10 Days in Bali Itinerary – Your Perfect Guide on How to Spend 10 days in Bali

10 Days in Bali Itinerary – Your Perfect Guide on How to Spend 10 days in Bali

Wow, you lucky thing. You’re going to be spending 10 days in Bali. You’re going to love it! I’m a massive fan of south-east Asian countries and I can wholeheartedly vouch that this Indonesian gem is well worth a visit. 

If you’re a first-timer to Bali and looking for the best 10 day Bali itinerary, then you’ve stopped at the right place to pop your Bali cherry. You can see a helluva lot of Bali in 10 days

This 10 days in Bali itinerary is going to give you a decent mix of stunning temples, iconic landscapes, beautiful tropical island lifestyle and with a bit of adventuring thrown in for good measure. It’s going to cover everything on your Bali bucket list, and I can’t wait to tell you about it.

Honestly, just flick through these wanderlust worthy pictures of Indonesia to see just how gorgeous this part of the world is. In this Bali itinerary for 10 days, I’m going to give you loads of insider tips too. I’ll be sharing the best places to stay, as well as some great Instagrammable spots in Bali so you have the vacation of a lifetime. 

So, what are you waiting for? Grab yourself a brew and let’s find out more about spending an amazing 10 days in Bali.

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Alternatively, if you want to see LOADS of amazing stuff in Bali but with NONE of the leg work then check out this fully immersive 8 day Classic Bali or 9 day Bali and Gili Islands small group tours for some inspiration.

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10 days in Bali is enough time to see the highlights as well as giving you plenty of time to relax and enjoy your time there. This is your vacation after all.

This 10 days Bali itinerary is fully flexible, so chop and change it where you see fit. Most people arrive in Bali at Ngurah Rai International Airport near Denpasar on the south of the island, so I’ve used that as my start and endpoint. 

 Alternatively, if you want to enjoy Bali with no fuss and have someone else do the leg work then why not check out these small group 8 day Classic Bali or 9 day Bali and Gili Islands tours for some inspiration.

 

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Getting around Bali from the Airport

The main airport for the island of Bali is Ngurah Rai International Airport. It’s also known as Denpasar International Airport. It’s located about 13km south of Denpasar. 

There are several options to get from Denpasar Airport to various destinations around Bali.

One of them being the public bus which is the cheapest option, but most time-consuming. Alternatively, you can book your airport transfer directly to your hotel in advance with either a VIP Meet & Greet service.

Booking in advance saves you both the hassle and avoids the hefty inflated fees from the taxi firms at the airport.

Prebook now: Private Transfer from Denpasar Airport to your hotel

Is Bali safe?

YES! Bali is very safe overall. During my time in Bali, I felt just as safe as I would feel at home. Just use your common sense and you should have no problems at all.

Every country has crime, even my home town! so just be aware of your surroundingswho you are with and how to get back to your accommodation.

Naturally, don’t attract unwanted attention by flashing expensive items about (think jewellery, designer wear, electronics etc) and keep your valuables, such as phone and money somewhere secure. It’s worthwhile hiding valuable stuff, like your cash, in a money belt. Although if you want to be a bit more stylish, then invest in a scarf with a hidden zip pocket instead.

Balinese people are very friendly and helpful.

If you’re out and about for a whole day and need to carry stuff, use an anti-theft backpack to keep everything safe.

Finally, in terms of safety, you can not drink the tap water in Bali, and the world does not need any more plastic waste. Imagine if you had to buy a new bottle every day on your 10 days in Bali? Instead of buying a fresh bottle of water every time you need a drink, don’t forget to take your water purification filter bottle with you.

When is the best time to visit Bali?

Bali is a tropical destination with sunshine all year round, bear in mind it is also a humid destination. There are two seasons in Bali, the dry season (between May to September) and the rainy season (between October to April).

If you’re looking to avoid the crowds then the best time to visit Bali is April-June or September to early October. Prices will be cheaper then, along with less tourists at all the main attractions.

