39 days in Bucharest & Indonesia Itinerary

39 days in Bucharest & Indonesia Itinerary

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39 days in Bucharest & Indonesia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Bucharest, Romania
— 6 nights
+3
Fly + foot + bus + ferry:  21​h
2
Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
— 3 nights
ferry + taxi:  1​h 45​min
3
Amed, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Kintamani, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Ubud, Indonesia
— 5 nights
Drive + ferry:  1​h 15​min
6
Nusa Penida, Indonesia
— 3 nights
ferry + Drive:  3​h
7
Pemuteran, Indonesia
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Labuan Bajo, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
9
Denpasar, Indonesia
— 8 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

6
nights
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like AFI Cotroceni and Grigore Antipa National Museum of Natural History. Head to Muzeul Micul Paris and Artfooly, The Slice of Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Explore Bucharest's surroundings by going to Tiriac Collection (in Otopeni), Urlati (Conacul Bellu & Bellu Manor) and The Gumelnita Civilization Museum (in Oltenita). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Ceausescu Mansion, explore the world behind art at The National Museum of Art of Romania, view the masterpieces at Urban Collectors, and steep yourself in history at Stavropoleos Monastery.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bucharest day trip website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Bucharest is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in July, with highs in Bucharest at 36°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Nusa Lembongan.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Urlati, Ploiesti, Dragonul Rosu, Tiriac Collection, The Gumelnita Civilization Museum
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Stavropoleos Monastery ©
Stavropoleos Monastery
Ceausescu Mansion ©
Ceausescu Mansion

3
nights
Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Jungut Batu Beach and Selambung Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Devil's Tears. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, snap pictures at Yellow Bridge, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nusa Lembongan day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Bucharest to Nusa Lembongan in 21 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Bucharest to Nusa Lembongan. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bucharest in July since evenings lows in Nusa Lembongan dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Amed.

Things to do in Nusa Lembongan

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Devil's Tears ©
Devil's Tears
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

3
nights
Amed, Indonesia

A snaking coastline and quaint, sleepy fishing villages characterize Amed, a stretch of shorefront with seven villages in Bali's east.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Amed Beach and Ujung Water Palace. USS Liberty Shipwreck and Lempuyang Temple will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Amed with an excursion to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Candidasa--about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Jemeluk Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Amed Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Taman Tirtagangga, and have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Amed vacation tool .

Getting from Nusa Lembongan to Amed by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Nusa Lembongan in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Amed, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kintamani.

Things to do in Amed

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Karangasem, Lempuyang Temple, USS Liberty Shipwreck, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Shark Diving
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Jemeluk Beach ©
Jemeluk Beach

3
nights
Kintamani, Indonesia

Kintamani ©
With mountains, volcanic lakes, historical temples, and a rich local culture, a Kintamani holiday offers plenty of delights.
Take a break from the city and head to Mt Batur and Lake Batur (Danau Batur). Explore hidden gems such as Luhur Batukaru Temple and Kehen Temple. Go for a jaunt from Kintamani to Tampaksiring to see Tirta Empul Temple about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, make a trip to Kintamani Plateau, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Besakih Temple, and wander the streets of Penglipuran.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kintamani trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Amed to Kintamani takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Amed in August, Kintamani is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ubud.

Things to do in Kintamani

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Besakih Temple, Penglipuran, Tirta Empul Temple, Luhur Batukaru Temple
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Mt Batur ©
Mt Batur
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple
Luhur Batukaru Temple ©
Luhur Batukaru Temple

5
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple and Mengening Temple. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mount Kawi and Wayan Gama Painter Group and School. Get out of town with these interesting Ubud side-trips: Gunung Sari Dance (in Gianyar), River Rafting & Tubing (in Payangan) and Tegalalang (Elephant Safari Park & Gallery Ada Garuda). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, explore the galleries of Threads of Life, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Wayan's Shop, and examine the collection at Neka Art Museum.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ubud online road trip planner .

Getting from Kintamani to Ubud by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Ubud can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Nusa Penida.

Things to do in Ubud

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Tegalalang, Tampaksiring, River Rafting & Tubing, Gunung Sari Dance
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple ©
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple
Mount Kawi ©
Mount Kawi

3
nights
Nusa Penida, Indonesia

You'll get in some beach time at Pasih Uug Beach and Pandan Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Atuh Beach.

Plan my day in Nusa Penida using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Ubud to Nusa Penida takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Pemuteran.

Things to do in Nusa Penida

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kelingking Beach ©
Kelingking Beach
Pasih Uug Beach ©
Pasih Uug Beach

1
night
Pemuteran, Indonesia

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then see the vivid underwater world at Menjangan Island.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Pemuteran journey planner .

Getting from Nusa Penida to Pemuteran by combination of ferry and car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Labuan Bajo.

Things to do in Pemuteran

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Menjangan Island ©
Menjangan Island

3
nights
Labuan Bajo, Indonesia

A trip to Labuan Bajo, an idyllic fishing village at the northwestern tip of Flores, offers the chance to unwind and experience traditional life without sacrificing comfort.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Padar Island. Do your shopping at Magnolia Boutique Komodo and TPI Labuan Bajo. There's lots more to do: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, step off the mainland to explore Kelor Island, and trek along Love Hill.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Labuan Bajo day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Pemuteran to Labuan Bajo takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Denpasar.

Things to do in Labuan Bajo

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Shark Diving
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Padar Island ©
Padar Island

8
nights
Denpasar, Indonesia

Denpasar
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Head to Nacivet Art Gallery and Reservoartfor some retail therapy. Visit Blue Point Beach and Pantai Sanur for some beach relaxation. Explore Denpasar's surroundings by going to Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban), Pecatu (Bingin Beach & Uluwatu Temple) and Seminyak Beach (in Seminyak). There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the spiritual surroundings of Taman Ayun Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Nusa Dua Beach, and explore the world behind art at Museum PASIFIKA.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Denpasar travel planner.

Fly from Labuan Bajo to Denpasar in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Denpasar are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Seminyak, Kuta, Pecatu, Nusa Dua, Tanah Lot Temple
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Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Blue Point Beach ©
Blue Point Beach
Balangan Beach ©
Balangan Beach

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