13 days in South Australia Itinerary

13 days in South Australia Itinerary

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13 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  2​h 45​min
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
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Victor Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Adelaide
— 3 nights
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mount Gambier: Naracoorte Caves National Park (in Naracoorte), Penola (Raidis Estate, Mary MacKillop Interpretive Centre, & more) and Coonawarra (Parker Coonawarra Estate & DiGiorgio Family Wines). The adventure continues: explore the activities along The Blue Lake, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Gardens, take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Railway Lands.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Gambier trip itinerary planner .

Melbourne to Mount Gambier is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Mount Gambier, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Penola, Coonawarra, Naracoorte Caves National Park
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Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National Park
The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
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 (Fri): meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Glen Forest Tourist Park, then cruise along Winter Hill Lookout, then make a trip to The Old Mill, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Parnkalla Walking Trail.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Port Lincoln travel tool .

Getting from Mount Gambier to Port Lincoln by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Shark Diving
Glen Forest Tourist Park ©
Glen Forest Tourist Park
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 (Sun) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, head outdoors with Remarkable Rocks, explore and take pictures at Island Pure Sheep Dairy, and take in panoramic vistas at Cape du Couedic Lighthouse.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island trip planner .

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 (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Victor Harbor.

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

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 1st (Wed): head off the coast to Granite Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Aldinga Beach, and then learn about winemaking at Fox Creek Wines. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards Cellar Door and Winery, then learn about winemaking at Primo Estate, and then make a trip to Victor Harbor Heritage Trail.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Victor Harbor tour planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Victor Harbor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. April in Victor Harbor sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Adelaide.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Aldinga Beach
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Primo Estate ©
Primo Estate
Granite Island ©
Granite Island
Fox Creek Wines ©
Fox Creek Wines

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 4th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, and get to know the resident critters at Adelaide Zoo.

Start your trip to Adelaide by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Victor Harbor to Adelaide in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Parks Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

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