During school holidays (July & August) as well as Christmas and New Year, Bali has the most tourists, expect crowds and hiked prices.

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Rice paddy fields near Ubud

10 days in Bali itinerary - your perfect guide on how to spend 10 days in Bali

Day 1 -2: Ubud

The cultural centre of Bali. Explore the arts and crafts markets, mystical temples and iconic rice fields.

Day 3: Mt. Batur

Hike up one of Balis active volcanos for the sunrise tour, head back to Ubud in the afternoon for a well-deserved pampering session at a spa and infinity pool.  

Day 4: Pura Ulun Danu Bratan and iconic waterfalls

One of Balis most iconic temples (it’s the one you’ll see in the lake in all the promo shots). Then chase waterfalls in the afternoon.

Day 5 – 6: Canggu

Take in the chilled beach vibe and try the best smoothie bowls in Canggu, or learn to surf in neigbouring Seminyak. Spend an afternoon at Tanah Lot and watch the sunset. 

Day 7 – 9: Nusa Islands

Base yourself on one of the Nusa islands for snorkelling or scuba diving. Try to spot Manta Rays and Mola Mola. Find yourself a secluded cove or lagoon.

Day 10 – Uluwatu

Relax on the beaches during the day. Head to Uluwatu in the afternoon and stay to watch the Kecak Fire Dance as the sun is setting.  

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Day 1 -2: Ubud

Summary: Ubud is the cultural centre of Bali. Explore the arts and crafts markets, mystical temples and iconic rice fields. Spend two days here exploring the local area.

Day 1 - Ubud

On the first day of you 10 days Bali itinerary, head straight to Ubud from Denpasar Airport. Depending on the traffic, it can take anywhere between 1 -2 hours to make the 40-kilometre journey. Check out this private transfer from Denpasar Airport to your hotel in Ubud.

Drop your stuff at the hotel and head straight out to explore. Ubud still has plenty of charm and authenticity about it compared to lots of towns on the southern coast of Bali. However, since its appearance in the Hollywood 2010 film starring Julia Roberts ‘Eat Pray Love‘, the town has had a massive tourist boom.  

Start with a visit to Pura Taman Saraswati. The Balinese Hindu temple is also known as the Ubud Water Palace due to the two large lotus ponds inside the grounds. The temple is dedicated to the goddess Sarasvati. It’s located right in the centre of Ubud, so it feels like a little piece of paradise away from the bustling streets. 

From here, head into the arts and crafts markets. The vibrant market sells everything from knock-off designerwear (yeah, skip those) to super cute and colourful carved masks, handwoven bags and batik printed textiles. There are lots of little markets dotted about, however, one of the better ones is ‘Pasar Seni Ubud‘ which is located opposite the Royal Palace in Ubud.   

No trip to Ubud would be complete without a visit to the Sacred Monkey Forest. You could walk (it’s about 2km) or catch a taxi. Spend a couple of hours here wandering about the forest and Hindu temples. Most of the site is under the trees, so it’s lovely and cool in the heat of the afternoon.

The resident macaques live here. Overly confident and opportunistic, if you have anything loose, they WILL steal it. You can buy bananas at various stalls throughout the forest to feed the monkeys. 

Whilst you are near this side of town, it’s worth checking out Goa Gajah temple. This quirky little temple dubbed ‘the elephant cave’ is famed for its stone carvings of Hindu gods outside of a cave entrance and dates back to around the 9th century. 

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Baby macaque at Sacred Monkey Forest
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Goa Gajah 'Elephant Cave'

Day 2 - Ubud

For day 2 of your 10 days in Bali itinerary, you will need some form of transport to explore a few places further away from Ubud centre. If you’re feeling confident, then hire a scooter to get around Bali and drive yourself. Alternatively, hire a driver for a full day from Ubud and give them your itinerary. Both are inexpensive, for both options, start early, there’s a lot to see today.

Get a head start before the crowds and before it gets too hot and head out to the Tegalalang Rice Terraces. If you had longer to spend in Ubud, then the Campuhan Ridge Walk is a great option if you enjoy hiking. The trail takes you through rice paddies and the traditional landscapes or Balinese farmland.

