Exploring Sydney in a day can seem impossible because the city is expansive and bustling. There are so many things to do in the capital of New South Wales and having only 24 hours to visit attractions and places of interest is challenging without guidance. You can explore the city with a friend or family member to ensure you have a good time. However, if you want to spend a day in Sydney alone, with your partner or family, then follow this itinerary to make your time in the city worth it.
Visit the Sydney Tower Eye
Look at Sydney from the bird’s eye view to truly appreciate its magnificence. The Sydney Tower Eye opens at 9 am and is the perfect place to start your exploration. It offers a 360° panorama view of city including the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and the Blue Mountains.
Enjoy a Wholesome Breakfast
Sydney is home to some of the nation’s best cafes, restaurants and bakeries, making it necessary to have a cup of coffee/tea & delicious dishes. Here are some places in the city you can visit to have the best breakfast in NSW.
Edition Coffee Roasters, Haymarket
Pina, Potts Point
Circa Espresso, Parramatta
Paramount Coffee Project, Surry Hills
Experience Art & Culture at The Art Gallery of NSW
If you are an art lover and want to explore great paintings, sculptures and creations by established and emerging artists in Sydney, do visit the Art Gallery of NSW. It is one of the biggest and finest art galleries in Australia with five levels, multiple exhibitions, and tributes to European/Asian masters of art.
Have Lunch at The Circular Quay
Be in the hub of the city and enjoy the harbour by visiting the Circular Quay, which is a critical transport interchange in Sydney. You can take ferries to different locations and attractions in Sydney from this point all day long. However, before you head to your next tourist destination, have lunch at the Quay at any of the quaint cafes and restaurants at the harbourside like
Lumi Bar & Dining
Experience The Sydney Opera House
Leaving Sydney without visiting the opera house is a wasted journey. Therefore, head to the attraction from the Circular Quay to experience the best architecture, heritage and learn more about the buildings fascinating past & present.
Shop to Your Heart’s Content
After the Opera House, you can head to the city’s centre and shopping hub to look at clothes, accessories, and more for yourself, family and friends. The main shopping area in Sydney is Darling Street which is a thriving suburb with independent retail shops, malls, roadside stalls, and more. While shopping, also explore the Paddy’s Market, Tramsheds, the Rocks Market, Pitt Street Mall and more.
Explore The city at Night
If you think Sydney looks beautiful in daylight, it transforms into a spectacle of lights in the night. Sydney comes to life in a whole different way after the sunsets and you can wader through it to truly get the city’s glory. You can walk through the Chinatown, Spanish Quarter, George Street and Darling Harbour before heading to dinner and call it a day.
Dine-In Sydney to have a Filling Dinner
Treat yourself to a fine dining experience by having dinner at one of the best restaurants in Sydney. Head to the Darling Harbour as it has over 30 restaurants and you will multiple things to eat and drink. Some of the top-rated restaurants in Darling Harbour, Sydney include
Rhythmboat Cruises Sydney Harbour
Helm Bar & Bistro
Sydney is one of the most populous and popular cities in Australia. Visiting it a dream come true for many people because besides being a great place for employment and education, the international city is an expansive tourist destination. Thus, if you are in Sydney and only have a day to explore it, make sure to do the things above to have an unforgettable experience. Also, to learn more about Sydney, keep visiting Wil Map Australia.