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Sydney 7 Days 6 Nights Trip Report and Itinerary

Sydney . 2013 . May 19 - 25

A week in Sydney will suffice to see its main city sights, experience Sydney’s culture and have a relaxing time at Blue Mountains.  Once again, we made use of Scoot’s flight services for a budget trip to Sydney.  In total, we only need to apply for 5 days of leave (Monday to Friday) for a 7 day trip, and this could be extended by another day or two for more time to explore the scenic Blue Mountains.

Here's our itinerary with some photos and links to our reviews for our trip. The links will become clickable as we post them. Do bookmark this page as we update the reviews! :)

Day 1  Singapore -> Sydney -> Blue Mountains (Katoomba)

2300 - Check in @ Changi Airport (Day 0 - The night before)
0210 - Scoot Flight TZ2 to Sydney
1140 - Touchdown at Sydney Airport (GMT +10)
1257 - City Rail to Blue Mountains (Katoomba) - Change trains @ Central Rail Station
1520 - Reach Katoomba Station @ Blue Mountains
1530 - Check in @ Carrington Hotel
1600 - Free and Easy
1700 - Dinner @ Blue Hour Cafe

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Day 2  Jenolan Caves Tour (Blue Mountains)

0800 - Breakfast @ Carrington Hotel
0945 - Start of Jenolan Caves Tour (by Trolley Tours)
1115 - Reach Jenolan Caves
1130 - Lucas Cave Guided Tour
1230 - Self-packed lunch
1330 - Orient Cave Guided Tour
1500 - Departs Jenolan Caves
1700 - Back to Katoomba
1800 - Dinner @ Gasiinsamut Thai Fusion Restaurant

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Day 3  Katoomba -> Sydney City

0630 - Breakfast @ Carrington Hotel
0945 - Explore Blue Mountains via Trolley Tours (Three Sisters Peaks)
1200 - Visit Scenic World
1723 - City Rail to Central Rail Station
1923 - Reach Central Rail Station
2000 - Check in Mercure Sydney Hotel
2030 - Dinner

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Day 4  Port Stephens Dolphin Watcher Cruise + 4WD Sand Dunes (Grayline)

0630 - Breakfast @ Mercure Sydney Hotel
0725 - Pick up @ Mercure Sydney Hotel
1000 - Morning Tea Break @ Terrigal Beach Resort (Own Expense)
1200 - Lunch @ Murray’s Brewery
1400 - Dolphin Watcher Cruise
1600 - Fun at Stockton Bight Sand Dunes with 4WD
1830 - Back to Sydney City
2000 - Dinner @ Menya Noodle Bar

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Day 5  Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, The Rocks + Shopping

0730 - Rise and Shine
0900 - Visit Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge
1030 - Visit The Rocks
1300 - Lunch @ Old Vienna Coffee House
1400 - Shopping @ Queen Victoria Building
1630 - Paddy's Market (Chinatown)
1800 - Dinner @ Chinese Noodle Restaurant

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Day 6  Sydney Fish Market Behind the Scene Tour + Taronga Zoo + Vivid Sydney

0530 - Rise and Shine
0600 - Metro Light Rail to Fish Market Station
0640 - Sydney Fish Market Behind the Scenes Tour
0845 - Breakfast @ Sydney Fish Market
1000 - Metro Light Rail to Pyrmont Bay Station
1000 - Walk around Darling Harbour
1030 - Captain Cook's Ferry to Taronga Zoo
1100 - Visit Taronga Zoo
1600 - Late Lunch @ Satang Thai
1800 - Vivid Sydney Festival @ Circular Quay and Darling Harbour

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Day 7  Sydney-> Singapore

0800    Rise and shine
0830    Breakfast
0930    Check out Hotel
1010    City Rail to Airport
1021    Reach Airport
1030    Check in Flight
1115    Lunch @ Airport
1250    Board Flight TZ 1 to Singapore
1900    Reach Singapore

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  1. Lovely posts on your Sydney trip, never been here before, hope to visit one day. Will follow your post. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hi Alice,

    Thanks for your comments! stay tuned as we will continue to review our sydney travel trip as we go along.. :)

  3. hi! how much does it cost for a person for 7 day trip to sdyney? I'm looking around the same trip with my family of 5 thanks :)

    1. @it must be fate,

      Depends on the day trips and excursions that you take, it should cost around 1.5 to 2k SGD per person.

      Just a guide..

      Our Scoot return tickets was around $400 per person.

      For accommodation, our 4 nights stay at Mercure cost around $600 in total while the 2 nights stay in the Carrington is more expensive at $200 per night. All prices in SGD.

      We travelled as a couple and expenses might be different from a family of 5! ;)

  4. Many thanks for sharing your wonderful experience with us. A dreamland indeed! Gorgeous pictures! Keep sharing such kind of post.

  5. Australia is one of the most beautiful country I've seen :)

  6. This post all about the Sydney trip.Nice to read the post .It's an amazing tour indeed.Best regards Australian Wild Escapes.

  7. Thanks for sharing. A total of 8 of us are travelling to Sdyney on coming March 2014 for 11 days, will use your itinerary as a guide, very detail and informatic.

  8. Hi Thim Weng,

    Thanks for visiting.
    Glad that you find the itinerary useful.

    Have a fun trip ahead! :)

  9. thank you so much for your sharing and detailed itinerary.. im going to Sdyney this coming May.. :)

  10. Hi Neo KC,

    thanks for visiting!

    We hope the itinerary will be useful to you.

    Have a GREAT trip ahead in May! :)

  11. Thank you so much for the informative guidelines to Sydney and Blue mountain! Am heading there coming Aug for 7days from Sg as well and your itinery comes in really useful!

    Once again, thanks! :)

  12. Hi,

    Glad that you find the itinerary useful! :)

    Have a GREAT trip ahead!

  13. Hi,

    I am planning my trip to Sydney, find that your itinerary is very useful to me.

    Thank you so much!

  14. Hi Puey Cheng,

    Thanks for visiting!

    Glad that you find the itinerary useful.

    Happy planning and have a GREAT trip ahead!

  15. 4 nights stay at Mercure cost around $600 is affordable. i am actually looking for accomdation ard $150. but Mercure cost ard $200 per night.

    may i know is there any shopping outlet in Sydney? i will be travelling the same period as you May 2014. how is the weather?

  16. Hi,

    Do you mean outlet stores?
    We are not too sure as we didn't go to any.. :)

    The weather is quite cooling in sydney during May as it is Autumn approaching Winter.

  17. Hi,Your info is more useful.Is there any reason why you stay in Carrington hotel first followed by Mercure hotel?

  18. Hi Blanja,

    Thanks for visiting our blog.
    The main reason is that we wanted to cover Blue Mountains first before returning back to Sydney city. :)

  19. eagerly waiting for your next updates. We are going to sydney in next month. Have prepared our itinerary through ''. Your blog will help us to refine it even more so we can enjoy it to the most. Thank you so much

  20. Hi Erica,

    Thanks for visiting!

    Glad that our itinerary is of some help to you! :)

  21. I adore sydney ^_^ , Thank you so much for sharing with us this great post on your beautiful blog .


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