29 days in Australia, New Zealand & Bali Itinerary

29 days in Australia, New Zealand & Bali Itinerary

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29 days in Australia, New Zealand & Bali Itinerary

Start: Bristol, United Kingdom
train + Fly:  27​h
1
Sydney, Australia
— 10 nights
car:  6​h
2
Cairns, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 45​min
3
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 7 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
4
Kuta, Indonesia
— 7 nights
Fly + train:  19​h 30​min
End: Bristol, United Kingdom

10
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 find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls), Katoomba (Blue Mountains & The Three Sisters) and Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin). There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach.

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Bristol, UK to Sydney is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Bristol to Sydney, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Sydney Harbour National Park, Bilpin Cider Company, Wentworth Falls
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

1
night
Cairns, Australia

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planning app .

Fly from Sydney to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Cairns at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Spas

7
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 Queenstown with a short trip to Milford Sound in Te Anau, about 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at The Remarkables Ski Area, get your game on at iFLY Queenstown, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Queenstown online travel planner .

Fly from Cairns to Queenstown in 10 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Cairns to Queenstown due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Milford Sound, Lake Gunn
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Break One ©
Break One
The Remarkables Ski Area ©
The Remarkables Ski Area
Coronet Peak ©
Coronet Peak

7
nights
Kuta, Indonesia

Kuta ©
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kuta: Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu), Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban) and Ubud (Threads of Life, Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, & more). There's still lots to do: make a splash at Waterbom Bali, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pantai Sanur, take in the exciting artwork at Nyaman Gallery, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kuta trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Kuta takes 10.5 hours. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Central Indonesia Time (WITA), which is usually a -4 hour difference. July in Kuta sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kuta

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ubud, Seminyak, Scuba & Snorkeling, Tanah Lot Temple, Elephant Safari Park
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Waterbom Bali ©
Waterbom Bali
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple

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