18 days in Christchurch & Bali Itinerary

18 days in Christchurch & Bali Itinerary

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18 days in Christchurch & Bali Itinerary

Start: Christchurch, New Zealand
1
Christchurch, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
2
Denpasar, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Padangbai, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Ubud, Indonesia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Karangasem, Indonesia
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
6
Amed, Indonesia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Tulamben, Indonesia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Singaraja, Indonesia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
Lovina Beach, Indonesia
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
10
Pemuteran, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Banyuwedang, Indonesia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
12
Jembrana, Indonesia
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
13
Kuta, Indonesia
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  16​h
End: Christchurch, New Zealand


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2
nights
Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Escape Artists, Crate Escape, Spencer Park, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Spencer Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Styx River, pause for some photo ops at Chalice Sculpture, let the kids burn off some steam at Margaret Mahy Family Playground, then get your game on at Caddyshack City, and finally wander the streets of Port Hills. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Ohinetahi Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at Cardboard Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Canterbury Museum, then go from sight to sight with Christchurch Gondola, then test your problem-solving skills at Crate Escape, and finally test your team's savvy at Escape Artists.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Christchurch trip planner .

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major airport is Christchurch International Airport. In September, daytime highs in Christchurch are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Denpasar.

Things to do in Christchurch

Fun & Games Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ohinetahi Garden
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Margaret Mahy Family Playground ©
Margaret Mahy Family Playground
Escape Artists ©
Escape Artists
Canterbury Museum ©
Canterbury Museum

3
nights
Denpasar, Indonesia

Denpasar ©
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
You've added Henna Bali, Level 21 Mall, Diving Indo, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pantai Sanur.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Denpasar vacation builder app .

Fly from Christchurch to Denpasar in 13.5 hours. Traveling from Christchurch to Denpasar, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Christchurch in September; daily highs in Denpasar reach 35°C and lows reach 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Padangbai.

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Pantai Sanur ©
Pantai Sanur
Diving Indo ©
Diving Indo
Kayumanis Spa Sanur ©
Kayumanis Spa Sanur

2
nights
Padangbai, Indonesia

Padangbai ©
Often overlooked as nothing more than a place to catch the ferry to Lombok or a fast boat to Gilis, Padangbai has a laid-back charm of its own.
You've now added Absolute Scuba Bali to your itinerary.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Padangbai trip planning tool .

Getting from Denpasar to Padangbai by car takes about 1.5 hours. September in Padangbai sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Ubud.

Things to do in Padangbai

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Blue Lagoon Beach, Penglipuran
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Blue Lagoon Beach ©
Blue Lagoon Beach
Penglipuran ©
Penglipuran

1
night
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Tegalalang Rice Terrace, catch some excitement at Terrace River Pool Swing, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ubud trip app .

You can drive from Padangbai to Ubud in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 27°C. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Karangasem.

Things to do in Ubud

Wildlife Parks Spas

Side Trip

Elephant Safari Park
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Spas
Tegalalang Rice Terrace ©
Tegalalang Rice Terrace

few
hours
Karangasem, Indonesia

Karangasem ©
Karangasem remains best known for its mountainous landscape, isolated beaches, and small villages preserving age-old local traditions.
Plan trip to Karangasem with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Ubud to Karangasem takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Karangasem, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Amed.

Things to do in Karangasem

Historic Sites Parks
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Tirta Gangga ©
Tirta Gangga
Ujung Water Palace ©
Ujung Water Palace

1
night
Amed, Indonesia

A snaking coastline and quaint, sleepy fishing villages characterize Amed, a stretch of shorefront with seven villages in Bali's east.
You've now added Jemeluk Beach to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Jemeluk Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then make a trip to Amed Shipwreck, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Amed Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Amed sightseeing planner .

Amed is just a stone's throw from Karangasem. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tulamben.

Things to do in Amed

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Jemeluk Beach ©
Jemeluk Beach

1
night
Tulamben, Indonesia

The small, otherwise unassuming fishing village of Tulamben draws scores of tourists every year as the site of a sunken U.S.
For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tulamben road trip site .

Tulamben is just a short distance from Amed. September in Tulamben sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Singaraja.

Things to do in Tulamben

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
USS Liberty Shipwreck ©
USS Liberty Shipwreck

1
night
Singaraja, Indonesia

Singaraja ©
Bali's second-largest city and the former colonial capital of the entire Lesser Sunda islands (Bali through to Timor), Singaraja represents a chance to explore Indonesia's Dutch colonial past as well as survey the charming waterfront.
To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Singaraja tour planner.

Getting from Tulamben to Singaraja by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Singaraja can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lovina Beach.

Things to do in Singaraja

Nature Parks
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Gitgit Waterfall ©
Gitgit Waterfall
Dalem Jagaraga Temple ©
Dalem Jagaraga Temple

few
hours
Lovina Beach, Indonesia

Lovina Beach ©
A coastal area stretching 20 km (12.4 mi) along northwestern Bali, Lovina Beach benefits from a thriving tourism sector thanks to its reputation as a laid-back haven.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Lovina Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lovina Beach online itinerary planner .

Lovina Beach is just a short distance from Singaraja. In September in Lovina Beach, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pemuteran.

Things to do in Lovina Beach

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Lovina Beach ©
Lovina Beach

2
nights
Pemuteran, Indonesia

Pemuteran ©
The small fishing village of Pemuteran, just off the west coast of Bali, has become a popular tourism destination among domestic and international visitors for its scenic, pristine beaches and vibrant local community.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parwathi Spa, Adi Rahayu 401 Dive, Juvenex Spa & Salon, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at West Bali National Park Forest, then look for all kinds of wild species at Biorock Pemuteran bali, then kick back and relax at Pemuteran Beach, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Juvenex Spa & Salon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): head outdoors with Adi Rahayu 401 Dive and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Parwathi Spa.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Pemuteran route planning website .

You can drive from Lovina Beach to Pemuteran in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Banyuwedang.

Things to do in Pemuteran

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

West Bali National Park Forest
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West Bali National Park Forest ©
West Bali National Park Forest
Parwathi Spa ©
Parwathi Spa
Juvenex Spa & Salon ©
Juvenex Spa & Salon

1
night
Banyuwedang, Indonesia

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Banyuwedang day trip planning site .

Banyuwedang is just a stone's throw from Pemuteran. On the 21st (Mon), you'll travel to Jembrana.

Things to do in Banyuwedang

Nature Parks
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hours
Jembrana, Indonesia

Jembrana
To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Jembrana vacation planner .

You can drive from Banyuwedang to Jembrana in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Jembrana

Neighborhoods
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nights
Kuta, Indonesia

Kuta ©
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): catch some excitement at Pandora Experience Escape Room Bali. Here are some ideas for day two: make a splash at Waterbom Bali and then look for gifts at Krakakoa Chocolate Factory & Store.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kuta day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Jembrana to Kuta takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 27°C. You'll set off for home on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in Kuta

Theme Parks Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trip

Krakakoa Chocolate Factory & Store
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Waterbom Bali ©
Waterbom Bali
Pandora Experience Escape Room Bali ©

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