Australia & the Pacific Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • New Fodors vBulletin Forum
  • coming soon -- discuss!
View all Australia & the Pacific activity »
  1. 1 US : HP Tec*h SUPP0RT CONTACT ☎ 1:8OO~681 ~72O8 HP PRINTER 24*7
  2. 2 Vacation to New Zealand during deep Winter
  3. 3 5 days trip in South Island
  4. 4 5 nights in Sydney
  5. 5 Oct - 30 Day Trip to Australia & New Zealand
  6. 6 4 weeks in New Zealand
  7. 7 14 day South NZ Trip
  8. 8 NZ's Yellow Eyed Penguins Face Extinction on the Mainland
  9. 9 North Island Itinerary Help
  10. 10 Visa for Australia
  11. 11 Gold Coast -whale watching
  12. 12 Hotel Sydney
  13. 13 Transportation advice needed
  14. 14 Need advice on Blue Mountain trip
  15. 15 Sydney Harbor Marriott
  16. 16 Three days in Cairns
  17. 17 Best Priced Tour for Sydney Harbor Bridge Blue Mountain & Hunter Valley
  18. 18 Gold coast for 6 days in July
  19. 19 2 Nights in Blue moutain End June
  20. 20 Tasmania - looking for bird watching guide for day trips
  21. 21 itinerary for one month in Australia with a kid
  22. 22 Trip Report New Zealand and Australia at last!
  23. 23 Air Tahiti Baggage Allowance
  24. 24 Potts point OR CBD in Sydney
  25. 25 NZ DoC hut fees to rise in some cases
View next 25 » Back to the top

How many days for Sydney?

Jump to last reply

We are big-city and quaint small-town people. Our favorite places to visit - New York, Chicago, London, Paris -- you get the picture. But we also love walking in the Alps, the beach (Hawaii, south of France, Italian Riviera, etc.), and small towns like York, Cambridge, Cambria (here in California), and the like - places to poke around in small shops, take in the scene, have a casual lunch, etc. I'm telling you all that just so you can help me figure something out.

We're thinking of 2-3 weeks in Australia next January to coincide with the Australian Open (tennis). Besides Melbourne (where the tennis tournament is held), we can get a "deal" with 7 nights at a nice hotel in Sydney. Is that simply too long in Sydney (meaning we'd miss too much elsewhere)? I know there's plenty to do and see in the city, but are there also worthwhile day trips?

We would also go to the Great Barrier Reef. Ayers Rock/Alice Springs is up in the air (my husband wants to go; I'm skeptical about its "attraction").

Thanks for your advice.

12 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement