The Indonesian island of Bali steals the hearts of all its visitors with its paradise looks and charm. A 10-day Bali itinerary really isn’t enough time to explore this charming island in-depth, however, if it is all the time you’ve got let’s make sure you see some of the best spots that Bali has to offer.

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There are so many things to do in Bali, below is a quick summary of where we propose you visit during your ten days on the island. All of these will be discussed in greater detail later in the article.

Day One – Uluwatu

  • Suluban Beach
  • Abandoned Aeroplane
  • Karang Boma Cliff

Day Two – East Bali

  • Bukit Cinta
  • Pura Lempuyang
  • Amed Beach

Day Three and Four – Ubud

  • Ubud Markets
  • Kanto Lampo Waterfall
  • Tukad Cepung Waterfall
  • Tegalalang Rice Terraces
  • Tegenungan Waterfall
  • Ubud Cafe Culture

Day Five and Six – North Bali

  • Wanagiri Hidden Hills
  • Twin Lakes
  • Banyumala Twin Waterfall
  • Brahmavihara-Arama Buddhist Temple
  • Banjar Hot Springs
  • Nung Nung Waterfall

Day Seven – Canggu

  • Morning Shopping
  • Canggu Cafe and Bar Scene
  • Echo Beach Sunset

Day Eight – Seminyak

  • Waterbomb Bali
  • Explore the Seminyak Food Scene

Day Nine and Ten – Nusa Penida

  • Klingking Beach
  • Rumapohan Treehouse
  • Thousand Islands Viewpoint
  • Diamond Beach
  • Angel’s Billabong
  • Broken Beach

10 Day Bali Itinerary – The Best Sights for First-Timers Visiting Bali

Before You Leave for Bali

Before you set off on your trip of a lifetime to Bali, there are a few things you will need to get sorted out for a stress-free and enjoyable trip. These include what to pack, what visa to get, what insurance is best and where to stay. These are all discussed below.

How to Get an Indonesian Visa

If you are travelling to Indonesia for less than 30 days and you are from a country on the Visa on Arrival List, you don’t need to worry about a visa. You will be automatically granted access into Indonesia for 30 days upon arrival at immigration.

If you wish to extend your trip in Bali and want to stay in Indonesia for over 30 days, then you will need to purchase a Visa on Arrival (VOA) on your entry into Bali. This is easily done and should not be stressed over. Once you are in the country, you can then either hire a visa agent or complete the paperwork yourself to be granted a further 30 day visa.

You can read more about obtaining an Indonesian Visa and using a visa agent here.

What is the Best Travel Insurance For Bali

As you would do when you are travelling any country, it is important to make sure you have travel insurance before leaving for Indonesia. Medical bills are expensive and it’s not worth forking out the money for any accidents that may happen.

We recommend using World Nomads Travel Insurance for the best and cheapest coverage, as they offer a huge range of cover, fantastic customer support and all at a very reasonable price. Always make sure that you are covered for all of the activities you will want to take part in whilst you are away.

You can get your quote before you leave on your trip right here.

Also Read – Travel the World – Money Saving Tips


What to Pack for Bali

As with the rest of Indonesia, Bali is blessed with tropical weather year round. This means there are two seasons: wet season and dry season. The temperature during both seasons remains a steady 30oC pretty much all year, so we would recommend that you pack light clothing and a light waterproof. Lucky for you, this makes packing a lot easier and your luggage a lot lighter.

Check out our Summer Packing List for Women and Summer Packing List for Men for some clothing inspiration for your trip to paradise.

When it comes to sun protection in Bali, sunscreen purchased on the mainland and the smaller islands are extortionate. A small, 200mL bottle of sunscreen will cost you as much as £15. We, therefore, recommend packing as much sunscreen as you can before you leave for Bali.

As you may be aware, Bali is one of the most photogenic places in the world, so you definitely don’t want to forget your camera. No matter where we go in the world, we always ensure our camera bag is fully topped up.

If you would like to know more about what is in our camera bag, click right here.

Bali uses a type C/f plug socket so make sure you don’t forget to pack your adapter if necessary.

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How to Get To and From Bali Airport

Bali is an island in the country of Indonesia, so if you are travelling from outside the nearby islands the easiest way to get there is by flying into Denpasar Airport. When you arrive at the airport, you will be greeted by swarms of taxi drivers holding signs with customer’s name, waiting for them to arrive. These are airport transfers, some are genuine, but most are only there to overcharge and rip you off.

For a stress-free arrival, you can organise with your accommodation for a transfer to your hotel from the airport.  For a transfer to the southern part of the island, this will cost around £12, which might sound cheap for an airport taxi, however, it is actually expensive for Bali.

Another option is to bag yourself a cheap, local taxi (a Bluebird taxi). This can be done by walking out of the airport to the nearest hotel and flagging one down. The cost of these taxis is much lower, costing almost half of that of a pre-booked transfer.

The cheapest option for getting from the airport is an online taxi company such as a Grab or a Go-Jek taxi. These taxi companies are not allowed to enter the airport, however, you should be able to order one from outside the grounds. The easiest way to do this is walk 10 minutes from the arrivals lounge to the nearest hotel and book it from there.

Grab and Go-Jek are the cheapest taxi options in Bali and you can ask for either a car or a scooter. You can download the apps for these companies on your smartphone.

