15 days in Adelaide & Parkes Itinerary

15 days in Adelaide & Parkes Itinerary

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15 days in Adelaide & Parkes Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Adelaide
— 9 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Parkes
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Sydney

9
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Horseshoe Bay and Glenelg Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bounce and Room Escape Games. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Adelaide: Semaphore Beach (in Semaphore), Maslin Beach (in Maslin Beach) and Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek). Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring nature at Belair National Park. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Aldinga Beach, stroll through Henley Beach, trek along River Torrens Linear Park Trail, and get to know the resident critters at Urimbirra Wildlife Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Adelaide driving holiday planner.

Sydney to Adelaide is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Adelaide, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Parkes.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Henley Beach, McLaren Vale, Aldinga Beach, Hallett Cove Conservation Park, Bounce
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Room Escape Games
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
River Torrens Linear Park Trail ©
River Torrens Linear Park Trail

4
nights
Parkes

Parkes ©
Parkes is a town in New South Wales, Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to The Henry Parkes Centre and Gum Bend Lake. Venture out of the city with trips to Cowra (Australia's World Peace Bell, Japanese War Cemetery, & more), Weddin Mountains National Park (in Grenfell) and Peak Hill Open Cut Experience (in Peak Hill). Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, pause for some photo ops at Sir Henry Parkes Statue, see the interesting displays at The Age of Fishes Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Memorial Hill Lookout.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Parkes road trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Adelaide to Parkes. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Parkes

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cowra, Peak Hill Open Cut Experience, The Age of Fishes Museum, Gum Bend Lake, Weddin Mountains National Park
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The Henry Parkes Centre ©
The Henry Parkes Centre
Gum Bend Lake ©
Gum Bend Lake
CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope ©
CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope

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