As one of the most popular metropolises in the world, Sydney is the city of numerous attractions, vibrant culture, superb cuisine and laid-back lifestyle. Once you visit this cosmopolitan city, you’ll wish to spend the rest of your life sunbathing on its beautiful beaches or discovering its beauties. However, if you have only two days at disposal, try to see as much of it as possible in order to soak in its authentic spirit.

1. Have a picnic at the Royal Botanic Gardens

Dating back to 1810, the Royal Botanic Gardens represent one of the oldest public gardens in the Southern Hemisphere. This natural oasis in the heart of the city breathes with an atmosphere of peacefulness and tranquility which makes it a perfect location for a relaxing picnic.

2. Experience the Spit to Manly walk

As one of Sydney’s most popular walks, the walk from the Spit Bridge to Manly will take you through the Sydney Harbour National Park and past Manly Cove. This is a perfect opportunity to explore Sydney’s scenic landscape, see enticing Aboriginal art and relax on the famous Manly beach.

3. Visit Sydney Opera House

You cannot visit Sydney without seeing one of the most famous landmarks in the world. Sydney Opera House features a sailboat inspired architecture and more than a million tiles. There’s no better way to experience the unique vibe of Sydney Opera House than by attending one of the events.

4. Connect with animals at Taronga Zoo

Not only will you have an opportunity to connect with animals at Taronga Zoo, but you’ll also be able to enjoy some of the most beautiful views of the Sydney Harbour and Opera House. Here, you can admire the wildlife, and attend one of the numerous daily shows at the amphitheater.

5. See Sydney from Sydney Tower Eye

For a truly magical view of the city, visit Sydney Tower Eye where you can take in the panoramic scenery. At the top of the tower, you can gaze through binoculars that are available free of charge. Don’t forget your camera because you’ll want to remember the entire experience.

Sydney - Tower Eye

Sydney – Tower Eye

Sydney - Queen Victoria Building

Sydney – Queen Victoria Building

Sydney - Opera House

Sydney – Opera House

Sydney - Manly

Sydney – Manly

Sydney, Australia

Sydney, Australia

6. Relax at Bondi Beach

As one of the most popular beaches in Australia, Bondi attracts tourists from all over the world. Although it can be a bit crowded, you’re bound to experience the true laid-back Aussie vibe. So, take a break from sightseeing and relax by the blue sea.

7. Soak in the culture at the Art Gallery of New South Wales

The Art Gallery of New South Wales will provide you with an opportunity to admire the artwork of both national and international artists. As one of the country’s leading cultural institutions, it features approximately 40 exhibitions. You can even attend cultural events, including film screenings, talks or workshops.

8. Take a walk in the Royal National Park

The moment you feel the urge to escape the crowds, head to the Royal National Park, the second-oldest in the world. It features more than 100km of walking tracks, and dozens of camping and picnic sites. The Royal National Park is perfect for a relaxing and unique Aussie outdoor experience.

9. Shop at the Queen Victoria Building

Not only does the Queen Victoria Building offer a classy and elegant shopping experience, but the building itself is a true architectural masterpiece. Its intricately designed tiles, facades and metalwork will leave you inspired, while the stores won’t leave you empty-handed.

10. Wine in style at the Clare bar

After a day of sightseeing, take some time to unwind over a delicious cocktail surrounded by bohemians, artists and intellectuals. The Clare is one of the most beautiful rooftop bars in Sydney with an authentic and relaxed ambiance. Here, you can mingle with the locals, listen to lovely music and recharge your batteries for the following day.

Once you visit Sydney, you’ll fall in love with its vibrant lifestyle, diverse culture and breathtaking views. And don’t worry about having only two days to explore the city because you’ll definitely come back.

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