A popular trip from the island of Bali is to the beautiful Komoda Islands. Read more about them in this complete guide.


Where to Stay in Bali

All throughout Bali, there are many beautiful places to stay amongst the jungle, where you can experience luxurious living for a cheaper price. If you are still all about the tight budget, it is perfectly easy to do that too. There is accommodation for any budget in Bali.

We used for most of our accommodation in Bali and we can recommend that you book with them too.

We will also be recommending the best accommodation for each location in the itinerary below.

What is the Best Way to Get Around Bali

Renting a Scooter

The easiest and cheapest way to get around Bali is by renting a scooter. You can rent one from your accommodation for around £2.50 a day. It is important to make sure you are also given the required number of helmets with your scooter rental, whether there will be one or two of you riding on the scooter. If this is the method of transport you choose to use, make sure you wear a helmet and drive safely as the roads in Bali can be quite chaotic.

It can be common that the police (or someone pretending to be the police), will spot a tourist and fine them for not having an Indonesian driving license. It is a good idea to have an international driving license, which you can purchase from a main post office for £5. To purchase this you will need to show your passport, driving license and a bank card.

Hiring a Private Car

Another option for getting around Bali is to hire a driver for the day. There are many drivers that will take bookings for 6-8hrs, providing you with a personal tour guide for the day. They will drive you around to all of your chosen sites, and even act as your personal photographer, all for a set price. You can book these drivers through your accommodation, or with people that you will see on the street advertising taxi services.

Unfortunately, this price usually tends to be very expensive due to lack of bartering and haggling by tourists. The cheaper option is to use internet taxi companies such as Grab and GoJek, who offer a much more standard day rate.

What Money is Used in Bali?

The currency in Bali is the same as the rest of Indonesia, with Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) being used throughout the island. In a similar way to the rest of Asia, Bali is primarily a cash society, with only western shops and restaurants using card. The best way to be prepared for life in Bali is to ensure you have plenty of cash for getting around and paying for food.

We highly recommend using an international bank card throughout your stay here, preferably ones that offer free withdrawals and easy access and security through an online app. These banks are becoming more and more commonplace, with large money sites such as Transferwise releasing their own version for international users, however, the cards we use are Starling and Monzo.

These cards are only available for UK residents and we highly recommend them to anyone who falls into this category. You can read our full review and guide to the Starling and Monzo cards for a more in-depth analysis of why they are so amazing.

When is the Best Time to Visit Bali?

Bali is beautiful throughout the whole year, however, if you take into consideration whether or not you will get soaked or not, it is worth noting the seasons. The tropical monsoon climate in Bali means it will have two distinct seasons, a wet and dry season.

Between November and March is the wet season and although it may make you think of constant rain, it isn’t always like that. In the wet season, there will still be some sunshine at times throughout the day. The dry season is between April and October with very few days throughout the month having rainfall.

If you want to visit Bali during the off-season, you will want to avoid visiting in July and August and December to early January as it can be extremely busy during this holiday period.

Also Read – Visa Extension Bali – Everything You Need to Know about Your Visa Extension Indonesia

Sunsets over the sea at Karang Boma cliff.
The sunsets on a fantastic day out in Uluwatu.

Ten Day Itinerary to Bali

This 10-day itinerary to Bali will start on your first full day on the island. You may want to give yourself a day on either end for travel and settling in to make sure you don’t miss out on anything.

Day 1 – Uluwatu

Suluban Beach

Spend your first full day in Bali chilling out on Suluban Beach. This beach is extremely unique in Bali as you make your way through a limestone cave to get there. There is a car park at the top of the hill and then you can make your way down past the beach cafes, restaurants and shops.

Watch out for the monkeys as they will act cute, lure you in then steal what you have in your hands, especially if it’s food. Follow the stairs and the path down to the bottom will you will reach the cave. Follow the cracks through until you set sights on the gorgeous Suluban Beach.

Crystal clear water at Suluban Beach.
The water at Suluban beach sits in a sheltered reef, meaning it is calm and warm.

Find Bali’s Bizarre Abandoned Plane

In the centre of the peninsula, you will find one of Bali’s more bizarre attractions. Sitting in the middle of a field, with no real explanation of how it came to be there, you will find an abandoned Boeing 737 airplane. This is a definite photo stop on your day trip to Uluwatu, being one of the most unique sights on the island.

What is truly mind-blowing about this place is that there is little to no knowledge of how the plane actually got there or why it is there. There are rumours that it was purchased and built-in situ, with the intention of converting it into a restaurant. However, this plan obviously fell through as here it is, years later and slowly rusting away.

Couple sitting on a cliff with a view of the abandoned plane sitting in a field.
One of the stranger views in Bali, the famous Uluwatu abandoned airplane.

There have been signs of life with this plane in recent years, having been given a good clean and reoriented to face a different direction in 2018. Maybe this plane will be the next hotspot restaurant in Bali?

This abandoned plane is actually one of two that can be found around the island of Bali, with its cousin situated about 5 miles away. There is little to no connection between the two, apart from little knowledge of how they came to be.

