11 days in South Australia & Melbourne Itinerary

11 days in South Australia & Melbourne Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia holiday planner

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Port Lincoln
— 1 day
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Adelaide
— 2 nights
Foot to Adelaide, Fly to Kingscote
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Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 5 nights
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Port Lincoln

— 1 day
Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
On the 25th (Mon), get a new perspective on things with Triple Bay Charters and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fishery Bay.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Lincoln online attractions planner.

Sydney to Port Lincoln is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
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Adelaide

— 2 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): stop by Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd, then steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, then admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, and finally admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden. On your second day here, browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, then appreciate the history behind The Rundle Mall Pigs, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Adelaide trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Lincoln to Adelaide takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours
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Kangaroo Island

— 3 nights
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Spend the 30th (Sat) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. And it doesn't end there: fulfill a lifelong dream with Kangaroo Island Marine Adventures, indulge your taste buds at Kangaroo Island Spirits, get interesting insight from Tours, and look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain.

Find out how to plan Kangaroo Island trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Melbourne

— 5 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne to go to Torquay and see The Great Ocean Road, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, walk around Fitzroy Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Melbourne are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

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South Australia travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
Largely arid or semi-arid in terms of its climate and geography, South Australia nevertheless boasts several picturesque mountain ranges and grasslands, particularly in its coastal region. Founded in 1836 as a planned colonial province rather than a penal settlement, South Australia has a slightly different modern history than Australia’s other states. Economically prosperous and culturally rich, South Australia boasts a confident, easygoing personality.