8 days in South Australia Itinerary

8 days in South Australia Itinerary

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8 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Port Lincoln
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: The Cedars (in Hahndorf) and Kalleske Wines (in Greenock). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, get engrossed in the history at Migration Museum, and learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Adelaide road trip app .

Melbourne to Adelaide is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Adelaide are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Cedars, Kalleske Wines, Semaphore Beach
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
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 5th (Thu): stroll through Sleaford Bay, take a memorable drive along Winter Hill Lookout, and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Port Lincoln road trip website .

You can fly from Adelaide to Port Lincoln in 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 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

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

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: explore the striking landscape of Flinders Chase National Park, identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, see Off-Road Tours, and take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island trip site .

You can fly from Port Lincoln to Kangaroo Island in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Off-Road Tours
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

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