Karang Boma Cliff – Bali’s best sunset spot

Admission Fee – 60p/scooter

The best way to end your first full day in Bali is by watching the sunset over the sea at Karang Boma Cliff. This is a popular spot yet not too over crowded. If you are travelling by scooter then you will reach a point where you will be stopped and asked to pay 60p per scooter entry.

You may also be asked if you have a drone with you if you say yes then you will be charged an additional £6. Follow the winding road until it ends, you will most likely see a group of scooters already parked here. There is a grassy path from here leading towards the cliff. Stick to the tracks and you won’t get lost.

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You will know when you have arrived as the cliff edge is present and you will hear the waves roaring down below. There are no barriers guarding the edge so don’t get too close to the steep drop. Sit back and relax as you watch the sunset over the horizon. This place is a photographer’s dream at sunset.

Once the sun has set, you can enjoy a delicious local dinner at a nearby warung. Warung T2 will be on your left-hand side as you drive back down towards Uluwatu.

A rocky outcrop at Karang Boma makes the perfect spot for a sunset picture.
The famous Karang Boma Instagram spot. The view from here is unbelievable.

Where to Stay in Uluwatu

LuxuryHidden Hills Villas is nestled in the hills of Uluwatu overlooking the sea. If you are lucky enough, you may even be able to bag yourself one with an infinity pool or spa bath!

Book your stay at Hidden Hills Villas here.

Mid-Range – An example of the cheap luxury accommodation you can live in Bali. La Kreyiol is centrally located and with an outdoor swimming pool and breakfast included, how could you say no?!

Book your stay at La Kreyiol here.

Budget – For a cheap price you can stay in a double room at Pecatu Guest House & Hostel, central to all the hot spots in Uluwatu

Book your stay Pecatu Guest House and Hostel here.

For all of the other best places to stay in Uluwatu, click through to here.

If hostels are more your social scene, there are a huge range of hostels to choose from in and around Uluwatu. Book your stay for Uluwatu right here.

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Day 2 – East Bali

Bukit Cinta

Start the day super early with sunrise at Bukit Cinta. It takes around two hours to get here from Uluwatu, so if you would prefer a long lie then you can head here a little later. There is a small area to park up and then you can make your way through the long grass until you pick your favourite photo spot, with the view of Mount Agung towering in the background.

Even if you aren’t there to take the perfect Instagram photo, the scenery around this area is breathtaking. Take a moment to appreciate your surroundings amongst nature.

View of Mt Agung at Sunrise
Just a taste of the incredible views that Bali has to offer.

Pura Lempuyang

Admission fee –  donation 

Parking fee – 10k rupiah

Straight after Bukit Cinta, head to Pura Lempuyang to see the famous Bali gates with Mt Agung in the background. This is one of the most sacred and oldest temples in Bali and if you have seen a photo of one place in Bali, this has possibly been it.

When you arrive it will most likely be getting busy as you will need to be there for first light to avoid the queues. When you find somewhere to park up, you will be directed to a kiosk where you will be asked to pay a donation for the temple and pay for parking. You will also be offered to wear a sarong at this point. It is compulsory to wear a sarong past this point so if you don’t have your own, you will need to pay 10k to rent one here.

When we arrived at around 7.30am, we queued for an hour to get a photo between the gates. There is a small group of locals sitting waiting to call up the next person and take their photo. If you want it to look like you are surrounded by water, the staff will use a mirror for your photo.

There are 7 temples here and if you continue further up the hill you will pass them. Beware of the monkeys lurking around as you pass.

Pura Lempoyang Temple Bali
The queue in the morning at Pura Lempoyang Temple
Pura Lempuyang temple sunrise
The beautiful architecture and backdrop of Mt Agung make for a truly unique spectacle.


Amed Beach

Amed is an area in Bali that is becoming more and more popular. It is well known for its beaches that are lined with fishing boats and a view of Mt Agung in the background. If you are looking for a black sand beach, Amed Village Beach has just that. As you move further east around the coast the sand becomes lighter and softer.

If you are into water-based activities then we would suggest renting snorkels and exploring the marine life in this area. There are also plenty of other water-based activities to choose from. If you would rather stay on dry land, how does a massage on the beach sound?

After you have soaked up the sun at Amed, it’s time to head back inland to Ubud.

Amed Beach sunrise
The black sand and golden skies of Amed Beach at sunrise. Photo by Allan Wilson of Live Less Ordinary.

Where to Stay in Ubud

During your trip to the jungle, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to where to stay in Ubud, with options to suit all budgets and personal preferences. Relax in style or save money on budget accommodation, either way, you are going to love it!

Luxury – Escape the craziness of the city centre of Ubud and spend your night 15 minutes away in the tranquility of the jungle. Sandat Glamping Tents make you feel like you are in another world and even have a free shuttle to into Ubud so you can still explore!

You can book your stay at Sandat Glamping Tents right here.

Mid-Range – Situated right in the centre of Ubud is the basic, yet very comfortable hotel, Nyuh Gading. is basic yet comfortable and situated right in the heart of Ubud. There is a food served in the hotel, meaning you don’t need to go far to get some good grub.

You can book your stay at Nyuh Gading right here. 

Budget – If you are looking for the barebones budget accommodation, Ojek’s Homestay is the place for you. Situated just minutes from the Ubud markets, this converted, traditional Balinese house compound offers rooms with and without AC, has a kitchen, showers and even offers laundry service for a reasonable price.

