Are you going to visit Bali in 10 days ? If you are organizing your trip to Bali and you want to know what to do and what to see in Bali in 10 days, keep reading because this article is going to come in handy for you.

We did a 10-day route through Bali , and we liked the island of the gods so much that we are very clear that we are going to return to Bali very soon because it is a perfect destination for a vacation: Culture, gastronomy, beaches, surfing, good weather, good hotels and all at a very affordable price. Bali lacks nothing.

Templo Tirta Empul que ver en bali en 10 días
  • In this article we show you the best places to see in Bali in 10 days, but if what you are looking for is a very detailed 10-day Bali itinerary, we advise you to click on this link:

In our opinion, the best thing is that there is a Bali for all tastes . If you like sun and beach destinations, if you prefer to visit temples or art galleries, if you are a nature lover and want to see rice fields, waterfalls or volcanoes or if you are a food lover and enjoy trying new dishes, if you want Know yourself and do a spiritual retreat or learn to do yoga, there is a different and special Bali for everyone.

As we like to experience everything when we are traveling and, truth be told, we are very versatile, we also get up at 5 am and spend the day seeing temples, that we indulge ourselves and enjoy a day at the beach With coconuts and cocktails, in this article we propose a 10-day tour of Bali with which you can enjoy everything that this wonderful island has to offer: temples, waterfalls, beaches, waves, sunsets, massages and rice fields.

  • If you still don't know where to stay during your 10-day trip to Bali, we recommend that you take a look at our article Best area to stay in Bali (Indonesia) where we tell you about the best areas to spend the night and we leave you a list with our preferred hotels in each area.

    And if you want to know when to travel to Bali, we will tell you in this post: The best time to travel to Bali .

Bali Map

To make it easier for you to follow this article and if you want to use it for your route, here we leave you a map in which we have pointed out the 33 places to see and things to do in 10 days in Bali that we are going to talk about .

  • Before starting to talk about the places to see in Bali in 10 days, we want to advise you not to forget to get travel insurance before heading to Bali.

    We always travel insured, but in a country like Bali where the traffic is crazy, the beaches have coral and the descent to the waterfalls can be very slippery, we recommend that you travel with good insurance.

    For some time we have trusted Iati Seguros because it has very good medical coverage, they respond very well to any problem during the trip and they have a good value for money.

    We also leave you a link so that you can get a 5% discount on your insurance.

What to see in Bali in 10 days

In our opinion, these are the 33 essential things to see in Bali in 10 days, plus 3 extra activities that we have added so that you can customize your trip according to your tastes.

We have arranged them by area, to make it easier for you to locate them on the map and organize your own 10-day route through Bali.

What to see in and around Ubud

1.- Discover the sacred forest of monkeys in Ubud.

A visit to the monkey forest cannot be missed on a trip to Bali. Leave your bag or backpack at the hotel, grab your camera tightly and venture into the sacred forest of the monkeys.

In addition to observing monkeys in their natural habitat, the site offers a walk through lush forest and ancient temples with moss-covered statues.

Sacred Monkey Forest Ubud 10 days in Bali

2.- Stroll the photogenic Campuhan Ridge Walk

This walk has become very famous thanks to Instagram. The truth is that the path is very beautiful, surrounded by rice fields, but we went at sunset and found it full of tourists, so we advise you to get up early to avoid crowds and enjoy the walk quietly.

Campuhan Ridge Walk 10 days in Bali, Indonesia

3.- The Goa Gajah temple of the elephant carved in the stone.

Goa Gajah "Elephant Cave" is an archaeological site of great historical value that makes it a very special place. The temple is located just six kilometers from the center of Ubud.

Our visit to the temple was based on a festival that is celebrated every four years and the temple was full of Balinese dressed in typical costumes and making offerings.

