24 days in South Australia Itinerary

24 days in South Australia Itinerary

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Adelaide
— 11 nights
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Mount Gambier
— 3 nights
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Victor Harbor
— 4 nights
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Drive to Cape Jervis Ferry Pier, Ferry to Penneshaw Ferry Pier, Drive to Kangaroo Island
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Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
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Adelaide — 11 nights

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: Hahndorf (Heysen The Cedars, Beerenberg Farm, &more), Oakbank (Johnston Oakbank Cellar Door & Cobb's Hill Estate) and McLaren Vale (Bekkers Wine, Dog Ridge Winery, &more). Dedicate the 6th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum, and catch a live event at Adelaide Oval.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Adelaide itinerary maker app.

Auckland, New Zealand to Adelaide is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. When traveling from Auckland in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Adelaide, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Mount Gambier side-trips: Penola (Banks Thargo Coonawarra & Petticoat Lane), Coonawarra (Zema Estate, The Blok Coonawarra, &more) and Naracoorte Caves National Park (in Naracoorte). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along The Blue Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole, admire the natural beauty at Cave Gardens, and learn about winemaking at Rymill Coonawarra.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mount Gambier trip planning site.

You can fly from Adelaide to Mount Gambier in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Adelaide in October: high temperatures in Mount Gambier hover around 23°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to fly to Victor Harbor.
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Victor Harbor — 4 nights

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Victor Harbor: McLaren Vale (Paxton Wines, Fox Creek Wines, &more). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Granite Island, examine the collection at South Australia Whale Centre, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Urimbirra Wildlife Park, and go for a walk through Kaiki Walk - Granite Island.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Victor Harbor trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Mount Gambier to Victor Harbor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mount Gambier in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Victor Harbor, with lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.
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Kangaroo Island — 5 nights

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Kangaroo Island Brewery, look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park, and kick back and relax at Stokes Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island day trip app.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Victor Harbor to Kangaroo Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Fri) before leaving for home.
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South Australia travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
Largely arid or semi-arid in terms of its climate and geography, South Australia nevertheless boasts several picturesque mountain ranges and grasslands, particularly in its coastal region. Founded in 1836 as a planned colonial province rather than a penal settlement, South Australia has a slightly different modern history than Australia’s other states. Economically prosperous and culturally rich, South Australia boasts a confident, easygoing personality.
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