29 days in Japan, Australia & Bali Itinerary

29 days in Japan, Australia & Bali Itinerary

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29 days in Japan, Australia & Bali Itinerary

Start: Cardiff, United Kingdom
Train + Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
2
Cairns, Australia
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas, Australia
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  9​h 15​min
6
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
7
Ubud, Indonesia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Kuta, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Cardiff, United Kingdom

3
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. Step out of Tokyo to go to Maihama and see Tokyo DisneySea, which is approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Tokyo Disneyland, admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower, get your game on at Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou, and examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tokyo holiday maker site .

Cardiff, UK to Tokyo is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Cardiff to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cardiff in July, with highs in Tokyo at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou ©
Owl cafe Akiba Fukurou
Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

3
nights
Cairns, Australia

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Attractions like Palm Cove Beach and Muddy's Playground make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Blue Arrow Circuit, and appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Cairns visit planner .

Fly from Tokyo to Cairns in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Tokyo to Cairns, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tokyo in July, expect Cairns to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

4
nights
Port Douglas, Australia

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.
Kids will enjoy Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Horseback Riding Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay), Dubuji Boardwalk (in Cape Tribulation) and Daintree Entomological museum (in Diwan). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas holiday builder .

Traveling by bus from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Walu Wugirriga Lookout
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bondi Beach and Maroubra Beach Rocky Climb. And it doesn't end there: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and stroll through Manly Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Sydney in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in July; daily highs in Sydney reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): trek along Uluru Hiking Path, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally trek along Kuniya Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

For reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Getting from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be a bit cooler, around 6°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), Australia

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Maguk Gorge, explore the striking landscape at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, explore the ancient world of Ubirr, and admire the sheer force of Jim Jim Falls.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site

1
night
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 8th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirta Empul Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, and then explore the galleries of Threads of Life. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Tegalalang Rice Terrace, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Safari Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saraswati Temple.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Ubud day trip website .

Explore your travel options from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Ubud with the Route module. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) to Central Indonesia Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kuta.

Things to do in Ubud

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tegalalang, Tirta Empul Temple
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Mason Elephant Park ©
Mason Elephant Park
Tegalalang Rice Terrace ©
Tegalalang Rice Terrace

3
nights
Kuta, Indonesia

Kuta ©
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Waterbom Bali and Kuta Beach - Bali. Get out of town with these interesting Kuta side-trips: Karang Beach (in Sanur) and Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Pantai Sanur and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kuta holiday website .

Traveling by car from Ubud to Kuta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Kuta sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuta

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Denpasar, Room Escape Games, Uluwatu Temple
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Waterbom Bali ©
Waterbom Bali
Pantai Sanur ©
Pantai Sanur
Kuta Beach - Bali ©
Kuta Beach - Bali

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