The ridge walk starts near Ubud centre and does eventually connect up to the Tegalalang Rice Terraceaces, however, on a 10 day Bali itinerary, there isn’t time to do this (just keep it as a good reason to come back one day). 

From the rice fields, head to Pura Tirta Empul. This Hindu Balinese temple has sacred bathing pools used for rituals and purification. You’ll see several fountains spurting water and a queue of people in front of each. The idea is you work your way along to be blessed by the Holy Spring Water. 

Your next stop is Besakih Temple situated on the slopes of Mount Agung. This temple is considered the holiest temple of Hindu religion on Bali. It’s also the largest temple complex, made up of 23 temples. An iconic split gateway (called a candi bentar) marks the entrance to the main gateway of Pura Penataran Agung

Next, head towards the picturesque gardens of Tirta Gangga.  The name translates to ‘Water of the Ganges’, (the Hinduism Holy river). The gardens are stunning and filled with stone sculptures and tiered fountains. 

The final stop for today is Penataran Lempuyang Luhur. This is where that iconic image that’s all over Instagram, of the split gateway against the backdrop of a volcano, over the top of a lake. For starters, the lake is fake, that’s a camera trick that the touts do by placing a reflective surface under the camera. The rest of this iconic place is real though.

There’s usually a queue to have your photo taken here, however, its a numbered ticket system so you can go off and explore and come back later on. 

If you have time on the journey back to Ubud, there are a few waterfalls that you could call in at.  Tukad Cepung Waterfall is one of the more iconic ones in the area, purely because it has sunlit waterfalls inside a cavern. 

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 The sacred bathing pools at Pura Tirta Empul

Where to stay in Ubud

    • On a budget: Sabana Ubud is the perfect option if you’re looking for a budget accommodation and not willing to scrimp on comfort. This 4-star hotel is an absolute steal. The rooms are huge and there’s a large onsite pool, landscaped gardens and sun terraces.
    • Mid-Budget: The Garcia Ubud Hotel and Resort has been described as an ‘amazing Resort’ and a ‘perfect escape’. The rooms are massive, there’s a large infinity pool, some of the bungalows even have their own private pool overlooking the rice paddies.  
    • Blow the Budget: Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan in Ubud is set right in the heart of the lush tropical valleys by Ayung River. The 5-star resort has exceptional reviews. The hotel has 2 on-site pools and a gym with daily activities like yoga on offer and an onsite spa. The lounge area set in the middle of a lotus pond is sublime, take a look for yourselves.

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Day 3: Mt. Batur

Summary: Hike up one of Bali’s active volcanos for the sunrise tour, head back to Ubud in the afternoon for a well-deserved pampering session at a spa and infinity pool.

Day 3: Mt. Batur

It’s no lie, day three of your 10 day Bali itinerary will have an unearthly feeling start. You can pretty much kiss goodbye to sleep as you’ll need to be up and out before the crack of dawn to hike Mount Batur to watch the sunrise. It’s worth it!

The reward for your efforts for being up so early AND hiking before sunrise is that you’ll get to see the first light of day cast its rays over Bali as well as the neighbouring island of Lombok. What’s more, you’ll get to eat breakfast up there too. This top experience is certainly a Bali Bucketlist must-do.

You’ll get back to Ubud in the early afternoon, so arrange for a well-deserved pampering session. Spend the afternoon relaxing at one of the many spas or infinity pools while you gloat to yourself about what an amazing experience you had – it’s no often you can say you hiked a volcano before sunrise!  

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Day 4: Pura Ulun Danu Bratan & Waterfalls

Summary: Visit Balis most photographed temple (it’s the one you’ll see in the lake in all the promo shots). Then chase waterfalls in the afternoon.

