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The Ultimate Travel Guide to Sydney

  • By James Philip
  • January 2, 2020
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The Ultimate Travel Guide to Sydney

Sydney Holds Second Position of Australia’s Best Places to Visit

When Should You Visit Sydney?

In this blog, I’d like to share the best times to visit Sydney, Australia along with Sydney’s and Australia’s key occasions as per their respective months.

September – November, and March-May are the best months to visit Sydney. High and low seasons fall under these months. During these months, visitors can enjoy convenient weather and reasonable crowd. Moreover, airfare likewise falls during these months; as a result, it sets more affordable ground for tourists to visit and enjoy the maximum number of activities.

On account of Australia's location in the Southern Hemisphere, Sydney's hottest season and highest tourist season falls in the middle of December – February. On the other hand, winter in the Northern Hemisphere. As a result, the low season in the region takes place in May and keeps going through August.

Average Weather in Sydney


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Ideal Time to Visit – September - November

During these months, you'll have the city somewhat more to yourself, on the grounds that these months come straight before Sydney's top season, yet just marginally. The city's all year warm weather is entirely glorious, and spring is the same. The range of normal daytime temperature is between the low 50s to the mid-70s.

Major Occasions:

  • October-November (Sculpture by the Sea)
  • September (Sydney Fringe Festival)
  • September (Festival of the Winds)
  • October (Night Noodle Markets)
  • November (Taste of Sydney)

Ideal Time to Visit - December-February

During these months, you will get an opportunity to experience Sydney's top season, which coexists with the Northern Hemisphere's winter. The typical temperature of sees moves up to 70s. Accordingly, you can envision, tourists crowd the city to take benefit of warm temperatures. Consequently, airfare, as well as hotel rates, climb up due to the flood of tourists; as a result, it turns out to be an expensive time to visit the city.

Major Occasions:

  • February-March (Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival)
  • December (Sydney New Year's Eve)
  • February (Ultra Australia)
  • January (Sydney Festival)
  • January (Australia Day)
  • February (Tropfest)

Ideal Time to Visit – March-May

Another sweet spot for visitors to visit Sydney falls during these months. A significant number of the pinnacle season visitors have left at this point, leaving the city somewhat less busy. Temperatures are gradually falling as Australia's winter draws near, with highs reaching into the upper 60s by May.

On occasions, temperatures will dip into the mid-50s; therefore, the best way is to pack a light jacket. Animal lovers will possibly plan a tour for the end of fall, as May is viewed as the beginning of Sydney's whale-watching season.

Major Occasions:

  • February-March (Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival)
  • May (Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival)
  • April (Sydney Royal Easter Show)
  • May-June (Vivid Sydney)

Ideal Time to Visit - June-August

Sydney’s winter takes place during these months. Irrespective of the lower temperatures (which float between the high 40s and the mid-60s), winters in Sydney are moderately gentle contrasted with several places of the U.S. Also, on account of the city's low season, hotels are able to offer their least expensive prices throughout this season (mainly in June).

Touring Sydney in a coat likely could merit the money saved. Whale-watching season, which normally finishes in November, tops in July and September.

Major Occasions:

  • July (Australian International Music Festival)
  • June (Sydney Film Festival)
  • May-June (Vivid Sydney)
  • July (Bondi Feast)

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