You can book your stay at Ojek’s Homestay right here.

For all other choices of accommodation in Ubud click here.

If hostels are more your social scene, there are a huge range of hostels to choose from in and around Ubud. Book your stay for Ubud right here.


Day 3+4 – Ubud

Ubud Markets

If you are looking for some souvenirs and enjoy a bargain, then you’re going to want to head to the Ubud markets. These markets are located right in the heart of Ubud and are a fascinating place to visit during your time here.

The markets begin their day at around 5am, long before the sun has begun to rise. At this time they are a food market, filled with locals stocking up on supplies for their restaurant or warung for the day ahead. The hustle and bustle of these markets is an incredible sight to see alone.

Later in the morning, these food markets suddenly transform into the tourist market, filled with the clothes and souvenirs that they are more famous for. Here you will find clothing, trinkets and Bali bags, all going for a pretty high price.

The Balinese people believe in good luck and fortune, which is related to the popular expression of “morning price” that you will no doubt hear. A good budget tip is to visit as early as you can this is when they give a lower price at the start of the day to their first customer, in hopes that by making an early sale they will be rewarded with good luck throughout the day.

To find the best prices, you will want to arrive there as early as possible and find stairs to the upper, quieter level of the market. Not many people shop up there so you will most likely get the same things for much cheaper than downstairs.

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If you would rather spend the full day chasing waterfalls, read our guide to the 8 best waterfalls near Ubud.

Kanto Lampo

Admission fee – 150k rupiah 

Bali is bursting with choices for stunning waterfalls and Kanto Lampo is one that we would highly recommend. If you arrive on a scooter there is a large area to park up and parking is free. Kanto Lampo is one of the easier waterfalls to access as it is only a short walk downhill.

There are free lockers before you reach the waterfall, which you should use if you wish to store your belongings, as you will otherwise need to leave them on the rocks near the waterfall.

If you want a photo with the waterfall, you will need to enter the water and climb up the rocks. There can be quite a few rocks underfoot so if you have a pair of water shoes then we would recommend you wear them.

There are locals standing in the water who you can give a donation to and they will give you a full photoshoot. Showing you different poses and filling your camera roll with snaps of you and the waterfall. At first, we felt a bit embarrassed about doing this in front of the other people waiting but it was actually so much fun and great memories to look back on.

On the way back up the hill, you can stop in at the small cafe for a drink and a rest.

gemma and campbell at kanto lampo waterfall
The fun poses for the Kanto Lampo waterfall photoshoot.

Tukad Cepung Waterfall

Admission fee – 10k rupiah

Tukad Cepung is another great waterfall located not far from Ubud. Once you have paid at the entrance, follow the steps downhill until you reach the bottom. You will need to wade through a shallow river at this point so if you have water shoes then we recommend you pack them.

You will go through a cave and when you can’t go any further you will have reached the waterfall. The light shines through creating a gorgeous glow throughout the cave.

On your way out, instead of going up the stairs, keep walking straight and you will come across another smaller waterfall. This waterfall is amongst the jungle and surrounded by greenery.

There are some beautiful spots at Tukad Cepung waterfall
There are some beautiful spots at Tukad Cepung waterfall

Tegalalang Rice Terraces

First Admission fee – 15k rupiah

Second Admission Fee – 15k rupiah

The Tegalalang rice terraces are one of the largest and most central collections of rice terraces in Bali, therefore it is one of the most popular spots amongst tourists in Bali. The stunning greens and rolling fields are visited by hundreds of people every day and it’s pretty easy to see why.

Tegalalang Rice Terraces
The stunning levels of the Tegalalang rice terraces.

The best time to visit Tegalalang is in the morning when the majority of people are still in their beds and catch the golden hour at sunrise. There are different pay stations around the rice terrace, the first one being at the main entrance where you will be required to pay 15k entry.

Further into the rice field you will be asked to pay another 15k. different areas are owned by different farmers and that is why each farmer will want a cut on us walking through their fields.

Within the rice fields, there is also a selection of the famous Bali swing. These will be priced differently depending on which one you go to however the cost will be around 50k.

Check out the huge range of group trips and tours that you can experience from Ubud right here.

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Tegenungan Waterfall

Admission fee – 15k rupiah

If you go to Bali, you definitely need to chase at least one waterfall. There are so many beautiful waterfalls around the Ubud area, Tegenungan waterfall is one of them. This is one of the more touristy waterfalls in the area, given how close it is to the city, however, if you visit at sunrise you won’t need to fight your way through the crowds.

There are food and drink stalls on the walk down to the waterfall and you will also pass by one of the famous Bali birds nests. There is a bathroom near the bottom of the steps and there is even a natural spring for you to enjoy.

The power of the waterfall is absolutely breathtaking, with thousands of litres of water pouring over the 40m drop every minute. Depending on the season, it will depend the force of the water and whether or not you will be allowed to swim.

Gemma and Campbell at Tegenungan Waterfall Bali
The breathtaking power of Tegenungan Waterfall.

If you are a fan of the Asian food scene around Bali then Ubud is the perfect spot for you. There is a huge range of restaurants, cafes and bars offering all types of cuisines around the city of Ubud.

For a full guide on the best places to eat in Ubud, you can check out our Ubud food guide here.

