21 days in South Australia Itinerary

21 days in South Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Australia holiday planner
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Mount Gambier
— 3 nights
Fly to Port Augusta, Bus to Coober Pedy
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Coober Pedy
— 3 nights
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Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
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Tanunda
— 3 nights
Drive
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Victor Harbor
— 3 nights
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Adelaide
— 5 nights
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Mount Gambier — 3 nights

The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Venture out of the city with trips to Coonawarra (Penley Estate & Brand's Laira), Naracoorte Caves National Park (in Naracoorte) and Penola (Raidis Estate, Mary MacKillop Interpretive Centre, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake, walk around The Railway Lands, get lost in a book at Mount Gambier Public Library, and take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Gambier travel planning site.

Wellington, New Zealand to Mount Gambier is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 2.5 hours. Traveling from Wellington in March, you will find days in Mount Gambier are a bit warmer (27°C), and nights are slightly colder (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Coober Pedy.
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Coober Pedy — 3 nights

The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Coober Pedy is known for museums, nature, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Old Timers Mine, take in the dramatic natural features at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catacomb Church, and go deep underground at Tom's Working Opal Mine.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Coober Pedy itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Mount Gambier to Coober Pedy by combination of flight and bus takes about 13 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mount Gambier in March, expect Coober Pedy to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Kangaroo Island.
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Find places to stay Mar 20 — 23:

Kangaroo Island — 3 nights

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kangaroo Island Spirits.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Coober Pedy to Kangaroo Island in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Tanunda.
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Find places to stay Mar 23 — 26:

Tanunda — 3 nights

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.
Tanunda is known for wineries, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Kalleske Wines, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, don't miss a visit to Whispering Wall, and admire all the interesting features of Langmeil Winery.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read Tanunda sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Tanunda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. In March in Tanunda, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Victor Harbor.
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Find places to stay Mar 26 — 29:

Victor Harbor — 3 nights

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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Victor Harbor: Fleurieu Hills Vineyard (in Willunga) and McLaren Vale (Old Oval Estate, Home of Fork in the Road Wines, Primo Estate, &more). There's more to do: step off the mainland to explore Granite Island and do sightseeing your way with Softfoot Farm.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Victor Harbor trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Tanunda to Victor Harbor by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Adelaide.
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Adelaide — 5 nights

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Dedicate the 2nd (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, learn about winemaking at National Wine Centre of Australia, appreciate the history behind The Rundle Mall Pigs, and see where the action happens at Adelaide Oval.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Adelaide online attractions planner.

Drive from Victor Harbor to Adelaide in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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South Australia travel guide

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Largely arid or semi-arid in terms of its climate and geography, South Australia nevertheless boasts several picturesque mountain ranges and grasslands, particularly in its coastal region. Founded in 1836 as a planned colonial province rather than a penal settlement, South Australia has a slightly different modern history than Australia’s other states. Economically prosperous and culturally rich, South Australia boasts a confident, easygoing personality.
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