21 days in Bali, Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

21 days in Bali, Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

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21 days in Bali, Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly:  26​h
1
Ubud, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
2
Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Amsterdam, Holland

2
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and then stroll through Pantai Sanur. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Tegalalang Rice Terrace, then examine the collection 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.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ubud trip itinerary app .

Amsterdam, Holland to Ubud is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Central Indonesia Time (WITA) is 7 hours. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Ubud, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Ubud

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Pantai Sanur
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Pantai Sanur ©
Pantai Sanur
Threads of Life ©
Threads of Life

6
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.
Visit The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum for their historical value. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Shelly Beach in Manly, approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, and look for gifts at Australian Opal Cutters and Pearl Divers.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Ubud to Sydney in 12 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Ubud to Sydney due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Ubud, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

5
nights
Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Take a break from the city and head to Milford Sound and Hollyford Track. Do your shopping at The Remarkable Sweetshop - Queenstown and The Walk In Wardrobe. The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, and do a tasting at Peregrine Wines.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Queenstown trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Queenstown takes 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 2 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Sat) before leaving for Melbourne.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Hollyford Track, Milford Sound
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Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track
Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

5
nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Shop till you drop at Melbourne Central and Collins St/Swanston St. Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and Immigration Museum. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, look for gifts at Readings Book Shop, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Melbourne takes 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Queenstown to Melbourne is minus 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Melbourne are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia ©

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