Bali has always been a great place for a long and exciting road trip. Everything from the natural wonders to the amenities and accommodations are there to fulfill our insatiable desire for adventure. If you’re planning to do a 4-day amazing trip in the Island of the Gods, we have some ideas to make it more fascinating yet still budget-friendly. Covering the itinerary from Day 1 to Day 4, here are some Bali trip ideas for you to explore on the road!
Immediately after you arrive at the Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali, find a trusted provider to rent a car for the duration of your trip. It’s easy to find car rental options around the arrival gate of the airport.
When you get your car, instead of heading straight to the south, head north from the airport to Lovina Beach, pick your preferred hotel or homestay, and savor the tropical sensation of Bali's northern shores. During the ride, you can stop by some interesting places. Visit the Secret Garden Village and dine for a while, then head to Eka Karya Botanical Garden and discover the largest botanical garden in Indonesia, or drop by the famously known Ulun Danu Beratan Temple.
Try to reach Lovina before the sun goes down. This is because in Lovina Beach, the sunset is truly mesmerizing.Don't forget to take some pictures and enjoy the first day of your adventure!
Maybe you are wondering why we recommend that you stay the night near Lovina beach. One thing Lovina is widely known for is it’s a perfect place to watch dolphins in their natural habitat.Wake up early at 5.30 AM and go to the beach. You’ll easily find local boatmen who offers boat rides to see the dolphins. Ride one and enjoy the attractions you’ll cherish for a long time. Here, you can take some pictures or just simply admire the view in front of you.
Spend the second day around Lovina Beach while also exploring the Batur area. You can visit Batur Geopark Site to marvel at the conserved natural wonders or chill at Akasa Coffee Kintamani, Olympus Coffee or Ritatkala Batur for a more laid-back way to enjoy your adventure.
On the third day, drive to the central part of Bali to the Ubud area and find relaxation in the soothing view of its natural beauty, especially the green and serene Tegallalang Rice Terrace. You can also visit other areas and find exciting things to do, such as meeting the cute long-tailed macaques at Sacred Monkey Forest, strolling around the beauty of Campuhan Ridge Walk, and stop by the coffee plantation at Alas Harum Agro Tourism.
This might be the last one on your 4-days road trip itinerary in Bali, so what should you do? Exploring Nusa Dua should be a definite answer! Head south and stop by any places that immediately attract you, either it’s Pandawa Beach or Tanjung Benoa Water Sport. For a differently exciting kind of experience, you can just chill at Bali Wake Park for a one-stop solution for water park entertainment and then head to Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) Cultural Park in the early evening to watch Kecak Dance performance at sunset.
Bali presents plenty of wonderful things for every kind of traveler, be it the luxury ones or the budget-friendly ones. Now that Bali is open for international tourists with no-quarantine policy, be sure to prepare everything you need to make your road trip worthwhile. Don’t forget that Bali is also close to the neighboring destinations that dwell many different kinds of enchantment, such as Mandalika in Lombok Island, where you can conveniently visit by ferry or airplane. Come explore further to more wonderful hidden gems in Indonesia that will surely last in your memories. As always, we need to remind you to always practice healthy habits such as wearing a mask in public places, washing hands frequently, and implementing social distancing. Lastly, Follow our social media channels at Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and TikTok for updated tourism related news from Indonesia. Have an amazing Bali trip!