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Weekend, short and driving itineraries through Adelaide
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Adelaide is the underrated capital of South Australia. Small enough to walk, it’s the kind of city you can dedicate a weekend to without feeling guilty about having missed out on any of the sights. That’s not to say it doesn’t offer up enough opportunities for a longer journey.
With the Great Ocean Road within reach as well, Adelaide is an ideal starting point for a road trip.
Are the cogs moving yet? Good. Let’s keep them going with a few choice Adelaide itineraries!
Weekend Adelaide itinerary
Adelaide offers more than just the city sights for a weekend trip, though there is that. Here are a few itineraries to fill your weekend with.
Day one: Spend the first day familiarising yourself with the city and seeing its major highlights by foot, tram or day tour. These include the Adelaide Botanic Garden, Adelaide Oval, Himeji Gardens and Adelaide Central Market.
Day two: Delve further into what the city has to offer by spending a day exploring the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide Zoo, Himeji Gardens or Adelaide Gaol.
Relaxing wine break itinerary
Day one: If you’ve already seen the city or if you’ve come intending to see something else, there’s nothing wrong with seeing Adelaide on a short day tour and spending the next day relaxing in wine country.
Day two: Drive to the Barossa Valley for some r&r and to savour the area's award wines. The Barossa is only an hour drive from Adelaide city and there are plenty of day tours available so you won't have to worry about staying under the limit while you're there!
Looking for somewhere else to be on that second day? If you're not the wine-and-dine kind, you can also visit Kangaroo Island for an adventurous day out or drive to the Great Ocean Road for a scenic escape with a dash of history.
Top Adelaide tours and experiences to fill your weekend itinerary
A Taste of the Barossa Valley
Market Breakfast Tour - Adelaide Central Market
Bushwalk, Wine and Barbecue Eco tour
Adelaide itinerary for four days
Got a long weekend trip booked for Adelaide? Four days is the optimal length to discover the city and explore its natural surroundings. A sample itinerary can include the following:
Day one: Spend a day in Adelaide and see the city’s highlights.
Day two: Take a day trip or overnight trip to Kangaroo Island, Barossa Valley or the Great Ocean Road.
Day three: Take a day trip or continue your overnight trip to Kangaroo Island, Barossa Valley or the Great Ocean Road.
Day four: Return to Adelaide to experience the Adelaide Zoo, the Adelaide Gaol, the Art Gallery of South Australia or any number of Adelaide’s arts and cultural activities.
Top Adelaide overnight trips and experiences for stays of four days
2-Day Kangaroo Island Tour from Adelaide
2-Day Barossa Valley and Hahndorf Tour from Adelaide
Brompton Folding Bike 4 Day Hire
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