Australia & the Pacific Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Australia & the Pacific activity »
  1. 1 Stopover Toronto- Perth
  2. 2 Trip Report Tasmania, Melbourne, and the Great Ocean Road--November/December 2015
  3. 3 Scuba trip Great Barrier Reef
  4. 4 January-March When to visit NZ
  5. 5 Best spot for first time SCUBA
  6. 6 Hikes in New Zealand
  7. 7 New Zealand Itinerary Help
  8. 8 Australia/New Zealand 3 weeks
  9. 9 Tiger Air and Baggage Fees
  10. 10 Nervous American driving in AU
  11. 11 Domestic flights in Australia? when?
  12. 12 9.5 days in New Zealand
  13. 13 Milford Sound day trip sounds like too long a day!
  14. 14 New Zeaaland
  15. 15 Trip Report A major meander through Australia/Tasmania, Bali, Laos & Vietnam.
  16. 16 HELP! New Zealand 2weeks July with baby (and pregnant)
  17. 17 New Zealand on our own?
  18. 18 2nd year visa extentiom
  19. 19 Sydney places to stay
  20. 20 Sydney in March
  21. 21 Help, 24 hours in Tassie to fill!!
  22. 22 Australia/New Zealand in 2 weeks
  23. 23 Help with itinerary! 2 wks in Aus
  24. 24 Box Jellies on the GBR
  25. 25 2 wks in Aus - need help with itinerary
View next 25 » Back to the top

5 days in Sydney: itinerary review

Jump to last reply

Hi, all.

I'll be in Sydney a week from tomorrow, as part of a larger trip to Melbourne and Canberra. I'm a 30 year-old male who normally sightsees quickly and enjoys art museums and gardens. Here are my thoughts, but I'm open to feedback. I really have no idea what to expect on the first day, after arriving from 20 hours of traveling at 7:30 am.

Saturday
- arrive 7:30 am
- airport Express to Marriott Circular Quay
- Museum Contemporary Art
- Day visit to Observatory
- Discovery Rocks Museum
- Pop into Customs House
- refresh at hotel
- dinner Fish at Rocks: 6 pm
- See Campbell's Storehouses
- Bulletin Place Bar

Sunday
- Botanic Gardens: in am
- Art Gallery New South Wales (10 am)
- St Mary's Cathedral (can I just pop in on a Sunday?)
- Australian Museum
- Elizabeth Bay House (closes at 4)
- El Alamen Fountain
Get back (how?), refresh, Jamie's Italian at 6:30
- Drink Cafe Sydney (unless is closed?)

Monday
- Inside of Sydney Town Hall: 8:30
- Queen Victoria Building - 9 am
- Strand Arcade
- 10:30 - Library Tour (skip?)
- St. Andrew's Church
- Outside of Parliament House
- State Theatre - Can I just pop inside mid-day?
- Chinese Garden of Friendship
- Back to Marriott, walk with luggage to Park Hyatt
- lower level walk across Harbor Bridge and back. Pylon Lookout
- Refresh in hotel, time for dinner at Altitude at 6:30

Tuesday

- Opera House at 9 am
- Beach day Bondi and Bronte. Gelato Messina for a snack and maybe Icebergs for a drink? How on earth to get there and back?
Dinner at Waterfront: 6:30

Wednesday
- enjoy Park Hyatt pool
- some sort of ferry ride?
- Tarronga Zoo or Featherdale ... or Aquarium/Maritime
- Catch airport express (leave at say 4:30 or 5?) in time for 7:30 flight to Melbourne

Wednesday feels pretty open at this point. I know I'll want a little Park Hyatt relaxation time at some point, and I'd love to get out on the water on some sort of ferry at some point. Any tips? I also feel bad about not seeing any wildlife, but Tarronga, Featherdale or even Koala just seem so far out, and I worry about doing any of them on the last day. If I want to just stay in town, I guess I could go to Aquarium (expensive) and Maritime.

There are some sights I feel I want to skip, including the Bridge Climb (too costly and want to just walk on my own and to see the Pylon) and Sydney Tower (will get good views from Altitude). But, I'm open to suggestions. Maybe I could give a couple of the museums a miss, or skip the library tour, if that would help free up time for more important sights. I'll be doing a lot of Parliament and Library tours in Canberra.

Thanks!

21 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement