21 days in Bali, Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

21 days in Bali, Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

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Ubud, Indonesia
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Sydney, Australia
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Melbourne, Australia
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Ubud, Indonesia

Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and then stroll through Pantai Sanur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Tegalalang Rice Terrace, see the interesting displays at Neka Art Museum, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Threads of Life.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ubud trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Ubud is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Ubud is 7 hours. When traveling from Amsterdam in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Ubud, with highs around 35°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Ubud

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Sydney, Australia

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum will appeal to history buffs. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Shelly Beach in Manly, approximately Manly away. And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip builder site.

You can fly from Ubud to Sydney in 9.5 hours. Traveling from Ubud to Sydney, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ubud in September, expect nights in Sydney to be cooler, around 14°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Queenstown, New Zealand

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Head to The Walk In Wardrobe and The Remarkable Sweetshop - Queenstownfor plenty of shopping. Get outdoors at Milford Sound and Hollyford Track. There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, push the limits with an extreme tour, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and do a tasting at Peregrine Wines.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Queenstown day trip planning website.

Getting from Sydney to Queenstown by flight takes about 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Queenstown is 2 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Melbourne.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

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Melbourne, Australia

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Gallery of Victoria and Immigration Museum. Head to Melbourne Central and Minotaur Entertainment Melbournefor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, and kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip builder.

You can fly from Queenstown to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

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Bali travel guide

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World heritage site · Spas · Beaches
Island of the Gods
A province of Indonesia, the island of Bali remains one of the world's top tourist destinations thanks to its beaches, diving spots, and resorts. Take a trip to Bali to discover the island's smiling and famously hospitable locals--perhaps the biggest treasure of this tropical paradise. More than just another fun-in-the-sun getaway, Bali also reveals a rich history and varied geography of mountains, rugged coastal areas, sandy beaches, thriving rice terraces, and stark volcanic hillsides that seem transported from another planet. A Bali tour uncovers some of the world's best surfing spots, as well as a deeply spiritual local culture and globally significant archeological attractions.

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

New Zealand travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Hiking Trails
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.