9 days in South Australia Itinerary

9 days in South Australia Itinerary

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9 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Victor Harbor
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​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.
Bring the kids along to Adelaide Zoo and Semaphore Beach. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Migration Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide road trip planning website .

Sydney to Adelaide is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Adelaide when traveling from Sydney in January, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Cleland Wildlife Park, Semaphore Beach, Glenelg Pier
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Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo
Semaphore Beach ©
Semaphore Beach
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden

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 5th (Sun), stroll through Horseshoe Bay, take in the spiritual surroundings of Newland Memorial Uniting Church, and then kick back and relax at Blowhole Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Carrickalinga Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Aldinga Beach, and then learn about winemaking at McLaren Vale III Associates.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Victor Harbor trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Adelaide to Victor Harbor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Victor Harbor are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Horseshoe Bay, Blowhole Beach, Carrickalinga Beach, Aldinga Beach, McLaren Vale III Associates
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Carrickalinga Beach ©
Carrickalinga Beach
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Family-friendly places like Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park and Stokes Beach will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Flinders Chase National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at KI Spirits, and identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Kangaroo Island trip planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Victor Harbor to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) 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
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park ©
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach

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