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2 Days in Sydney

By Viator, August 2018

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Two days in Sydney allow you time to thoroughly explore its spectacular harbor—with its iconic opera house and bridge—and the rest of the city center, as well as venture to its world-famous beaches. Here’s how to spend two days in Australia’s most glamorous city.

Day 1: Explore Sydney Harbour
Morning: Check off Sydney’s major sights with a private or group city sightseeing tour. Journey through the streets in a bus or cruise the harbor in a boat to see such landmarks as the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. If you prefer some flexibility, hop-on hop-off bus and boat tours allow you to create your own itinerary.

Afternoon: Having gotten the classic views of the bridge and opera house, get a closer look. Guided Sydney Opera House tours offer exclusive access to normally off-limits areas of the building and provide enlightening information about its remarkable architecture. Alternatively, a guided climb up the Sydney Harbour Bridge offers a bird’s-eye view of the harbor below. 

Night: Better than just visiting the Sydney Opera House is seeing an opera or ballet in the legendary venue. A variety of seating options are available to suit your budget, and special packages often include dinner and a backstage tour.

Day 2: Hit the Beach
Morning: Get a taste of Australian beach culture by heading for Manly and the Northern Beaches in Sydney’s coastal suburbs. Some longer Sydney sightseeing tours include visits on their itineraries and give you free time to soak up the sun and explore Manly Beach.

Afternoon: Only five miles (eight kilometers) from the city center is Bondi Beach, one of Australia’s most renowned beaches. It’s a stop on most hop-on hop-off bus tours, and a visit is often also included on sightseeing bus and boat tours.

Night: Conclude your Sydney visit with a sunset harbor cruise. Early evening departures typically cruise by the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, and other top sights, with many including dinner and drinks. Sydney Tower offers another dinner option with its revolving restaurant where you can enjoy a meal with 360-degree views of the city.

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Sydney BridgeClimb, Sydney, null
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Sydney BridgeClimb

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Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge with an expert guide for the ultimate Sydney experience. Get amazing views and learn all about the iconic structure during your ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $123.15
Sydney Opera House Guided Walking Tour, Sydney, Climbing
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Sydney Opera House Guided Walking Tour

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Get an insider look at the World Heritage–listed Sydney Opera House on this 1-hour walking tour. Go behind the scenes with a knowledgeable guide who will ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $29.32
Big Bus Sydney and Bondi Hop-on Hop-off Tour, Sydney, Half-day Tours
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Big Bus Sydney and Bondi Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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Explore Sydney and Bondi Beach on this hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour, which takes you by double-decker bus to 34 stops around the city including Sydney Opera ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: Varies

From USD $36.29
Sydney Tower 360 Bar and Dining, Sydney, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Sydney Tower 360 Bar and Dining

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Enjoy an elegant meal while overlooking the stunning Sydney skyline at 360 Bar and Dining, the revolving restaurant atop Sydney Tower. Soaring 88 stories above ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $43.98
Sydney Harbour Sunset Dinner Cruise, Sydney, Dining Experiences
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Sydney Harbour Sunset Dinner Cruise

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Cruise Sydney Harbour and watch Sydney light up on an early-dinner sunset cruise aboard the luxurious MV Sydney 2000, the most prestigious cruising restaurant ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $72.57
Morning or Afternoon Half-Day Sydney City Sightseeing Tour, Sydney, Dinner Cruises
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Morning or Afternoon Half-Day Sydney City Sightseeing Tour

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Choose this morning or afternoon half-day Sydney sightseeing tour and explore Sydney highlights including incredible views of Sydney Opera House, Sydney ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $91.63
Sydney Opera House Guided Backstage Tour, Sydney, Half-day Tours
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Sydney Opera House Guided Backstage Tour

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Go behind the scenes of the iconic Sydney Opera House on a backstage tour of one of the world's most famous performing arts centers! You'll gain exclusive ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $128.28
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Sydney Harbour Coffee Cruise

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Take in panoramic views of top city attractions from the waves on this 2-hour Sydney Harbour sightseeing cruise. Choose from a morning or afternoon tour and ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $32.99
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Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House

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No trip to Sydney is complete without witnessing a live performance in its most famous building, so prepare for the most impressive night you've ever had with ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: Varies

From USD $36.65
Sydney Harbour Hop-on Hop-off Cruise, Sydney, Opera
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Sydney Harbour Hop-on Hop-off Cruise

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There's no better way to see the sights of Sydney Harbour than on a hop-on hop-off harbour cruise. You can jump on and off at any number of stops, including ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $35.92

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