23 days in South Australia Itinerary

23 days in South Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Australia route builder
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Adelaide
— 1 night
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Whyalla
— 1 night
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Port Lincoln
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coffin Bay
— 1 day
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Port Lincoln
— 1 night
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Port Augusta
— 1 night
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Adelaide
— 4 nights
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Mount Gambier
— 2 nights
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Victor Harbor
— 2 nights
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Adelaide
— 7 nights
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Adelaide — 1 night

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 18th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, take an in-depth tour of South Australian Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, and finally don't miss a visit to Victoria Square/ Tarntanyangga.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Adelaide trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Singapore, Singapore to Adelaide is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Singapore to Adelaide. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Adelaide to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Whyalla.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 19:

Whyalla — 1 night

Whyalla is the third most populous city in the Australian state of South Australia after Adelaide and Mount Gambier. On the 19th (Mon), brush up on your military savvy at Whyalla Maritime Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Whyalla Diving Services.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Whyalla tour itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Adelaide to Whyalla in 4.5 hours. In December in Whyalla, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Port Lincoln.
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Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:

Port Lincoln — 2 nights

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): cast your line with Triple Bay Charters, stroll around Glen-Forest Tourist Park & Vineyard, and then cruise along Winter Hill Lookout.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Port Lincoln driving holiday planning website.

Getting from Whyalla to Port Lincoln by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Coffin Bay.
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Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:

Coffin Bay — 1 day

Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): experience rural life at Minniribbie Farm, then see what you can catch with GT Fishing Charters, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Coffin Bay road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Lincoln to Coffin Bay takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Port Lincoln.
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Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:

Port Lincoln — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lincoln National Park.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Port Lincoln trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Coffin Bay to Port Lincoln in an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Port Augusta.
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Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:
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Port Augusta — 1 night

A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Water Tower Lookout, admire the natural beauty at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, and then get great views at Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Port Augusta planning site.

Traveling by car from Port Lincoln to Port Augusta takes 4 hours. In December in Port Augusta, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Adelaide.
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Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:

Adelaide — 4 nights

Dedicate the 25th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. See even more of Adelaide: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Adelaide Zoo, wander the streets of Rundle Mall, get engrossed in the history at Migration Museum, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Adelaide trip planner.

Drive from Port Augusta to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Mount Gambier.
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Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:

Mount Gambier — 2 nights

The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole and then Head underground at Cave Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along The Valley Lake, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Schank, and then explore the activities along The Blue Lake.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Gambier trip planner.

You can fly from Adelaide to Mount Gambier in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Adelaide in December, with highs in Mount Gambier at 27°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Victor Harbor.
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Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

Victor Harbor — 2 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. On the 30th (Fri), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oceanic Victor and then head off the coast to Granite Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Goolwa Visitor Information Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Penguin Centre, then get to know the resident critters at Urimbirra Wildlife Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Horseshoe Bay.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Victor Harbor road trip planning app.

Fly from Mount Gambier to Victor Harbor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mount Gambier in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Victor Harbor, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Adelaide.
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Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

Adelaide — 7 nights

Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Hahndorf (Hahndorf Hill Winery, Heysen The Cedars, &more). Dedicate the 3rd (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. See some other sides of Adelaide: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Adelaide Zoo, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Adelaide road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Victor Harbor to Adelaide takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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Find places to stay Jan 1 — 8:

South Australia travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
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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