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: Montreal, Canada
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  29​h
1
Ubud, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
2
Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Montreal, Canada

3
nights
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 3rd (Sun): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Wayan's Shop, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pantai Sanur, and then take in the exciting artwork at Ghostbird + Swoon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then take in the exciting artwork at Threads of Life.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ubud road trip planning tool .

Montreal, Canada to Ubud is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Indonesia Time, which is usually a 13 hour difference. When traveling from Montreal in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Ubud: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Ubud

Parks Spas Outdoors

Side Trip

Denpasar
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Pantai Sanur ©
Pantai Sanur
Spas

5
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.
Australian National Maritime Museum and Brett Whiteley Studio will appeal to museum buffs. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Ubud to Sydney takes 9.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Ubud to Sydney. Traveling from Ubud in May, expect nights in Sydney to be colder, around 14°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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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.
Appreciate the collections at Fiordland Vintage Machinery Museum and Artbay Gallery. Visiting Milford Sound and Hollyford Track will get you outdoors. Explore Queenstown's surroundings by going to Te Anau Glowworm Caves (in Te Anau) and Hayes Engineering Works & Homestead (inc Cafe) (in Oturehua). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Silver Fern Gallery, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get a taste of local nightlife at Vesta Design Boutique, and learn about winemaking at Peregrine Wines.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Queenstown online vacation planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Queenstown in 6 hours. Traveling from Sydney to Queenstown, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Te Anau, Hayes Engineering Works & Homestead (inc Cafe), Hollyford Track
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Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track
Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Te Anau Glowworm Caves ©
Te Anau Glowworm Caves

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Melbourne Museum and Immigration Museum. Get some historical perspective at Sovereign Hill and Old Melbourne Gaol. Change things up with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Melbourne Central, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne vacation tool .

You can fly from Queenstown to Melbourne in 6 hours. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Sovereign Hill, St. Kilda Beach, The Great Ocean Road
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

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