16 days in South Australia Itinerary

16 days in South Australia Itinerary

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16 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Mount Gambier
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Port Lincoln
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Victor Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: Lisbon

3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Adelaide is known for shopping, parks, museums, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, and wander the streets of Rundle Mall.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Adelaide sightseeing planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Adelaide is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Lisbon to Adelaide due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in December, expect Adelaide to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Parks Shopping
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo

3
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mount Gambier: Naracoorte Caves National Park (in Naracoorte), Parker Coonawarra Estate (in Coonawarra) and Petticoat Lane (in Penola). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake, enjoy the sand and surf at Southend Beach, stroll through Beachport Surf Beach, and take a leisurely stroll along Beachport Jetty.

Before you visit Mount Gambier, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Adelaide to Mount Gambier in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in December; daily highs in Mount Gambier reach 27°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Beachport, Naracoorte Caves National Park, Petticoat Lane, Robe Beach, Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park
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The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National Park
Beachport Surf Beach ©
Beachport Surf Beach

2
nights
Port Lincoln

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
On the 4th (Sat), go for a walk through Parnkalla Walking Trail, see the interesting displays at Axel Stenross Maritime Museum, and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Winter Hill Lookout, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then kick back and relax at Sleaford Bay.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Port Lincoln online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Mount Gambier to Port Lincoln takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Food Tours
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Shark Diving
Food Tours
Sleaford Bay ©
Sleaford Bay

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kangaroo Island is known for wildlife, nature, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Off-Road Tours, identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, stroll around Flinders Chase National Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kangaroo Island using our trip planner.

Fly from Port Lincoln to Kangaroo Island in 4 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 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

2
nights
Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor ©
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. On the 9th (Thu), do a tasting at Fox Creek Wines, then do a tasting at Primo Estate, then do a tasting at McLaren Vale III Associates, and finally step off the mainland to explore Granite Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Horseshoe Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Aldinga Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carrickalinga Beach.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Victor Harbor road trip app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Victor Harbor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Victor Harbor can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Aldinga Beach, Carrickalinga Beach, Horseshoe Bay
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:
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Primo Estate ©
Primo Estate
Granite Island ©
Granite Island
Fox Creek Wines ©
Fox Creek Wines

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