9 days in South Australia Itinerary

9 days in South Australia Itinerary

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9 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Mount Gambier
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Port Lincoln
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Victor Harbor
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

1
day
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
On the 8th (Fri), take in panoramic vistas at Centenary Tower, explore the activities along The Blue Lake, and then explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mount Gambier trip builder site .

Melbourne to Mount Gambier is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Nature Parks
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The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole
Centenary Tower ©
Centenary Tower

1
night
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 9th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read Port Lincoln trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Mount Gambier to Port Lincoln takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Shark Diving

3
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.
Dedicate the 10th (Sun) 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, contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, and take a stroll through Rundle Mall.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Adelaide itinerary planner.

Getting from Port Lincoln to Adelaide by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

2
nights
Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor ©
Victor Harbor is a town in South Australia on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, about 80 km south of the centre of Adelaide. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Encounter Bikeway, then enjoy the sand and surf at Horseshoe Bay, and then head off the coast to Granite Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Fox Creek Wines, then learn about winemaking at Primo Estate, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Carrickalinga Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Victor Harbor online road trip planner .

Drive from Adelaide to Victor Harbor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. November in Victor Harbor sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Horseshoe Bay, Carrickalinga Beach
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Granite Island ©
Granite Island
Fox Creek Wines ©
Fox Creek Wines
Primo Estate ©
Primo Estate

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Chase National Park. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, then look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park, and then sample the fine beverages at KI Spirits.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island trip site .

Getting from Victor Harbor to Kangaroo Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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

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