8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dandenong
Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Mount Gambier
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h
2
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h
3
Adelaide
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Nhill
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Dandenong

2
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
On the 26th (Wed), kick back and relax at Estuary Beach. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Beachport Surf Beach and then learn about winemaking at Wynns Coonawarra Estate.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mount Gambier day trip tool .

Dandenong to Mount Gambier is an approximately 4-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Dandenong in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Mount Gambier, with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Coonawarra, Estuary Beach, Beachport Surf Beach, Naracoorte Caves National Park, Petticoat Lane
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Beachport Surf Beach ©
Beachport Surf Beach
Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National Park
Wynns Coonawarra Estate ©
Wynns Coonawarra Estate

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kangaroo Island road trip tool .

Getting from Mount Gambier to Kangaroo Island by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): kick back and relax at West Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Adelaide trip planner.

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Mon) before leaving for Nhill.

Things to do in Adelaide

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Semaphore Beach
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West Beach ©
West Beach

1
night
Nhill

Nhill ©
Nhill is a town in the Wimmera, in western Victoria, Australia. To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Nhill vacation app .

Traveling by car from Adelaide to Nhill takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nhill

Golf Outdoors Parks
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Nhill Golf Club ©
Nhill Golf Club
Jaypex Park ©
Jaypex Park

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