8 days in South Australia Itinerary

8 days in South Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Australia holiday maker

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



— 2 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Bring the kids along to Adelaide Zoo and Adelaide Botanic Garden. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, stop by Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner, stroll through Cleland Wildlife Park, and kick back and relax at Seacliff Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Adelaide tour itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Adelaide. In January, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kangaroo Island

— 3 nights
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kids will enjoy Off-Road Tours and Kangaroo Island Marine Adventures. Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. There's more to do: stroll through Seal Bay Conservation Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island trip maker.

Fly from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can fly to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Port Lincoln

— 1 night
Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): stroll through Fishery Bay, deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Eco Tours, and then take in the exciting artwork at By The Sea Gallery.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Lincoln trip itinerary builder app.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your trip

Mount Gambier

— 1 night
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
On the 17th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole and then contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Gambier day trip planner.

Getting from Port Lincoln to Mount Gambier by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks · Nature

South Australia travel guide

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.