The enthusiasm in Sydney is electrifying, with once-gritty city neighborhoods blooming into hotbeds of art and design. Amidst the new are the essential elements that make Sydney a perennial on the wish lists of world travelers: pristine beaches, the spectacular harbor and iconic opera house and the enviably sybaritic lifestyle.
Perfect forArt Lovers | Families | Foodies | Style Mavens | Ultimate Indulgers
When to goYear-Round
Ideal length of stay1-2 Nights
Designing Your Journey
Work with Indagare to design the perfect itinerary for an immersive journey. Our travel experts know the destination inside and out, and they can make recommendations based on your travel needs and preferences.
3 Days: Essential Sydney
Sydney is a city for exploring. Indagare can plan behind-the-scenes access at the Opera, surfing lessons at Bondi or harbor sails. Here is just one example of what our destination experts can create for you.
Begin your day either with a harbor cruise or a seaplane or jet boat tour. If you are traveling with kids, they will adore one of the Oz Jet boat tours. After lunch at an Indagare-recommended restaurant, spend the afternoon scaling new heights with an unforgettable BridgeClimb on the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the largest single arch steel bridge in the world. After this day of excitement, relax with cocktails or a massage at your hotel before dinner.
A great way to start the day is with the Bronte to Bondi Walk, which takes about forty minutes and passes some of the city’s great sweeping beaches with stunning views. Visitors may also enjoy ferrying to Manly Beach from Circular Quay, or you can take a surf lesson or a trip to the Taronga Zoo. After dinner and drinks at a gourmet restaurant, enjoy a performance at the opera house. On a weekend night, you might be treated to fireworks.
Explore one of the shopping districts like Paddington, which has lovely tree-lined lanes with small boutiques. Families can head to the Sydney Aquarium or the Royal Botanic Gardens. Alternatively, make a day trip to the country by the sea or in the mountains. In the afternoon, you can go for a bush walk and learn about the aborigines while exploring one of the national parks. Have a private barbecue dinner in the park and then a nocturnal wildlife tour.
Where To Stay
We only feature hotels that we can vouch for first-hand. At many of them, Indagare members receive special amenities, including upgrades, early check-in, breakfast, spa credits and more. Look for the Indagare Plus logo in the reviews.
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Park Hyatt Sydney
This harbor-front hotel is the undisputed favorite in Sydney, the go-to top spot for visiting celebrities and dignitaries. Once the location of the city’s water police station, it has incredible views of the waterfront and the Sydney Opera House from...
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The Langham Sydney
When the Langham reopened its doors in 2014, the boutique downtown property emerged as fresh and stylish as ever, asserting itself as a competitor to the ultra-sleek Park Hyatt.