12 days in Bali Itinerary

12 days in Bali Itinerary

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12 days in Bali Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Seminyak
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  1 h
2
Nusa Penida
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Amed
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
4
Ubud
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Canggu
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  15 h 45 min
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Seminyak

Seminyak ©
A popular resort town offering a good range of tourist trips, activities, and amenities, Seminyak houses numerous tour companies providing excursions into the jungles of Bali.
Do your shopping at Samasta Lifestyle Village and Reservoart. Visiting Blue Point Beach and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seminyak: Balangan Beach (in Kuta) and Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu).

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Johannesburg, South Africa to Seminyak is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg to Seminyak, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Johannesburg in December since evenings lows in Seminyak dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Nusa Penida.

Things to do in Seminyak

Outdoors Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Uluwatu Temple, Balangan Beach, Blue Point Beach, Samasta Lifestyle Village
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Blue Point Beach ©
Blue Point Beach
Balangan Beach ©
Balangan Beach
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Nusa Penida

Nusa Penida ©
The bounty of pristine white-sand beaches and turquoise lagoons bordered by emerald green hills, unique cliff formations, and colorful reefs is what draws most travelers to Nusa Penida.
On the 4th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then kick back and relax at Angel's Billabong, and then kick back and relax at Kelingking Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Atuh Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Nusa Penida Island, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pasih Uug Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nusa Penida travel app .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Seminyak to Nusa Penida in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Amed.

Things to do in Nusa Penida

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Kelingking Beach ©
Kelingking Beach
Atuh Beach ©
Atuh Beach
Pasih Uug Beach ©
Pasih Uug Beach

2
nights
Amed

A snaking coastline and quaint, sleepy fishing villages characterize Amed, a stretch of shorefront with seven villages in Bali's east.
On the 6th (Fri), meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, steep yourself in history at USS Liberty Shipwreck, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lempuyang Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Puri Agung Karangasem, then steep yourself in history at Ujung Water Palace, then admire the natural beauty at Taman Tirtagangga, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Jemeluk Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Amed route planning tool .

Getting from Nusa Penida to Amed by combination of ferry and car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Ubud.

Things to do in Amed

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Karangasem, USS Liberty Shipwreck, Puri Agung Karangasem, Lempuyang Temple
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Shark Diving
USS Liberty Shipwreck ©
USS Liberty Shipwreck
Jemeluk Beach ©
Jemeluk Beach

2
nights
Ubud

Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, identify plant and animal life at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, then make a trip to Puri Saren Palace, and finally look for gifts at AKU Boutique. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Safari Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirta Empul Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saraswati Temple.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ubud road trip app .

You can take a bus from Amed to Ubud in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Canggu.

Things to do in Ubud

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Tegalalang, Tirta Empul Temple
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple ©
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple

2
nights
Canggu

Canggu
Located about 10 km (6.2 mi) north of the famous Kuta Beach, the once small fishing village of Canggu has now become synonymous with a popular stretch of beach resorts and Western-owned villas.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tanah Lot Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taman Ayun Temple.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Canggu visit planner.

Traveling by car from Ubud to Canggu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Canggu, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Canggu

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Taman Ayun Temple, Tanah Lot Temple
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Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Taman Ayun Temple ©
Taman Ayun Temple
Canggu Beach ©
Canggu Beach

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