12 days in South Australia Itinerary

12 days in South Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Australia travel planner

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Mount Gambier
— 2 nights
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Port Lincoln
— 2 nights
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Adelaide
— 3 nights
Foot to Adelaide, Fly to Kingscote
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Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
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Mount Gambier

— 2 nights
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Explore Mount Gambier's surroundings by going to Father Woods Park (in Penola) and Naracoorte (Naracoorte Caves National Park & MiniJumbuk). The adventure continues: explore the activities along The Blue Lake, explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole, experience rural life at Echo Farm, and discover the deep blue sea with Reef 2 Ridge.

To see maps and other tourist information, go to the Mount Gambier trip app.

Melbourne to Mount Gambier is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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 24th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Winter Hill Lookout, then kick back and relax at Fishery Bay, and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience. On the next day, walk around Glen-Forest Tourist Park & Vineyard, then steep yourself in history at Mill Cottage Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sleaford Bay.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Port Lincoln day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Mount Gambier to Port Lincoln in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Adelaide

— 3 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Step out of Adelaide to go to Hahndorf and see Beerenberg Farm, which is approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, and learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Adelaide day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Lincoln to Adelaide takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Tours

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 30th (Sat) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, explore the historical opulence of George's 52,000 Castle Lights, relax in the rural setting at Island Pure Sheep Dairy, and head outdoors with Remarkable Rocks.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Kangaroo Island trip itinerary builder.

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 up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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.