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Planning to spend 3 days in Sydney Australia, but aren’t sure what to do? Or looking for a travel itinerary? To help make your trip planning just a little easier, we at Sydney Private Tours put together a Sydney 3 day itinerary to help you make the most of your 3 days in Sydney, Australia.
Not only will this Sydney 3 day itinerary save you time and eliminate stress on your trip, but it will also save you money on your 3 days in Sydney Australia.
To help ease your trip planning woes, we’ve also included both indoor and outdoor options to make sure that this itinerary can work for you no matter what time of year you head to Sydney, Australia.
First day of the 3 days in Sydney (City highlights)
Breakfast at Darling Harbour
Starting to see the city highlights on your visit to this amazing city and 3 days in Sydney, we recommend having breakfast at the Cockle Bay Wharf overlooking the bay. SEA LIFE Aquarium and Madame Tussauds is just footsteps to Darling Harbour. And one of the options to add to your itinerary after breakfast.
Barangaroo Reserve – add to your bucket list of visiting Sydney in 3 days
A 20 minutes walk gets you to Sydney’s newest Harbour foreshore park located on the west side of Sydney. A perfect place for a picnic or captures the Harbour bridge and city in one frame.
Formally a defence fort, Sydney Observatory affords million-dollar views of the Bridge and the Sydney Harbour from a different angle than Barangaroo. Nested in the centre of the city, you can enter this place via Agar steps (Kent Street). If your accommodation is close to here, this is one of the best spots to capture Sydney at night.
This is our next stop on the first day of the 3 Days in Sydney itinerary. An area has a history related to convicts, but is famous for artisan markets among Sydneysiders. The Rocks markets are held every Saturday and Sunday and are the perfect place to buy a souvenir to take home. Cadman’s Cottage, the headquarters of Water transport in the early day is one of the attractions you can see at The Rocks.
Offering spectacular panoramic views of the city of Sydney, Pylon lookout stands remains one of the highest viewing points in Sydney. Getting to the Pylon lookout is not for all travellers and you need to climb nearly 200 stairs.
Sydney Opera House
A symbol of 20th-century architecture, the Sydney Opera House is the most monumental structure you will find in Australia. A multi-venue performing art centre at the Sydney Harbour is a creation of Danish architect Jørn Utzon. There are many tours available to see the Opera House and one of the best vantage points to see Sydney NYE fireworks.
Mrs Macquarie’s chair
Our last stop for the first-day visit of the 3 days in Sydney is Mrs Macquarie’s chair or Lady Macquarie’s Chair. Located close to the Opera house, and the eastern edge of the Royal Botanic Gardens, this is a sandstone rock cut into the shape of a bench. From our point of view, there is the best vantage points in Sydney.
3 days in Sydney – day 2 itinerary
In between days one and three, day 2 of the 3 days in Sydney is the best day to arrange the most popular day trips in Sydney. There are many day tours left from Sydney to popular attractions. If you are looking for a grape escape and wanted to taste the best of Semillon, the Hunter Valley wine tours are the best option you have. Not only wines, but Hunter is also famous for artisan chocolates, craft beers, and cheese as well. Read our article on the Hunter Valley day trip from Sydney for more info.
The most visited destination in Sydney is Blue Mountains by travellers and a great outdoor place for sightseeing such as Leura. We have covered Blue Mountains in our other articles and provided tips for epic Blue Mountains hikes, available Blue Mountains day tours, and must-see attractions.
Apart from the above popular sightseeing day tours from Sydney, travellers choose to go to Port Stephens to see Dolphins, hike at Royal National park, visit Central Coast beaches, or tour to South Coast and Southern Highlands and visit Symbio wildlife park on their way to pat a koala.
Day three of the 3 days in Sydney
It is the final day of your 3 days in Sydney and below is our suggested itinerary. On the final day, we also suggest leaving some room to relax as well.
Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk
Spectacular views and beachfront make this coastal walk famous among locals and visitors. The Bronte walk covers Bondi, Tamarama, and Bronte beaches, and the total length is approximately 4 km. This walk contains steep hills and considers this before opt-in. Buses leaving Bondi junction are the cheapest way to access this popular coastal walk, and you can catch 333, 380, and 381 busses to access Bronte Walk.
Ferry to Watson Bay
Another spectacular harbourside is located in the Eastern suburbs. And one of the popular spots for whale watching during the season. However, we love the seafood restaurants at Watson Bay and a platter of fresh lobster, and prawns with a glass of sparkling is a perfect way to complete the short 3 day itinerary in Sydney. Watson Bay is also popular for paddleboarding if that’s on your to-do list. Getting to Watson Bay is easy and a 20 min ferry ride from Circular Quay is the cheapest option.
Shopping at QVB
It is time to complete the 3 days Sydney tour with some shopping to take home. Queen Victoria Building (QVB) on George Street is a perfect location. This heritage-listed building is the house for all your souvenir purchases and there are shops to buy Opal gems, Aboriginal Arts, etc.
Our article 3 Days in Sydney is over now, perhaps booking Sydney private tours is the best way to explore these great sights. Contact Sydney Top Tours @ +61 498507873 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to book any day trips from Sydney.