What to do with two weeks in Bali

We’ve made a few posts about different places we visited during our time in Bali and how we found each place. This post aims to be a snapshot of our trips with a where to go and what to do in each place. When planning our trip, we got lots of ideas from http://almostlanding-bali.com

What to do with two weeks in Bali

Days 1-4: Seminyak

Seminyak is a great place to start your holiday. It is about 30 minutes from the airport meaning you can start to chill out soon after landing in Bali. Kuta is very close to Seminyak and another place to stay. Some people love Kuta but Seminyak is known for a more relaxed and less party vibe. Seminyak is all about chilling and finding a lower gear for Bali.

What to do in Seminyak:

-walk or hire a scooter to explore the streets

-eat, eat and eat. There is a great range of restaurants from low key to fancy. We loved Warung Murah Double Six

-take a walk along Seminyak beach and drink a cold coconut from a local vendor

-have a swim in the sea. Be careful in the waves, they can be very dumpy

-at night try one of the beach restaurants for a fancy meal and drinks while local bands play

-go to a spa for a massage or get your nails done

-hire a board and/or an instructor and learn to surf at Seminyak beach

Days 5-10: Ubud

Ubud is a wonderful place to hang out. You could really stay there for a lot longer than 5 days. Ubud is further inland than Seminyak and you need to take a bus or hire a driver to get there. Ubud has a lovely pace and offers lots of opportunity to see rice fields and temples while you unwind.

What to do in Ubud:

-take a tour -hire a driver to take you from Seminyak to Ubud and show you all the sights along the way

-take a yoga class. Yoga barn is popular with visitors

-have a raw treat at The Seeds of Life Cafe

-hire a scooter to explore the sights outside of Ubud

-take a walk or scooter around the central rice terraces, Subak Juwuk Manis

-Tegallalang rice terraces. Head there on your scooter or go on a tour

-Hike up Mount Batur to watch the sunrise. We couldn’t do this due to Bali belly!

-Take a walk along Campuhan ridge. Take plenty of water!

-shopping in Ubud central market and the many shops

Days 11-14: Uluwatu

Uluwatu is a surfers paradise. Here you will find plenty of tanned dudes with shaggy hair cuts, a board under one arm and a Bintang in one hand. Uluwatu is a bit more expensive when compared to Seminyak and Ubud but can be a great way to finish your trip with a bit of luxury.

What to do in Uluwatu:

-watch the sunset at Uluwatu temple, one of Bali’s most popular temples. Watch out for the monkeys!

-hire a scooter and take a day trip to explore near by beach and resort areas such as Padang Padang and Nusa Dua.

-enjoy another drink while watching another sunset at Single Fin bar

-climb down (and turn up again) hundreds of steps to Uluwatu beach, watch beautiful fish swimming in tidal pools and watch yet another sunset!

-have a seafood barbecue and a few Bintangs at Padang Barbecue

This plan is just what we suggest, based on our time in Bali. Check out our other posts to get more detail about what we got up to during our visit. We kept our Bali itinerary pretty flexible and just fitted in what we felt like on the day. If you are heading to Bali we hope that this post will give you some ideas about how to spend your time. Bali is a wonderful place to take it easy and explore a wonderful new culture. Add Bali to your bucket list!

Chloe and Daniel

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