4 days in Melbourne & Byron Bay Itinerary

4 days in Melbourne & Byron Bay Itinerary

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4 days in Melbourne & Byron Bay Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
2
Byron Bay
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Melbourne. In January in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Byron Bay

Byron Bay
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
On the 28th (Mon), hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, then browse the exhibits of Jules Hunt Studio Gallery, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Byron Bay trip itinerary planning site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Melbourne to Byron Bay in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Byron Bay when traveling from Melbourne in January, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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