8 days in South Australia Itinerary

8 days in South Australia Itinerary

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8 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Port Lincoln
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Mount Gambier
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Adelaide Zoo and Semaphore Beach. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, and appreciate the history behind The Rundle Mall Pigs.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Adelaide sightseeing planning site .

Sydney to Adelaide is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Adelaide, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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 Stokes Beach and Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park. The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Chase National Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Kangaroo Island 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) early enough to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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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): look for all kinds of wild species at Glen-Forest Tourist Park & Vineyard, have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fishery Bay.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Lincoln trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Port Lincoln takes 4 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 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Shark Diving

1
night
Mount Gambier

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

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mount Gambier trip maker website .

Fly from Port Lincoln to Mount Gambier in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Nature Parks
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The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Cave Gardens ©
Cave Gardens

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