18 days in South Australia Itinerary

18 days in South Australia Itinerary

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Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly
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Port Lincoln
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
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Drive to Penneshaw Ferry Pier, Ferry to Cape Jervis Ferry Pier, Drive to Victor Harbor
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Victor Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Naracoorte
— 1 night
Drive
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Penola
— 3 nights
Drive
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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 13th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: make a trip to Adelaide Oval, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cleland Wildlife Park, kick back and relax at Seacliff Beach, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Adelaide Zoo.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Adelaide road trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Adelaide. In January in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to fly to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Shopping

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Port Lincoln

— 2 nights
Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): kick back and relax at Fishery Bay, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then view the masterpieces at By The Sea Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): walk around Glen-Forest Tourist Park & Vineyard, take a memorable drive along Winter Hill Lookout, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Port Lincoln trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Port Lincoln takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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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.
Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll through Seal Bay Conservation Park, fulfill a lifelong dream with Kangaroo Island Marine Adventures, and get outside with Remarkable Rocks.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island trip planner.

You can fly from Port Lincoln to Kangaroo Island in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Victor Harbor

— 2 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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): head off the coast to Granite Island and then learn about winemaking at Fox Creek Wines. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Wirra Wirra Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Primo Estate, and then savor the flavors at Wine Diva Tours.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Victor Harbor vacation builder site.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Victor Harbor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In January in Victor Harbor, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Naracoorte.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Wineries · Nature · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Naracoorte

— 1 night
Naracoorte is a town in the Limestone Coast region of South Australia, approximately 336 kilometres south-east of Adelaide and 100 kilometres north of Mount Gambier on the Riddoch Highway .HistoryNaracoorte was formed from the merger of two towns, Kincraig, founded in 1845 by Scottish explorer William Macintosh, and Narracoorte, established as a government settlement in 1847. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Naracoorte Caves National Park and then do a tasting at Bellwether.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Naracoorte vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Victor Harbor to Naracoorte in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Penola.

Things to do in Naracoorte

Nature · Parks · Wineries

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Penola

— 3 nights
Penola is a town in the Australian state of South Australia located about southeast of the state capital of Adelaide in the wine growing area known as the Coonawarra. Penola is known for historic sites, wineries, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Petticoat Lane, do a tasting at Banks Thargo Coonawarra, deepen your understanding at Mary MacKillop Interpretive Centre, and indulge your senses at Parker Coonawarra Estate.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Penola online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Naracoorte to Penola takes an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Penola can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Penola

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

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Mount Gambier

— 1 night
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake and then take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mount Gambier trip planner.

You can drive from Penola to Mount Gambier in an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Mount Gambier can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Nature · Parks
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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.