14 days in South Australia Itinerary

14 days in South Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Australia trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Mount Gambier
— 1 day
Fly
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Port Lincoln
— 3 nights
Fly
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Adelaide
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tanunda
— 2 nights
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Drive to Cape Jervis Ferry Pier, Ferry to Penneshaw Ferry Pier, Drive to Kangaroo Island
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Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
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Mount Gambier

— 1 day
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
On the 3rd (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake, then learn about all things military at Mount Gambier Rsl War Museum, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mount Gambier trip planner.

Sydney to Mount Gambier is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. In May, Mount Gambier is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks · Nature · Museums

Port Lincoln

— 3 nights
Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Take a break from Port Lincoln with a short trip to Food Tours in Coffin Bay, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, make a trip to The Old Mill, examine the collection at Port Lincoln Railway Museum, and view the masterpieces at By The Sea Gallery.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Lincoln tour planning site.

You can fly from Mount Gambier to Port Lincoln in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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 8th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, stop by Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd, and take a stroll through Rundle Mall.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Adelaide online attractions planner.

Getting from Port Lincoln to Adelaide by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Tanunda.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Parks

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 11th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Langmeil Winery, then learn about winemaking at Tscharke Wines, then learn about winemaking at Murray Street Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Yelland & Papps. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Kalleske Wines, indulge your senses at Jacob's Creek, then do a tasting at Rockford Winery, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Barossa Old Rose Repository.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tanunda trip planner.

You can drive from Adelaide to Tanunda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Tanunda can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Kangaroo Island

— 4 nights
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch, and sample the fine beverages at Kangaroo Island Spirits.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island journey maker.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Tanunda to Kangaroo Island in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus, train, ferry, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

South Australia travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Wildlife Areas · 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.