There is so much to do and see in Sydney, Australia. Here is a complete itinerary for two days in Sydney to help you plan your big trip!
Start out your day bright and early by walking through the Royal Botanic Garden to the lookout point: Mrs. Macquaries Point. From the lookout point you get a perfect view of the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Next walk along the coast toward the Sydney Opera House. The walk takes about 15 minutes and the entire time you will enjoy a view of the Opera House and city skyline.
Before leaving the area, grab breakfast & coffee at the Opera Bar. The Opera Bar boasts beautiful views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House.
After breakfast, take the ferry to Manly Beach to catch some rays. The ferry ride lasts around 20 minutes and provides riders with a spectacular view of the city so make sure to sit in the back on the way there and the front on the way back. Spend the day lounging on the beach (chairs and umbrellas are available for rent). Make sure to bring your mask and snorkel as there is a short path leading to Shelly Beach which is located in the Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve, an excellent snorkeling location.
For dinner head over to Darling Harbour. Darling Harbour has several waterfront restaurants, which can be a bit expensive, but are totally worth it. Darling Harbour is stunning at night as the city skyline is lit up from across the water.
Start out your day by traveling the 1.5 hours from Central to Featherdale Wildlife Park.The park is easily accessible by public transport via a combination of train and bus. At Featherdale you will have the opportunity to interact with kangaroos!! You can feed them and pet them. Make sure you spend the few dollars to buy the food as this is the only reason the kangaroos will approach you. Tickets are $31 AUD for adults and $17 AUD for children.
Head back to Sydney, then over to the famous Bondi Beach. The trip to Bondi takes about 40 minutes from Central Station via public transportation. When you arrive at Bondi, start out by hitting up the Bondi Markets located at Bondi Beach Public School (across the street from the beach). On Saturdays the market is transformed into a local farmers market, open from 9 am to 1 pm. On Sundays the market is open from 9 am to 4 pm. The Sunday market sells jewelry, art, clothing and other unique pieces. After hitting up the market, head over to sun on the most famous beach in Sydney.
After a few hours on the beach, begin the Bondi to Coogee Walk. The walk connects several beaches and boasts beautiful cliff and ocean views. The walk is about 3.5 miles long, however you can stop at several points and grab public transportation back to Sydney. Don’t worry about packing extra shoes, flip flops/sandals work fine.
For an amazing view, grab Dinner at the Rocks. I recommend the Waterfront Restaurant which offers a clear view of the Opera House. Be sure to make reservations and to request a table near the water.
Few monuments are more iconic than the Sydney Opera House. That is why it is only fitting to spend your last night in Sydney catching a show. The Opera House offers a wide variety of shows from ballet to comedy to concerts and everything in between. Chances are you will be able to find something that appeals to you. Contrary to popular belief, tickets to a show at the Opera House will not break the bank. Just be sure to plan ahead.
I hope you enjoy your trip to Sydney. Contact me if you have any questions!