Whilst in Ubud, why not spend the day climbing an active volcano? Mt Batur at sunrise offers one of the most unique views of Bali and is accessible on day trips from Ubud.

Where to Stay in Ubud

During your trip to the jungle, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to where to stay in Ubud, with options to suit all budgets and personal preferences. Relax in style or save money on budget accommodation, either way, you are going to love it!

Luxury – Escape the craziness of the city centre of Ubud and spend your night 15 minutes away in the tranquility of the jungle. Sandat Glamping Tents make you feel like you are in another world and even have a free shuttle to into Ubud so you can still explore!

You can book your stay at Sandat Glamping Tents right here.

Mid-Range – Situated right in the centre of Ubud is the basic, yet very comfortable hotel, Nyuh Gading. is basic yet comfortable and situated right in the heart of Ubud. There is a food served in the hotel, meaning you don’t need to go far to get some good grub.

You can book your stay at Nyuh Gading right here. 

Budget – If you are looking for the barebones budget accommodation, Ojek’s Homestay is the place for you. Situated just minutes from the Ubud markets, this converted, traditional Balinese house compound offers rooms with and without AC, has a kitchen, showers and even offers laundry service for a reasonable price.

You can book your stay at Ojek’s Homestay right here.

For all other choices of accommodation in Ubud click here.

If hostels are more your social scene, there are a huge range of hostels to choose from in and around Ubud. Book your stay for Ubud right here.


Day 5+6 – North Bali

The north of Bali is not regularly visited by the majority of tourists that come to Bali. Despite the natural beauty that can be found in this part of the area, many will continue to choose the tourist trap hot spots in the south. This is why we see a trip to the north of Bali as absolutely essential during your adventure to the island of the gods.

Getting to the north of Bali is often the part that puts people off. If you have a scooter, the drive from Ubud is around an hour and 20 minutes to the first stop. The other option you have is to hire a driver that will take you around, however, this will be more expensive.

Keep in mind that even though you are still in Bali, it can be cooler up in the north when the sunsets, so we recommend you pack a layer!

Wanagiri Hidden Hills

Admission fee – 100k rupiah

The first stop on your itinerary in the north should be the Wanagiri Hidden Hills viewpoint. Sitting high above the valley lakes, this spot is arguably Bali’s best sunrise location. This place is heaven for a photographer, especially during the hours of gentle, golden light.

Looking over the Twin Lakes below, the owners of Wanagiri Hidden Hills have set up a selection of swings, nests and other iconic Bali photoshoot ideas. The entry fee is 100k and once you’re in, you can spend as long as you like taking photos around the area. The staff working there even come round holding reflectors so that you can get the perfect Instagram shot.

Wanagiri Hidden Hills sunrise
A treetop swing and a view of a lifetime. The Wanagiri Hidden Hills is a special place for sunrise in Bali.

Twin Lakes Viewpoint

Beside Wanagiri Hidden Hills are plenty of viewpoints looking out over the Twin Lakes. These are mostly all free and a preferred option for budget backpackers, however, they do not have the same setup as the Wanagiri Hidden Hills viewpoint.

The official viewpoint for the Twin Lakes is actually a concrete block that sits out over the side of the cliff, however, we did not think this was very safe, as there are no barriers and even the structure looked unstable. There are plenty of other spots to choose from to enjoy this stunning view, so don’t risk it for a photo.

The Twin Lakes was possibly one of our favourite views in Bali as the landscape is just incredible. We will definitely be making that 4am start again when we next return to Bali.

twin lakes bali
Gorgeous view over the Twin Lakes

Banyumala Twin Waterfall

Admission fee – 30k rupiah 

Parking fee – 2k rupiah   

From Wanagiri, you won’t need to travel too far to get to the Banyumala Twin Waterfall. You will follow a narrow road down until you reach a point that you cannot go any further, safely, unless you are on foot. If you are on a scooter, park it up here and make your way down the steep and narrow path. You will reach a pay point before you take the last path down to the waterfall.

After the hike down to the waterfall, you will be ready to get into the swimming hole and cool off, sharing the same pool as the parallel-twin falls plunging into the water below.

banyumala twin waterfall bali
The Banyumala Twin Waterfalls – the perfect place for a morning swim

Brahmavihara-Arama Temple

Admission fee – 20k rupiah 

Parking fee – 20k rupiah

Brahmavihara-Arama Temple is Bali’s largest Buddhist temple near Lovina in north Bali. The stunning architecture and calm atmosphere at this temple make it really pleasant to visit. This temple really is a hidden gem in North Bali as compared to other temples in Bali, it will most likely be relatively quiet.

You will be required to cover your shoulders and wear a sarong. If you don’t have your own you can rent one for free at the temple.

Temple gates at Brahmavihara-Arama Temple
The temple gates of the Brahmavihara-Arama Temple.

Banjar Hot Springs

Admission Fee – 20k rupiah

The Banjar Hot Springs are located not far from the Brahmavihara-Arama Temple. When you arrive, you will pass a line of souvenir shops past the car park. You will be required to pay an admission and parking fee at this point. There are 4 main pools here along with changing rooms and a restaurant.

