While Indonesia is made up of thousands of islands, there is one island that everyone knows by name: Bali. Known for its beaches, waterfalls, resorts, culture and so much more, Bali is a dream come true. But with so many sights to see and things to do it can be hard to figure out what to add to your itinerary as although the island may look small, it is actually bigger then you think and the last thing you would want is to spend your days in taxis instead of exploring sights. So to help you make the most of your time in Bali we have created the ultimate Bali itinerary filled with temples, waterfalls, rice fields and beaches, the perfect itinerary that will allow you to get a taste of all that Bali has to offer. Adventure lovers, foodie travellers, culture seekers, this itinerary has a little bit of everything, so without further ado, here is the perfect 5 day Bali itinerary!
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Bali Travel Tips
Best time to visit Bali
Now before you pack your bags, lets talk about when it is the best time to visit, because especially when you have only 5 days to explore the beauty of Bali you want to be sure you can make the most of it. Bali’s weather is divided into two seasons: dry season and wet season, let’s discuss those a bit more in detail:
Dry season – Bali’s dry season in general lasts from April to September. During the dry season you will have the best chance of good weather, although rain showers during these months are still not uncommon. However, we personally would strongly advice to avoid the high season months of July and August. As kids in Europe and North America tend to have summer holidays during these months the amount of tourists to Bali increase and prices get higher. The shoulder months of May, June and September are often the most enjoyable months in Bali in our opinion.
Wet season – While we prefer to travel to Bali during the dry season, we have to admit that we still love this island just as much during the wet season and have actually spend over 4 months in Bali during the wet season. The wet season of Bali often consists of dry mornings with heavy rain showers (often paired with thunder and lightning) in the afternoons and evenings. The main downside we have found during the wet season is that we weren’t always able to stick to our planning as sometimes it seemed the weather just turned within minutes.
What to pack for Bali
Before heading to Bali we thought we would share some of our absolute favourite and must pack items, just so you can enjoy your vacation completely worry free. So besides packing bikinis, flip flops, shorts and of course a camera to document your travels, be sure to put these items in your backpack or suitcase:
- Travel adaptor – Bring a travel adaptor, this way no matter what plug your hotel or hostel has, you will be able to charge all your electronics!
- Quick dry towel – Perfect for those beach days and exploring waterfalls, quick dry towels not only dry very quickly, they are also a great space saver, an item we take with us everywhere we go.
- Powerbank – No need to worry about empty phones when out exploring for the day, this way you won’t be standing at the most beautiful temple you have seen only to not be able to take photos, or to find your way back to your hotel.
- VPN – While this one you technically can’t pack, we consider it one of those must have essentials. During your trip you will probably log onto tens if not more different wifi networks, not knowing how safe these networks really are. Not only will a VPN make the usage of public wifi networks a whole lot safer, it also allows you to get access to websites (Netflix for example) that sometimes might be restricted in Bali!
- Reusable water bottle – Many hostels and hotels offer free refills these days and bringing a reusable water bottle will not only save you money, it is also a great way to reduce your plastic footprint.
How to get around Bali
Public transport in Bali is extremely limited, and therefore you will often have to rely on other transport services. Here are some of our recommendations of how to easily get around Bali:
From the airport – After a long flight the last thing you want to be doing is to haggle with a taxi driver. We highly recommend arranging transport in advance so that upon arrival you can just head to your destination worry free. The easiest way to arrange this is either to contact your hotel or guesthouse and ask if they have pick up services available, or to arrange your private airport transfer online. We normally book our airport transfer through Klook as it can all be arranged with the click of a button, and if you sign up for Klook through this link you will actually get a €5 discount on your first booking!
