Osaka is known as 'the kitchen of Japan' for a very good reason. Takoyaki, okonomiyaki and kushikatsu all originated here, along with many other good things! From Universal Studios Japan to soaking up the cityscape from a rooftop garden, we bring you the best of Osaka with this 7-day itinerary. Pick a day and get your adventure started!
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Skip the long lines for a taxi and pre-book your shared airport transfers before you fly out! With this service, you will be immediately transported to the city centre to start your Melbourne adventure as soon as you land.

Getting There
Proceed to T2 Inernational Terminal and locate the “Chauffer Meeting Point” where you will find a representative holding a CON-X-ION sign!

Kickstart your trip at one of Melbourne’s famous markets - the Queen Victoria Market - and eat your way through all the food stalls with Klook’s Ultimate Foodie Tour! Make sure to sample the hot jam donuts, gourmet cheeses and a glass (or two) of Victorian wine! Foodie or not, this tour will definitely delight your taste buds! However if food is not what you’re looking for, the Queen Victoria Market is also a hub for wholesale products - from clothing to home accessories.

Getting There
Take the tram to Peel St/Victoria St to meet your tour guide

Meet up location: 65 Victoria Street, Melbourne

Walk off everything you’ve ate at the Queen Victoria Market and walk through Melbourne’s amazing arcades and laneways! To the uninitiated, these are alleyways bursting with boutiques, cafes, bars, and colorful street art perfect for your Instagram feed! Melbourne is dotted with an abundance of laneways and arcades, so we put together a map of where you can find them. For a more detailed itinerary, check out our 10 Gorgeous Laneways You Can Get Lost In article featuring AC/DC Lane, Hosier Lane, and Union Lane to name a few.

Getting There
From the Queen Victoria Market, walk for 5 minutes and start your street art tour at Franklin Street

After all that walking, treat yourself to a delicious cup of coffee and snacks at The Kettle Black - located near the Royal Botanic Gardens. They say that Australians do coffee quite well, so why not give a shot? Apart from a really good flat white coffee, The Kettle Black is housed in a chic terrace home filled with greenery and modern lighting - the perfect backdrop to all your foodie photos!

Getting There
Ride the tram for 15 minutes to Domain Interchange

Address: 50 Albert Rd, South Melbourne VIC 3205, Australia
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 7am-4pm | Weekends 8am-4pm

Take a break from all that sightseeing and head on over to the Royal Botanic Gardens for some R&R. With lakes and landscaped gardens extending across 36 hectares of land, this park is definitely a great place to take a breather and share a picnic with friends!

Getting There
The Royal Botanic Garden is only a 9 minute walk away from The Kettle Black

Address: Birdwood Ave, South Yarra VIC 3141, Australia Opening hours: Daily 7:30am-6pm

Take a tram to the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel and witness views of Melbourne unaccessible anywhere else! For thirty minutes, guests will be blessed with stunning 360-degree views of Melbourne and interesting facts about this southern Australian city from a tiny capsule cabin!

Getting There
Take a 20-minute Uber from the Royal Botanic Gardens to the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

Address: The District Docklands, 101 Waterfront Way, Docklands VIC 3008, Australia
Opening Hours: Daily 11am-9:15pm

End the night with a delicious Indochine cuisine at Bang Bang at the Rifle Club! This is a local favorite that will surely appease your cravings!

Getting There
Bang Bang RC is about 20 minutes away from the Melbourne Star Observation wheel via car

Address: 294 Glen Huntly Rd, Elsternwick VIC 3185, Australia
Opening Hours: Daily 11am-12pm

If you’ve got an appetite for delicious and good looking food, there’s no better choice than Bentwood at Fitzroy! They’re open as early as 8AM on most days and offer a wide variety of healthy and sinful options to enjoy in the morning! For a couple of can’t miss goodies, order the Golden Gaytime or the Butterfly Blue Tea Chia Pudding.

Getting there: 2 minutes walk from St David Street - Stop 15 Light Rail Station, Tram service 11

Address:237 Napier St, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia
Opening Hours: Weekdays 7am-4pm | Weekends 7:30am-4:30pm

From penguins to koalas, you can expect to meet and encounter over 300 species of lovely animals here at the Melbourne Zoo! And if you’re up for it, you can even get up close and personal with Australia’s iconic animal - the Kangaroo - with a special Melbourne Zoo Kangaroo Encounter!

