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
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Port Lincoln
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Kangaroo Island
— 5 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
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Naracoorte Caves National Park and Robe Beach. Visiting Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park and The Valley Lake will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mount Gambier: Brand's Laira (in Coonawarra), Petticoat Lane (in Penola) and Robe (Mahalia Coffee & Cape Dombey Obelisk). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Schank and enjoy breathtaking views from Centenary Tower.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, read Mount Gambier trip planner.

Sydney to Mount Gambier is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Mount Gambier when traveling from Sydney in February, with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Robe, Brand's Laira, Petticoat Lane, Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park, Naracoorte Caves National Park
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Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park ©
Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park
Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National 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.
On the 14th (Fri), cruise along Whalers Way, take a memorable drive along Winter Hill Lookout, and then walk around Glen-Forest Tourist Park & Vineyard.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Port Lincoln trip planner .

Getting from Mount Gambier to Port Lincoln by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
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Winter Hill Lookout ©
Winter Hill Lookout

2
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire nature's extreme beauty at Breakaways Conservation Park, then identify plant and animal life at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, and then see the interesting displays at Faye's Underground Home. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church, stop by Opalios, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catacomb Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Coober Pedy trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Port Lincoln to Coober Pedy takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Coober Pedy are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum

5
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Get outdoors at Remarkable Rocks and Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Stokes Beach. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail, wander the wide-open spaces of Island Pure Sheep Dairy, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Borda Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation, and indulge your taste buds at Kangaroo Island Spirits.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Coober Pedy to Kangaroo Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time 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. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stroll through Horseshoe Bay, then kick back and relax at Aldinga Beach, and then do a tasting at Wirra Wirra Vineyards. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Fox Creek Wines, then enjoy the sand and surf at Maslin Beach, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ingalalla Falls.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Victor Harbor trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Victor Harbor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Tanunda.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Maslin Beach, Ingalalla Falls, Horseshoe Bay, Aldinga Beach
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Maslin Beach ©
Maslin Beach

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Gorge Wildlife Park and Riesling Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tanunda: Sevenhill Cellars (in Clare) and Martindale Hall Heritage Museum (in Mintaro). And it doesn't end there: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, contemplate the long history of Langmeil Winery, and learn about winemaking at Murray Street Vineyards.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tanunda tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Victor Harbor to Tanunda by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Tanunda are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Adelaide.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

Clare, Murray Street Vineyards, Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, Gorge Wildlife Park, Yelland & Papps
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Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
Riesling Trail ©
Riesling Trail
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Glenelg Beach and Skydiving. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Henley Beach and Semaphore Beach. Go for a jaunt from Adelaide to Hallett Cove to see Hallett Cove Conservation Park about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: hike along River Torrens Linear Park Trail, identify plant and animal life at Waterfall Gully, pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter's Cathedral, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Adelaide tour planner .

Getting from Tanunda to Adelaide by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Henley Beach, Glenelg Beach, Hallett Cove Conservation Park, Semaphore Beach
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Glenelg Beach ©
Glenelg Beach
Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach
Hallett Cove Conservation Park ©
Hallett Cove Conservation Park

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