11 days in South Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Australia visit planner
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Mount Gambier
— 1 day
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Naracoorte
— 1 night
Drive
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Adelaide
— 4 nights
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Port Lincoln
— 1 night
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at The Valley Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mount Gambier trip itinerary planning website.

Melbourne to Mount Gambier is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne to Mount Gambier, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. January in Mount Gambier sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Naracoorte.
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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. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Majella Wines Coonawarra, learn about winemaking at Katnook Coonawarra, then learn about winemaking at Brand's Laira, then explore the fascinating underground world of Naracoorte Caves National Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Father Woods Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Naracoorte trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mount Gambier to Naracoorte takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Adelaide.
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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.
Adelaide is known for museums, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Adelaide day trip website.

You can drive from Naracoorte to Adelaide in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In January in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can fly to Port Lincoln.
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Port Lincoln — 1 night

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Fishery Bay and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Port Lincoln journey builder app.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Port Lincoln takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Kangaroo Island.
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Kangaroo Island — 4 nights

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Spend the 13th (Fri) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, take some stellar pictures from Wiers Cove, look for all kinds of wild species at Little Sahara, and take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island day trip planning site.

You can fly from Port Lincoln to Kangaroo Island in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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South Australia travel guide

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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.
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