12 days in Melbourne & Tokyo Itinerary

12 days in Melbourne & Tokyo Itinerary

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12 days in Melbourne & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
1
Melbourne, Australia
— 7 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
2
Tokyo, Japan
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

7
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Eureka Skydeck. Venture out of the city with trips to Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat), The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip builder .

If you are flying in from Hong Kong, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sovereign Hill, Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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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.
Kids will enjoy Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings. Change things up with a short trip to Tokyo DisneySea in Maihama (about 30 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Tokyo Tower, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, and examine the collection at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tokyo journey maker app .

Getting from Melbourne to Tokyo by flight takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Tokyo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in January: high temperatures in Tokyo hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trip

Urayasu
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Tokyo Disneyland ©
Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea ©
Tokyo DisneySea
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

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