The hot springs are possible due to the sulphur content which you will see from the colour and smell of the water. This comes from the underground, volcanic hot springs that heat the water naturally.

banjar hot springs
Relax in the naturally heated water of the Banjar Hot Springs.

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Leke Leke Waterfall

Admission fee – 30k rupiah 

On your way south from Lovina, you will want to stop in and admire Leke Leke waterfall. This waterfall gives you in a feeling of complete isolation, surrounded the green walls of the cliff rocks and jungle. If you visit in the rainy season, the spray from the waterfall is immense and with little sunlight in this area, the water can feel really cold.

There is a trail down to the waterfall, through the jungle and the staff there will even offer you a stick to help you with the climb. You will cross a bamboo bridge and continue to follow the signs until you see the waterfall. If it has been raining it can be quite muddy around here however, there are some wooden seats to sit on whilst you admire the view.

couple at leke leke waterfall bali
Leke Leke waterfall has to be one of our favourite waterfalls in Bali.


Where to Stay in North Bali

LuxuryLovina Beach Club and Resort is a luxurious accommodation in Lovina with a large outdoor pool with a whirlpool and a terrace with sun loungers. The perfect place to relax on your stay in north Bali.

You can book your stay at Lovina Beach Club and Resort right here.

Mid-rangeHotel My Lovina is located by Lovina beach, close to all local attractions. The rooms are air-conditioned and there is an outdoor pool and sun loungers.

You can book your stay at Hotel My Lovina right here.

BudgetBayu Mantra Bungalows is a beautiful place to stay in Lovina on a budget. Only a 5 minute walk to the beach and breakfast included in the price of your stay, what more could you want?

You can book your stay at Bayu Mantra Bungalows right here.

For all other choices of accommodation in Lovina click here.

If hostels are more your social scene, there are a huge range of hostels to choose from in and around Lovina. Book your stay for Lovina right here.

Day 7 – Canggu


After a week of exploring I am sure you will be ready for a down day. There are some great shops and markets in the Canggu area where you can purchase some souvenirs or some of the beautiful clothing or jewelry that is on offer.

There are a few different market areas for you to choose from in this region, between the Love Anchor markets in Canggu to the traditional markets in the Berawa area. The most expensive markets in Canggu are obviously the ones at Love Anchor as this is the most touristy place.

Aside from markets, Canggu is also full of other shops and clothing outlets that all sell unique and vibrant clothing, from traditional Balinese attire to more Westernised fashion.

Canggu Markets
The bustling Love Anchor Markets in Canggu.

Cafes and Bars to Visit in Canggu

Life in Canggu is all about the coffee culture and there are a lot of quirky and aesthetic cafes to choose from. This means you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to places to hang out and enjoy the delicious local and foreign foods on offer!

Enjoy your last day relaxing and soaking up the beautiful scenery that Bali has to offer.

  • For an amazing iced coffee and fast wifi, Machinery Head is the place for you.
  • A buffet-style warung, offering the best Nasi Campur you will find in the area, Warung Bu Mi is an excellent spot for lunch or dinner.
  • The best Italian food in the area, you will need to head to Warung Ava Italian Pizzeria. This is just out of Canggu, but it is well worth the trip.
  • For the cheapest pizza in the area, check out Mr K’s Pizzeria. Here you can get pizza for just 25k rupiah!
  • For the cheapest beer in Bali, check out Old Man’s Surf Bar at 5pm happy hour. From 5pm till 6pm, you will be able to get 2-4-1 on all drinks at the bar. This means you can get two of the cheapest beers for just 12k rupiah each!


Sunset at Echo Beach

Of course, the best way to end your day in Canggu is to simply grab a beer from the local market, head down to the beach and watch the sunset over this paradise island with all of the new friends you have made along the way.

We recommend Echo Beach for this sunset, which you can either drive to or simply walk down from Old Man’s Pub and turn right along the beach. Keep walking past the temple that sits on the seaside and you have made it to Echo Beach.

Sunsets on Canggu Beach
Nothing beats a Bali sunset.

Where to Stay in Canggu

LuxuryCOMO Uma Canggu is located in the heart of Canggu and offers a modern resort with air conditioning and free wifi. There is also an outdoor swimming pool and a buffet breakfast is served daily.

You can book your stay at COMO Uma Canggu right here. 

Mid-RangeCasa Margarita Bali offers air-conditioned villas complete with a kitchen and a fridge, perfect for storing those chilled Bintangs on your last night.

You can book your stay at Casa Margarita Bali right here. 

BudgetCozy Marka house is conveniently located in the Berawa district of Canguu and has all of your basic needs for a night in Canggu.

You can book your stay at Cozy Marka house right here. 

For all other choices of accommodation in Canggu click here.

If hostels are more your social scene, there are a huge range of hostels to choose from in and around Canggu. Book your stay for Canggu right here.


Day 8 – Seminyak

Waterbom Bali Waterpark

Admission fee – 535k rupiah (445k if bought online)

If you are in need of a day away from waterfall hunting and early sunrise missions, Waterbom Bali is the best place to come and relax. Voted as Asia’s best waterpark in 2018, Waterbom Bali has something for everyone.

With a variety of rides and attractions, this is a fantastic day out for anyone of any age. There is so much on offer from extreme rides to a lazy river, plenty of locker space to store your valuables and a large selection of restaurants to keep you full throughout the day.

