Best of Bali Day Trips
Collected by Hannah Wijana, AFAR Local Expert
From the cool mountains of Central Bali to the crystal waters of Nusa Lembongan, most places in Bali are pretty manageable to explore in a day. Take in picturesque beaches, soothe tired muscles in hot springs, experience local life in the Hindu temples or splash around in a waterfall all in a single day.
Kayubihi, Bangli Sub-District, Bangli Regency, Bali 80652, Indonesia
The hot springs at Mount Batur are rich in minerals and said to heal rheumatism, muscle pain and stiffness, fatigue, and even to enhance fertility. Even if you don't have any such complaints, soaking in these pools and looking out over the lake is...
Jalan Ayodya No.10, Mengwi, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia
The temples in Bali, Indonesia are famous for their multi-tiered thatch roofs. This was taken at Pura Taman Ayun in the village of Mengwi. Visitors are not allowed to enter the temples - we could only view from outside the walls. Thankfully the...
Sunset beach, Jungutbatu, Nusapenida, Lembongan island, Bali 80771, Indonesia
Located just off the eastern shore of Bali, Indonesia, is a small island called Nusa Lembongan. It is a great place for a day trip if you're vacation in Bali, and it's only a 30-40min boat ride from Sanur. There is a boat that will take you...
Jl. Kebun Raya, Candikuning, Baturiti, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 82191, Indonesia
While quality time on the beach might be the first thing that comes to mind for many visitors to Bali, Bedugul—a mountain lake resort area at the heart of the island—is an experience not to be missed. There are three major lakes (Bratan,...
Padangbai, Manggis, Karangasem Regency, Bali, Indonesia
There are some big fish out there in the Indian Ocean and you can get out and try to hook one for yourself. Arranging fishing trips in a small traditional boat or a bigger more modern boat is easy. The best fishing spots are on the east coast from...
Perancak, Jembrana Sub-District, Jembrana Regency, Bali, Indonesia
In Bali there are numerous choices for anyone wishing to get into some turtle action! Off the main highway to Java, around three hours from Denpasar is Kurma Asih, a project with a difference. Initiated by the people of Perancak village, Kurma...
Dangin Puri Kangin, Jl. Sulawesi No.1, Dauh Puri Kangin, Denpasar Bar., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80233, Indonesia
Badung is a traditional marketplace in Bali. This is the least expensive place to bargain for handcrafted objects to take home with you, as well as to buy spices (cinnamon, cloves, saffron, and sea salt). Making your way through these bustling...
Sambangan, Sukasada, Buleleng Regency, Bali 81161, Indonesia
Aling-Aling waterfall is one of interesting place to visit in the north of Bali the located at Sambangan Village in Buleleng regency. The waterfall offer amazing view that we never find in other place in Bali. Many people called "the secret Garden...
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