If you are lucky enough to have 5 days to spend in Sydney, you might find it a little tricky to figure out an itinerary for your trip. It is important to make a visit to all of Sydney’s top attractions but you wouldn’t want to cram too much into your travel.
To help you in this regard, we have put together a plan of five days which includes the favorite attractions and activities of tourists that come to Sydney. You can completely follow our itinerary or pick and choose the best activities to make a trip uniquely your own. Either way, we hope that these ideas give you inspiration for your Sydney vacation!
You can start off with one of the finest introduction to this metropolitan city by taking a tour of Sydney through a service offered by Big Bus Company, called “the hop-on hop-off bus tour”. It showcases the best of Sydney and takes its visitors close to Bondi on a convenient, easy-to-follow route.
You have the option to choose from 20 different stops across the city, the famous ones include Darling Harbour, Bondi Beach, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Tower Eye and many more.
You can opt to stay on and listen to the entertaining narration, or use the bus as a service to take you around to see city hotspots, or do a mix of both!
For your second activity on the first day, make a tour of the iconic Sydney Opera House. This magnificent structure is instantly recognizable around the world and is a must-visit site of the city.
Several tours offer backstage visits of the Sydney Opera House, where you can learn all sorts of fascinating things about the venue. Don’t forget to keep your camera or phone charged for this one – as the Opera house offers a picture perfect spot especially on a sunny day.
A bike tour is the perfect activity for families or couples to explore the great outdoors of the city in a healthy and fun way.
BlueBananas offer a 2 hour service where they take you to small streets and unfamiliar nooks and crannies of the city which are inaccessible for cars and busses.
Getting In: The tickets for Bike Tours are available at The Sydney Pass
The Sydney Tower is one of the tallest structures of the Southern Hemisphere. From an observation deck on the top of this tower you can get amazing views of the city. There is a cinema at the top too; it offers movies on the history of Sydney and the construction of Sydney Tower.
This is a must-visit place for the art lovers. It is the biggest art gallery of the entire state and has collections of art from historic to contemporary times.
There are no entry charges to this place and it is situated very close to the city center and therefore remains quite busy most of the times.
Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney is situated right next to the Art Gallery. The Botanic Garden provides visitors and opportunity to explore flora from Australia and across the globe.
Visitors come here to unwind and find a place of beauty and serenity in the city. Entry to this site is also free and open to public.
On your fourth day you can spend time exploring the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. The Blue Mountains Explorer Bus service offers stops to all the famous spots of the area.
A visit here would allow you to learn about the culture, history and natural beauty of Blue Mountains and aboriginal people of this region. Since this is a vast area you can spend the entire day here.
Spend your fifth day enjoying the aquatic culture of Sydney. Eco Hopper allows you the most convenient way to explore Sydney Harbor.
The famous stops Eco Hopper take you to include the Taronga Zoo, Fort Denison, Circular Quay and North Sydney. While you’re on board, you can sit back and listen to the informative narration about the sites you’re sailing past. So think of it as half sightseeing tour, half water taxi, and you’re set.