Scooters and motorbikes – Once we have arrived at our accommodation then this is our preferred way of getting around. Not only is riding a scooter or motorbike one of the most affordable ways of getting around the island, it also allows you to have the most freedom as you can go wherever and whenever you please. You can rent scooters for as low as 3$ a day, with a litre of fuel costing you 0.75$. However, Bali traffic can be quite chaotic and we would only recommend riding a scooter if you feel comfortable and confident, if this doesn’t sound like you maybe the next option will suit you better.
Taxis and private drivers – Taxis and private drivers are one of the most common ways of getting around Bali. Grab a taxi to get you from one destination to the other, or simply hire a private for a half or even a full day tour. Prices for private drivers often start around 350,000 IDR ($25) and up for a half day tour, all depending on the amount of activities and distance of the activities. The benefit of having a private driver instead of a taxi is that a driver will wait for you while you are exploring, this way you don’t have to worry about finding a taxi once you are done sightseeing!
How to Spend 5 Days in Bali
So now that you are all up to date on some of the most important things you should know before going to Bali, let’s dive deeper into how to actually spend 5 days in Bali. There are so many destinations that you can pick from when visiting Bali, from the North to the South and all the way East, there is something beautiful to discover on every corner of this island. However, if you have only 5 days in Bali then we would highly recommend you to stick to two locations, this way you can avoid spending all your time in traffic and simply enjoy exploring some of Bali’s most beautiful sights.
If you have never been to Bali then we would suggest visiting Ubud, Bali’s cultural capital, and Canggu, Bali’s laid back surfers town. This way you can have the best of both worlds, learn about Balinese culture, and relax at the beach. Before we get deeper into what to do each day, here is a quick overview of how we would recommend spending 5 days in Bali:
- Day 1 – Ubud’s City Centre
- Day 2 – Explore Ubud’s Surroundings
- Day 3 – Chasing Waterfalls in Ubud
- Day 4 – Beach Day in Canggu
- Day 5 – Explore Canggu’s Surroundings
Below we have a detailed day to day itinerary including our favourite things to do, sights to see and experiences that you cannot miss on your trip to Bali. On top of that we have also provided alternative activities, so you can easily swap sights for activities and sights that would fit your travel style better. So now that you know a little more on what to expect from each day, let’s get a bit further into detail!
Day 1 – Ubud’s City Centre
Start your trip in Bali by discovering one of the most iconic places of Bali: Ubud. Ubud is known as Bali’s cultural capital and it is the perfect place to get a feeling of what Bali is all about. Visit temples and palaces and some beautiful greenery, combined with delicious Balinese cuisine of course. Keep on reading to find out what our favourite sights in Ubud are…
Campuhan Ridge Walk
Start your day the right way by going for a walk at the Campuhan Ridge Walk. The Campuhan Ridge Walk is hidden behind the hotels and temples of Ubud, a beautiful piece of green and tranquil scenery, and an absolute must see when visiting Ubud. The ridge will take you up and down along a pathway surrounded by palm trees and eventually even some beautiful rice fields. Come here for sun rise if you want to beat the crowds, our personal favourite time of the day, this way you will have a full day left to explore the rest of Ubud.
Location: The Walk is located a short 15 min walk from the Ubud Art Market, find the exact location on the map.
Best time to visit: This is one of the best places to watch the sun rise or sun set in Ubud, however, sun rise it will be a lot more quiet and not as hot.
Sari Organik Walk
While the Campuhan Ridge Walk is absolutely beautiful, the green scenery doesn’t end there just yet. Parallel to the Campuhan Ridge Walk you can find the Sari Organik Walk, a walkway that will take you along art shops, palm trees and beautiful rice fields. The walk was named after one of the restaurants on the trail, however, nowadays there are many restaurants and cafes along the trail. The Sari Organik Walk is one of the most peaceful and quiet spots that you will find so close to Ubud’s city centre, the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle for a bit. We love coming here to just enjoy some breakfast and coffee at one of the cafes and enjoy the view over the beautiful rice fields, fuelling up for the rest of our day of exploring!
Location: It can be a bit tricky to get to the Sari Organik Walk, check out the exact location here.
