Have you been dreaming of your next family getaway? And perhaps you’ve been procrastinating planning it?

As parents, we may either be too busy, or too tired most of the time to even set aside time to do some research and planning for our next trip.

(Who wouldn’t after unending days of running around working, tending to our chores, and taking care of the kids?)

Fortunately, we’ve done the planning for you! How about a super quick and simply itinerary for the perfect 5D4N family holiday in the lovely island of Bali?

It covers just about everything you might need or want to check out, in order to have the most fun and memorable family vacay in the tropics!

OverviewGetting to Bali

In this quick family itinerary, we recommend staying in Kuta – it’s super convenient for exploring fun and popular areas like Kuta, Seminyak and/or Jimbaran!

It will cover everything from flights and accommodation, to places to visit and eat!

Here’s a quick overview of this fun family itinerary (tap to scroll to the relevant section):

Day 1: Arrival/Kuta
Day 2: Kuta
Day 3: Seminyak
Day 4: Jimbaran
Day 5: Departure/Seminyak
Total Cost Breakdown (USD $335.65 per person!)
Additional Tips (Bali travel tips specially for families!)

1. From Singapore: Direct flight (total cost from SGD 175)

Take TigerairAirAsia,  Garuda Indonesia, SilkAir or Singapore Airlines from Singapore Changi Airport to Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali. (Flight time: ~2h 40 min)

2. From Malaysia: Direct flight (total cost from RM 400)

Take Malindo AirAirAsia or Malaysia Airlines from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali. (Flight time: ~3h)

3. From Australia: Direct flight from Perth (total cost from 309 AUD)

From Perth:
1. Take AirAsiaJetstarVirgin Australia, Garuda Indonesia or SilkAir from Perth to Ngurah Rai International Airport (Bali). (Flight time: ~3h 40min)

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Day 1

Arrival at Kuta

So you’re finally in Bali and you’ve checked in to your hotel.

Whether you’re looking for fun and convenient activities nearby to complement an early check in, or a lovely dinner to kick off your Bali vacay – these are our top picks!

Dream Museum Zone Bali(1-2 hours)

Experience 3D trick art in Bali’s very own 3D museum, and have fun taking photos in imaginative interactive backgrounds!

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More info on visiting Dream Museum Zone Bali

Upside Down House(1 hour)

“Float” around everyday living areas such as kitchens, bedrooms, and even toilets – and pretend to be an alien astronaut on Earth.

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More info on visiting Upside Down House

Dinner and drinks at Sandbar(2 hours)

Get a taste of the Bali life with dinner and drinks at this bar by the beach, serving up fantastic Balinese and Mediterranean fare!

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More info on visiting Sandbar

Day 1 Route (Arrival/Kuta):

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Day 2

Kuta

Spend a fun-filled day in Waterbom Bali! Apart from breakfast and dinner, Waterbom Bali has your activities and lunch of the day totally covered.

Breakfast at Cosmic Diner Bali(1 hour)

Return to the 60’s in this fabulous retro-themed diner. It’s fun, wacky and colourful – and the best part? Games like Uno Stacko are available to keep the kids entertained as you dine!

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More info on visiting Cosmic Diner Bali

Waterbom Bali(5-6 hours)

The #1 waterpark in Asia and 2nd in the world, Waterbom Bali is definitely one of the must-go family destinations you should consider when you’re in Bali.

You’ll want to spend an entire day here with its remarkable size and exciting rides – kids and adults alike will fully enjoy a fun-filled family day here.

This inclusive waterpark also provides extensive culinary options (so your lunch and/or dinner can be settled here too), and other fun activities like fish spa and hair braiding available!

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More info on visiting Waterbom Bali

Dinner at Gabah Restaurant & Bar(2 hours)

Have an all-you-can-eat buffet dinner with the kids after an exciting day of activities! Enjoy sumptuous Balinese cuisine accompanied with a cultural show. (Available every Thursday and Saturday only)

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More info on visiting Gabah Restaurant & Bar

Day 2 Route (Kuta):

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Day 3

Seminyak

If you enjoy cafe-hopping and shopping at interesting local stores, you’ll love Seminyak!

Breakfast at Grocer and Grind(1 hour 30 mins)

Grocer and Grind is famous for their daily roasted organic coffee and delicious breakfasts. There’s a wide variety of menus available, and the eclectic decor will give you great photos with the kids too!

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More info on visiting Grocer and Grind

Explore Jalan Raya Seminyak (cafe-hopping and shopping)(1 hour)

If you’re too lazy and would much rather take a leisurely walk – cafe-hopping and shopping is made simple following this walking route!

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Homeware shopping at Ebano(30 min)

For moms and daughters, a trip to Ebano will see you buying cute hair accessories, quirky sculptures, wall hangings, or even jewelry bits and bobs for DIY projects.

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More info on visiting Ebano

Homeware shopping at Toko Emporium(30 min)

Known for their unique décor pieces from the oh-so-popular hand-carved water buffalo skulls, to intricately hand beaded cushions – you never know what you can expect to find here.

