14 days in South Australia & Gold Coast Itinerary

14 days in South Australia & Gold Coast Itinerary

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Adelaide
— 4 nights
Foot to Adelaide, Fly to Kangaroo Island
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Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Gold Coast
— 6 nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Adelaide Botanic Garden and Migration Museum. The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at Adelaide Zoo, contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, take a stroll through Rundle Mall, and see some colorful creatures with The Dive Shack.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Adelaide trip maker tool.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Adelaide. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Kangaroo Island

— 3 nights
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Attractions like Off-Road Tours and Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 26th (Sun) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Seal Bay Conservation Park.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island trip planning site.

You can fly from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Gold Coast

— 6 nights
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Surfers Paradise Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Gold Coast side-trips: Brisbane (Roma Street Parkland & The Brisbane River), Australia Zoo (in Beerwah) and Good Vibes Pilates & Yoga (in Tweed Heads). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 30th (Thu) at Dreamworld. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, experience the excitement of Infinity Attraction, get to know the resident critters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and admire the masterpieces at 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Gold Coast trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Gold Coast takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

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South Australia travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Nature & Parks · 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.