While our first stop in Australia was technically Brisbane, we only slept there overnight at the airport before heading to Sydney. We had 4 days of fun before we headed over to the gold coast, so we made sure to fill our itinerary to the brim!

How To Spend 4 Days in Sydney, Australia

Day 1:

We took this entire day and devoted it to the star of the harbor: The Sydney Opera House!

Sydney Opera House Australia

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After our flight arrived mid-morning, it took a while for us to get our luggage and transport over to our Airbnb. Afterwards we grabbed a late lunch at the docks, and spent the rest of the afternoon walking around the pier and park that surrounds the monumental site. It was definitely a surreal moment and the perfect place to watch the sunset!

Sydney Opera House Australia

Day 2:

On day 2 we first headed to Taronga Zoo to see koalas, kangaroos, and tons more!

Taronga Zoo NSW Australia

We then took a bus over to Bondi Beach, one of the most famous beaches in Sydney. There are a ton of places here to eat, so it’s the perfect spot to grab dinner and relax watching the waves.

Bondi Beach Icebergs Pool Australia

Day 3:

We took a popular day trip out to The Blue Mountains which is home of the famous Three Sisters. A 2 hour train ride from Sydney will take you to Katoomba, home of Scenic World, which is where we viewed the renowned landmark.

Blue Mountains Australia

Scenic Walkway Blue Mountains Australia

Day 4:

We spent our last day at Manly Beach, which turned out to be one of my favorite spots in Sydney!

Manly Beach Australia

You take a ferry to Manly, which is pricey but worth the trip over. Manly holds tons of shops, excellent dining, a popular beach for surfing, rock pools, and so much more!

See More on Australia:

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Manly Beach
How To Use The Opal Card: Sydney’s Transportation System

Taronga Zoo
Scenic World – Blue Mountains Australia



  1. Mick

    December 4, 2017

    You just got me super excited planning my trip to Sydney! !!

    Thanks for sharing!


  2. Alice

    January 18, 2018

    Thanks, we are heading to Sydney in a few days, love your suggestions!