16 days in Kangaroo Island, Adelaide & Melbourne Itinerary

16 days in Kangaroo Island, Adelaide & Melbourne Itinerary

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16 days in Kangaroo Island, Adelaide & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Adelaide
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 5 nights
End: Melbourne

5
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation and George's 40,000 Castle Lights will appeal to history buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Drift On Bliss and Shep's Studio. Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kangaroo Island Spirits, and Head underground at Kelly Hill Caves.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island trip maker app .

Melbourne to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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5
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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.
Get some cultural insight at South Australian Museum and Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage. Visit Aldinga Beach and Glenelg Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Sevenhill Cellars (in Clare), National Motor Museum (in Birdwood) and Paulett Wines (in Polish Hill River). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, stroll through Horseshoe Bay, make a trip to Torrens Building, and steep yourself in history at Carrick Hill.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

National Motor Museum, Raukkan Church, Glenelg Beach, Hallett Cove Conservation Park, Sevenhill Cellars
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National Motor Museum ©
National Motor Museum
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bells Beach and Eastern Beach Reserve. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Patrick's Cathedral and Point Lonsdale Lighthouse. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: National Vietnam Veterans Museum (in Newhaven), Ballarat (Art Gallery of Ballarat, Lake Wendouree, & more) and Cowes (Phillip Island Wildlife Park & Tyde). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul's Cathedral, take a stroll through Degraves Street, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Victorian Artists' Society.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballarat, Cowes, Bells Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve, Point Lonsdale Lighthouse
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National Vietnam Veterans Museum ©
National Vietnam Veterans Museum
Point Lonsdale Lighthouse ©
Point Lonsdale Lighthouse
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach

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