Best time to visit: Come here after 9AM if you are planning on getting breakfast, this is when most of the restaurants open here.
Pura Taman Saraswati & Ubud Palace
From the Sari Organik Walk head over back to the direction of Ubud’s city centre and along the way be sure to stop at Pura Taman Saraswati, also known as Ubud’s Water Palace. Hidden behind the Starbucks you will find this beautiful temple with the main attraction being the stunning lotus pond. While you cannot enter the temple itself, it is the lotus pond that makes it worth coming for. After you are doing admiring the beautiful Pura Taman Saraswati head over a bit down the road to stop by at the Ubud Palace, another beautiful sight right in Ubud’s centre where you can admire the typical Balinese architecture.
Location: Both locations are in Ubud’s city centre, check out the location of Pura Taman Saraswati here and the Ubud Palace here.
Entry fee: Both locations are free to enter.
Ubud’s Art Market
Now that you have had a taste of both Ubud’s nature and Ubud’s beautiful architecture, it is time for something different: shopping. Right in the heart of Ubud you can find the Ubud Art Market, the perfect place to go shopping for souvenirs, outfits and so much more. From the most beautiful colourful sarongs to wooden bowls, this market truly has something. However, this market does not have any set prices, it is time to put your bargaining skills to a test. We have written a complete guide to the Ubud Art Market where we describe what items you can expect to find here, and even include a section of what we bought and how much we’ve paid for it, just so you can get an idea of what to expect. We absolutely love shopping at the Ubud Art Market and have bought some beautiful souvenirs and items in the past that will forever remind us of our time in Bali.
Location: The Ubud Art Market cannot be missed as it is located right in Ubud’s centre, find the exact location here.
Opening hours: The Ubud Art Market is open daily from roughly 9am to 6pm.
Last, but definitely not least, on your first day in Ubud is the Ubud Monkey Forest. Now, we have to admit, while this is one of Ubud’s most popular sights we have actually never been here, mainly for the reasons that after traveling Asia for a couple of years that we have had some bad experiences with monkeys. However, to many people this is the highlight of their visit to Ubud, a unique chance to get up close to hundreds of monkeys and for that reason we still wanted to add it to this itinerary. This forest is filled with a rough 750 monkeys, and these monkeys are not shy, especially not if you have food with you. While this might be the last activity for the day, there is one thing left on this itinerary…
Location: The Monkey Forest is a rough 15 min walk from the Ubud Art Market, this is the exact location.
Entry fee: The entry fee to the Ubud Monkey Forest was IDR 80,000 in January 2020.
Taste the delicious Balinese Cuisine
What better way to end your first day in Bali then by getting a taste of the delicious Balinese cuisine. Ubud is filled with restaurants, from budget to luxury and everything in between, there is something for everyone’s liking here. One of our favourite restaurants in Ubud is Sun Sun Warung, a small warung offering the most delicious meals. We absolutely love the chicken satay and the delicious Balinese pancakes. Vegetarian or vegan? Check out Sopa Warung, a lovely warung offering a large variety of meals, with our personal being the vegetarian nasi campur and the gluten free chocolate cake, a tasty and well deserved dessert after a day of exploring Ubud.
Other things to do in Ubud
However, that is not all there is to do in Ubud. You can easily substitute these sights by other activities that are more suited to your travel style, or of course, you can just take the morning or afternoon off and enjoy a swim at your hotel instead! So if you are not keen on walking, or not a big fan of shopping, don’t worry, there are plenty of other things to do in Ubud:
- Museums – Visit one of Ubud’s museums such as the Neka Art Museum or the Agung Rai Museum of Art.
- Learn to cook Balinese – What better way to taste the local cuisine then by learning how to cook it? Cooking classes are widely available in Bali, an activity that is still high on our bucket list!
