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Sydney Vacation

Sydney overview

Top places to visit in Sydney include Sydney Opera House. There's plenty more to see, including local sights like Pitt Street Mall and Theatre Royal. Sydney is an inviting destination that has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Sydney

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Sydney has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Sydney with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Sydney hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Sydney hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Sydney

Fly in to Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.), 5.3 mi (8.6 km) from downtown Sydney. Sydney Circular Quay Station is the closest train station.

Metro stations include:
  • • Martin Place Station
  • • Wynyard Station
  • • St. James Station

What to see around Sydney

Fun excursions can include a visit to:
  • • King Street Wharf
  • • Cockle Bay Wharf
Known for its attractions including:
  • • Wildlife Sydney
  • • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
The area's cultural scene stands out, and places to visit include:
  • • Theatre Royal
  • • Hyde Park Barracks Museum
  • • Museum of Sydney
  • • Madame Tussauds Sydney
  • • Customs House
Here are some favorite shopping areas to find that perfect souvenir:
  • • Pitt Street Mall
  • • Strand Arcade
  • • Chifley Plaza
  • • Australia Square
  • • Westfield Shopping Centre
Some recommended places to see include:
  • • Sydney Opera House
  • • Martin Place
  • • St. James Church
  • • Old Supreme Court Building
  • • Sydney Tower

When to visit Sydney

Wondering what time of year to travel, or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal norms to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 78°F day, 60°F night
  • • April-June: 73°F day, 47°F night
  • • July-September: 68°F day, 46°F night
  • • October-December: 77°F day, 53°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 12.72 inches
  • • April-June: 14.84 inches
  • • July-September: 10.75 inches
  • • October-December: 8.58 inches

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