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A Long Weekend Itinerary in Sydney

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8th December 2023

Sydney is the most talked about city in Australia, a popular tourist destination known for its iconic landmarks, beautiful beaches and vibrant culture. Whether you’re an Australian local looking for a new adventure or a traveller seeking to experience the city’s best offerings, Sydney has something for everyone. This blog will go through a perfect weekend itinerary in Sydney, highlighting some of the must-visit sights and experiences.

Day 1: Exploring Sydney’s Iconic Landmarks

Sydney Opera House

Kick off your weekend in Sydney by visiting some of the city’s most famous landmarks, including the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. These iconic structures are symbols of the city, offering stunning views of the harbour and surrounding areas, all within minutes of View Sydney Hotel. Take a guided tour of the Opera House to learn about its history and architecture, then head over to the Harbour bridge to climb to the top for breathtaking views of the city skyline.

Next, head to the Royal Botanic Garden, a beautiful garden just a quick walk from the harbour. This is a popular spot for picnicking, enjoying some sun and taking in the peaceful surroundings.

Royal Botanic Garden

In the afternoon, head to The Rocks, a historic neighbourhood in the heart of Sydney. This area is known for its cobbled streets, historical buildings and rich history. Stroll through The Rock and find delightful restaurants, cosy bars, market stalls and boutique stores.

End your day with a trip to Darling Harbour, where you’ll find lots of entertainment and beautiful dining spots on the Sydney Harbour. Grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants and bars, or take a stroll along the water to watch the boats and enjoy the lively atmosphere.

Day 2: Hitting the Beach and Exploring the Outdoors

Bondi Beach, Sydney

It’s day 2 of your weekend away in Sydney, which means, it is time to head to the city’s famous beaches to soak up some sun and enjoy the beautiful waters. Bondi Beach, one of the most popular beaches in Sydney, is known for its long stretch of sand, surf and buzzing atmosphere. Take a dip in the ocean, grab a bite to eat at one of the many beachside cafes or simply relax on the sand and watch the world go by.

If you are more of a laid-back person, and you may be looking for a quieter place, head to Manly Beach, a vibrant town located just a short ferry ride from the city. This popular destination is known for its scenic views, relaxed vibe and many outdoor activities, including swimming, surfing and hiking.

Taronga Zoo, Sydney

It’s time to shake off the sand and take a break from the beach to head to Taronga Zoo, located just a short ferry ride from Circular Quay. This world-renowned zoo is home to over 5,000 animals from 350 species found all around the world offering an up-close and personal experience with the animals.

Day 3: Exploring the Culture and History of Sydney

Art Gallery of New South Wales

On the final day of your weekend in Sydney, discover the artistic and cultural heritage of the city, kick off your day at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, a world-renowned gallery. This must-visit museum showcases a diverse range of works from local and international artists.

In the afternoon, visit the Museum of Contemporary Art, a museum that showcases, art, paintings, sculptures, and installation, location and the Sydney Harbour. This museum is a great place to explore the city’s thriving contemporary art scene and learn about the latest trends and styles.

End your day at the State Library of New South Wales, one of Australia’s oldest and heritage-listed libraries. Located on the corner of Macquarie Street, this library offers different ranges of exhibitions and galleries to explore. Be sure to end the evening at The Library Bar, where you can enjoy live music and unique views of the harbour with a delicious cocktail overlooking the skyline.

If you are looking for the perfect hotel in Sydney, book a room at View Sydney and enjoy the best comfort during your weekend getaway.