- Do a Yoga Class – If there is one thing that Ubud is known for besides the temples and rice fields then it must be yoga. You will find plenty of yoga studios in Ubud with the most well known being the Yoga Barn and Radiantly Alive.
- Get a Massage – Done exploring for the day? Why not relax and get a Balinese massage, something that we sure can never get enough of.
Day 2 – Explore Ubud’s Surroundings
While the city centre of Ubud is absolutely beautiful, the reason many people decide to stay an extra couple of days is because of what you can find around Ubud. From rice fields to temples, it is these places that made us fall in love with Ubud. Rent a scooter or hire a private driver, below we have listed our personal favourite sights that you will find within a half an hour driving distance from Ubud.
Tegalalang Rice Terrace
Start your day by visiting one of Bali’s most iconic spots: The Tegalalang Rice Terrace. Rice terraces create maze like paths up and down through a valley of green, when you thought it looked beautiful on photos, wait till you see it in real life. This is the perfect place to catch the sun rise, because not only will you avoid the crowds, you will also avoid hiking up and down the small narrow paths during the heat of the day. Spent an hour or two here and perhaps even grab breakfast at one of the many cafes that you can find along the road overlooking the rice fields before heading to your next stop of the day.
Location: The Tegalalang Rice Terrace are located roughly 20 min North from Ubud, for the exact location check the map.
Best time to visit: Come here around sun rise to avoid the larger crowds, and to get the best shots.
Pura Tirta Empul
A short 15 min ride Northeast from the Tegalalang Rice Terrace you will find one of our favourite Balinese temples: Pura Tirta Empul. The Tirta Empul Temple is one of Bali’s most holiest water temples and people from all over Bali come to this specific temple to do a purification ritual. The purification ritual, that takes place in ritual bathing pools, cleanses the body, mind and the soul. I did the purification ritual back on our first visit to Bali and to this date it is still one of my favourite memories of Ubud. I wrote about my experience and the steps of the purification in detail in our Tirta Empul Temple guide should you be interested in participating yourself. Spent a good hour (or even two here if you are planning on doing the purification ritual) before heading to the next temple on today’s schedule.
Location: The Tirta Empul Temple is located roughly half an hour North of Ubud, to get a better idea of where it is located check out the map here.
Entry Fee: In October 2018 the entry fee to Tirta Empul was 15,000 IDR.
Best time to visit: Come early in the morning to enjoy the peace and quiet of this temple, it tends to get busy in the afternoons as this is one of Ubud’s most popular sights.
Pura Gunung Kawi
A quick 5 min down the road of Pura Tirta Empul you will find Pura Gunung Kawi, another unique temple that deserves a spot on your itinerary. Now, this temple comes with a little bit of a warning though as it involves going down (and later up) a rough 250 steps. The path leading down to the temple will take you along rice fields, plenty of shops and just the most stunning scenery until you cross the sacred river and reach the temple. Here you will find 10 huge shrines, or candi, that have been carved out of stone, an incredible sight to see. Walk around the temple compound and admire the spectacular views and scenery before making your way up the stairs to your last stop of the day.
Location: Pura Gunung Kawi is located roughly 5 min from the Tirta Empul Temple, check the map for the exact location.
Entry fee: The entry fee to Goa Gajah was 15,000 IDR in October 2018.
Pura Gunung Kawi Sebatu
The last stop of the day is a temple we only came across recently, but oh we were so happy we did. Pura Gunung Kawi Sebatu, not to be confused with the above mentioned temple, is a holy spring temple located only a short 10 min ride from the Tirta Empul Temple. The temple is home to a beautiful koi temple located in the garden, a stunning shrine surrounded by the clearest spring water, and so much more. Wander around the temple, admire the Balinese architecture and the beautiful bathing pools before heading back to Ubud to relax and get ready for another day of exploring.
Location: Pura Gunung Kawi Sebatu is located roughly half an hour North of Ubud, find the exact location on the map.
