10 days in South Australia Itinerary

10 days in South Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Australia trip planner

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Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Drive to Penneshaw Ferry Pier, Ferry to Cape Jervis Ferry Pier, Drive to Tanunda
— 1 night
— 4 nights
Port Lincoln
— 1 night


Kangaroo Island

— 3 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: see Off-Road Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Raptor Domain, take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch, and wander the wide-open spaces of Island Pure Sheep Dairy.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island tour planner.

Sydney to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can fly to Tanunda.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors


— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): learn about winemaking at Murray Street Vineyards, do a tasting at Seppeltsfield, then do a tasting at Tscharke Wines, and finally learn about winemaking at Yelland & Papps.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tanunda trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Tanunda by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. In May, daytime highs in Tanunda are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Adelaide.

Things to do in Tanunda


Side Trips


— 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 23rd (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, see where the action happens at Adelaide Oval, take an in-depth tour of South Australian Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Adelaide Zoo.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Adelaide trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Tanunda to Adelaide by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours · Wineries · Museums · Parks

Port Lincoln

— 1 night
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 26th (Wed): cruise along Winter Hill Lookout, don't miss a visit to The Old Mill, and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Lincoln driving holiday planner.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

South Australia travel guide

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.