If you are looking for a destination that allows you to have a experience a beach getaway, nature and history all in one place, Bali in Indonesia is a great place: You can choose from miles of white beaches all around the island, some geared towards party people, some towards romantic getaways. You can also hike up impressive mountains or see historic temples all around the island! and It’s close enough for a shorter trip, 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 10 days with beach time, historic sight seeing and relaxation surrounded by forests and rice paddies from $2,550 for two people for flights on premium full-service airlines and stays at upscale hotels
Dream Itinerary Sample
Traveler: 2 people
Starting from: London, Paris, Frankfurt
Experience: Beach, Getaway, History
Trip Duration: 10 days
Comfort Level: mid-price
Budget for Air fare and Hotels for two people: $2,550-$2,850
You’ll start your trip with an economy flight on a full-service carrier like Cathay Pacific or Emirates, offering you comfortable seats, great service and food as well as a wide selection of entertainment on your personal screens. Once you reach Bali, you check into your upscale hotel in the Legian or Seminyak area, like the pullman Legian Nirvana. The first three nights of this trip will be spend on a beach, with a chance to relax in the sun, walk along the long, sandy beaches and enjoy the warm water! You’ll have a chance to enjoy great food from hundreds of restaurants, have inexpensive massages or browse the many shops to your heart’s content.
After a few days of having relaxed into the pace of the island, it’s time to do some sightseeing and move on to Ubud. 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! At the end of the day, he can drop you off at your upscale hotel just outside the center of Ubud, like the Ubud Wana Resort. On 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. There are lots of good restaurants here as well 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! You can take another day to explore the mountains, lakes and forests of central Bali to breathe in some of the beautiful nature Bali offers.
Before you head back to Europe, you have three more nights on the Beaches of Bali. For a different, more resort style experience, you check into a beachfront, luxury hotel on Nusa Dua beach. You are only steps from the long, white beach and will be pampered around the clock at the exclusive resorts.
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 most Asian and middle-eastern carriers as well as some European ones. That makes for plenty of choices and affordable options, even more so when you book in advance during one of the many sales available throughout the year. 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!
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!
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!