Travel itinerary: Bali, Gili and Lombok

Cheap travel itinerary for Bali? Yup, it’s possible. We were there more than month (in August) and spent around 30 $/day for both, including accommodation, transport and food. There are two major things to know when traveling to Bali: 1. Stay away from high summer season and 2. Stay away from Kuta.

Travel itinerary: Bali, Gili and Lombok

Duration of your trip to Bali: 20 days

  • Day 1: Arrive to Denpasar, try to get a cheap ride to the city and find Poppis lane 1 or 2 to find a guesthouse in Kuta.
  • Day 2: Kuta. Explore the beach, bars and stalls with everything you can imagine. Move on quickly!
  • Day 3: Ubud. Relax and walk around this cultural city. Try to find accommodation near Artist’s ridge above town (and among the rice fields) and you can be away from tourists.
  • Day 4: Ubud. Enjoy, read and eat good food.
  • Day 5: Munduk. A day trip to a typical Balinese village.
  • Day 6: Danau Batur. A day around lake Batur and around. If you want, you can climb the volcano for sunrise.
  • Day 7: Gili Air. Snorkelling. Beach. Sea food.
  • Day 8: GIli Air. Morning run, coconuts and a beer at sunset.
  • Day 9: Gili Meno. A day trip to the calmest of the three Gili islands.
  • Day 10: Gili Travangan. Party with locals and tourists!
  • Day 11: Gili Air. Rehabilitation.
  • Day 12: Gili Air. Last day of snorkelling. Say hello to the turtles and then move to Kuta Lombok.
  • Day 13: Kuta Lombok. Explore a totally different island.
  • Day 14: Mt. Rinjani. Two day trek – not the easiest climb but worth it.
  • Day 15: Mt. Rinjani. Second day of Mt. Rinjani trek.
  • Day 16: Nusa Dua. Move back to Bali and rest.
  • Day 17: Nusa Dua. Time to snorkel and relax.
  • Day 18: Nusa Dua. Delicious breakfast, afternoon reading and dinner.
  • Day 19: Kuta. Last dinner in Kuta. Don’t get drunk.
  • Day 20: Cry and fly home from Denpasar.


Hey! We’re still traveling 🙂 Check out our Instagram profile @wejusttravel!

Travel itinerary map

What to bring?

  • 35 l backpack and a smaller bag
  • 5 shirts, 3 shorts
  • 1 sweater, 1 pants
  • Flip flops and light walking shoes
  • Sleeping bag
  • Some travel medicine
  • Add what you need

Good to know

The best time to visit Bali is at the end of high season and in the beginning of low season. That means early spring, when New Year’s craziness subsides. Prices of accommodation are significantly lower and locals are more friendly and calm. If you want a low budget trip to bali, don’t go there in June, July or August.

Don’t book in advance! When you need a ride, book your ticket a day in advance from the bus station or port. Bargain for cheaper price for the rooms, especially if you plan to stay several days. Bring lots of cash because ATM’s have high fees for every withdrawal.

Expenses for your budget trip to Bali

Accommodation: 6 $/day

Food: 6 $/day

Transportation: 7 $/day

All together: 19 $/day

Expenses before leaving

Visa: 33 $

Plane ticket: depends where you are 🙂

Travel insurance: minimum 55 $

All expenses: 520 $


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