25 days in South Australia, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

25 days in South Australia, Melbourne & Sydney Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Adelaide
— 2 nights
2
Victor Harbor
— 3 nights
3
Seppeltsfield
— 2 nights
4
Mount Gambier
— 3 nights
5
Port Lincoln
— 3 nights
6
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
7
Melbourne
— 2 nights
8
Sydney
— 3 nights

2
nights
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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Adelaide Zoo, get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip itinerary website.

Toronto, Canada to Adelaide is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Adelaide, you'll lose 14.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in December, expect Adelaide to be much hotter, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

3
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Victor Harbor: McLaren Vale (Fox Creek Wines, d'Arenberg, &more) and Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Granite Island, observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanic Victor, get to know the resident critters at Urimbirra Wildlife Park, and see the interesting displays at South Australia Whale Centre.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Victor Harbor trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Adelaide to Victor Harbor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Seppeltsfield.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks Wineries Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Aldinga Beach
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 20:
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Primo Estate ©
Primo Estate
Fox Creek Wines ©
Fox Creek Wines
Granite Island ©
Granite Island

2
nights
Seppeltsfield

Seppeltsfield ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): do a tasting at Murray Street Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Rockford Winery, thendo a tasting at Seppeltsfield, and finally learn about winemaking at Yelland & Papps. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Chateau Tanunda, steep yourself in history at Langmeil Winery, thendo a tasting at Kalleske Wines, and finally learn about winemaking at Soul Growers.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Seppeltsfield driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Victor Harbor to Seppeltsfield by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Seppeltsfield

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tanunda, Greenock, Yelland & Papps
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:
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Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines

3
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mount Gambier: Naracoorte Caves National Park (in Naracoorte) and Katnook Coonawarra (in Coonawarra). There's much more to do: explore the activities along The Blue Lake, explore the fascinating underground world of Engelbrecht Cave, admire the verdant scenery at The Valley Lake, and get lost in a book at Mount Gambier Public Library.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mount Gambier online journey planner.

Fly from Seppeltsfield to Mount Gambier in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Seppeltsfield in December, things will get slightly colder in Mount Gambier: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Naracoorte Caves National Park, Katnook Coonawarra
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
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The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National Park
Mount Schank ©
Mount Schank

3
nights
Port Lincoln

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Change things up with a short trip to Food Tours in Coffin Bay (about 34 minutes away). There's still lots to do: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, stop by Boston Bay Wines, don't miss a visit to The Old Mill, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mikkira Station.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Lincoln trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Mount Gambier to Port Lincoln takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Food Tours
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Food Tours
Mikkira Station ©
Mikkira Station

4
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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Off-Road Tours, identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, kick back and relax at Stokes Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch.

Plan a Kangaroo Island trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Port Lincoln to Kangaroo Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Change things up with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay (about 1h 35 min away). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne is 0.5 hours. January in Melbourne sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and finally visit The Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): wander the streets of Darling Harbour, thentake in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, thencatch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and finally take in the pleasant sights at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sydney road trip app.

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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