12 days in Australia & Bali Itinerary

12 days in Australia & Bali Itinerary

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Melbourne, Australia
— 2 nights
Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
Port Douglas, Australia
— 2 nights
Seminyak, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Ubud, Indonesia
— 2 nights


Melbourne, Australia — 2 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then make a trip to Block Arcade, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne holiday planner.

New Delhi, India to Melbourne is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 4.5 hour difference. In October, Melbourne is colder than New Delhi - with highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to fly to Sydney.
Wineries · Tours · Parks · Museums
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Sydney, Australia — 3 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to fly to Port Douglas.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
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Port Douglas, Australia — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Sydney to Port Douglas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Port Douglas at 34°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Seminyak.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Spas
Side Trip
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Seminyak, Indonesia — 2 nights

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 16th (Sun), make a trip to Tanah Lot Temple, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the next day, cool off at Waterbom Bali and then stroll through Jimbaran Bay.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Seminyak trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Seminyak in 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central Indonesia Time (WITA) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Port Douglas in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Seminyak, with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Ubud.
Theme Parks · Spas · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trips
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Ubud, Indonesia — 2 nights

Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
On the 18th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, then Head underground at Elephant Cave, and then don't miss a visit to Tegalalang Rice Terrace.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ubud road trip planning app.

You can drive from Seminyak to Ubud in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.
Parks · Wildlife · Spas · Nature
Side Trip
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Australia travel guide

Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

Bali travel guide

World heritage site · Spas · Beaches
Island of the Gods
A province of Indonesia, the island of Bali remains one of the world's top tourist destinations thanks to its beaches, diving spots, and resorts. Take a trip to Bali to discover the island's smiling and famously hospitable locals--perhaps the biggest treasure of this tropical paradise. More than just another fun-in-the-sun getaway, Bali also reveals a rich history and varied geography of mountains, rugged coastal areas, sandy beaches, thriving rice terraces, and stark volcanic hillsides that seem transported from another planet. A Bali tour uncovers some of the world's best surfing spots, as well as a deeply spiritual local culture and globally significant archeological attractions.