21 days in Bali, Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

21 days in Bali, Australia & New Zealand Itinerary

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1
Ubud, Indonesia
— 2 nights
2
Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
3
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 5 nights
4
Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights

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 1st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and then kick back and relax at Pantai Sanur. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Tegalalang Rice Terrace, thensee the interesting displays at Neka Art Museum, thensoothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Threads of Life.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Ubud is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Ubud due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in May, with highs in Ubud at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Ubud

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Pantai Sanur, Tegalalang Rice Terrace
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Threads of Life ©
Threads of Life
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and Australian Opal Cutters and Pearl Divers. Sydney Opera House and The Rocks are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ubud to Sydney in 9.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Indonesia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Ubud in May, you will find days in Sydney are slightly colder (°C), and nights are much colder (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough 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
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

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.
Head to The Remarkable Sweetshop - Queenstown and The Walk In Wardrobefor plenty of shopping. Get in touch with nature at Milford Sound and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. On the 11th (Tue), hike the day away at Hollyford Track. And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Peregrine Wines, take a memorable tour with Tours, and get your game on at Skyline Queenstown.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Queenstown trip planning website.

You can fly from Sydney to Queenstown in 6 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Queenstown due to the time zone difference. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Fri) 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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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track
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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.
Appreciate the collections at Melbourne Museum and Immigration Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melbourne Central and Readings Book Shop. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, examine the collection at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, look for gifts at Minotaur Entertainment Melbourne, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne travel tool.

You can fly from Queenstown to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Queenstown to Melbourne, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Melbourne are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can 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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