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: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fly:  25 h
1
Ubud, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h
2
Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly:  6 h
3
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
4
Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  32 h
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
On the 12th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and then kick back and relax at Pantai Sanur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Tegalalang Rice Terrace, then examine the collection at Neka Art Museum, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally browse the exhibits of Threads of Life.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ubud trip itinerary planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Ubud is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Ubud due to the time zone difference. In January, Ubud is much warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 87°F and lows of 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Ubud

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Appreciate the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Shelly Beach in Manly--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, take a stroll through The Rocks, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and make a trip to Sydney Opera House.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip site .

Getting from Ubud to Sydney by combination of bus and flight takes about 12 hours. The time zone changes from Central Indonesia Time (WITA) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Ubud in January: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 82°F and lows are around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (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
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
For shopping fun, head to The Remarkable Sweetshop - Queenstown or The Walk In Wardrobe. Visiting Milford Sound and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. On the 22nd (Wed), hike the day away at Hollyford Track. Next up on the itinerary: push the limits with an extreme tour, get your game on at Dark Ride, and do a tasting at Peregrine Wines.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Queenstown trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Queenstown takes 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Queenstown is 2 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to 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.
Popular historic sites such as Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol are in your itinerary. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melbourne Central and Minotaur Entertainment Melbourne. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Melbourne route maker site .

Getting from Queenstown to Melbourne by flight takes about 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Queenstown to Melbourne is minus 2 hours. In January in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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