57 days in Australia, New Zealand & Bali Itinerary

57 days in Australia, New Zealand & Bali Itinerary

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57 days in Australia, New Zealand & Bali Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly + shuttle:  26​h
1
Port Douglas, Australia
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Cairns, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h
4
Paihia, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Taupo, New Zealand
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
6
Te Anau, New Zealand
— 5 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
7
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
8
Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
9
Kuta, Indonesia
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Ubud, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Seminyak, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Singapore, Singapore

3
nights
Port Douglas, Australia

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Step out of Port Douglas with an excursion to Elizas Gallery in Daintree--about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip maker app .

London, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from London in January, things will get warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Elizas Gallery
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

4
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Village Gallery, Spas, & more). And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get interesting insight from Tours, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 9:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Wentworth Falls in Wentworth Falls, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney visit planner .

Fly from Cairns to Sydney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, Sydney is a bit cooler than Cairns - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Paihia.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Wentworth Falls
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 15:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

4
nights
Paihia, New Zealand

The main tourist town in the Bay of Islands area, Paihia gives visitors a good range of accommodations, a convenient town center, long sandy beaches, and interesting architecture.
Change things up with a short trip to Pompallier Mission and Printery in Russell (about 42 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Paihia online visit planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Paihia in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Taupo.

Things to do in Paihia

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Kerikeri, Pompallier Mission and Printery
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 20:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Urupukapuka Island ©
Urupukapuka Island

6
nights
Taupo, New Zealand

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taupo: Waitomo Caves (Ruakuri Walk & Waitomo Glowworm Caves), Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera) and Rotorua (Zipline, Horseback Riding Tours, & more). There's lots more to do: hike along Tongariro Alpine Crossing, don't miss a visit to Aratiatia Rapids, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and stroll through Huka Falls Walkway.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Taupo trip builder app .

Getting from Paihia to Taupo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Te Anau.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Rotorua, Tongariro National Park, Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton Movie Set
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 26:
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Tongariro Alpine Crossing ©
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway

5
nights
Te Anau, New Zealand

Te Anau ©
Set among the picturesque peaks and glacially carved fiords of Fiordland National Park, Te Anau offers those wishing to explore the park a great place to stay and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a small town in an enviable location.
When in Te Anau, make a side trip to see Milford Foreshore Walk in Milford, approximately 1h 15 min away. On the 31st (Fri), hike the day away at Routeburn Track. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Milford Sound, hike along The Chasm Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hollyford Track, and look for all kinds of wild species at Te Anau Bird Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Te Anau trip planning website .

Getting from Taupo to Te Anau by combination of flight and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Queenstown.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Fiordland National Park, Milford Foreshore Walk, Routeburn Track
Find places to stay Jan 26 — Feb 1:
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound
Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track

5
nights
Queenstown, New Zealand

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Queenstown is known for fun & games, adventure, wildlife, nature, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Queenstown travel route planner .

You can take a bus from Te Anau to Queenstown in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 6:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

5
nights
Melbourne, Australia

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary builder tool .

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 February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 11:
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

9
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), Sanur (Karang Beach & Hatten Wines) and Nusa Dua Beach (in Nusa Dua). There's still lots to do: make a splash at Waterbom Bali, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pandawa Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and kick back and relax at Pantai Sanur.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kuta tour app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Kuta takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Central Indonesia Time (WITA) is minus 2 hours. In February, Kuta is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ubud.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Denpasar, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, Dalem Kahyangan Temple, Uluwatu Temple
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 21:
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Kuta Beach - Bali ©
Kuta Beach - Bali
Waterbom Bali ©
Waterbom Bali
Uluwatu Temple ©
Uluwatu Temple

2
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ubud: Tirta Empul Temple (in Tampaksiring), Ulun Danu Beratan Temple (in Tabanan) and Elephant Safari Park (in Tegalalang). There's lots more to do: stroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, have fun at Terrace River Pool Swing, make a trip to Puri Saren Palace, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ubud journey planning website .

Drive from Kuta to Ubud in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Ubud can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Seminyak.

Things to do in Ubud

Parks Spas Wildlife

Side Trips

Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, Elephant Safari Park, Tirta Empul Temple
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 23:
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Spas
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple

3
nights
Seminyak, Indonesia

A popular resort town offering a good range of tourist trips, activities, and amenities, Seminyak houses numerous tour companies providing excursions into the jungles of Bali.
On the 24th (Mon), stroll through Legian Beach, admire the masterpieces at Purpa Fine Art Gallery Seminyak, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tanah Lot Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then kick back and relax at Seminyak Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Seminyak tour planner.

You can drive from Ubud to Seminyak in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seminyak

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Legian Beach, Tanah Lot Temple
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 26:
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Spas
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Seminyak Beach ©
Seminyak Beach

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