Did you get a short break and want to visit someplace where you can relax for approximately 5 to 6 days? Want to be in a city that is laid back with wonderful natural beauty that can bring you at peace with yourself and this Earth? What better place for a short vacation than South Australia’s capital Adelaide? It is the fifth largest city in the nation that provides you with lush greenery, outstanding coastal action, and breathtaking views of nature in one trip.
This Aussie capital is also known for its European-influenced lifestyle, distinguished from its counterparts because of its distinct architecture, strong culinary traditions, and some of the best restaurants in the world. In an attempt to make things easier for you during your short trip, we have drafted and planned a 4-day itinerary that you can follow to experience the essential things in Adelaide and its surroundings.
Once you have landed, reached your hotel and checked in, the next thing you must do is get straight to the heart of Adelaide which is the Victoria Square. It is the place where many events are held throughout the year. The iconic central fountain, dedicated tram stop, and various garden terraces provide you with a serene feeling. After having a good look around, you can either head west towards Gouger Street or north towards Rundle Mall.
If you are hungry, then west should be the direction that you should follow as there are many dining hubs located in this part. You can taste and experience a wide variety of cuisines at both budget and high-end restaurants.
If your interests lie in shopping, then Rundle Mall is the right place for you. It has more than 1,000 stores in it and has something for everyone.
After having much dining and retail therapy, hop on to some public transport that leads towards Glenelg. This seaside suburb has an absolutely lovely coastal aspect to it with beautiful beaches all bustling with activity from the local stores and cafes.
If your small vacation is planned when the days are warmer here, then it is best for you to have a swim in these waters or simply relax and soak yourself in the sun. Make sure you also take a stroll along the Jetty Road where you can witness one of the best sunsets in Australia. After this, you can call it a day and prepare yourself for the next day.
If you want to visit a zoo, you have multiple options to select from. If you are travelling with kids then the zoos that are a hit among the kids include Adelaide Zoo, Monarto Zoo, and Cleland Wildlife Park. Each of these has their own set of attractions that you won’t find in the other and have their own pros and cons.
Next, you must visit the Barossa Valley that is full of rolling hills and lots of fun. The major reason for your visit should be its 70 old wineries and cellar doors, responsible for the production of a range of wines.
When visiting Australia, how can you even miss your first sight or interaction with a kangaroo? This is why when you are in Adelaide this place should definitely be on your itinerary. Although a visit to this place requires time, money, and effort but all of that is will prove to be worth it. The sheer diversity that the island provides you with, ranging from distinctive rock formation to untouched wilderness, will prove to be salve to your soul and allow you to relax. The island is large and has places like Seal Bay, Flinders Chase National Park, among other nature-themed attractions.
This is the place where you will feel a touch of European influence and majorly of German settlement. It is located around a half-hour drive to the south-east of Adelaide. You might feel a little overwhelmed by the crowds in the beginning as it is a famous tourist spot but if you are a first-time visitor, you will surely enjoy the charm of its surroundings.
There are a lot of craft shops, pubs, and bakeries that will truly give you the feeling of visiting a European town while actually being in the hills of South Australia. You can even visit the farms nearby and pick your own fresh fruits that you want to buy.
You can reach this place easily by bus or car depending on how much time you plan to spend browsing the area.