15 days in South Australia Itinerary

15 days in South Australia Itinerary

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15 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  29​h
1
Mount Gambier
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Port Lincoln
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Adelaide
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  29​h
End: New York City

2
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Get out of town with these interesting Mount Gambier side-trips: Parker Coonawarra Estate (in Coonawarra), Naracoorte Caves National Park (in Naracoorte) and Penola (Raidis Estate & Mary MacKillop Interpretive Centre). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake, browse the collection at Mount Gambier Public Library, take a leisurely stroll along Beachport Jetty, and kick back and relax at Beachport Surf Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Gambier visit planning app .

New York City, USA to Mount Gambier is an approximately 29-hour combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from New York City to Mount Gambier. Expect warmer weather when traveling from New York City in December: highs in Mount Gambier hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Penola, Beachport, Parker Coonawarra Estate, Naracoorte Caves National Park, Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park
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The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National Park
Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole

2
nights
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 26th (Thu): have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience. On the next day, go for a walk through Parnkalla Walking Trail, then don't miss a visit to The Old Mill, then take a memorable drive along Winter Hill Lookout, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Port Lincoln day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Mount Gambier to Port Lincoln takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Food Tours
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Shark Diving
Food Tours
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.
Spend the 28th (Sat) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, explore the historical opulence of George's 40,000 Castle Lights, stroll through Stokes Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island trip planning website .

You can fly from Port Lincoln to Kangaroo Island in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Adelaide.

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

5
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.
When in Adelaide, make a side trip to see The Cedars in Hahndorf, approximately 30 minutes away. Dedicate the 31st (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, wander the streets of Rundle Mall, get your bearings at State Library of South Australia, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Adelaide trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. December in Adelaide sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 58°F at night. You will leave for home on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Cleland Wildlife Park, The Cedars
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

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