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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Pantai Sanur and then stroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Tanah Lot Temple, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Puri Lukisan, and then view the masterpieces at Threads of Life.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ubud sightseeing website .

Amsterdam, Holland to Ubud is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Central Indonesia Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Ubud, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 27°C. You'll set off for Sydney on the 4th (Fri).

Things to do in Ubud

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tanah Lot Temple, Pantai Sanur
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Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Pantai Sanur ©
Pantai Sanur
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

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 Clovelly Beach. Visiting Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk will get you outdoors. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip 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 (New South Wales) is 2 hours. When traveling from Ubud in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Sydney, with highs around 25°C, while nights are colder with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Bondi to Coogee Walk
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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.
Shop till you drop at Silver Fern Gallery and Artbay Gallery. Fiordland Vintage Machinery Museum and Queenstown Arts Centre will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Queenstown with a short trip to Milford Sound in Te Anau, about 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: hike along Hollyford Track, learn about winemaking at Chard Farm Winery, view the masterpieces at Ivan Clarke Gallery, and steep yourself in history at One Mile Power House.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Queenstown online holiday maker .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Queenstown takes 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to New Zealand Standard Time is 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Te Anau, Hollyford Track
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Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track
Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Zipline

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shrine of Remembrance and Sovereign Hill. Step out of the city life by going to The Great Ocean Road and St. Kilda Beach. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, wander the streets of Melbourne Central, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip builder .

Fly from Queenstown to Melbourne in 6 hours. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Sovereign Hill, St. Kilda Beach, The Great Ocean Road
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

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