If you love water and an adventure then you will love a day out at Waterbom Bali.

waterbom bali
Spend a day relaxing at the best waterpark in Asia, as voted by TripAdvisor.

Explore the Seminyak Food Scene

Seminyak is the place to go in Bali if you are looking for a selection of tasty restaurants. If there is one thing that Seminyak does oh so well, it is the quirky food scene. From vegan foods to foods from around the world you will find somewhere that suits your taste.

One of our favourite cafes in Seminyak is Kynd Community. An extremely picturesque and Instagram friendly cafe selling a wide variety of vegan foods. We can highly recommend trying one of their burgers!

You may also want to try out the Eat Street in Seminyak.

gemma and campbell in kynd community bali
Kynd Community is so picturesque, we couldn’t resist a photo.

Where to Stay in Seminyak

LuxuryPotato Head Studios at Desa Potato Head is a 5 star hotel located on the beach in Seminyak. The rooms are modern and there is an outdoor pool and garden area.

Book your stay at Potato Head Studios at Desa Potato Head here.

Mid-rangeGrandmas Plus Hotel Seminyak is a 2 minute walk from Seminyak beach and surrounded by lovely cafes and restaurants. It has a swimming pool and breakfast can be included in the cost of your stay.

Book your stay at Grandmas Plus Hotel Seminyak here.

BudgetUcix Studio Seminyak is a great budget friendly place to stay in Seminyak. The beach is only a 15 minute walk away and all rooms come with air conditioning and a TV.

Book your stay at Ucix Studio Seminyak here.

For all other choices of accommodation in Seminyak, click here.

If hostels are more your social scene, there are a huge range of hostels to choose from in and around Ubud. Book your stay for Seminyak right here.

Day 9 + 10 – Nusa Penida Island

To round off your epic 10-day Bali adventure it is time to head to the largest of the Balinese islands, Nusa Penida. This is a truly incredible place, filled with amazing cliff views, unique seaside features and countless stunning beaches. Even if you aren’t into your photography, Nusa Penida is a spot that you do not want to miss out on.

Also Read – Nusa Penida Day Trip – All the Best Views in One Day

Getting to Nusa Penida

Fast Boat from Bali (Sanur) to Nusa Penida

The Nusa Penida fast boat from Sanur to Nusa Penida takes roughly 45 minutes and will cost around £8 for a one way ticket. We can recommend travelling with El Nido ferry company. The boat is fast and comfortable, with everything you need for a short crossing.

Arriving on Nusa Penida

When you arrive in Nusa Penida, we would recommend renting a scooter. You may be aware that previously the roads on Nusa Penida were extremely dangerous, many of the roads being full of potholes. This is no longer the case as the roads have been recovered and are now a lot safer for those riding a scooter. You will be able to rent a scooter from the ferry terminal when you arrive.

If you choose to rent a driver for your time in Nusa Penida, we would advise arranging transport to your accommodation either with your accommodation host or with a taxi at the terminal.

Kelingking Beach

Admission fee (Kelingking Beach) – 10k rupiah

Parking fee – 5k rupiah 

One of the most popular Instagram spots in Bali is the famous T-rex shaped rock at Klingking Beach. This was one of the most beautiful spots we have ever seen and is definitely not to be missed on your Nusa Penida itinerary.

You can walk down to Kelingking Beach itself, a sandy haven surrounded by beautiful turquoise waters. The walk takes around an hour and requires a lot of climbing on rocks. There is a wooden handrail on the way down however, I wouldn’t recommend putting your full weight on it.

It is a long way down, so before you start this walk down to the beach make sure you are certain you can get back up!

There are many different photo angles of the T-rex available that you can reach safely, yet you will still see people climbing over barriers to get a photo. Don’t do this as the drop is extremely steep and the photo is not worth your life.

If you follow the coast around to the right (walking with the sea on your left), away from the crowds, there are more photo spots where there is no barrier. There is also a tree which is climbed by most of the tour guides to get a better angle for a photo. If you are feeling adventurous then you could try this as well.

This spot is much further back from the sheer drop of the cliff and actually delivers a better angle to capture the iconic T-Rex head, so we recommend heading along the cliff to here.

Drone photo of Klingking Beach
One of the most popular places on the internet – Kelingking Beach


Rumah Pohen Treehouse

Admission Fee  – 10k rupiah

A treehouse sitting high up on the cliff edge, overlooking the crashing waves and crystal blue waters below may sound like it is straight out of a fairytale, however, this is exactly what awaits you at the Rumah Pohan treehouse. This fascinating place is actually a very eccentric hotel apartment, available to rent from the website (if you are happy to book months in advance, as it is a very popular spot).

Luckily, you do not need to be staying in this treehouse to visit, snap a few pics and admire the stunning views all around the place. Admission to both the treehouse and the other sight, the Thousand Island Viewpoint, is just 10k IDR, which will give you access to the cliff edge that this treehouse sits on.

In addition to this stunning place, there are plenty of other incredible views and photo spots that you can check out in your own time. To get to the treehouse, all you need to do is follow the path down the many stairs that lead down the cliff until you see the iconic spot on your left.

Take your time here and enjoy the views along the route as there is nothing quite like them.

Gemma and Campbell at Rumah Pohon Treehouse
What a view from Rumah Pohon Treehouse.

