Bali in Indonesia, one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. It was nice to make a solo trip to Bali for the first time. I visited many top tourist destinations to offbeat destinations. This time I didn’t go for any tour package. Before a trip to Bali, I made my own six days itinerary which covered almost all the main attractions to explore. Though it was a solo trip this Bali tour itinerary can be followed by any family and group travelers as well. Are you planning a trip to Bali Island? If yes, then this post is for you!
The southern part of Bali is the busiest zone in entire Bali. South Bali is also the main tourist hub of Bali Island. Many budget hotels to luxury hotels and restaurants are located in South Bali. Ngurah Rai International Airport, the main airport of Bali is also in South Bali. Beautiful temples and beaches are the main attractions in Bali. And all popular beaches and sea temples are located in South Bali. And so the majority of the tourists preferred to stay in the Southern part of Bali.
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Om Swastiastu, with the Balinese greeting to all! I loved the Balinese art, culture, and tradition. During my six days solo trip to Bali, I mainly enjoyed shopping, eating Balinese food and tropical fruits, and visiting many sea temples and beaches. In almost all photos I’m with Balinese outfits and bought from Ubud and Sanur.
I visited the South, Center, North and, East part of Bali. This time from Booking.com I booked the hotel.
I preferred to stay in Sanur. As a solo traveler found this destination safe comparatively to Kuta.
My 6 nights stay at Ari Putri Hotel was safe and comfortable. It’s a 3-star family hotel but also suitable for solo travelers. I loved the modern and traditional style and services of Ari Putri Hotel. This hotel offers complimentary breakfast, free access to Wi-Fi, Balinese Spa and Massage and much more.
I traveled to Bali from Kuala Lumpur via Dhaka and fly with Malindo Air.
Beautiful Bali from Malindo Air
I enjoyed a taxi and bike tour to explore many destinations in Bali. A bike tour in Bali can help you to save a lot of money.
Bike Tour in Bali
Six Days Bali Tour Itinerary
Bali is an affordable destination for all kind of tourists and travelers. This is the main reason Bali became so popular destination in the world. Indonesia also offers one-month free entry visa for many countries.
July and August is the best time to visit Bali. The majority of European tourists visit Bali during this time. But most of the hotels and resorts are fully booked in the high season. To avoid the overcrowding of tourists and the high booking price better to visit Bali in the offseason (January – May, September – November).
The entire Bali trip cost depends on you. You can save much money by not taking any tour package from any hotel or travel company. And better to explore all landmarks without the help of any Guide to avoid the extra charge. Furthermore, you might like to read some of the useful things and best travel books before visiting Bali in Indonesia.
Tegenungan Waterfall, Goa Gajah Temple, Segara Windhu Coffee Plantation, Kintamani Village, Mount Batur, Lake Batur, Tegalalang Rice Terrace, Ubud Royal Palace, Ubud Market
The first day I kept for Ubud, the cultural hub of Bali and Northeast Bali to explore Kintamani Village.
There are many things to explore in Ubud. But the authentic shopping from Ubud Market and all around Bali is must-do for all. The unique Balinese paintings, carving, trendy and traditional clothing, accessories, and handicrafts are so artistic.
Some popular tourist attractions near Ubud are Tegenungan Waterfall, Ubud Monkey Forest, Tegalalang Rice Terrace, Ubud Royal Palace, and Goa Gajah Temple.
Tegalalang Rice Terrace became a very popular rice terrace in Ubud, Bali as the small one, and also easy to explore.
Travelers wore Sarong at Sacred Destination Goa GajahTegalalang Rice Terrace
On the way to Kintamani village in Northeast Bali, you might like to visit the Segara Windhu coffee plantation to know all the interesting facts about Luwak Coffee.
Kintamani is very touristic for the picturesque landscape of Mount Batur. Tourists most favorite activity here is to have lunch while enjoying the breathtaking view of Lake Batur and the active volcano of this mountain. I had tasty Nasi Goreng first time from Kintamani at Tepi Danau Restaurant.
In Kintamani you’ll find many Mandarin Orange trees, locals do sell on the roadside. One should not miss buying the organic and fresh Mandarin from here which seems like Orange but actually, it’s Mandarin fruit.
Kuta Beach, Seminyak, Tanjung Benoa Beach, Nusa Dua Beach, Padang Padang Beach, Uluwatu Temple, Jimbaran Beach
The second day you can explore many popular beaches in Southwest and Southeast Bali. All beaches in Bali are overcrowded during high season.
Kuta is the most popular destination in Bali. Kuta Beach is famous for sunset watching and surfing. And surfing is one of the top enjoyable things to do in Bali; you’ll love to try for the big waves of Kuta Beach.
I enjoyed the sea walking at Tanjung Benoa Beach in Southeast Bali. If you love adventure, then this beach is perfect for you to try many water sports.
You can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, and body massage in Nusa Dua Beach. Padang Padang Beach is a rocky beach and the exceptional one among other beaches in Bali. You have to buy a ticket to visit this beach.
