60 days in Melbourne, Tokyo & San Francisco Itinerary

60 days in Melbourne, Tokyo & San Francisco Itinerary

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60 days in Melbourne, Tokyo & San Francisco Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Melbourne, Australia
— 21 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
2
Tokyo, Japan
— 18 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
3
San Francisco, United States
— 19 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney, Australia

21
nights
Melbourne, Australia

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Venture out of the city with trips to Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee), Healesville Sanctuary (in Healesville) and Baluk Arts (in Mornington). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne day trip tool .

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in Melbourne at 20°C and lows at 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Cowes, Loch Brewery & Distillery, Scenic Estate Conservation Reserve, Baluk Arts, Ballam Park Homestead
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

18
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 find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Sankeien Gardens (in Naka), Hakone-machi (Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) & The Hakone Open-Air Museum) and Sojiji (in Nishitokyo). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take a stroll through Odaiba, ponder the world of politics at Imperial Palace, and see the interesting displays at Edo-Tokyo Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Tokyo in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Melbourne to Tokyo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°C in Tokyo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kamakura, Hakone-machi, Yokohama, Izu, Nagakubo Park
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 21:
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Samurai Armor Photo Studio ©
Samurai Armor Photo Studio
Tokyo Tower ©
Tokyo Tower
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

19
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley), Lake Anza (in Berkeley) and Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park (in St. Helena). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of SoMa, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Francisco vacation planner .

Fly from Tokyo to San Francisco in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -17 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in San Francisco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Berkeley, Mill Valley, Gracianna Winery, Storrs Winery, Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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