21 days in Bali, Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

21 days in Bali, Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Ubud, Indonesia

— 2 nights
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and then kick back and relax at Pantai Sanur. On the next day, make a trip to Tegalalang Rice Terrace, see the interesting displays at Neka Art Museum, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally explore the galleries of Threads of Life.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Ubud driving holiday planning site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Ubud is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Central Indonesia Time (WITA) is 7 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, expect Ubud to be somewhat warmer, temps between 84°F and 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Ubud

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

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Sydney, Australia

— 6 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Australian National Maritime Museum and Darling Harbour. Get in touch with nature at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Manly Beach. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and stop by Australian Opal Cutters and Pearl Divers.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Ubud to Sydney takes 9.5 hours. Traveling from Ubud to Sydney, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Ubud, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to fly to Queenstown.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

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Queenstown, New Zealand

— 5 nights

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Get in touch with nature at Milford Sound and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. For shopping fun, head to The Remarkable Sweetshop - Queenstown or The Walk In Wardrobe. On the 26th (Mon), hike the day away at Hollyford Track. There's still lots to do: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and learn about winemaking at Peregrine Wines.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Queenstown trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Queenstown in 6 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Melbourne.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

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Melbourne, Australia

— 5 nights

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.
Head to Melbourne Central and Ambiance Giftsfor some retail therapy. National Gallery of Victoria and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, and stop by Readings Book Shop.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Queenstown to Melbourne is minus 2 hours. In July in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

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Bali travel guide

4.1
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

4.6
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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

4.5
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.