Day 4: Pura Ulun Danu Bratan & Waterfalls

On day 4 of your 10 days Bali itinerary, you’re going to kiss goodbye to the pretty town of Ubud. Today you are heading towards Lake Beratan, the lake which the Pura Ulun Danu Beratan temple complex is situated on

Thailand has a lot of temples, but one, in particular, is used in lions share of the countries publicity shots for ‘visit Bali’. Lingga Petak Temple is on a little island at the complex, fairly close to the shore, however, some clever camera positioning makes it look like it’s in the middle of the vast lake. There are loads of water-based activities here which are based around the lake.

The second part of today 10 days in Bali itinerary is about chasing waterfalls. Remember the 90s girl band TLC, with their song ‘Don’t go chasing waterfalls’, ignore them. The waterfalls are beautiful and you’re going to spend the afternoon chasing them. 

En route to the waterfalls stop off for an iconic photo at the Handara Gate. Depending on how long you want to spend at each waterfall, choose between Banyumala Twin Waterfall, Gitgit Waterfall, Aling-Aling or Leke Leke.  They are all in the region, so are fairly close to each other and if you’re feeling ambitions, you could do all of them!

Alternatively, if you have a few extra days to play with, then stick around the area. Find out some great things to do in Munduk here.

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Where to stay near Pura Ulun Danu Bratan

    • On a budget: The Garuda Villa and Restaurant has rooftop views of the lake and is located next to the jungle and waterfalls. It’s a great budget option for exploring the local area.
    • Mid-Budget: Bedugul Lake View Residence can’t be beaten for location, it’s located right next to the temple complex. Considering how big this place it (it sleeps up to 8 people!) you get so much for your money. It’s basically a house.
    • Blow the Budget: Munduk Moding Plantation Nature Resort and Spa is probably THE most Instagrammable hotel in Bali. Take a look and you’ll see why. That infinity pool is amazing! The rooms are equally as phenomenal. Surrounded by the rainforest, this is like a little heaven on earth. 

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Day 5 - 6: Canggu

Take in the chilled beach vibe and try the best smoothie bowls in Canggu, or learn to surf in neighbouring Seminyak. Spend an afternoon at Tanah Lot and watch the sunset.

Day 5: Canggu & Tanah Lot

Days 5 and 6 of your 10 days Bali itinerary is all about relaxation. Have a lazy start to the day. You could spend the morning chasing any waterfalls you didn’t get a chance to see yesterday. 

Start to make your way down to the south coast. The south of the island is where you’ll find the largest hub of westernised living. As a rule of thumb, the closer the place is to the airport the more touristy it gets. The three main towns are Kuta, Seminyak and Canggu. 

I hated Kuta, it was just far too loud, tacky and westernised for me, I stayed one night and that was enough. Seminyak is a bit classier with lots of boutique shops and cool cafe culture, even though it’s still touristy, I enjoyed my time here.

The best of the three is Canggu. It’s far enough away from the bustle so it’s much more chilled, but only a short journey away if you want to be in the thick of the crowds.  

Make the most of the beach vibe during the day, one of the more popular spots is Echo BeachBatu Bolong Beach (which I’m told has great surf!) and the black sanded Canggu beach

In the late afternoon head to Tanah Lot temple. This traditional Balianise temple is built on an outcrop of rock. Depending on where the tide is, it is sometimes surrounded by the sea. At low tide, a causeway goes across to it. You can not actually go into the temple here.

This is a great temple to visit at sunset, head to the outcrop of rock to the south-east to get a postcard-perfect photograph of the sun setting behind the temple. While you’re here, also check out Batu Bolong Temple to the north west of Tanah Lot and is sitiated on a natural rock bridge in the sea.

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Tanah Lot at sunset

Day 6 - Canggu for Surfing or Yoga

On day 6 of your 10 days in Bali itinerary, you could continue taking in the relaxed beach vibe in Canggu. But it seems a shame to not make the most of the waves. You could learn to surf in Canggu, there are tons of surf schools along this stretch of coast ranging from beginner sessions to more advanced. Alternatively, if you’re a competent surfer, just hire a board instead.

