5 Day Itinerary and Estimated Expense in Sydney Australia

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Walk with ChaMike at Sydney Australia.

My Sydney blog posts have come to a conclusion. I have to say it felt so great writing all my experiences down and reminiscing the 5 magical days I spent with my soon-to-be husband in the land down under. For the convenience of my dear readers here are the itinerary and the actual expense we spent. Believe me, it was cheaper than what I expected (even cheaper than Singapore and we were in Sydney one day longer than Singapore)

Day 1 | The Rocks District & Circular Quay
Our flight was really early, as early 12 midnight! We arrived in Sydney at 11am. Checked-in at Sydney Harbour YHA in The Rocks District then we went off exploring Sydney. Because we were already hungry, we ordered scones at the famous Tea Cosy in the same area. After that quick lunch, we looked around the very busy The Rocks Market to find something we could buy. Proceeded to Sydney Bike Tours to bike around Circular Quay for a quick 1 1/2 hour cycle. When we came back, we explored The Rocks once again before the break of dawn and ended our day eating Kangaroo Pizza at Australian Heritage Hotel.

Sydney Day 1
12:00 mn - 11:05 am | Travel from Manila to Sydney
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm | Check in at Sydney Harbour YHA
02:00 pm - 03:30 pm | Lunch at Tea Cosy
03:30 pm - 04:20 pm | Roam around The Rocks Market
04:20 pm - 06:15 pm | Bike around Circular Quay - Sydney Opera House, Royal Botanic Garden & Mrs Macquarie's Point
06:15 pm - 07:30 pm | Roam around the Rocks - The Rocks Discovery Museum, Cadman's Cottage, Susannah Place & Observatory Hill
07:30 pm - 08:30 pm | Dinner at Australian Heritage Hotel

Day 2 | Featherdale Wildlife Park, Grounds of Alexandria & Manly Beach
Woke up early in the morning to cook breakfast in the hotel, we then went straight to Featherdale Wildlife Park for an up close and personal bonding with the Koalas and Kangaroos. Had late lunch at Grounds of Alexandria then off we went for a ferry ride to Manly Beach. Then came in the biggest surprise of my life as Mike bended on one knee and asked for my hand to be his wife! The romantic day was capped off by having dinner at Manly Wharf Hotel while catching the beautiful sunset.

Sydney Day 2

07:30 am - 08:30 am | Breakfast at Sydney Harbour YHA
08:30 am - 10:00 am | Travel from Hotel to Featherdale Wildlife Park
10:00 am - 12:30 pm | Featherdale Wildlife Park
12:30 pm - 01:30 pm | Travel to Grounds of Alexandria
01:30 pm - 03:00 pm | Lunch at Grounds at Alexandria
03:30 pm - 04:00 pm | Travel to Circular Quay
04:00 pm - 08:00 pm | Wedding Proposal at Manly Beach plus dinner

Day 3 | Blue Mountain, Market City & Chinatown
We spent most of the day at Blue Mountain to check out the Three Sisters. After which we had a little retail therapy at Market City and Chinatown where we also had a Chinese lunch (oh we missed eating Asian cuisine!) We then met up with Mike's Tito and Tita who treated us for dinner at Pancakes on The Rocks. We ended the night by going around the city to take photos at the famous spots that had incredible views of the two iconic landmarks.

Sydney Day 3

08:00 am - 10:30 am | Travel to Blue Mountains
10:30 am - 12:30 pm | Three Sisters Blue Mountain
12:30 pm - 02:30 pm | Travel from Katoomba to Central
02:30 pm - 04:30 pm | Shop and have lunch at Market City and Chinatown
05:00 pm - 06:30 pm | Visited Circular Quay to check out the Sydney Opera House
07:00 pm - 08:00 pm | Dinner at Pancakes on the Rocks
08:00 pm - 10:00 pm | Go around Dawes Point, Milson's Point, Jeffery Street and Macmahons Point and a trip to Coles Supermarket to buy souvenirs.

Day 4 | Bondi Beach, Angel Place, Hyde Park & St Mary's Cathedral
We had an early morning dip at Bondi Beach, tried the expensive food and cocktails at Bondi Icebergs and gazed at the majestic view of the rock pool and ocean. We went back again at Central to roam around Angel Place, Martin Place, Lindt Cafe, Hyde Park and St Mary's Cathedral. We had our last dinner at one of the high-end restaurants in Circular Quay.

Sydney Day 4

08:30 am - 09:30 am | Travel to Bondi Beach
09:30 am - 12:00 pm | Swimming at Bondi Beach
12:00 pm - 01:30 pm | Lunch at Bondi Icebergs
02:00 pm - 03:00 pm | Travel back to Hotel
04:00 pm - 06:30 pm | Walk to Angel Place, Martin Place, Lindt Cafe, Hyde Park and St Mary's Cathedral
07:30 pm - 08:30 pm | Dinner Circular Quay

Day 5 Travel from Sydney to Manila
Fifth and last day was spent traveling back to Manila. 

Sydney Day 5

08:00 am - 09:00 am | Breakfast at Hotel then check out
09:30 am - 10:00 am | Travel from Hotel to Airport
12:35 pm - 05:30 pm | Travel from Sydney to Manila

My Sydney Australia Actual Individual Expense
Can you believe I only spent P36,000++ including airfare during my 5 day stay in the city? If you include the visa fee, it's only P41,800++ which is still fairly cheap. The trick is the seat sale which was only P8,700++ per head with 20 kg luggage. Going around Sydney was really affordable since all of the parks and beaches we visited are free of charge, benefits of the Opal card added savings too. The major expense that we had was the food and all the pasalubongs we bought for our friends. If you're not into eating somewhere fancy and are not accustomed to buying gift items, you will definitely save more.

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  1. Looks so great, love reading your blog :)

  2. Hi Cham, thanks for sharing this. Just want to know how much should be the savings that needs to be in a bank certificate for a 5 days tour. Just a range is fine. Thanks!

    1. Sorry, didn't get your question. Bank certificate for visa application? or pocket money?

  3. hi, planning to go this May 18. how much should I have for pocket money and show money in the bank account?

    1. For the pocket money, I carried around P30,000, then bank account I had less than 100k when I applied :)

  4. hi we are getting ready for our AU trip come Sept 2 same airline... you have a very informative blog... im done reading all of it relating AU. my question is, how can you take a whole body shot together? are u using a tripod? i only have a monopod and would like to know if i needed to buy tripod for nicer photos... hehe

    1. Yes, we carried a handy tripod so taking a photo of the two of us won't be a hassle :)

  5. Hi Cham! I just want to thank you for sharing your Sydney itinerary. Your Sydney related posts helped and inspired me a lot when i had my solo travel last August in Australia. Your recommendations are great esp the grounds of Alexandria. So there, thanks and cheers to more travel. :)

  6. how much pocket money and money in the bank should i have? so they could approved my visa?

    1. Please read this



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