Getting There
Take a 15 minute Uber to the Melbourne Zoo from Bentwood Fitzroy

Address: 237 Napier St, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia
Opening Hours:Weekdays 7am-4pm | Weekends 7:30am-4:30pm

After all those cool animal encounters, we’re sure you’re craving for some seriously yummy food! Good thing Australia is practically crawling with Michelin-worthy restaurants! A highly recommended restaurant you should check out is Gazi - here you can find a wide range of Greek Street Food that you’ll surely be dreaming about days after this meal!

Getting There
20 minute tram ride from Melbourne Zoo!

Address:2 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 300, Australia
Opening Hours: Sunday-Thursday 12pm-9:30pm | Fridays 11am-11pm | Saturdays 12pm-10pm

Find more animals to interact with at the SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium! Guests are welcome to interact with over 10,000 aquatic animals through animal feedings and talent shows.

Getting There
Tram to SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium will take 10-15 minutes

Address: King St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Opening Hours: Sunday-Friday 10am-5:30pm | Weekends 9:30am-6pm

After a whole day of being surrounded by animals, we’re sure you’d like to see something new! If there’s one neighborhood both locals and tourists are always recommending, it’s Fitzroy! This bohemian suburb town has such a spunky personality with its third wave coffee shops, abundance of vintage stores, and incredible art scene! Two hours may be too short to enjoy all of Fitzroy’s nooks and crannies, so for some hotspots, we recommend The Fitzroy Swimming Pool, Edinburgh Gardens, Gelato Messina, and The Rose Street Artists’ Market!

Getting There
From SEA LIFE Melbourne, it’ll take a 15 tram ride to arrive at Fitzroy Gardens - a good jump off point!

For dinner, head on over to the Welcome to Thornbury Food Truck Park! This is one of Melbourne’s most popular food truck parks, and as you would expect, it’s filled with a whole lot of delicious food! Australia is known to be one of the world’s culinary hubs, so this food park is filled with absolutely ingenious food inventions that’s sure to make your mouth water!

Getting There
25 minute tram ride from Fitzroy

Address: 520 High St, Northcote VIC 3070, Australia Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 5PM to 12AM | Saturday and Sunday: 12PM to 12AM

Reward yourself with a drink or two at a local favorite bar - Wesley Anne! This former church now houses pub grub, craft beer and live music all visitors can enjoy!

Getting There
6 minute tram ride from Dennis/High St

class="part 3" Address:250 High St, Northcote VIC 3070, Australia Opening hours:Sunday to Tuesday: 12PM-11PM | Wednesday and Thursday: 12PM | Friday and Saturday: 12PM to 1AM

Rise and shine! Before heading to Rendezvous Hotel to meet up with your tour group, make sure to get some snacks at a nearby convenience store to munch on the way! Remember - the tour group will leave at exactly 8:00 AM, so make sure you’re at the meet up point at least 15 minutes before.

Getting There
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne is a couple steps away from Flinders Street Station - Stop 4

If you ask any local, or tourist even, what day trip any new traveler should do in Victoria, the Great Ocean Road will surely reign supreme - and for good reason! This scenic road road trip will feature the iconic 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, and the coastal town of Apollo Bay. Tourists will also be taken to the Great Otway National Park for some clean fresh air and a quick trek through Victoria’s natural wonders! It’s quite amazing to think that you can be taken worlds away from Melbourne’s bustling city centre in just a couple of hours!

Get the best of both worlds at Hash Specialty Coffee with their salty and sweet French Croissant with Bacon! If you think this isn’t the perfect way to start your morning, they also serve a Fairy Floss Hot Chocolate - which is the drink your sweet tooth never knew it needed! Plus - they also don’t do so bad in the Instagram-worthy department, so it’s worth a shot!

Getting There
1 minute walk from Hardware St Bus Interchange

Address: 113 Hardware St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia Opening Hours: Weekdays 7am-4pm | Weekends 8am-4pm

After your breakfast, make your way to the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Melbourne’s most popular art museum. Although it does house permanent exhibitions, they’re widely known for playing host to some incredible temporary exhibits - such as the MoMA at NGV gallery. With fun and interactive galleries open to the public, this will surely be a memorable Melbourne hotspot!

