Two Days in Sydney: Itinerary Ideas

by JD on August 4, 2009

by JD | August 4th, 2009  

_2days-in-sydneyYou only have two days in Sydney and you are thinking what you would do. Below are some ideas that you can add to your itinerary and enjoy the wonders of Sydney although you don’t have too much time to spare. The best thing to do is to stick near all the action. It might cost a bit more, but you will surely enjoy it. Consider staying at a hotel or hostel near some of the main attractions in Sydney such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, the business center and great restaurants.

Day 1:

Consider taking a harbor cruise on your first morning in Sydney. You can do this particularly if the weather is nice. This offers a great experience and a chance to see what living in Sydney feels like and how this marvelous city is designed. You can see the beauty of the Sydney Harbor Bridge and Opera House. Typically, the cruises leave from the Circular Quay in the Sydney business district. This is a great to start the day and enjoy a tea, coffee or something a bit stronger if you want on board. There are a lot of cruise services accessible however one of the major companies is the Captain Cook Cruises.

At the end of the cruise, you are sure ready for a lunch. An excellent place to sit al fresco and consume some of the famous foods in Australia is the Doyles Restaurant which is near to most hotels in the city. The restaurant is situated at the Harbour Bridge and it is opposite to the Opera House, with wonderful Harbour views.

For your few hours in the afternoon, you might simply wish to look around the Rocks where you will be able to find shopping malls with exclusive shops, selling anything from Native Crafts and Aussie bush-device to the newest street-smart trends. A somewhat unusual shopping experience could be found during weekends, all year round, as the George Street northern end comes active with an enclosed outdoor market that features original crafts and arts.

As you are preparing for your night out, a small snack on the balcony of you hotel would be great especially if you are staying at the park Hyatt. You will have the chance to see the harbor rush hour traffic with the Sydney Opera House as the background and enjoy the Australian wines. For your dinner, there are a lot of great restaurants and you can be certain that most of these restaurants within the area are all good. Why not try Aria? It is situated right near the Opera House. And after your sumptuous dinner, have a short stroll to the Opera House. If you wish to go inside the Opera House, it would be nice to book tickets in advance.

Day 2:

On your second day in Sydney, you should see another aspect of the city and have much more fun. If you tend to be more daring and adventurous, climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge. A company named Bridge Climb offers travelers the possibility to climb the bridge. The climb is really safe because you are always fastened to the bridge plus the speed is fairly slow you would get a lot of time to relax. It is advisable to be fairly fit though. While enjoying the views, you will also listen to your guide, giving you a truly remarkable history of the bridge and its surrounding landmarks. The entire trip should take about three hours.

After that thrilling climb, get on a taxi and head to Darling harbour to eat your lunch. There are a lot of restaurants on the sea front in the area of the Darling Harbour. One restaurant that you might enjoy is the Nick’s Seafood Restaurant but there are still many other alternatives. After your lunch, see the sights and benefit from the variety of top-notch attractions providing stirring and exclusive experiences for each traveler. You could visit the leading maritime of Australia as well as the powerhouse museums, aquarium, the world’s biggest movie screen, the superb Chinese garden, and the laser show on the water.

When you are done visiting the Darling harbor, go back to your hotel. One way is to get a water taxi. This is an exclusive means to explore Sydney. If you wish to be alone on your dinner, try the restaurants around the Circular Quay and The Rocks. If you want to have a few concoctions after dinner, you can proceed to one of the numerous local pubs. When you’re done, take a taxi back to your hotel.

Have a wonderful tour to the city of Sydney. Hopefully, you’ll stay more than two days. Otherwise, come back and enjoy the other spots next time.

{ 3 comments }

Greg August 4, 2009 at 9:38 am
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If you are going to expolore Sydney City or The Rocks area it’s really worth taking an audio tour that will allow you to explore at your own pace but not miss anything.

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Sydneysider August 13, 2009 at 2:45 pm
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I’d also see if you could fit a surf lesson at Bondi in there, no better way to enjoy one of the world’s most iconic beaches!

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George Alexandrou November 12, 2009 at 11:48 am
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With killer views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge from the rooms, this is the place to be. I especially love the Harbour Kitchen & Bar for its authentic Australian cuisine, equally remarkable wine list and spectacular views. A perfect romantic weekend for all my guests.

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