Xperience Team

03 Apr 2024 - 5 min read

Bali Backpacking in 4-Day: Budget Itinerary & Must-Sees!

Bali attracts and captivates visitors from all over the world. Every corner of Bali offers moments worth capturing in your social media photos! From sun-kissed beaches to emerald rice paddies and sacred temples, Bali is a dream destination for tourists who want to experience a holiday in serene nature. Bali is also known as a friendly destination for beginner backpackers.

Therefore, Traveloka has summarized the Bali backpacker itinerary for you. Check out our suggested 4-day itinerary below and start planning your Bali adventure today!

Day 1 - Exploring Kuta

On your first day, you may have just arrived at Ngurah Rai Airport in Denpasar. You may feel excited to explore the Island of the Gods, or you may feel tired from traveling. If you're looking for a budget-friendly place to stay, Kuta and Seminyak are the perfect locations. There are many places to stay that you can adjust to your budget.

1. Kuta Beach


Kuta is one of the closest beach destinations in Bali to the airport - about 10 minutes away by car. As a well-known beach, it's full of tourists sunbathing in the morning, or just playing and relaxing with friends. If you get bored at Kuta beach, you can visit German Beach and Segara Beach, which are still in the Kuta area.

Address: Kuta Beach, Kuta, Bali

Opening hours: 24 hours

Ticket price: Free

2. Tanah Lot


The next destination is Tanah Lot, a temple that sits on a cliff in the middle of the sea. During the holiday season, it is likely that you will see crowds of tourists waiting for the sunset. If you are lucky and the water is low, you can visit the temple in the middle of the sea. But when the tide is high, you should stay on the beach.

This temple is also still actively used as a place of worship by the local community. So, at certain times, you can also see Balinese culture where the locals pray.

Address: Beraban, Kediri, Tabanan Regency

Opening hours: 6 AM - 7 PM

Ticket price: Rp 30.000

Tanah Lot Temple Walking Tour

Pasar Seni Tanah Lot

Day 2 - Exploring Ubud

After playing around near the airport, it's time to head to other parts of Bali to explore other beautiful places. On the second day, you'll explore Ubud, the cultural center of Bali. Ubud has a lot of affordable inns and hostels. You can look for places with dorm rooms or private rooms at reasonable prices in Traveloka.

1. Sunrise at Mount Batur

Challenge yourself with a pre-dawn hike near Mount Batur, an active volcano. Witness the breathtaking sunrise and paint the sky with vibrant hues.You can also search for a local group tour for a more affordable experience.

Explore Mount Batur By 4WD Jeep Adventure


USD 24.06

2. Ceking Rice Terrace/ Tegalalang Rice Terrace

Tegalalang is a must-visit destination for anyone exploring the green side of agriculture in Bali. This beautiful rice terrace complex is a feast for the eyes and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The rice terraces at Tegalalang are incredibly vast and well-maintained, simply breathtaking.

There are a few things you can do at Tegalalang. You can take a walk along the many paths that wind through the terraces, or you can simply sit back and enjoy the view. In the morning, you will also have the opportunity to see farmers at work.

Address: Jl. Raya Tegallalang, Tegallalang, Kec. Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar

Opening hours: Daily

Ticket price: Rp 10.000

Bali Swing, Tegalalang Rice Terrace and Ubud Center Tour

3. Goa Gajah Cave


The cave is located about 6 kilometers from Ubud, and it's a short and easy drive or motorbike ride. When you arrive, you'll be greeted by a large stone gate with intricate carvings. The gate is said to represent the mouth of a giant demon, and it's a powerful symbol of protection.

Inside the cave, you'll find a number of interesting features. There are several Hindu shrines, as well as a large bathing pool. The pool is said to have healing properties, and it's a popular spot for visitors to take a dip.

Address: Bedulu, Blahbatuh, Gianyar Regency, Bali

Opening hours: Daily, 8 AM - 6 PM

Ticket price: Rp 50.000

Day 3 - Exploring Tabanan Regency

The central Bali region has a variety of famous and pocket-friendly tourist attractions. You can ride your rented motorbike to go from Ubud to various areas in Tabanan Regency.

1. Ulun Danu Beratan Temple

Head to Ulun Danu Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Bali’s icon. While you can't enter the temple itself, you can still enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding area. The temple is a great place to learn about Balinese culture and religion. Remember, this is a religious site, so it's important to be respectful and dress modestly.

Address: Danau Beratan, Candikuning, Baturiti, Tabanan Regency

Opening hours: Daily, 7 AM - 7 PM, and open at 5 AM on Saturday

Ticket price: Rp 40.000 for weekday and Rp 50.000 for weekend

Tur Alam & Budaya ( Jatiluwih, Pura Ulun Danu Beratan, Air Terjun Leke-leke)

3. Luhur Batukaru Temple


If you're looking for a peaceful and serene place to visit in Bali, look no further than Pura Luhur Batukaru. This small temple is located in the mountains of central Bali, and it's a great place to escape the crowds and enjoy the natural beauty of the island.

The temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, and it's one of the oldest and most important temples in Bali. The architecture is stunning, and the temple is surrounded by lush gardens and forests.

Address: Jl. Penatahan - Wongayagede, Wongaya Gede, Kec. Penebel, Kabupaten Tabanan

Opening hours: 6 AM - 12 PM on weekdays, and 24 hours on weekends

Ticket price: Rp 40.000

Day 4: Souvenir Hunting at Sukawati Art Market

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To wrap up your final day in Bali, a visit to the Sukawati Art Market is a must. Here, you can shop for souvenirs and handmade crafts from local vendors. Don't forget to haggle for a better deal to save some cash. The sellers here are super friendly and accommodating, so bargaining is part of the fun!

Bali Backpacker Tips

Some of the things below will also help you keep your expenses down during your holiday.

Decide when to visit, and preferably not during the holiday season as accommodation and ticket prices will be much more expensive.
Book your hotel at Traveloka before you go on holiday.
While in Bali, you can rent a motorbike daily or weekly to save your transport budget.
Adhere to local customs and culture.

While 4 days and 3 nights may seem short to explore every corner of Bali, our Bali backpacker itinerary ensures you can enjoy some of the best things on the island. To make your holiday even more enjoyable and comfortable, plan your accommodation with Traveloka. From cheap hostels for backpackers and solo travelers to luxury villas for honeymooners, Traveloka has it all.

In addition, you can also get attractive offers by booking through the app. So, what are you waiting for? Complete your 4D3N itinerary in Bali by staying at your dream hotel. Book at Traveloka now and download the Traveloka App now!

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