16 days in Bali, Gili Trawangan & Mataram Itinerary

16 days in Bali, Gili Trawangan & Mataram Itinerary

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— 4 nights
Taxi to Padang Bai, Ferry to Gili Trawangan
Gili Trawangan
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
Nusa Penida
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
Drive to Ngurah Rai (Bali) International Airport, Fly to Melbourne


Ubud — 4 nights

Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Mengening Temple and Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Toekad Rafting and Tibumana Waterfall. Explore Ubud's surroundings by going to Pura Tirta Empul Segara Merta Sari (in Sanur) and Avani Spa at Aksari Resort Ubud (in Kenderan). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Suarta Bali Tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Blangsinga Waterfall, and make a trip to Puri Saren Palace.

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Melbourne, Australia to Ubud is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Ubud. Traveling from Melbourne in September, things will get much warmer in Ubud: highs are around 35°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Gili Trawangan.
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Gili Trawangan — 2 nights

An island holiday in Gili Trawangan offers access to the largest of the three Gili Islands located off the main coast of Lombok.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get outside with Paddle Gili and then trot along with a tour on horseback. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Gili Trawangan Turtle Hatchery, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Agung Baiturrahman.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Gili Trawangan online sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Ubud to Gili Trawangan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In September in Gili Trawangan, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mataram.
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Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

Mataram — 3 nights

The largest city in the West Nusa Tenggara province, Mataram represents an agglomeration of small villages that over time have converged to form the metropolis.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fishing Charters & Tours and Lombok Epicentrum Mall. Do some cultural sightseeing at West Nusa Tenggara State Museum and Malimbu Hill. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Islamic Center Mosque, and look for gifts at Gem Pearls.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mataram trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gili Trawangan to Mataram. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nusa Penida.
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Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:

Nusa Penida — 2 nights

The bounty of pristine white-sand beaches and turquoise lagoons bordered by emerald green hills, unique cliff formations, and colorful reefs is what draws most travelers to Nusa Penida.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Atuh Beach and Giri Putri Cave. Take a break from the city and head to Diamond Beach and Penida Ride and Drive. There's more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Tembeling Beach and Forest and don't miss a visit to Pura Segara Kidul.

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Explore your travel options from Mataram to Nusa Penida with the Route module. In September in Nusa Penida, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluwatu.
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Uluwatu — 3 nights

Step off the beaten path and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Melasti Beach. Get in touch with nature at Blue Point Beach and Thomas Beach. Step out of Uluwatu with an excursion to Ulu Watu Beach in Pecatu--about 34 minutes away.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Uluwatu trip builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nusa Penida to Uluwatu. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:

Bali travel guide

World heritage site · Spas · Beaches
Island of the Gods
A province of Indonesia, the island of Bali remains one of the world's top tourist destinations thanks to its beaches, diving spots, and resorts. Take a trip to Bali to discover the island's smiling and famously hospitable locals--perhaps the biggest treasure of this tropical paradise. More than just another fun-in-the-sun getaway, Bali also reveals a rich history and varied geography of mountains, rugged coastal areas, sandy beaches, thriving rice terraces, and stark volcanic hillsides that seem transported from another planet. A Bali tour uncovers some of the world's best surfing spots, as well as a deeply spiritual local culture and globally significant archeological attractions.

Lombok travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Shark Diving
An island similar in size to neighboring Bali, Lombok offers a more untouched landscape with a powerful feeling of seclusion, plus oceanic plant and animal life. Balancing backpacker and resort-goer interests, the island blends beach resorts with rugged, volcanic landscapes, offering sunbathing and hiking opportunities aplenty. The region sports prime wave action, which many guests come for. The lowlands region of the island features fields and forests where rice, soybeans, coffee, coconuts, and bananas are cultivated.