Entry fee: In January 2020 the entry fee to Pura Gunung Kawi Sebatu was 30,000 IDR.
Other sights to explore near Ubud
While these are some of our personal favourite sights that can be found near Ubud, the reality is that there are plenty of more sights in the area, including sights that we haven’t visited before. If you are keen on adding more sights to your itinerary, or perhaps swap one of the sights above, then here are another couple of things to do near Ubud:
- Goa Gajah – Roughly 15 min Southeast of Ubud you can find Goa Gajah, also known as the Elephant Cave. This is another one of Ubud’s famous temples worth adding to your itinerary if you have some time left!
- Penestanan Rice Field Walk – Loving the rice field views? Head over to the Penestanan Rice Field Walk, one of our personal favourite spots located just outside of Ubud. Endless rice fields as far as the eyes can see, a perfect place to catch the sun set.
- Waterfalls – Now, you might have realised that we haven’t mentioned any waterfalls in these two days, and that is mainly for the reason that we think these waterfalls deserve a full day on your itinerary, read more about chasing waterfalls in Ubud in the next section!
Day 3 – Chasing Waterfalls in Ubud
We love the waterfalls in Ubud’s surrounding so much that we thought they deserved a day of their own. This way you can enjoy your last day in Ubud filled with adventure and refreshing swims! Close to Ubud you will find some of the most unique waterfalls of Bali, so without further ado, let’s go chasing waterfalls…
Tukad Cepung Waterfall
The Tukad Cepung Waterfall must be one of the most unique waterfalls that you can find in Bali. To get down to the waterfall you will have to walk down steps and wade through the stream of water that is coming down from the waterfall. Once you get closer to the waterfall you will be able to hear the water crashing down into the pool, this is when you know you are close to the spectacular sight you are about to see. The waterfall is surrounded by rock walls echoing the sound of the water crashing down, and if you are lucky you will be able to see the light show of sun rays shining through the top of the waterfall, a unique sight to see.
Location: The Tukad Cepung Waterfall is a rough one hour ride from Ubud, check the map for the exact location.
Entry fee: The entry fee to the Tukad Cepung Waterfall was 15,000 IDR in October 2018.
From the Tukad Cepung make your way to the Tibumana Waterfall. This single stream waterfall has quickly became one of Bali’s most popular destinations, mainly due to its close proximity to Ubud. The hike down to the waterfall is well paved and will lead you through the most lush jungle views until you reach the waterfall. The Tibumana Waterfall is rather small compared to some of the other waterfalls you can find in Bali, but due to its setting in the lush jungle it remains a beautiful place to explore. Take some photos and go for a dip to refresh before hiking back up the waterfall again ready to explore the last waterfall of the day!
Location: The Tibumana Waterfall is located roughly half an hour from both Ubud as well as the Tukad Cepung Waterfall. Check the exact location here.
Entry fee: The entry fee to the Tibumana Waterfall was 15,000 IDR in January 2020.
Kanto Lampo Waterfall
The last stop of the day, and the last stop in Ubud, is the Kanto Lampo Waterfall. The Kanto Lampo waterfall is a bit different from other waterfalls. Instead of walking up to a waterfall this waterfall will actually require you to descent straight into the river to actually be able to admire this waterfall. So no matter what you’ll do, you will get wet. But be careful when descending, it can actually get quite slippery here. Once you reach the river it is time to just enjoy and relax the refreshing water until it is time to end your day and head to your next destination in Bali, Canggu!
Location: The Kanto Lampo Waterfall is located roughly 15 min down South from the Tibumana Waterfall, for the exact location check the map.
Entry fee: The entry fee to the Kanto Lampo Waterfall was 10,000 IDR in October 2018.
Tip: if you are hiring a private driver for the day ask if you can be dropped of in Canggu at the end of the day. This way you don’t have to pay for another taxi the following day, and can start your days of exploring bright and early the next day!