I liked to have Seafood dinner with Ikan Bakar (Grilled Fish) from Jimbaran Beach restaurant.Rock Cliff Sea Temple Uluwatu Dinner with Ikan Bakar at Jimbaran Beach
Tanah Lot Temple, Jatiluwih Rice Terrace, Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, Lake Beratan, Wanagiri Money Forest, Twin Lake
The third day in Bali I mostly explore the Northern part of Bali. Here the must-visit destinations are Tanah Lot Temple, Ulun Danu Beratan Temple on Lake Beratan, and Jatiluwih Rice Terrace.
Tanah Lot is another beautiful sea temple in the Indian Ocean of Northwest Bali. The sunset view from this temple is beautiful but I did visit in the daytime.
It was amazing to explore the most beautiful Jatiluwih Rice Terrace in North Bali. This destination is a bit less touristic for the long distance from South Bali. And so best to explore in all ways. You can try short and long trekking here.
Beautiful Sunset Road in BaliTanah Lot TempleSubak Irrigation at Jatiluwih Rice TerraceSpeed Boating at Lake Beratan
If you got time, you could visit Bedugul local market for shopping. On the way to Bedugul, you’ll see the iconic gate of Handara Golf & Resort Bali. The entrance of Handara became one of the popular photo spots that has inspired many to visit Bali. After that, you can also explore Wanagiri Monkey Forest and Twin Lake. Both destinations are free for visitors.
Bedugul Local Market
Wanagiri Monkey Forest
Pura Lempuyang Luhur, Gunung Agung, Tirta Gangga Water Palace
There are some islands in Southeast Bali much popular among tourists. Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, and Nusa Ceningan are some of them. But the whole day you’ve to keep exploring any one of them. So it depends on your choice.
The fourth day was for East Bali. Either you can visit Lempuyang Luhur Temple or Besakih Temple. I only visit the popular ‘Gateway To Heaven’ at Pura Lempuyang Luhur.
The extreme view of Gunung Agung or Mount Agung is possible to get from the top of the Besakih Temple. But you’ve to climb many stairs to visit both temples.
Tirta Gangga is a very beautiful royal water palace, a must-visit popular destination in East Bali.
In every countryside of Bali you’ll see many local fruit sellers, don’t forget to taste various organic Balinese fruits from them.
Tirta Gangga Water PalaceBalinese Durian
Banjar Hot Water Spring, Lovina Beach, Gitgit Waterfall
The fifth day I visited first the most popular Banjar Hot Water Spring in Northwest Bali. You can enjoy hot water bathing here, this is sacred water and naturally hot. The Northwestern part of Bali is not so touristic yet but worth one to explore the countryside of the Bali Island.
On the way to Banjar, you’ll find many lush green rice terraces in Gulingan and Belimbing. You might like to stop and photograph or have some time at Warung Sari Wisata Belimbing, a local restaurant offers great Balinese rice terraces view.
Northwest Bali is more popular for Dolphin watching at Lovina Beach. But you’ve to start very early morning to watch Dolphins.
I think Gitgit is the most beautiful waterfalls (35 m long) in Bali and must-visit for all nature lovers at Gitgit Village.
In the evening I took the Balinese Hair Spa and Body Massage service from Ari Putri Hotel. You can even try Spa and Massage from Seminyak, this destination is best for that.
Beautiful Rice Terrace in Northwest Bali
Lovina BeachBalinese Spa at Ari Putri Hotel
Sanur Beach, Sindhu Beach
The sixth day was the last day in Bali. I started this day with the spectacular sunrise view at Sanur and Sindhu Beach in Southeast Bali. It was simply awesome to go for a bike tour from Sanur to Sindhu beach.
My trip to Bali will be always a memorable one. Bali got to offer a lot to all kinds of tourists and travelers. Bali is magical and definitely, you’ll love to visit or revisit. See you, Bali!
Top Travel Tips To Be Noted
- Be careful when exchange cash dollars to IDR. Sometimes chances are there to get fake IDR. The hotel authority might help you with this.
- Go for a motorbike tour if you’re alone. The taxi tour is too expensive compared to the motorbike. It will just cost you $8 per day to rent a motorbike. You’ve to pay $30-$50 to rent a taxi for a day.
- For backpackers and budget travelers, Kuta and Nusa Dua are the best to stay in South Bali.
- Sanur in South Bali is best for mid-range travelers. Many family hotels, restaurants, and boutique shops are there to sleep, eat, and shop.
- Seminyak in South Bali is the best luxury travelers, a popular destination for brand hotels, restaurants, and trendy boutique shops.
- Balinese temples are not free for visitors. All must have to buy the entrance ticket to visit temples, popular landmarks, and rice terraces in Bali. And the entrance fee is high for almost all popular destinations.
- You must have to wear a Sash or Sarong before visiting any temples. It is a Balinese custom to show respect to sacred landmarks. You can buy or rent Sarong for some hours from the outside of the temple.
- All beaches are free to visit apart from Padang Padang Beach.
- Visit Bali during the offseason to avoid extra charges on Hotel and Tour Packages.
- The food cost is less in local restaurants or Balinese warung.
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