13 days in South Australia Itinerary

13 days in South Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Australia tour itinerary planner

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Adelaide
— 5 nights
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Tanunda
— 4 nights
Drive
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Victor Harbor
— 1 night
Drive
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McLaren Vale
— 2 nights
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cleland Wildlife Park and Glenelg Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Adelaide Oval and Art Gallery of South Australia. Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Semaphore Beach (in Semaphore) and The Cedars (in Hahndorf). Dedicate the 11th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Rundle Mall, get engrossed in the history at South Australian Museum, look for gifts at Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd, and kick back and relax at Henley Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip planner.

Brisbane to Adelaide is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brisbane to Adelaide, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Adelaide when traveling from Brisbane in November, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tanunda.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Beaches

Side Trips

Tanunda

— 4 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.
Head to Barossa Farmers Market and Maggie Beer's Farm Shopfor plenty of shopping. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Langmeil Winery and Seppeltsfield. Get out of town with these interesting Tanunda side-trips: National Motor Museum (in Birdwood) and Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek). And it doesn't end there: soar above the sights with Barossa Balloon Adventures, do a tasting at Yelland & Papps, awaken your taste buds at Jacob's Creek, and get to know the fascinating history of Town Walk of Tanunda.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tanunda day trip website.

Traveling by car from Adelaide to Tanunda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Victor Harbor

— 1 night
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 17th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joan of Arc Catholic Church, see the interesting displays at South Australia Whale Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Horseshoe Bay, then get all the information you need at Goolwa Visitor Information Centre, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Victor Harbor trip planner.

You can drive from Tanunda to Victor Harbor in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Victor Harbor can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to McLaren Vale.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

McLaren Vale

— 2 nights
McLaren Vale is a small rural town in South Australia famous for producing world class red wine. For shopping fun, head to Willunga Leadlight and Glass Studio or Battle of Bosworth and Spring Seed Wines. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wine Diva Tours and d'Arenberg. Get out of town with these interesting McLaren Vale side-trips: Nan Hai Pu Tuo Temple (in Sellicks Hill) and Hallett Cove Conservation Park (in Hallett Cove). There's still lots to do: stroll through Aldinga Beach, do a tasting at Hugh Hamilton Wines, and see the vivid underwater world at Port Noarlunga Reef.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our McLaren Vale itinerary maker site.

Drive from Victor Harbor to McLaren Vale in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in McLaren Vale can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in McLaren Vale

Wineries · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

South Australia travel guide

4.5
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.