Thinking about spending just one day in Ubud? Here's a handpicked selection of all the best things to do.
Ubud is the spiritual hub of Bali. So, if you're looking for yoga classes, rice fields, or Hindu temples, then you have to visit Ubud.
Are you ready to dive in?
Here is my one-day itinerary for Ubud and all the reasons why you should visit.
Is one day in Ubud enough?
The quick answer is no! I recommend staying for at least a week to see everything around, but if you don't have enough time, this is the best one-day itinerary in my opinion.
Where is Ubud?
Ubud is located in the heart of Bali, Indonesia. It's about an hour's drive north of the island's capital, Denpasar.
Tegalalang Rice Terraces
The best place to start your one day in Ubud is the Tegalalang Rice Terraces. They're just a short drive from the center of Ubud and a great way to experience Bali's iconic rice paddies.
One reason to visit in the early morning is that it quickly gets crowded and hot.
Go for a walk through the terraced landscape and get a taste of Balinese culture. You'll see men and women working in the fields, and there's even a jungle swing here.
Have lunch at Wild Vegan Medicinal Restaurant
Wild Vegan is the world's first medicinal restaurant, located in the center of Ubud. I recommend having lunch there as it's not that busy during lunchtime.
Campuhan Ridge Walk
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Ubud and go for a walk along the Campuhan Ridge Walk in the afternoon.
This 2-kilometer path is surrounded by lush jungle, and you'll get stunning views of the landscape.
It's an easy walk, so you don't need hiking shoes. Just take your time and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.
Have an evening yoga class at Yoga Barn
The Yoga Barn is known as one of the top wellness and yoga centers in the world, serving as an oasis for learning, self-discovery, wellness, healing, rejuvenation, and inner transformation.
With seven studios, The Yoga Barn offers over 100 classes a week in yoga, meditation, dance, healing, satsangs, seminars, health and wellness sessions such as Thai massage and water therapy, as well as other spa treatments and more.