20 days in South Australia Itinerary

20 days in South Australia Itinerary

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20 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Mount Gambier
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Port Lincoln
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Coober Pedy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Victor Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Tanunda
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Get in touch with nature at Naracoorte Caves National Park and Robe Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park and Katnook Coonawarra. Go for a jaunt from Mount Gambier to Penola to see Petticoat Lane about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at The Valley Lake and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Schank.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Mount Gambier route builder app .

Sydney to Mount Gambier is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in January since evenings lows in Mount Gambier dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Robe Beach, Katnook Coonawarra, Petticoat Lane, Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park, Naracoorte Caves National Park
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Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National Park
Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park ©
Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park
The Valley Lake ©
The Valley Lake

1
night
Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln ©
Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stroll around Glen-Forest Tourist Park & Vineyard, then take a memorable drive along Winter Hill Lookout, then stop by Eyre Peninsula Book Bazaar, and finally cruise along Whalers Way.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Port Lincoln trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Mount Gambier to Port Lincoln in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors Scenic Drive Wildlife
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Winter Hill Lookout ©
Winter Hill Lookout

3
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum and St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage and Opalios. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Breakaways Conservation Park, see the interesting displays at Faye's Underground Home, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Tom's Working Opal Mine, and steep yourself in history at The Big Miner.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Coober Pedy online route planner .

You can fly from Port Lincoln to Coober Pedy in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church
Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Escape the urban bustle at Remarkable Rocks and Kelly Hill Caves. Step off the beaten path and head to Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Little Sahara. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Stokes Beach, enjoy the sea views from Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation, take in nature's colorful creations at Kangaroo Island Spirits, and make a trip to Emu Ridge Eucalyptus.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Coober Pedy to Kangaroo Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Remarkable Rocks ©
Remarkable Rocks
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail ©
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): learn about winemaking at Fox Creek Wines, kick back and relax at Aldinga Beach, and then kick back and relax at Maslin Beach. On your second day here, do a tasting at Hugh Hamilton Wines, then learn about winemaking at Primo Estate, and then stroll through Horseshoe Bay.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Victor Harbor holiday planning tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Victor Harbor in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Victor Harbor can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tanunda.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Aldinga Beach, Maslin Beach, Horseshoe Bay
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Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Primo Estate ©
Primo Estate

3
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Murray Street Vineyards and Rockford Winery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Langmeil Winery and National Motor Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tanunda: Clare (Riesling Trail & Sevenhill Cellars) and Martindale Hall Heritage Museum (in Mintaro). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Chateau Tanunda and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St George's Anglican Church.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tanunda trip maker website .

You can drive from Victor Harbor to Tanunda in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Adelaide.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Clare, Murray Street Vineyards, Yelland & Papps, National Motor Museum, Martindale Hall Heritage Museum
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Rockford Winery ©
Rockford Winery
Riesling Trail ©
Riesling Trail
National Motor Museum ©
National Motor Museum

4
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at South Australian Maritime Museum and Carrick Hill. Discover out-of-the-way places like Glenelg Beach and River Torrens Linear Park Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Gorge Wildlife Park in Cudlee Creek (about 44 minutes away). There's still lots to do: cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Migration Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Semaphore Beach.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Adelaide trip tool .

Traveling by car from Tanunda to Adelaide takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In January in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Port Adelaide, Henley Beach, Semaphore Beach, Gorge Wildlife Park, Glenelg Beach
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Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
River Torrens Linear Park Trail ©
River Torrens Linear Park Trail
Waterfall Gully ©
Waterfall Gully

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