18 days in Bali Itinerary

18 days in Bali Itinerary

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18 days in Bali Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly + taxi:  18​h 15​min
1
Nusa Dua
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Tulamben
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Pemuteran
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  3​h
4
Nusa Lembongan
— 3 nights
+3
ferry + bus + foot + Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Cape Town

8
nights
Nusa Dua

Nusa Dua ©
A trip to Nusa Dua offers a chance to enjoy sandy beaches and an 18-hole golf course.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Rafting & Tubing and Geger Beach Nusa Dua Bali. Change things up with these side-trips from Nusa Dua: Tirta Empul Temple (in Tampaksiring), Spas & Wellness (in Seminyak) and Ubud (Elephant Cave Ubud, Saraswati Temple, & more). Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at Waterbom Bali, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uluwatu Temple, don't miss a visit to Tanah Lot Temple, and stroll through Balangan Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nusa Dua itinerary planning website .

Cape Town, South Africa to Nusa Dua is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Cape Town to Nusa Dua, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in December; daily highs in Nusa Dua reach 36°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tulamben.

Things to do in Nusa Dua

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Kuta, Ubud, Seminyak, Legian Street, Blue Point Beach
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Waterbom Bali ©
Waterbom Bali
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple

2
nights
Tulamben

The small, otherwise unassuming fishing village of Tulamben draws scores of tourists every year as the site of a sunken U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jemeluk Beach, then contemplate the long history of Ujung Water Palace, and then steep yourself in history at USS Liberty Shipwreck.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tulamben trip builder tool .

Getting from Nusa Dua to Tulamben by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Tulamben can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pemuteran.

Things to do in Tulamben

#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Ujung Water Palace, Jemeluk Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
USS Liberty Shipwreck ©
USS Liberty Shipwreck
Ujung Water Palace ©
Ujung Water Palace

2
nights
Pemuteran

Pemuteran ©
The small fishing village of Pemuteran, just off the west coast of Bali, has become a popular tourism destination among domestic and international visitors for its scenic, pristine beaches and vibrant local community.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then explore the gorgeous colors at Menjangan Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): take a stroll through Palasari Village, identify plant and animal life at Biorock Pemuteran bali, and then make a trip to Pulaki Temple (Pura Pulaki).

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Pemuteran travel route planning app .

Traveling by car from Tulamben to Pemuteran takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nusa Lembongan.

Things to do in Pemuteran

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Adventure

Side Trips

Palasari Village, Pulaki Temple (Pura Pulaki)
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Menjangan Island ©
Menjangan Island
Scuba & Snorkeling
Pulaki Temple (Pura Pulaki) ©
Pulaki Temple (Pura Pulaki)

3
nights
Nusa Lembongan

The island of Nusa Lembongan sits amidst swathes of calm, clear waters as well as some of the most notable surfing waves in the region.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Devil's Tears and Jungut Batu Beach. There's still lots to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Selambung Beach, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nusa Lembongan road trip planning app .

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Pemuteran to Nusa Lembongan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nusa Lembongan

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Adventure
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Devil's Tears ©
Devil's Tears
Spas & Wellness

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