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How to Plan a Trip to Singapore & Bali?

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How Many Days to Plan for a Singapore & Bali Trip?

The ideal duration for a trip to Singapore and Bali depends on what you want to do and enjoy. Here are some things to think about:

  • Your Must-See Places and Activities: Consider the top attractions and activities you don’t want to miss in each destination.
  • Your Travel Style: Think about how you like to travel. Do you prefer a relaxed, adventurous, or cultural experience?
  • Weather and Timing: Decide on the time of year and weather conditions you’d like to experience.
  • Budget and Logistics: Take into account your budget and the availability of flights and accommodations.

Our suggested timeframe for exploring the key highlights of Singapore and Bali is around 10 to 14 days. This typically breaks down to 4 to 6 days in Singapore, allowing you to cover skyscrapers, beautiful parks, street culture, and culinary delights. For Bali, 7 to 9 days is usually sufficient to explore its highlights, including beaches, temples, jungle adventures, and cultural experiences.

These are general recommendations, and you are always welcomed to contact our travel consultants to tailor your itinerary to match your personal preferences and interests.

See also How to Plan a Trip to Bali & How to Plan a Singapore Trip

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Budget for a Singapore and Bali Trip

The expense of a trip to Singapore and Bali hinges on several factors, including your duration of stay, accommodation preferences, seasonal variations, chosen activities, and personal inclinations. Below is a rough estimate for different expense categories.

Accommodation:

The average price of a 5-star hotel in Singapore averages around $250 per night. In Bali, a 5-star hotel typically costs about $150 per night. If you plan to spend 4 nights in Singapore and 6 nights in Bali, your total accommodation expenditure would amount to roughly $1,800 per person.

Sightseeing and Activities:

Singapore and Bali offer a wide range of attractions and activities, spanning cultural landmarks, natural marvels, theme parks, shopping centers, spas, and more. The cost of these experiences varies depending on your choices and frequency of visits. Nonetheless, here are some well-liked attractions and activities, along with their approximate costs:

  • Gardens by the Bay in Singapore: $20 per person
  • Universal Studios Singapore: $60 per person
  • Chinatown Heritage Centre in Singapore: $10 per person
  • Ubud Monkey Forest in Bali: $5 per person
  • Tanah Lot Temple in Bali: $3 per person
  • Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking in Bali: $40 per person
  • Bali Swing Adventure Park: $35 per person

If you plan to visit two attractions or partake in two activities daily, your total expenditure for this category would be approximately $400 per person.

Dining:

Both Singapore and Bali are renowned for their diverse and delectable culinary offerings, accommodating a wide range of budgets and palates. You can indulge in affordable street food, dine at mid-range restaurants, or opt for high-end culinary experiences. On average, the daily cost of food in Singapore is around $30 per person, while in Bali, it’s about $15 per person. Assuming you spend 4 days in Singapore and 6 days in Bali, your total food expenditure would approximate around $210 per person.

Transportation in Singapore and Bali:

Transportation in Singapore: Singapore boasts a modern and efficient public transport system, including buses, trains, taxis, and bike-sharing services. On an average day, you can expect to spend around $10 per person if you use public transportation. If you opt for a taxi ride, it usually costs about $15 per trip. Renting a car, however, is not recommended due to its high expense and the additional tolls and parking fees. Renting a car in Singapore can set you back roughly $100 per day.

Transportation in Bali: Bali offers various transportation options, such as buses, taxis, private drivers, motorbikes, and bicycles. The average daily cost of using public transportation in Bali is approximately $5 per person. If you prefer taxis, expect to pay around $10 per trip. Hiring a private driver is a convenient and flexible way to explore the island, with an average daily cost of about $40. Alternatively, you can embrace more freedom and adventure by renting a motorbike, which typically costs around $5 per day, or renting a bicycle, which comes to an average daily expense of $3.

See also How Much Does a Bali Trip Cost?

Indonesia Bali Currency
Indonesia Bali Currency

When is the Best Time to Visit Singapore and Bali?

Singapore and Bali both experience tropical climates and monsoon seasons. Singapore enjoys stable, warm weather year-round, averaging around 27°C (81°F). In contrast, Bali has a more diverse climate, with a dry season from April to October and a rainy season from November to March.

The optimal time to visit both places is from April to September when you’ll encounter mostly dry and sunny weather. However, this is also the peak tourist season, so anticipate higher prices and larger crowds. If you’re willing to tolerate some rain and want to save money, you can consider visiting from November to March, the low season. During this period, prices drop, and there are fewer tourists. The rain usually occurs in the afternoon and doesn’t last long, allowing you to still enjoy some sunshine. Additionally, you can partake in local festivals like the Bali Art Festival in June or July and the Bali Kite Festival in July.

See also Best (and Worst) Times to Visit Bali & Best Times to Visit Singapore

Transportation Between Singapore and Bali

There are various ways to travel between Singapore and Bali, depending on your budget, schedule, and preferences. Here are some options:

Flying: This is the quickest and most convenient way to reach Bali from Singapore. You can catch a direct flight from Changi International Airport to Ngurah Rai International Airport (Denpasar) in approximately 3 hours. Numerous airlines operate this route, including Singapore Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia AirAsia, KLM, and AirAsia.

Ferry and Bus: For a more budget-friendly and adventurous journey, you can take a combination of ferries and buses through the Indonesian islands, passing through picturesque landscapes and local cultures. However, be prepared for a longer trip that demands more planning and patience. Start by taking a ferry from Harbourfront Centre or Tanah Merah to Batam or Bintan. Then, hop on another ferry to Java, either from Batu Ampar to Tanjung Priok or from Kijang to Surabaya. Finally, you can continue your journey to Bali by taking a ferry or a bus from Tanjung Priok or Surabaya. The entire expedition can last from 3 to 4 days.

A Blend of Both: If you’d like to combine the speed of flying with the adventure of ferry and bus travel, you can opt for a hybrid approach. For instance, you can fly from Singapore to Surabaya and then take a ferry or bus to Bali. Alternatively, you can fly from Singapore to Jakarta and then catch a ferry from Tanjung Priok to Bali. This way, you can save time and money while still immersing yourself in some of Indonesia’s sights and sounds.

Ferry Between Singapore and Bali
Ferry Between Singapore and Bali

Visa Requirements for a Singapore and Bali Trip

Currently, citizens from 36 countries are required to apply for a visa to visit Singapore, and you can check the list on the Singapore Visa Process and Requirements. If you are from a country other than these 36 countries, you can enjoy a visa-free stay in Singapore for 30-90 days.

To visit Bali (Indonesia), citizens of 86 countries enjoy Visa on Arrival (VOA) privileges, granting 30 days’ entry without prior visa applications. Check the detailed requirements on the Indonesia Visa Application and Requirements.

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