16 days in Melbourne & South Australia Itinerary

16 days in Melbourne & South Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 4 nights
2
Mount Gambier
— 1 night
3
Robe
— 1 night
4
Tanunda
— 1 night
5
Adelaide
— 2 nights
6
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
7
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Popular historic sites such as St. Patrick's Cathedral and William Ricketts Sanctuary are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at ArtVo and RAAF Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Ballarat (Lake Wendouree & Ballarat Wildlife Park), McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park (in Langwarrin) and Brighton Beach (in Brighton). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, explore the world behind art at Victorian Artists' Society, take an in-depth tour of Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, and don't miss a visit to Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Melbourne tour itinerary planner.

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Melbourne. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballarat, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, St Kilda Pier, McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park
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St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
William Ricketts Sanctuary ©
William Ricketts Sanctuary

1
night
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): Head underground at Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park, explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole, and then contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Gambier trip planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Mount Gambier in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Mount Gambier is minus 0.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Mount Gambier can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Robe.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park
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Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park ©
Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park
The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake

1
night
Robe

Robe ©
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): do a tasting at Ralph Fowler Wines, then don't miss a visit to Cape Dombey Obelisk, then stop by Mahalia Coffee, and finally kick back and relax at Robe Beach.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Robe journey builder site.

You can drive from Mount Gambier to Robe in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Tanunda.

Things to do in Robe

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Mahalia Coffee ©
Mahalia Coffee
Cape Dombey Obelisk ©
Cape Dombey Obelisk

1
night
Tanunda

Tanunda ©
One of the cities of the Barossa Valley wine-producing region, Tanunda has an easygoing atmosphere stemming from its close connection with agriculture and viniculture.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): do a tasting at Murray Street Vineyards, then contemplate the long history of Langmeil Winery, then learn about winemaking at Rockford Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Two Hands Wines Cellar Door.

To see maps and more tourist information, you can read our Tanunda driving holiday planning site.

You can drive from Robe to Tanunda in 4 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Tanunda can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Adelaide.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Murray Street Vineyards, Two Hands Wines Cellar Door
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Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Rockford Winery ©
Rockford Winery

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Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Aldinga Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Glenelg Beach. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, then contemplate the long history of Carrick Hill, then get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, and finally take a stroll through North Terrace.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Adelaide online journey planner.

Drive from Tanunda to Adelaide in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. January in Adelaide sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Aldinga Beach, Cleland Wildlife Park, Glenelg Beach
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Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Glenelg Beach ©
Glenelg Beach

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Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Step off the beaten path and head to Raptor Domain and Admirals Arch. Get outdoors at Remarkable Rocks and Kelly Hill Caves. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, savor the flavors at Kangaroo Island Spirits, and enjoy the sand and surf at Stokes Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kangaroo Island trip simple and quick.

Fly from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Remarkable Rocks ©
Remarkable Rocks
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach

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Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, see the interesting displays at Faye's Underground Home, then examine the collection at Old Timers Mine, and finally identify plant and animal life at Josephine's Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): explore the fascinating landscape at Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Catacomb Church, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Serbian Orthodox Church.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Coober Pedy trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Coober Pedy takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Coober Pedy can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Josephine's Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage ©
Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park
Old Timers Mine ©
Old Timers Mine

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