How to Experience Sydney in One Week

Spending one week in Sydney won’t give you too much time to truly take in everything that the city has to offer, but it’s still going to be enough for an unforgettable experience if you organize your itinerary well. In case you’re not quite sure how to go about your Sydney schedule, keep on reading.


Day 1 – Big Bus and Sydney Opera House

Go big or go home, isn’t that what they say? So, start off your first day by hopping on the Big Bus and take a tour of some of the most prominent and exciting Sydney hotspots and the Bondi area. Continue your first-day exploration by visiting the famous Sydney Opera House. The design is absolutely magnificent and the backstage tour will leave you awestruck.


Day 2 – Sydney Tower Eye + Cycling

A truly unusual and exciting time will await you on your 2nd day in Sydney. For starters, take the opportunity to visit one of the tallest buildings in the Southern Hemisphere. The view from the Sydney Tower Eye is truly breathtaking. Once you’re done with taking in the sights in front of you from the tower, visit Bonza Bike Rentals, get a bike and a map with the main cycling hotspots and enjoy exploring Sydney on your own!


Day 3 – Art Gallery and Royal Botanic Garden

Spice things up on the 3rd day by adding an artistic touch to your journey. The Art Gallery of New South Wales won’t leave you disappointed. Australian, Aboriginal, European, Asian and contemporary art are all part of the gallery’s exhibition. Afterward, enjoy a mesmerizing walk and sights in the Royal Botanic Garden. Not only will the picturesque setting amaze you but you’ll also get the chance to marvel at flora unique to Oz.


Day 4 – A Visit to Vaucluse

Vaucluse is a residential area in Sydney and an expensive one. However, it’s also a part of Sydney’s colonial history as an area of affluence. Moreover, the views from Vaucluse are superb while the natural aspect of the suburb won’t leave anyone indifferent. Take the opportunity to dine in some of the best restaurants in Eastern Suburbs, visit Vaucluse House and enjoy the serenity and beauty of the Hermitage Reserve and Parsley Bay Reserve.


Day 5 –Explore the Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains World Heritage Area is truly a sight to behold! This is why you won’t regret taking the Blue Mountains Explorer Bus on your 5th day in Sydney. The bus runs every half an hour and you’ll be able to choose between 30 stops, which is definitely a great way to spend a day. After all, Blue Mountains exploration feels the most exciting when you have your own freedom and schedule so that you can take as much time as you need at every stop.


Day 6 – Aquatic Experience

Of course, Sydney is known for its aquatic culture, which is precisely why your 6th day in this city should be all about the ocean. Eco Hopper will allow you to get the most out of your Sydney Harbour experience. Of course, don’t miss your chance to visit the Australian National Maritime Museum with some of the most impressive exhibitions.


Day 7 – Shopping Time!

Reserve the seventh day in Sydney for the Queen Victoria Building. This is one of the fines and most diverse shopping centers you’ll find in the country. And the building’s 19th-century architecture is truly marvelous. Of course, there’s something for every budget and style.


Even though you’re staying in Sydney for just one week, don’t feel pressured to rush anywhere. The best and most exquisite experience will come if you take the time to enjoy every step you take in your own pace.


About the author:

Diana Smith is a full-time mom of two beautiful girls interested in home improvement and the latest DIY topics. In her free time, she enjoys exercising and preparing healthy meals for her family.