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5 Bali Itineraries for 7 Days with Costs (First-timers’ Guide 2024)

By RitaUpdated Feb. 7, 2024

Is 7 days enough for visiting Bali? 7 days is an ideal time to explore the best of Bali. Usually, you could spend 3 nights in Ubud for cultural experiences, rural life and adventurous activities. Following that, choose one from the stunning beaches for the next 3 nights, like Seminyak, Uluwatu, or Nusa Dua. You could enhance your beach stay with a day trip to nearby islands as well, either Nusa Penida or Nusa Lembongan.

If you're more into diverse island experiences, allocate 2 nights in Ubud, 2 nights on the beaches of Bali and 2 nights in other islands.

Explore more options in the following itineraries, tailor-made for various interests. They are also customizable to your ideal tour length and interests.

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Itinerary 1: A Classic 7-Day Bali Itinerary (The Most Chosen)

Discover Bali's essence on your first visit through Ubud's cultural gems and Seminyak's coastal charm. This week-long journey invites a leisurely exploration—Balinese temples, authentic eats, and thrilling white-water rafting in Ubud, followed by idyllic beach moments in Seminyak.

You can check the itinerary below: 3 nights in Ubud and 3 nights in Seminyak.

  • Days 1-3: Ubud
Rafting on Ayun River

Ubud is a popular starting point for your Bali trip. Upon arrival on Day 1, enjoy your free time.

On Day 2, embark on a temple tour, immersing yourself in the sacred pools of Mengening Temple. Indulge your taste buds with the authentic flavors of roasted suckling pig, accompanied by rice and traditional side dishes.

Day 3 brings thrills with a water rafting adventure, followed by a riverside high tea experience. Treat yourself to a foot bath and a rejuvenating full-body massage.

  • Day 4: Ubud to Seminyak by a private transfer
Bali farm

On Day 4, continue your trip to Seminyak after a history tour via a vintage Volkswagen car in Ubud. Discover the Puri Agung (a royal palace), Tirta Gangga Royal Water Palace, and Taman Ujung Water Palace alongside scenic rice paddies and lush forests.

  • Days 5-7: Seminyak
The vibrant nightlife in Seminyak

Day 5 unveils the highlights with a delightful cooking class and a lively market tour. Cycle to a traditional market in Tabanan Regency, buy some fresh ingredients, and have a Balinese breakfast before your cooking class in Canggu. Roll your sleeves, team up with your chef, create your Balinese dishes, and taste them together!

You would have a relaxing day on Day 6. Indulge in a private infinite pool or unwind on the beach on a laid-back morning. In the afternoon, you would embark on a 2-hour private sunset cruise from Jimbaran Bay to Uluwatu. Capture spectacular sunsets, visit the clifftop Uluwatu Temple, and place a floating canang sari into the sea to symbolize your best wishes.

Bid farewell to Bali on Day 7 as you depart for your next destination.

Itinerary 2: 7 Days in Bali (for Family)

Bali, with perfect weather from April to October, offers a great beach escape for families with school children during their spring breaks and summer holidays.

This itinerary encourages interactive family experiences through hands-on experiences, like plate-crafting and chocolate-making. Outdoor activities are thoughtfully arranged to release your kids' energy and keep them interested, like a short biking tour. We would also arrange family-friendly hotels for your family to stay together, like a jungle villa in Ubud.

To avoid frequent hotel changes, you would stay 3 nights in Ubud and 3 nights in Nusa Dua.

  • Day 1: Landing in Bali and check in Ubud
  • Day 2: A Ubud temple tour with Ubud Monkey Forest, Taman Ayun Temple and Tanah Lot Sunset
  • Day 3: Exploration of local life in Ubud: two-hour cycling adventure, organic farm visit, crafting plates, and a feast with a Balinese family
  • Day 4: Ubud to Nusa Dua: chocolate-making class in Ubud.
  • Day 5: An island-hopping tour to Nusa Lembongan with water activities
  • Day 6: A water park tour to Waterbom Bali
  • Day 7: Farewell to Bali

During your family visit to Ubud, you would have a temple tour in a lively way. You can see the playful monkeys in the Ubud Monkey Forest, marvel at the temple complex of Taman Ayun Temple, and capture an iconic picture of the unrivaled sunset over offshore Tanah Lot.

To unveil the rural beauty, take a cycling tour along the countryside roads, pick the vegetables or fruits and enjoy a feast in a local family.

For your beach time, you're suggested to stay at Nusa Dua for abundant friendly-friendly hotels and calm seas perfect for water activities. You would also hop on a cruise to the less-crowded Nusa Lembongan, where you could dive to see the colorful reefs and fishes. For energetic teenagers, get excited in the largest water park featuring fun slides and watery amusements.

Tell us your kids' interests and you'll get a personalized itinerary within 24 hours.

Itinerary 3: 7-Day Ubud and Uluwatu Tour for Couples

This personalized itinerary is crafted exclusively for couples seeking a romantic escape in Bali.

You and your partner can enjoy once-in-a-lifetime moments, like a sunrise hike in the volcanic Mountain Batur, soak up relaxing intimate hours at adult-only hotels and uncover hidden gems to Nusa Penida.

