8 days in South Australia Itinerary

8 days in South Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Australia trip itinerary planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

8 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Glenelg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Nuriootpa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Glenelg

Glenelg ©
The oldest European settlement on South Australia's mainland, Glenelg is named after a former Secretary of State for War and the Colonies, Lord Glenelg.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Glenelg Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Henley Beach, and then hike along River Torrens Linear Park Trail. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at d'Arenberg, then do a tasting at Wirra Wirra Vineyards, and then kick back and relax at Aldinga Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Glenelg trip itinerary planner.

Sydney to Glenelg is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in December since evenings lows in Glenelg dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nuriootpa.

Things to do in Glenelg

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Henley Beach, McLaren Vale, Aldinga Beach
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
River Torrens Linear Park Trail ©
River Torrens Linear Park Trail
Glenelg Pier ©
Glenelg Pier
Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach

2
nights
Nuriootpa

Nuriootpa ©
Nuriootpa is the major commercial centre in the Barossa Valley in South Australia, about an hour's drive north of the capital, Adelaide, and 77 kilometres by rail. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Murray Street Vineyards, then do a tasting at Seppeltsfield, then stop by Maggie Beer's Farm Shop, and finally learn about winemaking at Whistler Wines. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Penfolds Barossa Valley Cellar Door and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nuriootpa online travel planner .

Getting from Glenelg to Nuriootpa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of tram, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Nuriootpa, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Adelaide.

Things to do in Nuriootpa

Wineries Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Murray Street Vineyards, Whistler Wines, Seppeltsfield
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
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.
Adelaide is known for parks, shopping, museums, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Adelaide Zoo, and hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Adelaide visit planning app .

Getting from Nuriootpa to Adelaide by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Cleland Wildlife Park, Port Adelaide Uniting Church
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo

Similar Plans

10 days in Australia BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in South Australia BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in South Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 36 days in South Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 43 days in South Australia BY A USER FROM GERMANY December, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in South Australia BY A USER FROM DENMARK December, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in South Australia BY A USER FROM FRANCE September, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in South Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in South Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in South Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in South Australia BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, teens, relaxing, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, teens, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, beaches, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans