12 days in South Australia Itinerary

12 days in South Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Australia trip planner

Make it your trip
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Mount Gambier
— 1 day
Fly
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Adelaide
— 4 nights
Foot to Adelaide, Fly to Kangaroo Island
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Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
Fly
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Port Lincoln
— 1 night
Fly
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Tanunda
— 2 nights
Fly

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Mount Gambier

— 1 day
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake and then take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mount Gambier trip tool.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Mount Gambier. In December, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Adelaide.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks · Nature

Adelaide

— 4 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Dedicate the 30th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, sample the fine beverages at Prohibition Liquor Co, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Adelaide Zoo.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Adelaide route planner.

You can fly from Mount Gambier to Adelaide in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Adelaide when traveling from Mount Gambier in December, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Shopping

Kangaroo Island

— 4 nights
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, stroll through Seal Bay Conservation Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kangaroo Island Spirits, and explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island journey website.

You can fly from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Port Lincoln

— 1 night
Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): go for a walk through Parnkalla Walking Trail, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then get a taste of the local shopping with By The Sea Gallery.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Lincoln road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Port Lincoln takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Tanunda.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Tanunda

— 2 nights
One of the cities of the Barossa Valley wine-producing region, Tanunda has an easygoing atmosphere stemming from its close connection with agriculture and viniculture.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Murray Street Vineyards and then learn about winemaking at Seppeltsfield. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Langmeil Winery, learn about winemaking at Tscharke Wines, and then do a tasting at God's Hill Wines.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tanunda visit planner.

You can fly from Port Lincoln to Tanunda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

South Australia travel guide

4.5
Wineries & Vineyards · Nature & Parks · Gardens
Largely arid or semi-arid in terms of its climate and geography, South Australia nevertheless boasts several picturesque mountain ranges and grasslands, particularly in its coastal region. Founded in 1836 as a planned colonial province rather than a penal settlement, South Australia has a slightly different modern history than Australia’s other states. Economically prosperous and culturally rich, South Australia boasts a confident, easygoing personality.