Dream Trip: Bali on a budget from Europe!

If you are living in Europe and are looking for a more exotic beach getaway, Bali is a great choice: It’s easy to reach from most major European airports, there is a lot to do, from party-beaches to quiet, romantic beaches and the peaceful forests and rice paddies around Ubud to the many historic temples all over the island. And you can visit at any budget, making it one of the most affordable destinations that has so much to offer. This Dream Itinerary will show you how you can spend two weeks with beach time, party fun, historic sightseeing and relaxation surrounded by forests and rice paddies from $1,600 for two people for flights and hotels!

Traveler: 2 people
Starting from: London, Paris, Frankfurt
Experience: Beach, Getaway, History
Trip Duration: 2 weeks
Comfort Level: budget
Budget for Air fare and Hotels for two people: $1,600 – $1,800

Bali is known for its many beaches  and there is something for everybody. From the party beach of Kuta in the South to the quiet Lovina Beach on the North Shore and the little Gili Islands, there is something to fit your idea of the perfect beach getaway. On arrival from Europe, you check into a mid-scale hotel near the airport, like the Hilton Garden Inn (if you are a points traveler) or the Holiday Inn Express Kuta Square to relax from your flight and fill up on any necessities you didn’t pack, before heading to the remote Gili Islands by speed boat the next morning.

Hilton Garden Inn Pool

Hilton Garden Inn Pool

You’ll be able to forget your work and the bad European weather while you enjoy flying over the waves to the Robison Crusoe’esque Gili Islands. From the very quiet Gili Air to the a little more developed Gili Trawangan, you’ll have nice & simple accommodations right on the beach, time to enjoy water sports or scuba diving and a chance to relax for 6 nights. You’ll can have  great food from restaurants steps from the water or have inexpensive massages before you have a good night’s sleep.

bal-speedboat-giliAfter a few days on the beach, it’s time to see the other side of Bali: You take the speedboat back to Bali and on to Ubud in the center of the island! You check into a small hotel with Balinese style and friendliness, like the Padma Ubud Retreat, your hideout among forests and rice paddies. A private driver will take you to explore the beautiful temples along the lakes and mountains further North – I’m sure they will leave some lasting impressions!
PuraUlunDanuBeratan - 15On the following days, you can explore this peaceful town: You enjoy walks through the quiet forests and rice paddies, do yoga or meditation at a retreat or have a few more massages. Ubud - 11There are lots of good restaurants here as well, like the excellent Kebun Bistro and staying in Ubud will allow you to see it’s best side after the day-trippers have left! You’ll also have a chance to watch a traditional dance show in the evening!

Ubud - 33With relaxation on the beach and in the quiet forests and rice paddies of the island; enriched by the historic and cultural insights of your sightseeing, it’s time to head back to the airport at Denpasar for your flight home!

Does this sounds like a trip you’d want to take? No problem – with my Travel Made Easy tips, you can do this Dream Itinerary as Do-it-yourself. 

I have combined Beach and Ubud into one trip – read my destination posts about Bali, Ubud, Lombok and Gili-Islands to find out why!

Bali is served by many Asian, Middle Eastern and European carriers, making it an affordable destination. Once on Bali, you can take taxis, buses or hire a private driver, all at reasonable rates. Find out more with my Travel Made Easy – how to get there and around!

Bali has many different facets, so much so that you think people are talking about a different island when they describe their vacation experience. To make sure you get the experience you are seeking, check out Travel Made Easy – the best area to stay! Ready to make a hotel reservation – find current Bali hotel prices here!

And while many people never leave the beach, there are lots of reason to go and explore! From peaceful hikes to impressive temples, there is much to see and do – read my Travel Made Easy – top things to do on Bali to put together your perfect itinerary!

If that all sounds to take more time than you have – let me help you with my Travel Made Easy Services and I’ll put an itinerary together that is just the experience you are looking for!

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