse Bali. These spots can be your “base camp“. That route is quite complete beucase it combines temples, very different beaches, surf, ricefields and snorkel, among others.
ITINERARY C: This kind of route is designed for those who will arrive by boat from Java and that will continue to Lombok by boat too. Travelers have a limited time but yet want to know the North East of Bali and Ubud. Lovina, Ubud and Amed combine temples, ricefields, mounts and dark sand beaches. These spots can be your “base camp” and you will know a tranquil Bali, far from the party and noise.
ITINERARY D: This kind of route is designed for those who will arrive by plane and that will leave by plane too. Travelers have quite limited time and want to know the Southern part of Bali and Ubud. Canggu, Ubud and Uluwatu combine temples, ricefields, surf and white sand beaches. These spots can be your “base camp” and you will know some of the most popular destinations of Bali. If some night you want to hang out, it will be easy to find bars, restaurants and many nightlife options.