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Day by Day plans?

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Day by Day plans?

My husband & I will be traveling to Australia next month. I have made arrangements for our activites while in Port Douglas since we're only there for 2 days. But I havne't planned anything for in Sydney (7 days). Our plan was to just go day by day and get a little sight seeing mixed in with some relaxation so we didn't want to be committed to schedules. I do want to go to the Opera House (just to see it); go to Bondi Beach; take a trip over to Manly (we're staying in Surry Hills); go to the zoo; maybe Manly sea life or Sydney aquarium. Basically I know what i want to see but was going to wait until we get there to plan it and ask the hotel or any locals we meet for suggestions. That is what we did on our trip to Europe last year. I did a lot of research on what we should see; but we winged each day and saw attractions and ate at restaurants based on recommendations (all were great choices).

Thanks!

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1. Re: Day by Day plans?

I might be misreading this, but is there a question here? Or were you asking for advice on more things to see and do? Or whether we agree with 'winging' it?

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2. Re: Day by Day plans?

Also consider a trip to the Blue Mountains

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3. Re: Day by Day plans?

Sorry! I tend to ramble!!!

My question is, is it necessary to have an itenarary? Can we just go and make the most of our time without planning everything in advance?

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4. Re: Day by Day plans?

Have you booked your accommodation? If not, may be an idea to do it soon as November can be pretty busy.

Other than that, no need for an itinerary or pre-booking except for particular Theatre or restaurants you want to visit. As you may expect, the top rated restaurants can be busy, so book early - or hope for a vacancy on the day.

Lots of good casual places where you can wing it or just book on the day.

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5. Re: Day by Day plans?

Yes my port douglas and sydney hotels are booked.

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6. Re: Day by Day plans?

Nothing on your list requires pre-booking, so if you prefer to plan things day by day then go ahead.

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7. Re: Day by Day plans?

Totally agree with everyone, no need for rigid plans. And if you do happen to go on an organised Day Tour - like te Blue Mountaims, get your concierge at your hotel to book it the day before.

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8. Re: Day by Day plans?

We travel like that - can never stick to rigid itineraries! I read guide books, research here & come up with a top 'to do" list, try & group things together geographically & then wing it. Winging it can mean getting lost & wandering into places not in the guide books - can often end up being the trip highlights!

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9. Re: Day by Day plans?

My question is, is it necessary to have an itinerary?

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No

But what I personally do is have a travel pass. Then I can hop on or off any public transport without thinking about it. Certainly without having to plan in advance. If it is a bus or a ferry, you will have to check it is a public bus or ferry.

You can get a My Multi 3 travel pass for aud $61. Good for a week

www.sydneytrains.info/tickets/which/mymulti

With a My Multi 3 travel pass, you can catch the train to Katoomba in the Blue Mountains to see the 3 Sisters. Travel on the train to Wollongong, south of Sydney or Newcastle, north of Sydney. Within the greater Sydney area,

- You can hop on and off any train,

- You can hop on or off any public ferry, including the ferry to the zoo or the ferry to Manly. You can also catch a ferry that takes you under the Harbour Bridge to Darling Harbour.

- You can catch the light rail (more like a tram) that travels between Central Station and the Star Casino.

- You can hop on or off any public bus. That means the bus that will run by near where you are staying in Surrey Hills and catch it into the centre of the city.

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