If you want something less energetic, then in the hipster and pro-healthy scene around Canggu you’ll find loads of yoga studios or fitness retreats around Canggu.

Where to stay in Canggu

    • On a budget:  Villa Del Mar Canggu gives you a little bit of luxury at a very affordable price. The rooms are modern and huge and there is an onsite pool with a spacious sun terrace and outdoor seating. The bungalows here are super cute too.
    • Mid-Budget: Annupuri Villas Bali is a great mid-range option, for less than $100 a night you can have a room with your very own private pool. If that’s still out of budget, take a look at their other options, there’s a communal pool on-site with plenty of sun loungers overlooking the jungle and all in a short distance to the beaches.
    • Blow the Budget: Theanna Eco Villa and Spa offers villas with everything amenity imaginable plus your own private pool. It’s close to the beach and free bicycles are available to gues to explore the area. 

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Day 7 - 9: Nusa Islands

Summary: Base yourself on either Nusa Penida, Nusa Ceningan or Nusa Lembongan. Check out the top sites for snorkelling or scuba diving. Try to spot Manta Rays at Manta Point or the Mola Mola at Crystal Bay. Find yourself a secluded cove or lagoon

Day 7 - Nusa Islands

On day 7 of your 10 days in Bali itinerary, you’re going to be heading to the nearby Nusa islands. Regular ferry boats make the 40-minute journey from mainland Bali several times a day.

The largest of the three islands is Nusa Penida, followed by Nusa Lembongan then the smallest is Nusa Ceningan. Any of the islands are a good option to stay on, but it’s worth noting that Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan are connected by a footbridge and that Nusa Penida isn’t connected to either and needs a short boat ride to get to.

There’s plenty of things to do and see on all three islands. For convenience on this 10 day Bali itinerary, out of the three islands, Nusa Lembongan will give you the best location as it’s got the more amenities.

After your transfer to the islands, spend the afternoon exploring the tranquil towns. Hire a scooter to get around the islands. On Nusa Lembongan, head to Devils Tear or the Mangrove forests. If you head across to Nusa Penida then check out Broken Beach.

Day 8 - Nusa Islands

One of the top activities on these islands is diving or snorkelling. The reason? There are two pretty epic dive and snorkel spots here to see some pretty amazing stuff. There is Manta Point, and as the name suggests, gigantic Manta Rays congregate here.

Then there is Crystal Bay, where there are frequent sighting of the worlds largest bony fish, the Mola Mola or Ocean Sunfish can be seen. Totally harmless to humans, an adult one can weigh in at over 1000kg! You can visit these sites as either a diver for an underwater view or a snorkeller for a view looking down. 

On this 10 day Bali itinerary you won’t have time to get fully qualified as an Open Water Diver (it takes 3 full days to do the course) BUT what you can do is a ‘Try-Dive’ where basically they strap you into dive tank and send you down, if you don’t fancy that, then stick with the snorkelling instead.

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Day 9 - Nusa Islands

Day 9 of the 10 day Bali itinerary is going to be spent discovering some of the beautiful lagoons and secluded bays dotted around Nusa Penida. Head to Atuh or Suwehan Beach or check out the stunning views from Banah Cliff Point or Thousand Islands Viewpoint. Alternatively, check out the cliffs and lagoons at Tembeling Beach and Forest.

Where to stay in Nusa Lembongan

    • On a budget: Nusa Veranda Sunset Villas and Restaurant is said to have an excellent location. You won’t find a villa closer to the sea than this. The sun deck hangs out over the sea so you’re staying just meters above it. For the price, you can’t go wrong. It’s a steal at well under $50 a night.
    • Mid-Budget: Jenggala Hill one phrase; just-look-at-that-infinity-pool! I was sold on this alone. I can’t even tell where the pool ends and the sea begins. The traditional Balinese decor and the generously sized rooms also make this a great mid-budget choice, but still, that infinity pool!
    • Blow the Budget: The Tamarind Resort offers either mountain or sea views and located next to Tamarind beach. There are an onsite infinity swimming pool and a fitness centre. The bedrooms at this 5-star resort are huge and come with an equally large balcony. 

