15 days in New Zealand, Sydney & Bali Itinerary

15 days in New Zealand, Sydney & Bali Itinerary

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15 days in New Zealand, Sydney & Bali Itinerary

Start: Wellington, New Zealand
Fly:  3​h
1
Christchurch, New Zealand
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Denpasar, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Ubud, Indonesia
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
5
Amed, Indonesia
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  14​h 45​min
6
Auckland, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Wellington, New Zealand


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1
night
Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Canterbury Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Ohinetahi Garden and then take a memorable ride with TranzAlpine Train.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Christchurch trip itinerary maker tool .

Wellington to Christchurch is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Wellington in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Christchurch, with lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Christchurch

Tours Transportation Parks

Side Trip

Ohinetahi Garden
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TranzAlpine Train ©
TranzAlpine Train
Christchurch Botanic Gardens ©
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Canterbury Museum ©
Canterbury Museum

4
nights
Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and stroll through Manly Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Christchurch to Sydney takes 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Christchurch to Sydney is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Christchurch in August, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Denpasar.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

3
nights
Denpasar, Indonesia

Denpasar ©
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Explore Denpasar's surroundings by going to Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu), Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban) and Seminyak Beach (in Seminyak). And it doesn't end there: cool off at Waterbom Bali, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get your game on at Tilo Kids Club, and take in the exciting artwork at Reservoart.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Denpasar online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Denpasar takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney to Denpasar, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in August: highs in Denpasar hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Ubud.

Things to do in Denpasar

Theme Parks Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Seminyak, Uluwatu Temple, Waterbom Bali, Tanah Lot Temple
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Waterbom Bali ©
Waterbom Bali
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Spas

2
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
On the 1st (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Saraswati Temple, then identify plant and animal life at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Safari Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirta Empul Temple, and then relax in the rural setting at Tegalalang Rice Terrace.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ubud trip planner.

You can drive from Denpasar to Ubud in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Amed.

Things to do in Ubud

Spas Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Tirta Empul Temple, Elephant Safari Park
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Spas
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Amed journey planner.

Traveling by bus from Ubud to Amed takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Amed can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Amed

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Auckland, New Zealand

The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
Auckland is known for nature, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Tower, get to know the resident critters at Auckland Zoo, admire the striking features of Alberton, and enjoy the thrill of live dance at SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Auckland trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Amed to Auckland in 15 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Indonesia Time to New Zealand Standard Time is 4 hours. While traveling from Amed, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Auckland, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Sky Tower ©
Sky Tower
Auckland War Memorial Museum ©
Auckland War Memorial Museum

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