Visit three cities of Australia with this eight-day itinerary. You'll start off in Sydney, where you can enjoy both the bustling downtown and coastal cliff walk, then head to Melbourne to explore its artsy alleyways, museums, and cafes alongside the wildlife of the Yarra Valley. Finish off in Hobart, Tasmania, to learn about its history and art scene.

Highlights

  • Walk along Sydney's coastal cliffs
  • Explore the cafes of Melbourne
  • Meet the wildlife of the Yarra Valley
  • Learn about the history of Hobart

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Sydney Sydney
Day 2 Sydney Coastal Walk Sydney
Day 3 Sydney to Melbourne Melbourne
Day 4 Laneways & Shopping Melbourne
Day 5 Wildlife & Wine in the Yarra Valley Melbourne
Day 6 Melbourne to Hobart Hobart
Day 7 Museum of Old & New Art Hobart
Day 8 Depart Hobart  

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Sydney

Sydney Harbour and Opera House
Sydney Harbour and Opera House

Welcome to Australia! Your expedition starts in Sydney with a transfer from the airport to your accommodation and an evening to yourself to rest up and wander. 

Day 2: Sydney Coastal Walk

Bondi to Bronte walk
Bondi to Bronte walk

Drive out to Bondi Beach, one of Australia's best-known beaches. Embark on a beachfront walk along the ocean cliffs, then reward yourself with a drink at the Bondi Icebergs Swimming Club.

Day 3: Sydney to Melbourne

Cafe in Flinders Lane
Cafe in Flinders Lane

Catch a flight to Melbourne. Once you've settled into your new lodgings, you'll get an orientation tour of the city for an insider's perspective on its streets, topped off with drinks at one of the city's many cafes.

Day 4: Laneways & Shopping

Colonial Tramcar restaurant
Colonial Tramcar restaurant

Take a walking tour through the back streets of Melbourne, scoping out the street-art-filled alleyways and urban coffee culture. You'll have the afternoon to relax and get in some souvenir shopping. Consider stopping for dinner with a constantly changing view aboard the Colonial Tramcar restaurant, which will take you through the city as you dine.

Day 5: Wildlife & Wine in the Yarra Valley

Yarra Valley National Park
Yarra Valley National Park

Head out of the city and into the Yarra Valley, where you'll visit the Healesville Sanctuary to get up close and personal with Australia's unique plants and wildlife. Accompany it with lunch and tastings at one of the Yarra Valley's vineyards.

Day 6: Melbourne to Hobart

Hobart
Hobart

Catch your next flight on to the old convict capital of Tasmania, Hobart. Visit the Cascades Female Factory, a former workhouse for prisoners, and learn about the region's history.

Day 7: Museum of Old & New Art

MONA
MONA

Pay a visit to the impressive Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). In addition to its art collection, MONA also houses the Moorilla Winery, where you can stop in for lunch and a wine tasting. Then continue on to historic Richmond to scope out its heritage architecture and Australia's oldest bridge.

Day 8: Depart Hobart

Salamanca markets
Salamanca markets

Leave some time in the morning to explore the artists, musicians, and other producers of the Salamanca markets. Sneak in one last souvenir before you depart for home or the next stop on your journey.

Map

Map of Urban Australia - 8 Days
Map of Urban Australia - 8 Days