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Day 10 - Uluwatu

Summary: Relax on the beaches during the day. Head to Uluwatu in the afternoon and stay to watch the Kecak Fire Dance as the sun is setting.

Day 10 - Uluwatu

On the final day of your 10 days in Bali itinerary, catch the ferry back over to the mainland. Head to the very south of the island. If you’re into quirky or dark tourism, then add in a quick detour to stop to see the abandoned Boeing 737, parked in the middle of nowhere. 

You could choose to spend another day catching the final rays, this southern tip of Bali boasts some of the best beaches on the island. If you can bear another day basking in the sun, then head to either Thomas Beach, famed for its white sands and sapphire blue waters or Suluban Beach which is a bit livelier due to the surf here.

In the late afternoon, head towards the final temple of your 10 day Bali itinerary, Uluwatu. Similar to the temple at Tanah Lot, it’s got the beautiful backdrop of the sea. However, Uluwatu is perched upon a 70meter high cliff.

Arrive here in time for Golden Hour (the last hour before the sun sets) which means the temple looks vibrant. If you’re after a good vantage point for the best sunset view then head along to Uluwatu Cliff (Karang Boma Cliff). 

For your final evening in Bali watch the Kecak Fire Performance in the outdoor amphitheatre close to Uluwatu temple. This is one of Bali’s most famous cultural performances and the perfect end to your 10 days in Bali. Singers and dancers in beautifully intricate costume act out scenes from The Ramayana.

The Ramayana is one half of the major Sanskrit of ancient India. The performers enter a trance state where they do not feel any pain from the fire and are able to walk and dance on the hot embers. 

Where to stay in Uluwatu

    • On a budget: WIRA Homestay & Spa offers a lot for the price, for under $50 you get your own private villa with a balcony in beautiful gardens. There is a communal swimming pool, loads of outdoor space. It’s within easy access to the beach.
    • Mid-Budget: Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu offers affordable 5-star accommodation. Located just 200 yards from Bingin Beach, with an onsite restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre and beautifully landscaped gardens.
    • Blow the Budget: The Ungasan Clifftop Resort is a luxurious cliff-edge resort, 493 feet above the Indian Ocean. With stunning panoramic views and a private beachfront as well as onsite fitness facilities and a day spa.
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10 days in Bali itinerary covering the best temples, beaches and iconic landmarks. The complete guide on how to spend 10 days in Bali. What to see in Bali, where to stay in Bali and the most Instagrammable spots in Bali. This 10 day Bali itinerary will make sure you see all the best things in Bali. #Bali #Indonesia #SEAsia #VisitBali
10 days in Bali itinerary covering the best temples, beaches and iconic landmarks. The complete guide on how to spend 10 days in Bali. What to see in Bali, where to stay in Bali and the most Instagrammable spots in Bali. This 10 day Bali itinerary will make sure you see all the best things in Bali. #Bali #Indonesia #SEAsia #VisitBali
10 days in Bali itinerary covering the best temples, beaches and iconic landmarks. The complete guide on how to spend 10 days in Bali. What to see in Bali, where to stay in Bali and the most Instagrammable spots in Bali. This 10 day Bali itinerary will make sure you see all the best things in Bali. #Bali #Indonesia #SEAsia #VisitBali

10 Days in Bali Itinerary - Your Perfect Guide on How to Spend 10 days in Bali 16

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Becki from Meet Me In Departures

Adventure travel blogger with a big addiction to the World. An ex-rat-racer who was fed up with sleep-work-eat-repeat materialistic mentality that plagues modern living. I love anything to do with off-beat travel, abandoned places, temples & ruins, street art, wildlife in its natural habitat, adventure sport.....basically anything but the 9-5!

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  1. I loved your Bali itinerary for 10 days as you covered all worth visiting places. The Gates of Heaven would be my first choice to visit and then those terrace rice plantations. In all Bali is amazing place to visit.

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