Make sure you book your stay at Rumah Pohon Treehouse now or you will miss out, bookings fill up fast! Click here to book now! 

There is a photo spot halfway up the ascent, called Thousand Islands View Point. We can highly recommend that you stop here for a break on your way up and admire the beautiful coastline. We could have sat here all day, but there are plenty more sights yet to see!

Gemma and Campbell at Thousand Islands View Point
Beautiful view of the Indian Ocean from Thousand Islands View Point

Diamond Beach

Admission fee – 10k rupiah

Parking fee – 5k rupiah

After a 20-minute drive from the treehouses, you will arrive at Diamond Beach, another stunning spot on your Nusa Penida itinerary. Follow the road down and look to your right as you walk down the path. You will see stunning turquoise water, white sand, and palm trees. The waves kissing the shoreline is directly from a movie, absolutely extraordinary.

When you look to your left, across the footpath from this stunning view, you will see emerald green rice fields. The contrast between the jungle and beach vibes is unbelievable.

If you want to relax here, you can walk down the stairs to the beach and spend some time relaxing, listening to the waves crashing off the shore. We recommend spending the rest of your day here and enjoying the incredible sunset show that Nusa Penida has in store for you.

Make the most of your last sunset on the island, but get an early night as the adventure continues in the morning!

Diamond Beach
The view looking down to Diamond Beach


Angel’s Billabong

Entrance Fee – FREE

Parking Fee – 10k rupiah

The best place to begin your day is at the beautiful, natural infinity pool of Angel’s Billabong. This giant rock pool is especially fascinating as at low tide you will be able to jump in for a swim. The way this pool has been formed means that it has a unique infinity pool feature overlooking the ocean.

If you visit at any time apart from low tide, you will, unfortunately, be unable to swim due to the dangerous waves crashing in from the open ocean. Once you visit this spot, you will understand exactly why when you visit and see them for yourself.

The price of entry to Angel’s Billabong is FREE, however, there is a parking fee that will cover you for both Angel’s Billabong and Broken Beach.

With such a beautiful view at Angel’s Billabong, it is easy to spend all morning here watching the waves. However, don’t spend too long at this spot as we have many more to go! Come back another day and enjoy the infinite pool for longer.

Read our full guide to Angel’s Billabong right here for more details.

an arial shot of Angel's Billabong
The incredible, natural infinity pool that is the Angel’s Billabong.

Broken Beach

Entrance Fee – FREE

Parking Fee – 10k rupiah

Just around the corner from Angel’s Billabong is the incredibly photogenic spot that is Broken Beach. The parking fee for Broken Beach is included in Angel’s Billabong, so you do not have to pay more. There is not much to do at this spot other than admiring the raw power of the waves and take a few gorgeous photos.

Broken Beach is a circular cliff with a collapsing archway leading to the sea. Over the years, the immense power of the ocean has eroded the soft limestone rocks and have created this incredible closed beach area. It is not accessible (and you will see why), however, there are different viewpoints all around its 200m circumference, as well as some more hidden views over the sea.

Broken Beach
Views over the Broken Beach lookout.

When you arrive at the cliff of Broken Beach, we recommend turning left and walking around counter-clockwise. Do not walk over the collapsing archway, as this is incredibly fragile and is expected to collapse any day. As you make your way around the circle, there are plenty of stalls and warungs selling food and drink on your left, however, due to the high popularity of this are these are quite overpriced.

Just before you reach the archway you will see a small path to your left. Follow this towards the ocean and you will find a secret viewpoint looking at the other side of the archway to Broken Beach. This is a beautiful spot to watch the waves rolling into the bay.

Read our full guide to Broken Beach right here for more information.

Broken Beach arch
Views from the other side of the Broken Beach arch.

Where to Stay in Nusa Penida

Luxury – If you are looking for a luxurious Nusa Penida experience, look no further than Suwehan Cliff Tree House. By booking this accommodation you will have access to your own private beach, stunning views and breakfast included.

You can book your stay at Suwehan Cliff Tree House right here. 

Mid-RangeManta Cottage Seaview Plus will be a great place to rest your head at the end of an adventurous day. Enjoy the pool views or take advantage of the hot spring bath to chill out in the evening.

You can book your stay at Manta Cottage Seaview Plus right here.

Budget – Spend a cheap and cheerful night at Agung Pring Homestay, located on the east side of the island. With a balcony view, private bathroom and air conditioning, you’ll have everything you need for your night on Nusa Penida.

You can book your stay at Agung Pring Homestay right here. 

For all other choices of accommodation on Nusa Penida, click here.

If hostels are more your social scene, there are a huge range of hostels to choose from in and around Ubud. Book your stay for Nusa Penida right here.

After ten days of seeing the best sights Bali has to offer, I am sure it will leave you longing for more. If you think otherwise, we will leave you with this sunset at Karang Bomah Cliff in Uluwatu..

Couple standing at the cliffs edge hugging. The sky is orange.
The best sunset we witnessed during our two months in Bali.

There you have it, your full itinerary for ten days in Bali. If you have recently gone on a trip to Bali yourself, let us know your favourite sights and activities in the comments section below. Where was your favourite part of Bali? What activity will you remember the most? Is there any advice you wish you knew before you left?

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