Goa Gajah Bali in 10 days

4.- Enjoy the gardens of the Taman Ayun temple

What most caught our attention about this temple were its gardens, which we found beautiful. In our opinion, if you are going to travel 10 days to Bali, it is one of the temples that you cannot miss.

trip to bali 10 days Taman Ayun temple

5.- Give yourself a relaxing massage

If you need to relax, Bali is an ideal place for it. Although in Bali you can find many places to relax for a few days in the middle of the jungle, in a trip of only 10 days we prefer to have the massage in a more central place for a matter of time.

That is why we have included a visit to the spa in what to do in Ubud. In the city there are many spas and after a full day of temples and rice fields, nothing better than to have a good massage before going to dinner.

What to see in the center of Bali

6.- Bathe in the sacred waters of the Pura Tirta Empul temple

Tirta Empul is an important complex of temples and springs on a sacred mountain. The temple is very popular for its baths.

Pura Tirta Empul tour bali in 10 days

7.- Visit the rice terraces of Tegalalang, very close to Ubud.

These rice terraces are very close to Ubud, they stand out for their unevenness and how spectacular they are. The worst part is how crowded they are, so we recommend that you get up early and visit them very early.

Tegalalang rice terraces Bali route 10 days

8.- Tukad Cepung Waterfall

Although the waterfall is beautiful, we have to admit that we were a bit disappointed. When we went to see it it was full of tourists and it was impossible to enjoy it or take any photos.

If you want to see the waterfall quietly and take pictures, we recommend that you visit it early in the morning.

9.- Pura Kehen Temple

This temple is not one of the most beautiful in Bali, but it is so close to the temple of the pools that it does not cost anything to go and pay it a visit.

Pura Kehen templeruta bali 10 days

Esme Vos, Pura Kehen temple complex in Bali, CC BY 2.0

10.- Pura Gunung Kawi

We liked this temple very much. It is an impressive architectural complex surrounded by rice fields.

Pura Gunung Kawi visit bali in 10 days

  • To get around this area you can rent a motorcycle or get around by taxi because everything is quite close.

    We hired a driver for the six days that we stayed in Ubud and we were visiting the most cultural part of the island because we found it much more comfortable. Every afternoon we agreed with him a price for the places we wanted to visit and he would come to pick us up at 8 am every day at our hotel to do the excursion.

    We recommend our driver 100% because he was great with us: He was always punctual, he explained in great detail all the places we were seeing on the road and the ones we visited and he told us about his culture and traditions.

    He was also very patient with us and did not mind finishing the visits two and even three hours later than we had agreed if we entertained ourselves by taking photos or adding some last minute place to the excursion.

    If you want to contact our driver, leave us a comment on the article and I will send you his phone number and name to the email.

    Another option to visit this area of ​​Ubud and the center of Bali is to hire a tour.

    We have done some research and this tour looks very good and the guide speaks Spanish:

    Other excursions with very good opinions from other travelers, but with an English guide are:

What to visit in North Bali

11.- Stroll through the famous Jatiluwih rice terraces, a World Heritage Site.

When we think of Bali, one of the images that comes to mind is that of rice terraces.

For us, the best rice terraces in Bali are those of Jatiluwih , at a distance of two hours from Ubud and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

There are several routes for walking or cycling between the rice terraces. The place is so big that you can enjoy it quietly, although there are always plenty of tourists.

Jatiluwih rice terraces

12.- Pura Luhur Batukaru

This temple is very close to the Jatiluwih rice terraces, so you can take the opportunity to visit it on the same day.

We saw it raining heavily and still it seemed like a very charming temple.

Pura Luhur Batukaru tour Bali in 10 days

MajaK., Pura Luhur Batukaru, hindu temple Bali - panoramio (1), CC BY 3.0

13.- Nungnung Waterfall

Although we did not have time to visit it, I have read in several places that it is the most beautiful waterfall in Bali. If you have time to see it write to us and tell us what you think.

14.- Paddle around the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple

One of the best known temples in Bali, the water temple. You can rent a boat and skirt the temple or enjoy it from land. Be that as it may, a visit to the Ulun Danu Beratan temple cannot be missed on any trip to Bali.