You will stay 3 nights in Ubud and 3 nights in Uluwatu. More details are listed below:

  • Day 1: Fly to Bali, and transfer to Ubud.
  • Day 2: A half-day city art tour to the Museum of Modern Balinese Arts and Ubud Market, and an afternoon visit to Bali Swings
  • Day 3: A Mount Batur Sunrise Trek and Toya Bungkah Tour
  • Day 4: Morning Yoga experience in a jungle retreat, and then transfer from Ubud to Uluwatu.
  • Day 5: An island hopping tour to Nusa Penida with water sports activities
  • Day 6: Free time in Uluwatu
  • Day 7: Depart from Bali for your next destination

Begin your trip in the culture hub, Ubud, you would appreciate masterpieces in the Museum of Modern Balinese Arts and folk art crafts in the Ubud Market. Swaying over the jungle rice terraces together also adds thrilling and romantic touches.

More impressively, hike to capture the sunrise at Mount Batur and then refresh in the hot springs with a view of Batur Lake. (Insider tip: For a later start, we can suggest alternative romantic experiences, as the sunrise hike requires an early departure around 3 am for the one-hour drive to Kintamani.)

Then transfer to Uluwatu after a yoga experience in a jungle retreat. As a popular wedding spot, Uluwatu embraces luxury resorts and clifftop sea views in a serene atmosphere. A delightful island-hopping trip to the pristine Nusa Penida rewards you with less-disturbed scenery to enhance your romantic getaway.

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Itinerary 4: Balinese Culture Immersion in 7 Days

This itinerary features historical temples, traditional rituals, and relaxing beach time. If you're a history buff, don't miss it. Beyond the iconic highlights, you would have more chances to experience the rich culture in Bali from mouth-watering food to impressive shows.

You can check the following itinerary for your inspiration: 3 nights in Ubud and 3 nights in Nusa Dua.

  • Day 1: Arrival in Bali and transfer to Ubud
  • Day 2: Witness local farming activities in the Subak Guliang, explore the Hindu Besakih temple and marvel at Klungkung Palace.
  • Day 3: A day tour with white water rafting in Ayung River and a street food tour in Ubud.
  • Day 4: Ubud to Nusa Dua: visit Ubud Monkey Forest, Taman Ayun Temple and Tanah Lot Sunset en route.
  • Day 5: Free day for beach time
  • Day 6: Enjoy the sunset over Uluwatu Temple and a traditional Kecak dance
  • Day 7: Farewell to Bali

To immerse yourself in Bali's religious culture, you would explore various temples: the holiest Besakih Temple, royal Taman Ayun Temple, offshore Tanah Lot Temple and clifftop Uluwatu Temple.

Besides, you would discover its agriculture on a local rice field, learn to prepare a Balinese breakfast with a local family and take a street food walk in Ubud. Top off your trip with a traditional Kecak dance performance before sunset in Uluwatu.

Itinerary 5: 7-Day Island Hopping Tour to Bali and Gili Islands

This itinerary is specially customized for island lovers, offering both classic experiences in Bali and exploring the hidden gems of remote Gili Island.

Here is the brief itinerary: 2 nights in Ubud, 2 nights in Sanur, and 2 nights in Gili Air.

  • Day 1: Arrival in Bali, transfer to Ubud, and have some free time in Ubud (spa or market visit)
  • Day 2: Ubud Volkswagen safari tour to Gunung Kawi Sebatu, Tegalalang Rice Terrace, and the village of Tohpati
  • Day 3: Transfer to Jimbaran Bay for a sunset cruise with dinner on Jimbaran Bay, and check in Sanur.
  • Day 4: Take a ferry to the Gili Air and discover the island by bike
  • Day 5: Snorkeling trip around the Gili Islands
  • Day 6: Unwind in the free morning and take an afternoon ferry to Bali
  • Day 7: Leave from Bali and fly to your next destination.

You would have a glimpse of Ubud by a day Volkswagen safari to its temple, rice terrace, and local villages.

You would head over to car-free Gili Air, followed by an immersive sunset cruise on Jimbaran Bay. Gili Air is the best chill-out island, while if you're looking for bustling nightlife, go to the party island—Gili Trawangan.

You could basket on the postcard-perfect beaches, cycle around the coastline, and go on a snorkeling trip to spot sea turtles and vibrant marine life.

Then return to Bali and fly to your next destination!

7 days is a little bit rushed to explore both Bali and Gili Islands. For a more comfortable beach vacation, check our 10-day itineraries.

How Much Is a 7-Day Bali Trip?

Bali caters to various budgets, ranging from economical to luxury. If you're looking for worry-free travel with your partner or family, you can expect to pay a daily cost from 250 per person on a private basis, offering 30–50% off for kids under 10. For further pricing details, you can see our 7-Day Private Bali Natural & Cultural Immersion (from US$1699 per person).

Specializing in customized private tours, traveling with us is also helpful to optimize your costs. You'd have the best-rated personalized travel experience with worry-free private transfers, character-filled boutique hotels, and smiling private drivers and guides.

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