21 days in Bali, Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

21 days in Bali, Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

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1
Ubud, Indonesia
— 2 nights
2
Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
3
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 5 nights
4
Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights

2
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): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pantai Sanur. On the next day, make a trip to Tegalalang Rice Terrace, examine the collection at Neka Art Museum, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally stop by Threads of Life.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Ubud trip itinerary planning site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Ubud is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Ubud. Traveling from Amsterdam in January, things will get much warmer in Ubud: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Ubud

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pantai Sanur, Tegalalang Rice Terrace
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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Shelly Beach in Manly, approximately Manly away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney route planner.

You can fly from Ubud to Sydney in 9.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Indonesia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Ubud in January, expect Sydney to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Milford Sound and River Rafting & Tubing. Shop till you drop at The Remarkable Sweetshop - Queenstown and The Walk In Wardrobe. On the 13th (Wed), hike the day away at Hollyford Track. The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, do a tasting at Peregrine Wines, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Queenstown driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Queenstown in 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Queenstown. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (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.
Appreciate the collections at National Gallery of Victoria and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and Old Melbourne Gaol. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and look for gifts at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online trip planner.

Getting from Queenstown to Melbourne by flight takes about 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Queenstown to Melbourne is minus 2 hours. January in Melbourne sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow 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
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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