Ulun Danu Beratan Temple what to see in Bali in 10 days

15.- Take a photo at the famous doors of Handara Golf & Resort Bali

This is another place in Bali that has become very popular thanks to Instagram. The doors that give access to this resort are one of the most photographed places on the island.

Handara Golf & Resort Bali Indonesia

Northeast Zone

16.- Ulun Danu Batur

It is the second most important temple in Bali and one of our favorites. Perhaps because it is located further north it is not a very crowded temple and we loved spending a good time there surrounded by Balinese.

Ulun Danu Batur 10 days in Bali

17.- Eat at one of the many restaurants located on the shores of Lake Batur

Although the restaurants are very touristy and the food is not the best we have in Bali, it is worth stopping along the way and sitting down to eat peacefully in one of these restaurants with views of Mount Batur, an active volcano.

Mount and Lake Batur Bali

18.- Pure Pass Agung

It is the last of the temples that we are going to recommend you visit in this northeast area of ​​Bali. It is not a very well known temple, but it is located on the slope of Mount Agung and the place is beautiful.

What to visit in East Bali

19.- Besakih Temple

The mother temple of Bali, the most important on the island.

Be careful when you go to visit it, it is so popular that the locals have gained fame and now they take advantage of tourists who are going to visit the temple and will try to get all the money they can with any excuse: A guide who doesn't really He has no idea and he doesn't even speak English well, a motorcycle ride ...

Our driver told us that the temple is starting to get a bad name even among the Balinese themselves because of the attitude of these locals.

What to see in Bali Pura Besakih Temple

20.- Taman Tirta Gangga

The complex of gardens, fountains and pools is wonderful.

Although it is well known and is always full of travelers, it still has wonderful corners to enjoy quietly.

We liked them very much and we took the opportunity to take a refreshing swim by ourselves in the pools that are hidden at the end of the gardens.

Tirta Empul Bali temple in 10 days

21.- Get in line to have your photo taken at the famous gates of heaven.

Lempuyang Temple is one of the oldest temples.

This temple has become very famous for Instagram and its photo on one of its doors with the volcano in the background.

Lempuyang Luhur Bali Temple

22.- Relax on Virgin Beach

Without a doubt one of the best beaches in Bali. You will also find it by the name of White Sand Beach, although the truth is that the sand on the beach is not white but yellow.

Virgin Beach What to see in Bali in 10 days

23.- Visit the Pura Goa Lawah temple

Also known as the temple of bats. It is one of the most important temples in Bali.

The best time to visit this temple is early in the morning, when the Balinese come to pray and make offerings and you will find very few tourists.

Pura Goa Lawah Bali temple

Jorge Láscar from Melbourne, Australia, Goa Lawah Temple (16850504407), CC BY 2.0

24.- Visit the majestic Taman Soekasada Ujung Palace

To the east of Bali you will come across this huge palace, also known as the Water Palace.

The palace was built in the village of Seraya, very close to the coast but with spectacular views of Mount Agung.

Taman Soekasada Ujung visit bali in 10 days

What to do in South Bali

25.- Visit Tanah Lot

Tanah Lot Temple is one of the most important landmarks in Bali, famous for its location by the sea and its sunset landscapes. An ancient Hindu shrine that stands on a giant rock with the waves crashing constantly.

The Tanah Lot Temple is simply one of the icons that you cannot miss in Bali.

It is very easy to visit because it is located near Denpasar and Kuta, the most touristic areas of Bali.

Tanah Lot temple route through bali 10 days

26.- Have a sunset cocktail at Potato Head Beach Club

Starting at 4 in the afternoon, this bar fills up with people who begin to reserve a place at the pool tables to enjoy one of the best sunsets in Bali while enjoying a cocktail and a swim in its infinity pool.

Potato Head Beach Club Bali Indonsia

27.- Surf, lie in the sun or watch them surf on one of the beaches of Uluwatu.

