11 days in South Australia Itinerary

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


Kangaroo Island — 3 nights

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Spend the 21st (Wed) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, see the interesting displays at Rebuild Independence Group, fulfill a lifelong dream with Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari, and explore the historical opulence of George's 52,000 Castle Lights.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kangaroo Island vacation planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Kangaroo Island, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Port Lincoln.
Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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 24th (Sat): cruise along Winter Hill Lookout, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then go for a walk through Parnkalla Walking Trail.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Port Lincoln journey planner.

Fly from Kangaroo Island to Port Lincoln in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Mount Gambier.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Mount Gambier — 1 night

The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole, and then explore the activities along The Blue Lake.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mount Gambier travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Lincoln to Mount Gambier takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Mount Gambier sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Naracoorte.
Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Naracoorte — 1 night

Naracoorte is a town in the Limestone Coast region of South Australia, approximately 336 kilometres south-east of Adelaide and 100 kilometres north of Mount Gambier on the Riddoch Highway .HistoryNaracoorte was formed from the merger of two towns, Kincraig, founded in 1845 by Scottish explorer William Macintosh, and Narracoorte, established as a government settlement in 1847. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): do a tasting at Balnaves of Coonawarra, do a tasting at Wynns Coonawarra Estate, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Naracoorte Caves National Park, and finally Head underground at Stick Tomato Cave.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Naracoorte online route maker.

You can drive from Mount Gambier to Naracoorte in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Adelaide.
Nature · Parks · Wineries
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 30th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, get engrossed in the history at Migration Museum, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip planner.

Drive from Naracoorte to Adelaide in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Adelaide are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Tours · Museums · Wineries · Parks

South Australia travel guide

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.