19 days in China, Bali & Australia Itinerary

19 days in China, Bali & Australia Itinerary

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19 days in China, Bali & Australia Itinerary

Start: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Train + Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Beijing, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Shanghai, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
3
Ubud, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
4
Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly + Foot:  33​h
End: Birmingham, United Kingdom

3
nights
Beijing, China

Beijing ©
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Get some cultural insight at The Great Wall at Badaling and Great Wall at Mutianyu. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) and Bell and Drum Towers. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Forbidden City-The Palace Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Beijing travel planner.

Birmingham, UK to Beijing is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Birmingham to Beijing, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Birmingham in May: high temperatures in Beijing hover around 32°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Great Wall at Badaling ©
The Great Wall at Badaling

2
nights
Shanghai, China

Shanghai ©
With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, then examine the collection at Shanghai Museum, and then don't miss a visit to The Bund (Wai Tan).

For maps and tourist information, read our Shanghai trip builder.

You can fly from Beijing to Shanghai in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in May, Shanghai is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai World Financial Center ©
Shanghai World Financial Center

2
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): experience rural life at Tegalalang Rice Terrace, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, then admire the masterpieces at Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA), and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ubud vacation builder.

Getting from Shanghai to Ubud by flight takes about 9.5 hours. In May, Ubud is a bit warmer than Shanghai - with highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Ubud

Spas Nightlife Wildlife

Side Trip

Tegalalang Rice Terrace
Highlights from your plan
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Tegalalang Rice Terrace ©
Tegalalang Rice Terrace
Spas & Wellness

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.
The Rocks and Sydney Harbour National Park will appeal to history buffs. You'll get in some beach time at Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, enjoy the thrill of live dance at Sydney Opera House, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ubud to Sydney. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Ubud to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ubud in June, things will get cooler in Sydney: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Sydney Harbour National Park, Shelly Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. Get some historical perspective at Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Scots' Church, kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, and get a sense of history and politics at Parliament House of Victoria.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne tour planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 16°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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