Five-Day Bali Itinerary: A Gastronomic Travel Guide To The Island Of Gods

There are a million reasons why Indonesia, specifically the scenic beaches of the beautiful island of Bali, has been getting a lot of attention from those who are seeking a tranquil refuge from the chaos of the modern world.

Trixie Zabal-Mendoza, an editor at a food magazine, found those reasons and more during her five-day solo backpacking trip to the Island of Gods. Here, she shares her Bali travel itinerary for five days in its lush and picturesque scenescapes.

Food-tripping in Ubud

One of the highlights of her Bali food adventure is the meal splurge at Locavore in Ubud, one of Asia’s 50 best restaurants. Seats at this restaurant are so sought after that she made reservations three months before her trip.

To score a good budget accommodation in Bali, Trixie recommends you make your hotel reservations via Agoda. The earlier you book, the better the deals you’ll snag.

Ready to try the tastes of Bali? Check her itinerary and pick up some pointers from her three nights stay in Ubud and night in Seminyak.

Bali Itinerary – Day 1

Quezon City to NAIA P300
Departure 4 a.m.
Arrival 7:50 a.m.
Ngurah Rai International Airport to Ubud (1 hour, 21 minutes) P 2,000 per day
Pick up
Breakfast at Seniman Coffee Studio, Ubud Three nights via Agoda P300
Ubud Art Market, Puri Saren Palace P500
Lunch at Warung Rai Pasti, Monkey Forest Road
Check in at Bumi Ubud Resort P6,739.98
Jalan Raya Lod Tunduh Ubud Bali
Dinner at hotel P500
Budget for transportation P2,000

Day 2: Lunch at Locavore + Gelato Secrets

Lunch at Locavore, Ubud 12nn, reservation made in advance P3,000
Freak Coffee P200
Gelato Secrets P200
Dinner P500

Day 3: Lunch, dinner, and massage

Lunch at Folk/ Sambal Matah Restaurant P500
Dinner P500
Massage P1,000

Day 4: Move to Seminyak

Early check-out 6 a.m.
Going to Uluwatu Temple 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Corner House Bali for brunch P500
Lunch at Motel Mexicola P500
Seminyak Square Hotel 2 p.m. check-in P2,000
Booked via Agoda
Jl.Kayu Aya 100, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia 80361 Located above the Seminyak Square Shopping Arcades
Hotel to Revolver, La Plancha for sunset drinks 4:30 p.m.
La Plancha Bar and Restaurant P1,000
Taxi back to hotel P300
Budget for transportation P2,000

Day 5: Checkout and flight back to Manila

Early checkout 5:00 a.m.
Transfer to airport 5:30-6:45 a.m. P1,000
Flight back to Manila 8:35 a.m.
Arrival 12:35nn
NAIA to Quezon City P300
Travel tax P1,620
Baggage P1,400
Total travel cost P23,839.98