Other Day Trips from Ubud
While we personally love these waterfalls, especially as they are so close to Ubud so it means we won’t spend too long on the road, you might be looking for something different. Perhaps you had seen a different beautiful water or temple on Instagram and were trying to fit that into your schedule. You can easily swap this day, or any of the other two days in Ubud for that matter, out for a day trip exploring a different area of Bali. We have written a complete Ubud day trip guide where we share our 7 favourite day trips from Ubud, but here are a quick three suggestions as well.
- Central Bali – Roughly an hour North from Ubud you will find the lush green area of Central Bali, a place that is often overlooked by travellers, which is a shame because it truly has so much to offer. Start your day by catching the sunrise at the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces and complete your adventurous day trip by exploring Leke Leke Waterfall and Nung Nung Waterfall before heading back to either Ubud or Canggu.
- East Bali – Don’t want to visit any waterfalls? Why not head to East Bali instead! Head to the Lempuyang Temple to take a photo at the iconic heaven’s gates before exploring Taman Ujung and Tirta Gangga, the water palaces of East Bali.
- North Bali – Visiting the North of Bali will require you to spent a bit more on the road and a bit less exploring, but in exchange you will be rewarded by visiting the most beautiful waterfall of Bali. Start your day by seeing the sun rise at Pura Ulun Danu Bratan before heading to the incredible Sekumpul Waterfall, a 80m high waterfall , a mind-blowing sight to see.
Day 4 – Beach Day in Canggu
You have made it to Canggu, the laid back surfers town of Bali. Canggu is a place that we normally use as a home base to work in Bali, a place that we simply cannot get enough of. After three days of exploring and sightseeing the inland of Bali it is time to discover the beaches of Canggu, here is our recommendation of how to spend your first day in Canggu.
Breakfast at one of the many cafes
If there is one thing that Canggu is known for then it must be the cafes. Even weeks here was not enough to try them all, and even if we would have succeeded I am sure a couple of new cafes would have already opened up. The cafes in Canggu is where you can get the best coffee, the most healthy breakfast options it is one of the reasons we fell in love with this place. While there might be tens of cafes here, these are some of our personal favourites:
- Cinta Cafe – Has the most amazing breakfast deal offers where you can pick one of the six breakfast items, a juice and a delicious coffee all for 70,000 IDR ($5.15). However, the main reason we love coming here is the friendly staff that will make you feel incredibly welcome.
- Rise & Shine – If there is one place that knows how to do breakfast in Canggu it is Rise & Shine Cafe. Some of our favourite dishes here are the eggs benedict and nutella barrel rolls, we could have breakfast here every single day of the week and not get enough of it!
- Magcel Cafe – A locally owned cafe that has only been open for a couple of months but is already making its way to the top. This cafe has some of the best coffee we’ve had in Bali, and we absolutely love the staff here, this is one of our to go places in Canggu!
- Satu Satu Coffee Company – If you are on a bit of a budget then this cafe is definitely worth checking out. This cafe is so popular that many times you will either have to wait for a table or have to share a table. My personal favourite dish here must be the avocado toast with poached eggs, combined with a flat white to get my caffeine fix for the day!
Finished your breakfast, it is time to catch some waves. Besides the cafe scene Canggu is mostly known as surfers paradise. If you have always wanted to learn how to surf then this is your chance and sign up for a surfing class. What better way to spent your morning then to try to ride the waves. With the large amount of beaches in Canggu the settings vary for ideal conditions for beginners to beaches more suitable for intermediate surfers. If you have never surfed before head over to Batu Bolong, one of the most well known beaches in Canggu to get surf classes. Should you be a more intermediate surfer then perhaps Berawa or Echo beach might be more suitable!
