11 days in South Australia Itinerary

11 days in South Australia Itinerary

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11 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Port Lincoln
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Victor Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
McLaren Vale
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Port Lincoln

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 20th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Winter Hill Lookout and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fishery Bay. Keep things going the next day: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

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Sydney to Port Lincoln is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Shark Diving
Winter Hill Lookout ©
Winter Hill Lookout

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Escape the urban bustle at Flinders Chase National Park and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park, explore and take pictures at Island Pure Sheep Dairy, kick back and relax at Stokes Beach, and get to know the resident critters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Kangaroo Island day trip planning tool .

You can 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 your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

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 25th (Fri), learn about winemaking at Bremerton Wines, kick back and relax at Horseshoe Bay, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Newland Memorial Uniting Church. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the views at Deep Creek Conservation Park and then identify plant and animal life at Penguin Centre.

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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 October, daily temperatures in Victor Harbor can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to McLaren Vale.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Horseshoe Bay, Bremerton Wines, Deep Creek Conservation Park
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Newland Memorial Uniting Church ©
Newland Memorial Uniting Church
Bremerton Wines ©
Bremerton Wines

2
nights
McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale ©
McLaren Vale is a small rural town in South Australia famous for producing world class red wine. On the 27th (Sun), do a tasting at Fox Creek Wines, then learn about winemaking at Alpha Box & Dice, then identify plant and animal life at Port Noarlunga Reef, and finally explore the striking landscape at Onkaparinga River National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Wirra Wirra Vineyards, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aldinga Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nan Hai Pu Tuo Temple, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the McLaren Vale sightseeing planner .

Getting from Victor Harbor to McLaren Vale by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In October in McLaren Vale, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Adelaide.

Things to do in McLaren Vale

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Port Noarlunga, Aldinga Beach, Nan Hai Pu Tuo Temple
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Port Noarlunga Reef ©
Port Noarlunga Reef
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Fox Creek Wines ©
Fox Creek Wines

2
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.
On the 29th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, then steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, then get to know the fascinating history of Smith Brothers Walking Trail, and finally stroll through Henley Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, admire the masterpieces at Flinders University Art Museum & City Gallery, and then kick back and relax at Glenelg Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Adelaide trip planner .

Drive from McLaren Vale to Adelaide in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Adelaide sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Glenelg Beach, Henley Beach, Smith Brothers Walking Trail, Cleland Wildlife Park
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Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

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