12 days in Bali Itinerary

12 days in Bali Itinerary

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12 days in Bali Itinerary

Start: Shanghai
Fly:  14 h
1
Ubud
— 3 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  1 h
2
Nusa Lembongan
— 1 night
Ferry + Taxi:  1 h
3
Seminyak
— 7 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Shanghai

3
nights
Ubud

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Elephant Safari Park and Five Art Studio. Visiting Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and Elephant Cave Ubud will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Tirta Empul Temple in Tampaksiring (about 38 minutes away). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the dramatic scenery at Tegenungan Waterfall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saraswati Temple, and take in the exciting artwork at Threads of Life.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ubud online attractions planner .

Shanghai, China to Ubud is an approximately 14-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Shanghai in December, expect Ubud to be warmer, temps between 36°C and 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Nusa Lembongan.

Things to do in Ubud

Parks Spas Wildlife

Side Trips

Tirta Empul Temple, Mason Elephant Park
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple
Mason Elephant Park ©
Mason Elephant Park

1
night
Nusa Lembongan

The island of Nusa Lembongan sits amidst swathes of calm, clear waters as well as some of the most notable surfing waves in the region.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Mushroom Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nusa Lembongan trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Ubud to Nusa Lembongan by combination of taxi and ferry takes about an hour. Other options: 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 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Seminyak.

Things to do in Nusa Lembongan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mushroom Beach ©
Mushroom Beach

7
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tanah Lot Temple and Uluwatu Temple. Relax by the water at Kuta Beach - Bali and Pantai Sanur. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seminyak: Sanur (StrangeButCool & Ghostbird + Swoon) and Turtle Conservation and Education Centre (in Serangan). And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, browse the exhibits of The Gallery, buy something for everyone on your list at Samasta Lifestyle Village, and view the masterpieces at Saya Gallery.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Seminyak trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Nusa Lembongan to Seminyak in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seminyak

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Denpasar, Pecatu, Kuta, Tanah Lot Temple, Samasta Lifestyle Village
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Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Uluwatu Temple ©
Uluwatu Temple
Pantai Sanur ©
Pantai Sanur

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