16 days in South Australia Itinerary

16 days in South Australia Itinerary

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16 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Tanunda
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Victor Harbor
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Port Lincoln
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Mount Gambier
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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.
Adelaide is known for shopping, parks, museums, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, get engrossed in the history at Migration Museum, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, and make a trip to Adelaide Oval.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Adelaide tour planning website .

Sydney to Adelaide is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Adelaide, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Tanunda.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Tours Parks
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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 8th (Wed): do a tasting at Kalleske Wines, then do a tasting at Murray Street Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Seppeltsfield, and finally do a tasting at Yelland & Papps. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Langmeil Winery, do a tasting at Tscharke's Place, then learn about winemaking at Rockford Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Soul Growers.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tanunda trip tool .

Drive from Adelaide to Tanunda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Tanunda can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Greenock, Tscharke's Place, Yelland & Papps, Seppeltsfield
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Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery

2
nights
Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor ©
Victor Harbor is a town in South Australia on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, about 80 km south of the centre of Adelaide. On the 10th (Fri), learn about winemaking at Fox Creek Wines, learn about winemaking at Primo Estate, then learn about winemaking at McLaren Vale III Associates, and finally step off the mainland to explore Granite Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Horseshoe Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Aldinga Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Carrickalinga Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Victor Harbor road trip app .

Traveling by car from Tanunda to Victor Harbor takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Aldinga Beach, Carrickalinga Beach, Horseshoe Bay
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Primo Estate ©
Primo Estate
Granite Island ©
Granite Island
Fox Creek Wines ©
Fox Creek Wines

3
nights
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: see Off-Road Tours, head outdoors with Remarkable Rocks, look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, and explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island journey planning app .

Getting from Victor Harbor to Kangaroo Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can 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

2
nights
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 15th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Winter Hill Lookout, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sleaford Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Parnkalla Walking Trail and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Port Lincoln day trip site .

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 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Food Tours
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Shark Diving
Sleaford Bay ©
Sleaford Bay
Food Tours

3
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mount Gambier: Robe (Wilson's at Robe & Robe Beach), Beachport Surf Beach (in Beachport) and Naracoorte Caves National Park (in Naracoorte). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake, explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole, walk around Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park, and do a tasting at Brand's Laira.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mount Gambier trip planner .

You can fly from Port Lincoln to Mount Gambier in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Mount Gambier can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Robe, Brand's Laira, Naracoorte Caves National Park, Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park, Beachport Surf Beach
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The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National Park
Beachport Surf Beach ©
Beachport Surf Beach

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