See the best of Sydney in under a week on this action-packed trip. Start with some adventuring in the Blue Mountains and Featherdale Wildlife Park before checking off iconic locales like the Opera House, Bondi Beach, and Taronga Zoo. Other highlights include a cruise to Shark Island National Park, and a twilight climb up the soaring Harbour Bridge.


  • Experience the world's steepest railway at Scenic World
  • Soak up the sun at the world-famous Bondi Beach
  • See koalas, kangaroos, tigers, and more at the Taronga Zoo
  • Climb to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge at twilight

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Sydney Sydney
Day 2 Full-Day Grand Blue Mountains Tour Sydney
Day 3 Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach & Taronga Zoo Sydney
Day 4 Sydney Harbour Discovery Lunch Cruise Sydney
Day 5 Twilight Harbour Bridge Climb Sydney
Day 6 Depart Sydney  

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Sydney

Welcome to Sydney!
Sydney Harbour at twilight

Welcome to Australia! After arriving at Sydney Airport, you'll be picked up and transferred to your accommodation. Get ready to explore the city by cruising under the Sydney Harbour Bridge or waving at the Opera House as you ride a ferry across the harbor to Manly. You can learn to surf at Bondi Beach or swim in the calm waters of Coogee.

Walk around to lose yourself in the cobblestone cul-de-sacs of The Rocks or in the markets, boutiques, cafés, and pubs of Paddington. As well as a world-famous harbor and more than 70 sparkling beaches, Sydney offers fabulous food, festivals, and 24/7 fun. Spend the night getting to know your new home for the next five days!

Day 2: Full-Day Grand Blue Mountains Tour

Scenic World
Scenic World cable car

Head into the UNESCO-listed Blue Mountains this morning, where reflections of evaporated eucalyptus oil give the mountains their name. Waterfalls, sleepy hamlets, and the rich, warm smell of the Australian bush make this special place a must-visit on your Australian itinerary. Highlights of today's adventure include the Art Deco architecture of Katoomba, a ride on the soaring cablecars and railways of Scenic World, and views across the famous Three Sisters rock formation from Echo Point.

Today, you can also visit Featherdale Wildlife Park, which holds one of the country's largest collections of Australian native animals and birdlife. The day ends with a relaxing cruise down the Parramatta River and Sydney Harbour to enjoy the sunset views.

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Day 3: Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach & Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo
Two giraffes at Taronga Zoo

Your morning begins at the iconic Sydney Opera House on a guided behind-the-scenes walking tour to see, feel, and touch the magic that exists there. Next, travel past Hyde Park, St Mary's Cathedral, and Parliament House before stopping at Mrs Macquarie's Chair for magnificent views of the Opera House and Harbor Bridge. Continue through Woolloomooloo, Kings Cross, and Paddington as you make your way to the world-famous Bondi Beach, one of the most visited beaches in Australia. Stop here for a mid-morning break and soak up the sun, or take a walk along the coast.

Once your city sights tour is completed, your driver-guide will direct you to where you will join your cruise to Taronga Zoo, a conservation zoo home to over 5,000 animals. Afterward, the rest of the afternoon is yours to spend at your leisure.

Day 4: Sydney Harbour Discovery Lunch Cruise

Sydney Harbor Discovery Lunch Cruise
Boats cruising past the Sydney Opera House

You'll have the morning to yourself before you relax and take in the sights of Sydney from the water with an afternoon cruise. Visit Shark Island National Park, a popular picnic spot, where you will have time to explore and go for a swim. Experience the vastness of the area with its many secluded beaches and spectacular sandstone cliffs. Listen to commentary on Sydney Harbour's history and details of the marine life that inhabits its sandy beaches, grassy seabeds, and rocky shores. Spend the rest of your evening exploring the city on your own.

Day 5: Twilight Harbour Bridge Climb

Sydney - Botanic Gardens
Climb the Harbour Bridge at sunset

Enjoy your morning, seeing all the places you haven't gotten to yet in the city. In the evening, partake in the Twilight Climb—where you'll head in the opposite direction of the sun as you ascend the famous Sydney landmark, and the sun slowly bathes the city in a dusky glow.

Ascending the summit of the world's largest steel arch, experience breathtaking moments, spectacular 360-degree views, and insights into this world-famous monument's engineering and cultural history. Walk on catwalks, ascend ladders, and celebrate with your group as you hit the top before making your descent back to the climb base.

Day 6: Depart Sydney

Farewell Australia 👋
Bondi Beach in Sydney

Your holiday to Australia concludes today. You will be transferred from your hotel to Sydney Airport for your departure flight. Have a safe flight home or to your next destination!

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Map of Highlights of Sydney - 6 Days
Map of Highlights of Sydney - 6 Days