16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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Adelaide
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Mount Gambier
— 3 nights
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Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
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Perth
— 4 nights
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Adelaide — 4 nights

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gorge Wildlife Park and Henley Beach. Get outdoors at Aldinga Beach and Diving Adelaide. Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Rockford Winery (in Tanunda), Inkwell Wines (in Tatachilla) and McLaren Vale (Wine Diva Tours & Wirra Wirra Vineyards). There's much more to do: stroll through West Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Glenelg Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, and get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Adelaide trip planner.

Melbourne to Adelaide is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Adelaide due to the time zone difference. November in Adelaide sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Mount Gambier.
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Mount Gambier — 3 nights

The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Visiting Naracoorte Caves National Park and Mount Schank will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rymill Coonawarra and Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park. Go for a jaunt from Mount Gambier to Robe to see Robe Beach about 1h 30 min away. There's more to do: admire the natural beauty at Cave Gardens.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mount Gambier online day trip planner.

Fly from Adelaide to Mount Gambier in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in November; daily highs in Mount Gambier reach 24°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can fly to Kangaroo Island.
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Kangaroo Island — 4 nights

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Admirals Arch and Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary. Visiting Off-Road Tours and Remarkable Rocks will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Kelly Hill Caves, see what you can catch with Emu Bay Fishing Charters, enjoy the sand and surf at Stokes Beach, and ponder the world of politics at Kangaroo Island Police Station.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island day trip tool.

Getting from Mount Gambier to Kangaroo Island by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can fly to Perth.
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Perth — 4 nights

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rockingham Beach and City Beach. Visit Mullaloo Beach and Trigg Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Sorrento Beach (in Sorrento) and The Fremantle Round House (in Fremantle). Spend the 7th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mettam's Pool and contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Perth day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Perth takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Perth can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Australia travel guide

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Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.
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