17 days in Sydney & Rottnest Island Itinerary

17 days in Sydney & Rottnest Island Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 7 nights
+2
Bus + Train + Ferry:  9 h 45 min
2
Rottnest Island
— 8 nights
+2
Ferry + Train + Bus:  9 h 45 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.
Get some cultural insight at Sydney Opera House and Australian National Maritime Museum. Visiting Bondi to Coogee Walk and Manly Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, get engrossed in the history at Hyde Park Barracks, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Sydney. March in Sydney sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. 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

Sydney Harbour National Park, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Shelly Beach
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. Oliver Hill Battery and Bathurst Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Rottnest Island Museum and Wadjemup Lighthouse. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Parakeet Bay, explore the activities along Rottnest Island Salt Lakes, learn about all things military at Kingstown Barracks, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Salmon Bay.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rottnest Island travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Sydney to Rottnest Island in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Rottnest Island due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect nights in Rottnest Island to be a bit cooler, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rottnest Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Parakeet Bay ©
Parakeet Bay
Strickland Bay ©
Strickland Bay
Little Armstrong Bay ©
Little Armstrong Bay

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