Why It's Worth It

It's no exaggeration to say that Sydney belongs on the short list of the world's greatest cities, and it should be on the bucket list of anyone who finds joy in travel. Beyond the stunning Sydney Harbour—home to dual icons the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House—the city boasts some of the world's most beautiful beaches, along with well appointed museums, gorgeous botanical gardens, award-winning restaurants, lively neighborhoods and countless landmarks of Sydney's rich cultural history. —Matt Cauthron