City breaks, or as some may know as a short trip, are some of the best ways to see the world when you don’t have much time on your hands. Always putting you into the heart of the action, this sort of trip can enable you to see a lot more of a place than you normally would when going rural.
Of course, though, when you only have a couple of days, you will still find yourself restricted by time. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring some of the key elements to consider in a city like Sydney when you’re trying to see as much as possible in a short window. I chose Sydney because a co-worker is from there and ever since meeting her, it's been on my Bucket List of places to visit.
The first thing to consider is the transportation. It’s worth researching this before you go to any unfamiliar country--which will save you time and avoid getting lost. Unless of course, you don't mind getting lost.
I know many people who have chosen the option to hire a tour guide or a drive for their trips. Though I have never personally done this, I think it is a great option to have an English speaking (or your preferred language) local that can show you the way.
Sydney has a good system of trains, trams, buses, and other public transport which can all be used to get around the city. It’s important to make sure that you are always choosing the speediest option for your journey, using tools like Google Maps to help you.
Being in a central location will be invaluable to anyone trying to see a lot. If you're taking a trip to see popular landmarks and to get a taste of the city, staying in a prime location will give you easier access to these attractions and other venues. For Sydney, you may want to use this tool to figure out how to book Sydney hotel suites in the right place.
I am so big on this. Before going on vacation, I like to have an idea of what I want to do. Nothing makes a day go by smoothly like a solid plan, especially when you’re doing things for the first time. Prior to going to Sydney, I would find that it is only right for me to do some research to get an idea of how to get around. Putting together a timeline of the places you’d like to visit based on creating a smart and speedy route is essential if you want to be able to experience to the full city. If you have no idea what to do on your city break, there are many apps and sites on the web that will provide an itinerary for you based on your preferences.
Enjoying Your Stay
Short trips are often difficult because you want to get so much done, but of course, you also want to enjoy your trip. When you have to rush around, overlooking the greatest parts of what could be a great trip, I don't think it's worth it. You’re doing this to enjoy yourself, and it isn’t worth putting yourself under stress to see things which are hopeless. Instead, you should plan your time wisely, giving yourself a good chance to catch things at a reasonable pace. There’s no point in doing this if you’re not going to have fun in the process.
Hopefully, with all of this in mind, you will be ready to start getting more out of your short trips. A lot of people find it hard to see everything they want to when they don’t have long in a big place like Sydney. In reality, though, with the right time and effort, it should be easy to see what you want to see.
What places do you have on your bucket list?