Spend a morning enjoying the beaches of the Uluwatu Peninsula, south of Bali. If you like surfing, do not hesitate to visit this area, its surfer and relaxed atmosphere will enchant you.

We recommend the beaches of Padang Padang, Balangan and Dreamland.

what to see in Bali in 10 days Padang Padang Beach

  • If you want to learn to surf Bali is the perfect place.

    We have found these two hour lessons to learn to surf that have very good opinions from travelers who have tried them.

29.- Visit the Uluwatu temple at sunset.

The Uluwatu temple is located on a cliff 70 meters above sea level, so it has privileged views of the sun setting on the Indian Ocean.

In addition, every day between 6 and 7 there is a Kecak dance performance, which is one of the most beautiful and popular in Bali.

Uluwatu temple visit bali in 10 days

30.- Discover the Garuda Wisnu Kencana cultural park

Garuda is the national symbol of Bali.

The park houses the statue of the god Vishnu riding the great Garuda. This sculpture has been designed to be one of the largest monuments in the world and the most impressive in Bali.

When we were in Bali it hadn't been opened yet, so we couldn't see it. If you are going to see it, tell us what you think, from the photos we have seen it seems impressive.

Garuda Wisnu Kencana Bali Cultural Park

Ya, saya inBaliTimur, Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue detail, CC BY-SA 2.0

 

Other things to see in Bali in 10 days:

The 10-day trip to Bali that we have proposed in this article is very cultural. If you prefer not to see so many temples and take advantage of your time in Bali to do other activities, here are some ideas.

31.- Learn to cook Balinese food.

If you love cooking and you like Balinese gastronomy, a good activity to do in Bali is to learn how to cook its most traditional dishes.

Balinese cuisine what to see in Bali in 10 days

  • If you want to discover all the secrets of Balinese cuisine here is a link where you can book a tour that includes a visit to the market, cooking classes and tasting of Balinese food in Spanish:

32.- Take a hiking route on Mount Batur at sunrise.

This is another very popular activity in Bali. Climb the Batur volcano to enjoy the sunrise and breathtaking views.

  • There are many excursions to go up Mount Batur to see the sunrise. We have been researching and reading the opinion of other travelers and this is the one that we liked the most because after the hard climb to the mountain you can enjoy a bath in hot springs:

33.- Take thousands of photos for your Instagram feed

If you are passionate about social networks and especially Instagram or if you love posing in Bali, you will find many very photogenic places that are perfect to make your Instagram account the envy of your friends.

Some of the most instagrammable places in Bali are:

  • The gates of the Handara Golf resort.
  • The rice terraces of Tegalalang.
  • The gates of heaven of the Pura Lempuyang temple.
  • The sources of the Tirta Gangga.
  • The Wanagiri Hidden Hills Bali swing
  • The Love Bali sign.
  • ...

And I won't tell you more that I'm going to see if I prepare an article with these places.

instagram tour bali

That is, if you are willing to take a million photos that do not happen to you like us. As we are a disaster we have lost half of the photos of the trip and now we only have some of the mobile.

Anyway ... it's going to take us to go back to Bali, all for the Blog.

This is just an idea of ​​the places that we consider essential what to see in Bali in 10 days. The island of the gods gives you much more and if you have more time to explore it there are a million more things you can do like spending a few days in a yoga retreat.

You may have noticed that in this selection we have not included such popular places as Kuta and we have been missing some very famous waterfalls in Bali such as Sekumpul Waterfall. The reason is that in 10 days you will not be able to see the entire island, so we have tried to select a great diversity of places to see and things to do and we have excluded others that were a little out of the way.

We have also left Nusa Penida and the Gili Islands off the route because it seemed to us that 10 days were not enough to see everything and we preferred to leave the islands for another trip, but if you prefer to take a few days off Bali and add Nusa Penida or the Gili Islands to your itinerary, you are sure to have a great time too.


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