8 days in South Australia Itinerary

8 days in South Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Adelaide
— 2 nights
2
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
3
Port Lincoln
— 1 night
4
Mount Gambier
— 1 night

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Attractions like Adelaide Zoo and Adelaide Botanic Garden make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Adelaide trip planning tool.

Sydney to Adelaide is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in December since evenings lows in Adelaide dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Semaphore Beach, Cleland Wildlife Park
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Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Off-Road Tours and Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Flinders Chase National Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, and kick back and relax at Stokes Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island travel route planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

1
night
Port Lincoln

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 2nd (Sat): walk around Glen-Forest Tourist Park & Vineyard, have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, and then kick back and relax at Fishery Bay.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Port Lincoln sightseeing planner.

Fly from Kangaroo Island to Port Lincoln in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving

1
night
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Gardens, and then explore the activities along The Blue Lake.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Mount Gambier road 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 in Mount Gambier, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Cave Gardens ©
Cave Gardens

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