23 days in New Zealand, Bali & Labuan Bajo Itinerary

23 days in New Zealand, Bali & Labuan Bajo Itinerary

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23 days in New Zealand, Bali & Labuan Bajo Itinerary

Start: Westport, New Zealand
Drive:  5​h
1
Christchurch, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
2
Denpasar, Indonesia
— 9 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
3
Christchurch, New Zealand
— Few hours
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Invercargill, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
5
Westport, New Zealand
— Few hours
Fly:  23​h 45​min
6
Labuan Bajo, Indonesia
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Westport, New Zealand


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2
nights
Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Escape Artists as well as Crate Escape. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Riccarton House & Bush, then pause for some photo ops at Diminish and Ascend, then take an in-depth tour of Canterbury Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Christchurch Botanic Gardens, test your problem-solving skills at Escape Artists, then appreciate the history behind Chalice Sculpture, and finally test your team's savvy at Crate Escape.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Christchurch sightseeing planning tool .

Westport to Christchurch is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. In September, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Denpasar.

Things to do in Christchurch

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Escape Artists ©
Escape Artists
Canterbury Museum ©
Canterbury Museum
Riccarton House & Bush ©
Riccarton House & Bush

9
nights
Denpasar, Indonesia

A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Uluwatu Temple, Nico Dives Cool - Day Tours, Spas & Wellness, and other attractions. Step off the beaten path and head to Pura Rambut Siwi and Ogoh-Ogoh Museum. Take a break from Denpasar with a short trip to Tanah Lot Temple in Beraban, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Denpasar trip planning app .

Getting from Christchurch to Denpasar by flight takes about 13.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Christchurch to Denpasar. Traveling from Christchurch in September, things will get much hotter in Denpasar: highs are around 35°C and lows about 27°C. You'll set off for Christchurch on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Denpasar

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Seminyak, Canggu, Nusa Lembongan, Kuta, Ubud
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Shark Diving
Diving Indo ©
Diving Indo
Nico Dives Cool - Day Tours ©
Nico Dives Cool - Day Tours

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hours
Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch ©
On the 18th (Fri), head outdoors with Bridle Path.

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You can fly from Denpasar to Christchurch in 13.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Indonesia Time (WITA) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Denpasar in September: high temperatures in Christchurch hover around 16°C and lows are around 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Invercargill.

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Bridle Path ©
Bridle Path

4
nights
Invercargill, New Zealand

Invercargill ©
Invercargill is the southernmost and westernmost city in New Zealand, and one of the southernmost cities in the world. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bill Richardson Transport World and Oreti Beach. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of E Hayes and Sons - The World's Fastest Indian, take in the architecture and atmosphere at First Presbyterian Church, walk around Queens Park, and steep yourself in history at Demolition World.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Invercargill day trip planning app .

Explore your travel options from Christchurch to Invercargill with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Westport.

Things to do in Invercargill

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Rakiura Rides ©
Rakiura Rides
Bill Richardson Transport World ©
Bill Richardson Transport World

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Westport, New Zealand

Westport
Westport is a town in the West Coast region of the South Island of New Zealand. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Westport trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Invercargill to Westport in 11 hours. Another option is to fly. You'll set off for home on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Parks Tours
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4
nights
Labuan Bajo, Indonesia

A trip to Labuan Bajo, an idyllic fishing village at the northwestern tip of Flores, offers the chance to unwind and experience traditional life without sacrificing comfort.
You've now added Shark Diving to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kalong (Flying Foxes) Island and Rangko Cave. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Kelor Island, browse the fresh offerings at TPI Labuan Bajo, and enjoy the sand and surf at Gili Lawa Darat.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Labuan Bajo tour planner .

Explore your travel options from Westport to Labuan Bajo with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Westport to Labuan Bajo. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Labuan Bajo

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Shark Diving
Kalong (Flying Foxes) Island ©
Kalong (Flying Foxes) Island
Kelor Island ©
Kelor Island

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