Getting There
Take a tram for 17 minutes to Arts Precinct/St Kilda Rd

Address: 180 St. Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3006, Australia Opening Hours: Daily 10am-5pm

Time for some lunch! Make your way to Rice Paper Scissors in Liverpool and enjoy a delectable Asian-fusion lunch. If you’re on a plant-based diet, you’ll be glad to know that Rice Paper Scissors offers vegan and vegetarian options for their customers! For options, order the Crying Tiger and Thai Fried Chicken

Getting There
15 minute tram ride to Parliament Railway Station

Address: 19 Liverpool St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday 12pm-3pm, 5:30pm-11pm | Friday-Sunday 12pm-11pm

Continue your art walk and check out local works by up and coming Australian artists at Flinders Lane Gallery! This studio is tucked in the small streets of Flinders, but we promise - it’s worth searching for! For artists and art lovers, the selections showcased here will truly inspire you!

Getting There
10 minute walk via Exhibition St

Address: 137 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, AUS
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11am-6pm | Saturday 11am-5pm | Closed on Sunday and Monday

Next up on your museum tour is the State Library of Victoria! Okay - so it isn’t exactly a museum, but it might as well be since it houses thousands of books spanning across hundreds of centuries! The interior alone is enough to put you in awe, so bookie or not, you’re sure to fall in love with this local library!

Getting There
15 minute walk via Russel St

Address: 328 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, AUS
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10AM to 6PM | Sunday and Saturday: 10AM to 9PM

See more of the city by walking to your dinner destination! Just 10 minutes from the State Library of Victoria is Shandong Mama - a local dimsum restaurant that has won the hearts of both locals and tourists. There’s another branch less than 5 minutes away to redirect customers when they’re full! Since it’s known for its Chinese flavours, it would be a sin not to order several orders of Shandong Mama’s dimsum!

Getting There
Walk for 7 minutes via Swanston and Bourke St

Address: Mid City, 7/200 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia Opening Hours: 11AM to 9:30 PM daily

Top of the mornin’ to ya! What better way to start the morning than with a plate of fluffy ricotta pancakes? Well, we’ve got great news for you! Top Paddock in Melbourne is actually where ricotta pancakes first originated, so you can best bet that it’s probably one of the best! To add to that, Top Paddock’s dishes (ricotta pancakes aside) look absolutely divine! Everything on their menu is decorated beautifully so make sure to quickly snap a photo for the ‘gram!

Getting There
15 minute Uber ride

Once you’re fueled up and all ready to go, head on over to Rendezvous Hotel to meet up with your tour group! Make sure to be there before 8AM as these groups leave on the dot! In this Yarra Gourmet tour, you’ll be travelling to one of Victoria’s most scenic sites and hopping from one vineyard to another. Yarra Valley produces a significant amount of wine that is exported out of Australia, so you can expect to have quite a good selection of wine during this tour.

Getting There
Rendezvous Hotel is located a couple steps away from Flinders St Station - Stop 4.

Address:328 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000

As soon as you arrive from Yarra Valley, make your way to Eureka Skydeck 88! From the observatory deck of the building, you’ll be able to witness unobstructed views of the whole of Melbourne. It’s quite the sight, so when in Melbourne, make sure this is in your to-do list! Nowhere else in the city can offer views as beautiful as this.

Getting There
From Flinders Street (Yarra Valley tour drop off point) walk 10 minutes via Banana Alley

Address: Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006
Opening hours: Daily 10am-10pm

After an incredibly long day, you deserve an delicious meal. Right after your skydeck experience, navigate your way to Higher Ground. Although specializing in all day brunches, Higher Ground doesn’t disappoint when it comes to good coffee, cocktails, and design. That said, no matter what time you end up going, you’re sure to find something that will satisfy your cravings!

Getting There
Take the tram towards Southern Cross Station for 17 minutes

Address: 650 Little Bourke Et. Melbourne, VIC 3000, AUS
Opening hours: Sunday to Wednesday 7am-4pm | Thursday-Friday 7am- 11pm | Saturdays 8am-11pm | Sundays 8am-4pm

First thing’s first - food! Head on over to Prahran Market, one of Melbourne’s most popular markets, and check out the food and produce they have to offer. This is the perfect market for any foodie with the food and groceries at the best prices!

