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Bali in September 2023: A Complete Guide to A Splendid Bali Trip

Bali is the most admirable destination in Indonesia, adorned with lush green mountains, plunging valleys, scenic coastlines, and sandy beaches. The Balinese cultural events, festivals, dance shows, arts, and crafts attract tourists around the world. When in Bali in September, visit Ubud, the traditional Balinese town. This quaint little town’s streets, markets, temples, art-related shopping and its unique ceremonies will fill you with awe. Visit the night markets of Ubud if you want to treat your taste buds with the local Balinese snacks. Experience the taste of luxury, shop at the markets till you are tired at Seminyak. Down south, you can take surf breaks along the coasts of Nusa Lembongan. Kuta, the other happening region is known for its breathtaking sunset viewpoints and wild nightlife. The beach-lined Jimbaran is another romantic getaway, here you can choose to dine in an intimately lit restaurant by the beach and make memories.

Tanah Lot Temple
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Simply, Bali is the destination to be in if you want to experience an all in all magical holiday. It’s a destination for everyone in your family, brimming with heart-stopping scenery, water adventures, authentic culture, delicious cuisine and lovely people. If you are visiting Bali in September. Bali will treat you with its flower gardens and gushing waterfalls. Ready to plunge into the waterfalls, this season? Head out to this nature’s abode, as this is the best time to! The season is equally rewarding to music and art lovers as it’s also the month that celebrates International film and music, the Balinese way.


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Weather in Bali in September 2023

Although Bali is a good destination to visit at any time of the year, vacation to Bali in the month of September is a good choice, because there the days are sunny and breezy.  This makes the perfect weather to visit the beach and engage in beachside adventure. Mild showers can be expected at the end of the month, with an average temperature in the day being 31 degrees celsius and a minimum being 22 degrees celsius.

Things to Do in Bali in September

1. Trek the Mt. Batur

Mount Batur Trek, Things to do in Bali in September
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The Mount Batur sunrise trek is the most popular activity in Bali, It approximately takes 2 hours to reach the mountain top. Begin your day early in the morning to hike and watch the sunrise from the mountains which are 1717 meters above the sea level, enjoy the stunning views of the valleys standing on the active volcano and shoot the natural phenomena with your camera lenses.

2. Go Rafting in the Ayung River

Of course, Bali is blessed with the best beaches. But even its rivers are equally entertaining, The Ayung white water rafting stands as an epitome to it. The river flows through Ubud and is the most popular amongst water sports enthusiasts. Bali in September is the best of the seasons because it’s dry and there is no considerable danger.  Meander through the river, It’s the best time for a rafting adventure!

3. Watch the Sunset at Tanah Lot

Watch the Sunset at Tanah Lot, Things to do in Bali in September
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The incredible sea-facing Tanah Lot temple is known for its natural beauty and man-made stunning architecture. Once at the offshore temple, enjoy magnificent views of the Indian ocean and view the sun set into its abode during your trip to Bali in September. Arrive about 2 hours early to the temple, just because it will way too crowded and there can also be traffic congestion as it is a one way. Although the temple is the most visited spot to view to sunset, you can also grab a cup of tea at the cliffside restaurant, sit in the front side table and enjoy it in your own relaxed way.

4. Surf your way in Bali

Surfing in Bali, Things to do in Bali in September
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The best time to surf is indeed September, because the trade winds blow offshore, which soothes incoming waves. Hence, its also the season for surfing in Uluwatu, Padang Padang and Kuta. Take a surfing lesson from a local and chase the waves!


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Festivals in Bali in September

1. Soundrenaline: Entertainment and Entertainment only

For two days in September, every year, Bali sees frenzied activity with International music bands, artists, culinary specialists. Soundrenaline is hailed as the biggest and coolest festival in SouthEast Asia. It is the Outdoor multi-genre music festival, hosted at the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Park, Bali. The festival brings together thousands of locals and tourists for multiple genre entertainment. If you are planning your vacation to Bali in September, ensure that you grab the tickets of Soundrenaline, and enjoy world-class music.

Dates: Unconfirmed
Venue: Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park, Bali

2. Lovina Beach Festival

Lovina Beach Festival has centered around the Kalibukbuk and Kaliasem villages on the Northern side of Bali. Unlike the Southside beaches, these are unexplored by the mainstream tourists and hence the best choice to escape the crowded city life. The 3-day festival highlights the Balinese local traditions and practices. In addition to dance and music, there is a lot of celebration. The locals exhibit eye-catching handicrafts, perform puppetry shows, food stalls serving local cuisine to attract tourists. The opening and closing event is marked by gala dance performances, which is a significant highlight of this festival. This September set out on a journey to the unexplored northern coasts of Bali and sun yourselves by the beach.

Dates: 25 – 28 September
Venue: Black beaches of Lovino

3. Balinale :

How about watching a movie and relaxing leisurely? Balinale – The International Film festival happens in Bali in September month! Featuring the best of International films and workshops, this one is surely for the film enthusiasts. Do not forget to pre-book a ticket and of course, grab some popcorn.

Dates: September 8 – 13
Venue: Sidewalk Jimbaran, Uluwatu St, Jimbaran, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361

Travel Tips for visiting Bali in September :

  • Go Scooters when you are in Bali: Yes, it is the easiest way to commute in and around Bali. You will be thrilled to drive along its narrow valleys and explore the destination at your own pace. Make sure you carry a valid license with International Driving Permit (IDP) and check your scooters as soon as you hire them. Also, Never begin the ride without a helmet, else you will be fined.
  • Uber Vs Local taxis: Of course, Uber is the cheapest option but they are prohibited in local areas. But, the most recommended one is the Bluebird taxi. It’s easy to book a taxi online as well.
  • Dress modestly: Bali temples have a prescribed dress code, ensure that you cover your shoulders and part of the upper arms.
  • Money exchange: All the public spots have money exchange offices visitors can reach out to. But the legitimate ones are those which have ‘No commission’ boards, these are the ones which are authorised by the Government.

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