20 days in Bali & Papua New Guinea Itinerary

20 days in Bali & Papua New Guinea Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  19 h 45 min
1
Seminyak, Indonesia
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Ubud, Indonesia
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h 15 min
3
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Sydney, Australia

8
nights
Seminyak, Indonesia

Seminyak
A popular resort town offering a good range of tourist trips, activities, and amenities, Seminyak houses numerous tour companies providing excursions into the jungles of Bali.
Step out of the city life by going to Balangan Beach and River Rafting & Tubing. Get a sense of the local culture at Tanah Lot Temple and Uluwatu Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seminyak: Pantai Sanur (in Sanur), Ungasan (Melasti Beach & Blue Point Beach) and Tegal Wangi Beach (in Jimbaran). Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, view the masterpieces at Skull, admire the masterpieces at Purpa Fine Art Gallery Seminyak, and kick back and relax at Geger Beach Nusa Dua Bali.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Seminyak trip itinerary builder site.

Manchester, UK to Seminyak is an approximately 20- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Indonesia Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in January; daily highs in Seminyak reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ubud.

Things to do in Seminyak

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Nusa Dua, Pecatu, Denpasar, Ungasan, Kuta
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Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Melasti Beach ©
Melasti Beach
Blue Point Beach ©
Blue Point Beach

6
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Visit Tirta Empul Temple and Saraswati Temple for their historical value. Visiting Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Ubud to Sebatu to see Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, take in the exciting artwork at Five Art Studio, get impressive views of Bali Eco Tours, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Toekad Rafting.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Ubud road trip planner.

You can drive from Seminyak to Ubud in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Ubud can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Moresby.

Things to do in Ubud

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets, Tirta Empul Temple, Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple
Highlights from your plan
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple ©
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Port Moresby ©
In contrast to the surrounding wilderness, national capital Port Moresby offers some impressive cultural attractions and a decent array of amenities.
Get in touch with nature at Idler's Beach and Varirata National Park. National Museum and Art Gallery and Port Moresby Mosque are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary's Catholic Cathedral, enjoy some diversion at Paradise Cinema, stroll the grounds of Bomana War Cemetery, and get to know the resident critters at Port Moresby Nature Park.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Port Moresby sightseeing planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ubud to Port Moresby. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Ubud to Port Moresby due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Port Moresby are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Moresby

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Varirata National Park ©
Varirata National Park
Bomana War Cemetery ©
Bomana War Cemetery
Saint Mary's Catholic Cathedral ©
Saint Mary's Catholic Cathedral

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