Denpasar is the capital of Bali, hence both go hand-in-hand when it comes to a chosen travel destination. If you travel to Bali, you cannot miss Denpasar because both provide the ultimate traveling experience you are looking for. It has one of the highest rates of tourism over the years due to its beautiful sceneries and beaches. The locals are also very welcoming if you wish to experience their unique culture up-close-and-personal. If you are traveling from Padang to Bali/Denpasar, it will take around four hours or more to arrive. This will depend on the chose flight routes and airlines. Among the various highlights available, some of the popular ones including Seminyak, Tanah Lot, and Sanur.
Denpasar or Indonesia, in general, is always open season for travelers to come in due to the fact that it is always sunny, thus, it is suitable for traveling. Some time between late of May to late of September would be the best period to explore the depths of Denpasar to the fullest because the weather is relatively comfortable enough for outdoor activities.
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Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) - Ngurah Rai International Airport or officially known as I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport is the main airport serving Bali. It is 13 km away from Denpasar and happens to be the second busiest airport in Indonesia. It will take around 26 minutes to travel from Denpasar to the airport.
Minangkabau International Airport (PDG) - Minangkabau International Airport is the main operating airport serving West Sumatra on the Sumatra island, Indonesia. The distance from the main city of Padang is 28 km away. It will take around 45 minutes to travel from the city to the airport.
As mentioned, Bali/Denpasar and Indonesia, in general, is mostly sunny all year-round, however, there are times where it can become a bit too sunny for outdoor sightseeing. According to WeatherSpark, the average temperature in Bali/Denpasar is between 23 degrees Celsius to 33 degrees Celsius. It rarely goes below 23 degrees Celsius or above 34 degrees Celsius.
Seminyak - Longing for an escape to the beach? Seminyak is a beautiful beach that provides both a picturesque view and serenity for nature-lovers. The beach is 7 km away from Bali/Denpasar city, thus it will take around 25 minutes in peak traffic condition to get to the beach from the city.
Tanah Lot - Tanah Lot is another small island temple that provides the best views in the Denpasar capital. It is an attraction on its own with its unique features. The island is farther a bit from the city and compared to Seminyak beach. The island is 20 km away and under moderate traffic conditions, it could take up to 53 minutes or an hour to reach the island. Considering the gem it holds, it is worth the journey.
Sanur - If you are not up to traveling far away from Denpasar city, you can travel to Sanur, another prominent beach to both the locals and international visitors to Bali/Denpasar. The beach is 8 km away from the city and it will take less than 20 minutes to reach the beach.
Planning is a good way to go traveling, be it domestically or internationally, but don’t disregard the fact that things can and most likely would not go as planned. This could either be due to suddenly the activity you want to do is unavailable or if more logistical issues force you to think of other ways to do things. Keep in mind that plan is a good base, but when you are traveling and there are a lot of external factors involved, it will be a different kind of adventure.
There is a saying that doesn’t keep all your money with your person when you travel, but that doesn’t mean you should not bring extra money at all. Keep extra credit and atm cards with you when you travel. This will help greatly when things go south and believe me, it probably will. Keeping cards instead of cash with your person is better and safer.
This will come in handy when you are traveling to a place where English is not their first, second, or only language at all. It is best to learn some local words that can help you through the trip, especially in terms of direction, transportation, medical, and such. Plus, it will open a ton of network opportunities with the locals to be able to be among them. You will be able to make friends and discover some hidden gems you never thought you would find.
This might sound ridiculous but it is important nonetheless. We tend to underestimate ourselves and assume we have it all in our heads. It is best to have it with you at all times because when you need a specific direction back, you can refer to it easily. It is best to keep it on paper as well because you will never know when the handy-dandy technology will fail you when you need it the most.
We are not going minimalist here, but minimalism can help you get more things done. In order to determine how many you should bring with you, you should always go back to the question of where and what. Where are you going? What will you be doing? This will bring you back to the consideration if you do a lot of walking, then it is best to bring something you are comfortable with. The key example is to wear your everyday clothes because you know what you are comfortable with to go about your day. Don’t overthink too much on a “just in case” situation because that is the number one trap to bring more with you and in the end, it will just make your bag heavier with things you can either reuse or get easier there.
Be it whether you are traveling domestic or international, it is important to gear yourself up with travel insurance. Traveloka itself provides travel insurance from Chubbs. This is pretty much self-explanatory because you will never expect what could happen when you are abroad. Even if you are traveling domestically, should things go out of your control such as accidents or sickness, you will have the leverage of insurance coverage.
Despite the beauty of the world, it is not necessarily a safe one. Even if you are doing a solo trip, always keep in touch with your family and/or friends. Let them have a copy of your itinerary so that they have an idea of where you are. Keep them close in contact each day and let them know when you are changing locations during your trip.
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