April 03 2017
Five days is the perfect length of stay to get a feel for Sydney and experience the day to day life this city has to offer. We have created this itinerary to offer you a great blend of culture, fun, and sightseeing.
Before we dive into the itinerary, if you are simply interested in learning more about Sydney then check out our ultimate insiders article on Sydney.
Day one is all about exploring the city, seeing some of it’s main sights and just getting a general feel.
During peak season the Big Bus Hop on-Hop off Tour operates until 7:30pm, so use this ticket as your means of transport for the day and jump off at all the sites that interest you. We recommend the Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, Bondi Beach, and Elizabeth St. Day 2 will cover some of the other interesting sites. Also, stop 13 of the Hop on Hop off bus is very close to the Glebe market, consider grabbing lunch there (open Saturdays)
On your second day you’ll experience Sydney from the water as well as having a bit of fun going on a tour.
It takes three and a half to four hours to fully explore Taronga Zoo, but it is still a perfect destination for those with only one or two hours to spare (it all depends on how many other attractions you visit).
Remember that your ticket for the Hop On-Hop Off Cruise is Valid for 24 hours so this will be your way of getting around and jumping off at main sites. Sites we recommend include Manly, Watsons Bay, Fort Denison, and Shark Island.
You’ll be going on one of Sydney’s best tours, checking out some exciting art and getting a great view of Sydney.
You have the evening of, and hopefully you have adjusted to the Sydney time, so why not check out an evening show or go to the theater? or perhaps a cocktail at a nice bar?
Note: Day 3 is easily exchanged with other days.
The best nature Sydney has to offer awaits you.
There are also tours available from Sydney that will take you directly to the Blue Mountains and the Jenolan Caves. The extra convenience does come at a higher cost though. Or, rent a car and you will have complete freedom and less stress for time!
As this is your last day you have a few options. We are going to go with a beach day, but we will recommend other things you could also do.
You can either spend the whole day at the beach, or a few hours and head back into the city from Coogee after lunch. A few other things we would recommend on your last day either as an add-on or in place of the beach are:
We highly recommend adding in more markets, for example, on Fridays, Chinatown Night Market is open and a great way to experience authentic Asian food. We haven’t added the markets in simply because they are usually only open one or two days a week, so it is dependent on which five days you spend in Sydney.
For 2 adults all these attractions would cost a bit over $AUD750, however, with the iVenture Pass 2 Adults could save more than $AUD100 as well as fit in more attractions for free and add flexibility!
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