15 days in Australia, Indonesia & Peru Itinerary

15 days in Australia, Indonesia & Peru Itinerary

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15 days in Australia, Indonesia & Peru Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Lima, Peru
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Cusco, Peru
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 45​min
3
Sydney, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Gold Coast, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
Melbourne, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Denpasar, Indonesia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Ubud, Indonesia
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11​h 30​min
8
Palu, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Fly:  33​h
End: Toronto, Canada

1
night
Lima, Peru

Lima ©
Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco, then steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana, then make a trip to Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Lima trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Lima is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in December, with highs in Lima at 28°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites Museums
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Huaca Pucllana ©
Huaca Pucllana
Museo Larco ©
Museo Larco
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) ©
Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

1
night
Cusco, Peru

Cusco ©
Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
On the 15th (Sun), stop by Hilo, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Precolombino, then steep yourself in history at Sacsayhuaman, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cusco trip maker website .

Fly from Lima to Cusco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Lima in December, plan for slightly colder days in Cusco, with highs around 24°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sacsayhuaman ©
Sacsayhuaman
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas
Museo de Arte Precolombino ©
Museo de Arte Precolombino

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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, look for gifts at DUX Collection Sydney, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cusco to Sydney takes 22 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cusco to Sydney is 15 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cusco in December, with highs in Sydney at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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night
Gold Coast, Australia

Gold Coast ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
David Fleay Wildlife Park
David Fleay Wildlife Park

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nights
Melbourne, Australia

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 21st (Sat): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Melbourne Zoo, then examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip builder .

Getting from Gold Coast to Melbourne by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in December, plan for little chillier nights in Melbourne, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Denpasar.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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night
Denpasar, Indonesia

Denpasar ©
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then make a splash at Waterbom Bali.

Planning Denpasar trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Fly from Melbourne to Denpasar in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Central Indonesia Time (WITA) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect nights in Denpasar to be warmer, around 29°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ubud.

Things to do in Denpasar

Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Room Escape Games, Waterbom Bali
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:
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Waterbom Bali ©
Waterbom Bali
Room Escape Games

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night
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
On the 24th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Saraswati Temple, identify plant and animal life at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ubud driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Denpasar to Ubud takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Ubud sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Palu.

Things to do in Ubud

Spas Parks Wildlife
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Spas
Saraswati Temple ©
Saraswati Temple

2
nights
Palu, Indonesia

Palu ©
Palu is a chartered city (kota) on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, 1650km northeast of Jakarta, at, at the mouth of Palu River. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get outside with Mount Matantimali. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): kick back and relax at Talise Beach and then explore the striking landscape of Lore Lindu National Park.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Palu vacation maker app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ubud to Palu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Palu

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Lore Lindu National Park ©
Lore Lindu National Park

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