Shop till you drop
Before you leave Bali, why not go do some shopping. From roadside stalls, weekend markets to boutique stores, just shopping alone could probably keep your busy for days. Shop to bring home some beautiful and unique souvenirs or perhaps even do some outfit shopping, in Canggu you can truly find it all. Should you be in Canggu keep your eye open for weekend markets such as the Old Man’s weekend Market and the Samadi weekend market. Another great place to go shopping is Love Anchor, while slightly overpriced compared to the road side stalls that often sell the same items, they do have a great selection of clothing, jewellery and souvenirs!
Sun set at the beach
After a day of catching waves in the ocean and shopping until there is no more space left in your backpack or suitcase it is time to simply sit back, order a drink and watch the sun set. Some of the best sun sets we’ve had in Bali were in Canggu, and nothing beats a delicious drink with the sun setting on the horizon. Echo Beach, Berawa Beach and Batu Bolong Beach are some of the most popular beaches to catch the sun set, the perfect way to end your first day in Canggu.
Other things to do in Canggu
The reality is that while Canggu might be known for surfing, that is not all there is to do, and there are plenty of other things to do in Canggu that will keep you busy for a day. Here are a couple of alternative suggestions of things to do in Canggu:
- Relax at a beach club – Done exploring and just looking for a day of relaxing? Why not hang out at a beach club! Simply sit back, order a drink and some food and work on your tan, that sounds like a perfect vacation day to me!
- Do a cooking class – Didn’t have the chance to do a cooking class in Ubud? Why not do one in Canggu! There are cooking classes available every where in Bali, and so also in Canggu!
- Go sunbathing on the beach – You don’t have to go surfing to enjoy the beach. Grab a towel or rent one of those beach beds, get yourself a fresh coconut and enjoy your morning or afternoon relaxing by beach!
Day 5 – Explore Canggu’s Surroundings
Your last day in Bali, time to take it easy and to simply relax a bit before it is time to either go home or to head to your next destination. As this is your last day in Bali you might as well make the most of it! Go surfing one more time, relax by the pool of your hostel or go for a sun rise at the beach. If you still have a full day left you might want to consider adding the following things to your itinerary:
Rice Fields in Canggu
As Canggu is known for its beaches one sight that is often forgotten is its rice fields. You will find them simply everywhere in Canggu, along the roads, behind your hotel, the reality is that you really don’t have to go far. However, if you are looking for those spectacular rice field views then head over to Jalan Babadan where you will find rice fields as far as the eyes can see. The easiest ways to explore these rice fields would be by renting a scooter, so if you feel comfortable riding one then this is definitely the way to go. Keen on visiting multiple locations? Be sure to check out our complete Canggu rice field guide where we share our favourite locations of where to find the best rice field views in Canggu!
Rent a scooter and explore Canggu’s beaches
If you have already rented that scooter then you might want to consider exploring a bit more of Canggu’s surroundings. Many travellers will stick to the beaches in Canggu itself so if you want to escape the crowds then you’ll have to venture a bit further. Spend a day beach hopping and exploring some of the most beautiful black sand beaches of Bali. Here are some beaches that might be worth checking out:
- Mengening Beach
- Pasut Beach
- Pig Stone Beach
Spent the rest of your day swimming, sunbathing and perhaps even catching the sun set before heading back to Canggu to enjoy your last evening in Bali. Go out for a nice meal at one of the many restaurants in Canggu, perhaps grab a drink or two to end your perfect trip to Bali.
And there you have it, the ultimate 5 day Bali itinerary. Waterfalls, temples, rice fields, what are you most excited about on exploring in Bali? Be sure to share it with us in the comment section down below! Before you go, make sure to check out some of our other Bali travel guides to help you plan the perfect Bali trip:
- 21 Things to know before you go to Bali
- Bali waterfall guide – Bali’s most beautiful waterfalls
- The 7 most beautiful temples in Bali
- Bali travel budget – How to travel Bali on 20$ a day
- The ultimate Bali bucket list – 80+ things to do in Bali
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Considering I live in Australia, I still haven’t got to Bali. Your post is a great reminder that it is the perfect short get away!