18 days in South Australia Itinerary

18 days in South Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Australia trip planner

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Adelaide
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tanunda
— 3 nights
Drive
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Victor Harbor
— 3 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
— 4 nights
Fly
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Port Lincoln
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mount Gambier
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
Dedicate the 3rd (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Adelaide Zoo, get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, and wander the streets of Rundle Mall.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip itinerary maker app.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Adelaide. In February, daytime highs in Adelaide are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tanunda.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Tanunda

— 3 nights
One of the cities of the Barossa Valley wine-producing region, Tanunda has an easygoing atmosphere stemming from its close connection with agriculture and viniculture.
Explore Tanunda's surroundings by going to Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek) and National Motor Museum (in Birdwood). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Murray Street Vineyards, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, contemplate the long history of Langmeil Winery, and don't miss a visit to Gardner Knives.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Tanunda online route planner.

Traveling by car from Adelaide to Tanunda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March in Tanunda, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Victor Harbor

— 3 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Victor Harbor: Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach), McLaren Vale (Primo Estate, Wine Diva Tours, &more) and Carrickalinga Beach (in Carrickalinga). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Granite Island, kick back and relax at Horseshoe Bay, get to know the resident critters at Urimbirra Wildlife Park, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Victor Harbor online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Tanunda to Victor Harbor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Victor Harbor are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wineries

Side Trips

Kangaroo Island

— 4 nights
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch, look for all kinds of wild species at Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary, and get outside with Remarkable Rocks.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Victor Harbor to Kangaroo Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Port Lincoln

— 2 nights
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 15th (Mon): take a memorable drive along Winter Hill Lookout, stroll through Fishery Bay, and then deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Eco Tours. On your second day here, stroll around Glen-Forest Tourist Park & Vineyard, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then take in the pleasant sights at Parnkalla Walking Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Lincoln travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Port Lincoln takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Mount Gambier

— 1 night
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
On the 17th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with Reef 2 Ridge, explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole, and then explore the activities along The Blue Lake.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mount Gambier day trip planning tool.

Getting from Port Lincoln to Mount Gambier by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In March, daytime highs in Mount Gambier are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

South Australia travel guide

4.5
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.