17 days in Sydney & Rottnest Island Itinerary

17 days in Sydney & Rottnest Island Itinerary

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17 days in Sydney & Rottnest Island Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 7 nights
+4
Fly + Foot + Bus + Train + Ferry:  9​h 30​min
2
Rottnest Island
— 8 nights
+4
Ferry + Train + Bus + Foot + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Sydney

7
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
The Rocks and Sydney Harbour National Park will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Coogee Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sydney travel guide.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Sydney. In March, daytime highs in Sydney are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rottnest Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Shelly Beach, Sydney Harbour National Park
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

8
nights
Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island ©
Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. Your inner history buff will appreciate Oliver Hill Battery and Wadjemup Lighthouse. You'll get in some beach time at Salmon Bay and The Basin. Spend the 31st (Fri) exploring nature at Rottnest Island Dive & Snorkel (Malibu Diving). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Parakeet Bay, brush up on your military savvy at Kingstown Barracks, explore the activities along Thomson Bay, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Strickland Bay.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rottnest Island travel guide.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sydney to Rottnest Island. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Rottnest Island due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rottnest Island: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 19°C at night.

Things to do in Rottnest Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Parakeet Bay ©
Parakeet Bay
The Basin ©
The Basin
Strickland Bay ©
Strickland Bay

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