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The Asian Boomerang

The famous Shibuya crossing in Tokyo, Japan - KILROY
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Recommended duration

At least two months

No. of countries visited



12 months


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Head Down Under and travel overland between Sydney and Melbourne with stops in Sri Lanka and Japan on the way there and back.

Ready to experience Asia and Australia? Start your adventure off-the-beaten path in vibrant Sri Lanka, before flying to Australia where your first stop will be Sydney. Known as the most popular city Down Under for good reason, Sydney boasts numerous scenic coastal walks and beaches. Follow the coast to Melbourne and travel along the famous Great Ocean Road before departing for Tokyo, where you can immerse yourself in Japanese culture before heading home.   

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The ISIC (International Student Identity Card) allows you to book this itinerary on our youth and student flight tickets. It's an official student ID and with the ISIC card you get access to benefits and discounts in close to 120,000 locations across 130 countries. Ask our travel advisors for more info.

What's included:
  • Multi-city flight ticket with three stops
  • Booking fees
  • Your own personal travel advisor
What's not included:
  • Travel Insurance 
  • Vaccinations (ask us about our discount with Nomad Travel)
  • Accommodation
  • Tours and activities (but we've got loads to choose from!)
  • Meals

Flight route

This multi-city flight itinerary is only a route proposal for your big trip. If you would like to visit destinations other than those suggested or depart from another city in the UK, reach out to our team of travel experts who can help you put together your dream adventure.

Destination #1 Colombo, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka offers a wide variety of options for backpacking travellers. Visit village markets selling handmade Kandyan jewellery and incense, learn about the history of Ceylon tea plantations, tour the rock fortresses of Sigiriya, and learn to surf on the beaches of Mirissa.

Destination #2 Sydney, Australia

Known as the most popular city in Australia for a reason, Sydney is packed with iconic landmarks and world-class beaches. Visit the Sydney Opera House, climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, or surf at Bondi Beach. Explore the nearby Gold Coast or the breathtaking Blue Mountains.

Destination #3 Melbourne, Australia

Take a road trip through the states of New South Wales and Victoria, ending with a stop in Melbourne, known for its iconic laneways and coffee culture. Stroll the bohemian suburb of Fitzroy or experience the nightlife of Melbourne in the buzzing beachside area of St. Kilda. You could also head out on the Great Ocean Road to see the famous apostles.

Destination #4 Tokyo, Japan

The capital city of Tokyo is the perfect combination of old and new. Tour a historic Japanese temple and be served by a robot bar-tender, all in the same day! To see Japan on a shoestring, consider a Japanese Rail Pass, with 7, 14 and 21-day options available.

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