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More info on visiting Toko Emporium

Cafehopping and lunch at Creamy Comfort(1 hour)

It’s cute and serves up delightful desserts to match. The dreamy, childlike world complete with bunny ear chairs and colourful cushions, is sure to be the highlight of the day.

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More info on visiting Creamy Comfort

Cafehopping at Revolver Espresso(1 hour)

This cafe is hidden in plain sight and we stumbled on it by chance, while browsing in a clothes boutique and catching whiffs of fragrant coffee. Your family might be glad to ‘stumble’ on this fun little hideout too!

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More info on visiting Revolver Espresso

Dinner at La Lucciola Bali(1 hour 30 min)

What can beat ending a fun-packed day by having dinner at this family-friendly waterfront restaurant? With the shimmering ocean views and twinkling lights, a night here will be a fond memory for years to come. (It’s great for breakfast too!)

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More info on visiting La Lucciola Bali

Drinks at La Plancha(1 hour)

Dig your toes into the sand and enjoy the views while digging into dinner! La Plancha may be the most colourful beach bar-cafe, with rainbow canvas parasols, beanbags and painted stools.

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More info on visiting La Plancha

Day 3 Route (Seminyak):

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Day 4

Jimbaran

On the third day in Bali, we recommend slowing down a little, and exploring laidback Jimbaran with its stunning natural scenery and its stunning sights.

Your family can be sure to have a day full of sheer relaxation.

Tip: Take the day slowly and enjoy every moment. Also remember to whip out your phones to capture the gorgeous scenery at Jimbaran!

Breakfast at Cashew Tree(2 hours)

If you’re cracking your head at where to have delicious gluten-free meals, Cashew Tree is one of your options. This is an astonishing place to chill, enjoy nature, go surfing and great for kids too!

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More info on visiting Cashew Tree

Tegal Wangi Beach(2-3 hours)

Soak in your private, natural jacuzzi with an amazing view of the ocean – introduce your kids to the finer side of the ‘beach life’!

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More info on visiting Tegal Wangi Beach

Lunch at Unique Rooftop Bar(2 hours)

With free pool access and no minimum spending, the infinity pool at UNIQUE rooftop bar is a perfect spot for families to dine at – and children and teenagers who will enjoy this unique pool!

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More info on visiting Unique Rooftop Bar

Uluwatu Temple(2-3 hours)

Pay a visit to this famous Balinese coastal temple for the unforgettable evening Kecak Fire Dance (a Balinese dance and music drama), set against Uluwatu’s breathtaking cliff views.

More info on visiting Pura Uluwatu

Dinner at Made Bagus @ Jimbaran Bay(2 hours)

When in Jimbaran, you simply have to have a seafood dinner at the famous Jimbaran Bay. We recommend Made Bagus for its delicious food and musical serenade!

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More info on visiting Made Bagus

Day 4 Route (Jimbaran):

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Day 5

Home sweet home

So you’ve reached the end of your trip, and if you’ve just enough time for a delicious ‘farewell, Bali’ brunch before getting to the airport..

We suggest dropping by this cute little place located in Seminyak for a good filling up!

Brunch at The Fat Turtle(1 hour 30 min)

With its unassumingly cute and quaint appearance, The Fat Turtle serves creative coffees and  hearty meals like Egg Benedict with pulled pork, Avocado Toast, Red Velvet Pancakes and more!

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More info on visiting The Fat Turtle

Day 5 Route (Seminyak/Departure):

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Recommended accommodation: Top 3 family-friendly options!

Cost Breakdown:

1. Accommodation – $107 x 4 days = $432 (From a minimum of $107 per day)
2. Transport – $40 x 4 days = $160 (If you opt to hire a car for the comfort of the family)
3. Food – $503 (Calculated based on min. prices listed)

– Day 1, $40 dinner
– Day 2, $30 breakfast, $60 lunch, $68 dinner
– Day 3, $25 breakfast,  $30 lunch, $40 dinner
– Day 4, $40 breakfast, $60 lunch, $70 dinner
– Day 5, $40 brunch

4. Activities – $247.6 (Calculated based on activities listed, not inclusive of shopping)

– Day 1, $45.20
– Day 2, $134
– Day 3, $29.6
– Day 4, $38.8

TOTAL for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding flight tickets) = USD $1342.60 Or USD $335.65 per person

Additional Tips:

1. Want to find out more about the “Better Safe than Sorry” 17 family must-knows?

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2. For getting around Bali, the best choice is to hire a private car and driver, especially if you’re travelling with young kids. Want to know why?

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3. This is one family guide to Bali you should definitely check out before heading down.
4. If it’s your first time to Bali, here’s a first-timer’s guide to Bali so you can get a lay of the land first!
5. Want to know more about Bali budget travel tips?
6. How about a guide to the best shopping available in Bali?
7. These are some of the tourist traps/scams you should know to avoid in Bali!
8. Here are some safety concerns and dangers in Bali to take note of.
9. Here’s where you can dig out more restaurants, from gluten-free to halal places in Bali!

10. Something a little interesting about culture shocks in Bali you might be unprepared for. 😛
11. Look out for these cool attractions in Bali, if you’re looking for more places to visit!
12. Last but not least, these are the many reasons why everyone should visit Bali at least once in their lifetime!

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