Getting There
2 minute walk from Chapel St/Commercial Rd Stop

Address: 163 Commercial Rd, South Yarra VIC 3141
Opening hours: Closed on Monday and Wednesday | Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday 7am-5pm | Sundays 10am-3pm

After you’ve eaten, turn around the corner and go window shopping at Chapel Street! Home to a long line of boutiques, international brands, vintage finds, restaurants and third wave coffee shops, Chapel Street is one of the most visited streets in the city.

Once you’ve gone in and out of the street’s boutiques, treat yourself to a slice or two of pizza at A25 Pizzeria!

Getting There
A25 Pizzeria is located in Chapel Street, a couple steps from the Malcolm/Chapel St Bus Stop

Address:720 Chapel St, South Yarra VIC 3141, Australia Opening hours:Daily 11am-10pm

Get your coffee fix at Bowery at Williamsburg to sip on as you explore Federation Square! All that walking through Chapel Hill may have been too exhausting, so make sure you’re fueled up for another round of sightseeing!

Getting There
Take a tram to Parliament Railway Station

Address: 16 Oliver Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, AUS
Opening hours: Weekdays 7:30am-2:30pm | Weekends 8:30am-2:30pm

Restart your sightseeing extravaganza at the popular Federation Square. Many community activities happen in this part of town, so take a peak and join in if you’d like! You can also opt to hop on the City Circle tram and come across landmarks like St. Paul’s Cathedral and the ACMI!

Getting There
Federation Square is only a 5 minute walk from Bowery to Williamsburg

Address: Swanston St and Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Cap off the day with a unique dining experience on the Colonial TramCar restaurant. While you devour your dinner, you will be riding down the city of Melbourne and learning about the city’s vast history as well! This experience will truly be a treat for both the eyes and the stomach!

Remember to dress smart casual and to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the tram’s departure at 8:35PM for the late dinner!

Getting There
Take the tram to Clarendon Street Junction, and walk for 1 minute

Address: Stop 125 Normanby Road, near the corner of Clarendon Street, South Melbourne

No trip to Melbourne is complete without a dish of their classic avocado on toast - and Pillar of Salt does an amazing twist that will leave you wanting more! Dubbed ‘Smashed Avocado’, they serve their avos with poached eggs, beetroot tahini puree, goat’s curd, pistachio and fennel crumb and watermelon. We’re telling you now - it’s to die for, so you absolutely cannot miss this!

Getting There
20 minute cab ride from Brighton

Address:541 Church St, Richmond VIC 3121, AUS
Opening hours:Weekdays 7.30am-4.30pm | Weekends 8am-5pm

After your breakfast, get an Uber to take you forty minutes out of the city and into Brighton Beach. The great thing about the life in Australia is the locals’ close proximity to beaches - so you can expect and number of people to be lounging at the beach.
You can’t say you’ve been to the Brighton Beach without a photo by the colorful Brighton Bathing Boxes! Afterwards, make sure to grab a snack before you head back to Melbourne!

Getting There
40-45 minute car ride from Melbourne

Once you’re back in the city, make your way to St. Kilda for some last minute shopping before flying home! St Kilda is dotted with local boutiques and vintage treasures that your friends and family - or even yourself - would really appreciate!
While you don’t exactly have time to do spend time at a theme park, the area surrounding Luna Park is worth a visit! You can walk along the pier or grab a snack by one of the beach-front restaurants!

Getting There
20 minute cab ride from Brighton

Once you’re packed and all ready to go, hop on your shared airport transfer to Tullamarine Airport for ultimate ease and convenience!
Upgrade your airport experience and avail of a Melbourne Airport Lounge Service! With the trip you just had, you deserve the first-class experience and relaxation before you fly home.

Address:International Departures, Terminal 2, Melbourne Airport (near Gate 9), VIC 3045, Australia

Here are some suggested stays for every wallet size. These are conveniently located in the city centre, so it’s easy for you to get around!
Budget Hotel
USD 60/night and below
  • Hotel Sophia in Melbourne CBD
  • Lovely Family Getaway | Central Location
USD 150/ night and below
  • City Tempo Melbourne
  • Punthill Apartment Hotel - Little Bourke
USD 300/night and below
  • QT Melbourne
  • Novotel Melbourne South Wharf
  • Treasury on Collins
Before leaving the airport, be sure to pick up the following items.
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Shared Melbourne Airport Transfers (MEL) for Melbourne Kansai Tullamarine International Airport Terminal 2 : Chauffeur Meeting Point (representative will be holding up CON-X-ION sign)
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