10 days in South Australia Itinerary

10 days in South Australia Itinerary

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10 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Mount Gambier
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Port Lincoln
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Tanunda
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

1
day
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
On the 28th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole and then explore the activities along The Blue Lake.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Mount Gambier trip builder website .

Melbourne to Mount Gambier is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Nature Parks
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The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake

1
night
Port Lincoln

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
On the 29th (Tue), cruise along Winter Hill Lookout, kick back and relax at Fishery Bay, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Lincoln holiday builder website .

Traveling by flight from Mount Gambier to Port Lincoln takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Shark Diving
Winter Hill Lookout ©
Winter Hill Lookout

3
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.
Step out of Adelaide with an excursion to The Cedars in Hahndorf--about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, get a taste of the local shopping with Rundle Mall, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Adelaide Zoo, and get engrossed in the history at State Library of South Australia.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip website .

Getting from Port Lincoln to Adelaide by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tanunda.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Tours Shopping

Side Trips

The Cedars, Glenelg Pier
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo

2
nights
Tanunda

Tanunda ©
One of the cities of the Barossa Valley wine-producing region, Tanunda has an easygoing atmosphere stemming from its close connection with agriculture and viniculture.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): learn about winemaking at Soul Growers, do a tasting at Langmeil Winery, then learn about winemaking at Kalleske Wines, then do a tasting at Murray Street Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Yelland & Papps. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, do a tasting at Seppeltsfield, and then learn about winemaking at Rusden Wines.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tanunda trip planner .

Drive from Adelaide to Tanunda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Tanunda can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Greenock, Nuriootpa, Seppeltsfield
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Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kangaroo Island is known for wildlife, nature, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Chase National Park, relax in the rural setting at Island Pure Sheep Dairy, identify plant and animal life at Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary, and sample the fine beverages at KI Spirits.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Tanunda to Kangaroo Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

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