With only three days in Sydney, you can pack a lot in. From the tourist sites, to the world famous Bondi Beach, to one of the best bakeries in Australia; you’ll have seen a lot of the bucket list city. See here is my guide to three days in Sydney.
Day 1 in Sydney:
On your first day, head into the city centre. Today you’ll hit the major sites from the Harbour Bridge to the Opera House. Check out the city centre and all the shops that are on offer. Then start walking down Macquarie Street, alongside the botanical gardens until you hit the Sydney Opera House. Then walk along past Circular Quay, stopping off at The Rocks. Explore the markets and the little shops that the area has to offer. Definitely check out Sticky and witnesses them making all sorts of personalised rock candy. Keep walking under the Harbour Bridge and check out the incredible view offered at Dawes Point. Finish off your day by exploring the piers that are home to the Sydney Dance Company.
Day 2 in Sydney:
Begin today by getting a ferry to Balmain. The ferry ride from Circular Quay to Balmain is an adventure in itself, with views of all the tourist sites you saw yesterday. Get off the ferry and walk up the steep hill up into Balmain. Balmain feels like a small town on the water and is just really pretty to walk around. Oh and while you’re there, definitely get a macaron from Zumbo Patisserie (they are bloody amazing). Once you’ve finished exploring Balmain get on a bus back into the city. From here, walk into Surry Hills, which is filled with some really nice boutiques and home to one of the best bakeries in Australia, Bourke Street Bakery. This is the original store for the company who have now expanded to multiple stores across Sydney. Grab some lunch here before walking down Oxford Street. Explore Paddington and all the shops it has on offer, to finish off your day of exploring.
Day 3 in Sydney:
For your last and final day in Sydney, get out of the city and explore one of the beautiful beaches on offer. If you want to have the full tourist experience catch a bus into Bondi. Home to one of the worlds most famous beaches, enjoy all views by doing the Bondi to Bronte walk. You’ll get to experience the Bondi Icebergs and even spot some dolphins like I did, when you reach the point of the Bondi to Bronte walk. Lastly, have a walk around Bondi itself. It has an array of amazing shops and cafes. It is even home to Australia’s very own, Bills.
Well there you have it. Three fully packed days in Sydney. If you have any recommendations of your own, please let me know in the comments!