50 days in Australia & Bali Itinerary

50 days in Australia & Bali Itinerary

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Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
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Byron Bay, Australia
— 4 nights
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Gold Coast, Australia
— 5 nights
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Noosa, Australia
— 8 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
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Alice Springs, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly to Ngurah Rai (Bali) International Airport, Drive to Kuta
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Kuta, Indonesia
— 2 nights
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Padangbai, Indonesia
— 2 nights
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Amed, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Taxi to Padang Bai, Ferry to Nusa Lembongan
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Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
— 2 nights
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Nusa Penida, Indonesia
— 2 nights
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Ubud, Indonesia
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Sydney, Australia

— 5 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sydney Harbour Circle Walk and Whale Beach. Get in touch with nature at Bronte Beach and Murray Rose Pool. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Avalon Beach (in Avalon Beach) and Mona Vale Beach (in Mona Vale). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at The Gap Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Camp Cove, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maroubra Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Balls Head Reserve.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Belo Horizonte to Sydney is 13 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Australia

— 4 nights
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hammer and Hand Byron Bay Jewellery and Metal Collective and Lone Goat Gallery. Visiting Pippi Beach and Spooky Beach will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Byron Bay side-trips: Teven Valley Golf Course (in Teven), Victoria Park Nature Reserve (in Alstonville) and Lighthouse Beach (in Ballina). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Turners Beach, get interesting insight from Tours, stroll through Tallow Beach, and explore and take pictures at Broken Head Nature Reserve.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Byron Bay vacation tool.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Byron Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Australia

— 5 nights
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Get outdoors at Greenmount Beach and Go Ballooning. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gold Coast Skydive and Rainbow Bay. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Daisy Hill Conservation Park (in Daisy Hill) and Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel) (in Brisbane). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park, explore the activities along Tallebudgera Creek, tee off at Surfers Paradise Golf Club, and find your balance on the water with Gold Coast Paddlesports.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast route planner.

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Gold Coast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Noosa, Australia

— 8 nights
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
You'll get in some beach time at Bulcock Beach and Dicky Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Queensland Air Museum and Maleny Mountain Wines. Venture out of the city with trips to Coolum Beach (Lows Lookout & Mount Coolum), Marcoola (Marcoola Beach & Skydive Noosa) and Moffat Beach (in Caloundra). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Peregian Beach, relax in the rural setting at Maleny Dairies, get the adrenaline pumping with Noosa Quad Bike Tours, and stroll through Maroochydore Beach.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Noosa online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Noosa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a shuttle. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Fri) before leaving for Melbourne.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Melbourne, Australia

— 5 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Rippon Lea Estate and McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park. Get in touch with nature at Chelsea Beach and Rap Jumping. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Seaford Foreshore Reserve (in Seaford), Maroondah Reservoir Park (in Healesville) and Punt Road Wines (in Coldstream). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Warrandyte State Park, see the interesting displays at Victoria Police Museum, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and identify plant and animal life at Blackburn Lake Sanctuary.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Noosa to Melbourne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Alice Springs, Australia

— 6 nights

The Heart of Central Australia

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Visiting Pyndan Camel Tracks and Simpsons Gap will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ellery Creek Big Hole and Road Transport Hallf of Fame. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Araluen Cultural Precinct, view the masterpieces at Mbantua Fine Art Gallery, explore the striking landscape at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, and hike along Tjoritja/West MacDonnell National Park.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Alice Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Alice Springs due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in January: high temperatures in Alice Springs hover around 41°C and lows are around 25°C. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Kuta, Indonesia

— 2 nights
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): indulge in some personalized pampering at Jamu Wellness, then see some colorful creatures with Bali Aqua Diving, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tegal Wangi Beach. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Gunung Payung Beach and then kick back and relax at Mengiat Beach.

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Explore your travel options from Alice Springs to Kuta with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Alice Springs to Kuta is minus 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Alice Springs in January: highs in Kuta hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Padangbai.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Padangbai, Indonesia

— 2 nights
Often overlooked as nothing more than a place to catch the ferry to Lombok or a fast boat to Gilis, Padangbai has a laid-back charm of its own.
On the 15th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Silayuki Temple, then explore the activities along Padang Bai Fishing Village, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Green Spa at OK Divers Resort. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Kusamba Beach, trek along Guungan Hill, and then stop by Mendira House.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Padangbai trip planner.

You can drive from Kuta to Padangbai in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Amed.

Things to do in Padangbai

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Amed, Indonesia

— 2 nights
A snaking coastline and quaint, sleepy fishing villages characterize Amed, a stretch of shorefront with seven villages in Bali's east.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Puri Agung Karangasem, explore the striking landscape at Asah Hill, and then kick back and relax at Tulamben Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Lipah Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then identify plant and animal life at East Amed Reef Tours.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Amed day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Padangbai to Amed takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Nusa Lembongan.

Things to do in Amed

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia

— 2 nights
The island of Nusa Lembongan sits amidst swathes of calm, clear waters as well as some of the most notable surfing waves in the region.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Mushroom Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Selambung Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Jungut Batu Beach and then paddle through the water with Lembongan Water Sport.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nusa Lembongan trip maker app.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Amed to Nusa Lembongan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Nusa Lembongan are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nusa Penida.

Things to do in Nusa Lembongan

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

Nusa Penida, Indonesia

— 2 nights
The bounty of pristine white-sand beaches and turquoise lagoons bordered by emerald green hills, unique cliff formations, and colorful reefs is what draws most travelers to Nusa Penida.
On the 21st (Thu), discover the deep blue sea with Dune Karma and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pura Segara Kidul, explore the stunning scenery at Tembeling Beach and Forest, and then soothe aching muscles at Sanctuary Yoga.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nusa Penida trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Nusa Lembongan to Nusa Penida takes 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Nusa Penida can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Nusa Penida

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Ubud, Indonesia

— 3 nights
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): view the masterpieces at TAKSU Photo Gallery, then learn about winemaking at Sababay Winery, and then kick back and relax at Keramas Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at Titi Batu Ubud Club, discover the deep blue sea with NEWbali, and then take in the exciting artwork at Threads of Life.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ubud trip maker app.

Getting from Nusa Penida to Ubud by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Ubud can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ubud

Outdoors · Spas · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

Australia travel guide

4.7
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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.

Sunshine Coast travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Zoos · Gardens
Beaches, sun-drenched streets, and a relaxed ambience are the defining elements of Sunshine Coast, a region just north of Brisbane. Having grown rapidly in the 1960s and 1970s, Sunshine Coast became a popular destination for surfers in particular and has now grown into a well-managed city focused on "green" economic development.

Bali travel guide

4.1
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.