Bali Itinerary

The Ultimate 4 Days Travel Itinerary for Bali, Indonesia

We just came back from out trip to Bali last month and it was a well needed rest from work after a four months hiatus from travelling. Here, I’m going to share with you our travel itinerary and how to make the best use of your time in Bali!

We took a 5.25am flight from Singapore on a Saturday morning to that we could reach Bali early and still have a full day of activities ahead.

Transportation | Getting around Bali

It is recommended to hire a private driver in Bali if you want to increase your mobility around the island. Driving on your own by car is not recommended as the roads can be tricky to navigate. If you have a motor bike license, you can opt for that option to!

Prices of private car charters in Bali are really affordable. If you’re going in a group of 4, that makes it even more cost-efficient!  Using KLOOK is an efficient and a reliable way to travel, all you have to do is follow the instructions on their website to book and your driver will be there to pick you up at the airport when you arrive.

I’d recommend booking your private car charter for 1 to 2 days first. If you like your driver on the first day, just book through KLOOK again the night before and request for the same driver on the website for the rest of your trip. 

Do take note that there is a extra surcharge for travelling to areas outside of their service areas. It’ll be better to book your accommodation within the service areas to avoid too much extra charges. 

Our Bali Travel Itinerary

Day 1

Breakfast @ KYND Community

Address: Jl. Petitenget No.12, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
I’ve to be honest here, this place is for vegan lovers. So if you’re a meat person, you may be disappointed by their menu. This Cafe is known for their instagrammable pink walls and sunflower basket swing too. You’d be able to get some really great shots here along with yummy Acai bowls.

Tanah Lot Temple

After a quick breakfast, we made our way to Tanah Lot Temple to explore. There’s quite a crowd over here but the atmosphere is really great and if you’re lucky, you can catch some of their religious rituals by the sea. 

Lunch – Bebek Goreng

I forgot the name of the exact restaurant we ate at but it was recommended by our driver! You can tell your driver that you want to try Bebek Goreng and he’ll probably be able to give you some suggestions.

Tegenungan Waterfall

After lunch, we headed to Tegenungan Waterfall. It’s a quick hike down (about 15min) to the waterfall where you’ll see people playing beneath it. You’ll also be able to climb mid-way up the waterfall to take some pictures.

After visiting the waterfall, we were pretty exhausted and decided to check-in to our hotel to call it a night. If you’re up for it, you can also visit the Campuhan Ridge Walk to witness the sunset too!

Tegenungan Waterfall in Bali

Day 2

Handara Golf and Resort – Bali Gates

We started our day by visiting the famous Bali Gates. Because it was recommended by nearly everyone on the internet to be there early to beat the crowds, we were there by 7am.

Wanagiri Hidden Hills (The Best Instagram Spot in Bali)

After which, we headed down to this photo-worthy spot to take some pictures. It’s a wooden platform that overlooks a beautiful lake and was specially constructed for people to take pictures. Take note that there is an entrance fee of IDR100,000 per person (about SGD9) but you can stay on it for as long as you like. The service here is really great too, they even helped us to place reflectors to ensure that our pictures had good lighting.

Ulun Banu Beratan Temple

Next, we went to visit another temple. Ulu Danu Bratan Temple is located on the shores of Lake Bratan near Bedugul, where you’ll see a gorgeous mountain backdrop surrounding it. A large number of tourists visit this iconic landmark everyday so if you want to take a photo without anyone else inside, be there early!

Sekumpul Waterfall

This was the highlight of our day! Tell your driver you’d like to visit this waterfall and he’ll drive you to book a local guide. Note that you’re not allowed to go on your own as the path to the waterfall can be dangerous. It was a pretty long trek down (about 30-60min) to reach the bottom of the waterfall. Remember to get bug spray and wear comfortable shoes. You’d want to be in your swimming wear as well so that you can take a dip at the bottom of the falls!

The falls were really magnificent and totally worth the trip down! Here, you’ll also be able to have a snack by a shop overlooking a rice field. We’re sort of adventure junkies so if you’re game for the trek, I’d highly recommend visiting the falls here.

Day 3

Nusa Penida Day Tour

We booked a day trip to Nusa Penida. Nusa Penida is an island southeast of Bali and you’ll have to get on a boat to reach there. We booked a 1 Day Nusa Penida Tour to explore the island It will take you to most of the famous spots – Kelinking Beach, Broken Beach, Angel’s Billabong, and Crystal Bay.

The Island was absolutely beautiful. If we had more time, I would had planned to stay on the island longer to explore the east side of it. One day here was definitely not enough time to fully experience the area. So if you have the time, you may want to consider extending your stay here.

Day 4

Swing Real

And of course, we headed to the famous Bali Swing playground on our last day. Swing Real is the oldest swing-park in Bali. It is located by the canyon with a river waterfall view.If you’ve seen Instagram photos of people on large swings above a beautiful rainforest backdrop, this is the place. We purchased the entrance ticket that allowed us to sit on the swings which was priced at USD 35. There was a total of 7 swings and various other shooting platforms in the area. It’s recommended that you arrive here before 9am to avoid the long cues.

Tegalalang Rice Terraces

OK, I know USD 35 is not worth it for some of you to sit on a couple of swings. There’s a cheaper alternative which is the Uma Pakel Swing in Tegalalang Ubud. If your main aim is just to capture that one swing photo over a beautiful backdrop, then you can opt for this instead. In addition, you’ll also get to visit the Tegalalang Rice Terraces. It will only cost you USD 12.59.

Where to stay in Bali?

Even though I feel that 4 days in Bali isn’t quite enough to fully experience the island, we were able to complete most of the activities we really wanted to do. If you’re a nature-lover and would prefer to stay in a quiet setting, I’d recommend you staying around Ubud area like we did! The place we stayed at was called Ubud Dedari Villas. It had a beautiful infinity pool overlooking the rainforest. The price was also affordable and we had an enjoyable stay here.

Ubud Dedari Villas in Bali, Indonesia
Ubud Dedari Villas

However, if you’d prefer to have cocktails by the beach every night, then it’s better for you to book an accommodation around Kuta / Seminyak. Bali is a great place to travel to, and the locals there are really good at carrying out their tourism business. Everything was pretty well planned out for us so if you’re looking for  a short getaway from the hustle of work, it’s a must to consider.

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