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Best Times to Visit Sydney

The best times to visit Sydney are late September to early December and late February to April. These months skirt Sydney's high and low seasons, giving visitors comfortable temperatures and manageable tourist crowds. Because Australia sits in the Southern Hemisphere, Sydney's warmest weather and peak tourist season occurs from late December to early February (the start of America's winter). Consequently, its low season is May through August.

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Late September-early December

You'll have the city slightly more to yourself this time of year, since these months come right before Sydney's peak season—but only slightly. Sydney's weather year-round is pretty sublime, and this season is no different. Average daytime temperatures range from the high 60s to the mid-70s.

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Late December-early February

Sydney's high season coincides with America's winter, when average temperatures climb into the upper 70s. As you can imagine, visitors flood the city to take advantage of the warm weather. And hoteliers bump up their rates to make the most of the high tourist traffic.

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Late February-April

This short season is another sweet spot for tourists since many of the peak season travelers have retreated home, leaving the city a little less occupied. Temperatures are slowly dropping as Australia's winter approaches, and, by April, highs only reach the low 70s.

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May-August

Unlike in the States, the months between May and August constitute Sydney's low season. Despite the depleting sunlight (July sees only about six hours of sunshine per day), the temperatures aren't that bad. If you visit this time of year, you'll contend with temps in the upper 40s to 60s. Still, Sydney boasts its bottommost hotel prices this time of year, especially in June. So, you might just find that exploring Sydney in a coat is well worth the money saved.

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