15 days in South Australia Itinerary

15 days in South Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Australia holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Mount Gambier
— 1 day
Drive
2
Robe
— 1 night
Drive
3
Victor Harbor
— 1 night
Drive
4
Goolwa
— 1 night
Drive
5
McLaren Vale
— 1 night
Train
6
Glenelg
— 1 night
Drive
7
Adelaide
— 1 night
Drive
8
Crafers
— 1 night
Drive
9
Hahndorf
— 1 night
Drive
10
Nuriootpa
— 1 night
Drive
11
Clare
— 1 night
Drive
12
Coober Pedy
— 1 day
Fly
13
Port Lincoln
— 1 night
Fly
14
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
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Mount Gambier

— 1 day
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
On the 11th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake and then take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mount Gambier day trip tool.

Melbourne to Mount Gambier is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Robe.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks · Nature

Robe

— 1 night
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. On the 12th (Wed), kick back and relax at Beachport Surf Beach, then sample the tasty concoctions at Robe Town Brewery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Robe Beach, and finally view the masterpieces at Wilson's at Robe.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Robe trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Mount Gambier to Robe in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Robe

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

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. On the 13th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Horseshoe Bay, step off the mainland to explore Granite Island, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Waitpinga Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Victor Harbor trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Robe to Victor Harbor takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in June, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Goolwa.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Goolwa

— 1 night
Goolwa is a historic river port on the Murray River near the Murray Mouth in South Australia, and joined by a bridge to Hindmarsh Island. On the 14th (Fri), kick back and relax at Goolwa Beach, then make a trip to The Goolwa Barrage, then don't miss a visit to Basham's Beach Regional Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Goolwa Motor Museum.

To find reviews and tourist information, go to the Goolwa trip maker app.

Goolwa is just a short distance from Victor Harbor. In June in Goolwa, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to McLaren Vale.

Things to do in Goolwa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

McLaren Vale

— 1 night
McLaren Vale is a small rural town in South Australia famous for producing world class red wine. On the 15th (Sat), kick back and relax at Maslin Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aldinga Beach, and then learn about winemaking at Primo Estate.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the McLaren Vale travel planner.

Drive from Goolwa to McLaren Vale in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in McLaren Vale can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Glenelg.

Things to do in McLaren Vale

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wineries

Side Trips

Glenelg

— 1 night
The oldest European settlement on South Australia's mainland, Glenelg is named after a former Secretary of State for War and the Colonies, Lord Glenelg.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Henley Beach, kick back and relax at Glenelg Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Glenelg Pier.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Glenelg road trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from McLaren Vale to Glenelg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Glenelg sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Adelaide.

Things to do in Glenelg

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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.
On the 17th (Mon), ponder the world of politics at Torrens Building, catch a live event at Adelaide Oval, then meet the residents at Adelaide Zoo, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Adelaide online vacation planner.

Adelaide is very close to Glenelg. In June, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Crafers.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Crafers

— 1 night
The town of Crafers is in the Adelaide Hills to the south-east of Adelaide, South Australia. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): play a few rounds at Mount Osmond Golf Club, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cleland Wildlife Park, and then take in the pleasant sights at Bridgewater Fairy Garden.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Crafers trip itinerary planner.

Crafers is very close to Adelaide. In June, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Hahndorf.

Things to do in Crafers

Outdoors · Golf · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Hahndorf

— 1 night
Hahndorf is a small town in the Adelaide Hills region of South Australia. On the 19th (Wed), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monarto Safari Park, experience rural life at Beerenberg Farm, then get engrossed in the history at Hans Heysen Art Studio, and finally admire the natural beauty at The Cedars.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hahndorf trip itinerary planning app.

Hahndorf is just a short distance from Crafers. June in Hahndorf sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nuriootpa.

Things to do in Hahndorf

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Nuriootpa

— 1 night
Nuriootpa is the major commercial centre in the Barossa Valley in South Australia, about an hour's drive north of the capital, Adelaide, and 77 kilometres by rail. On the 20th (Thu), learn about winemaking at Murray Street Vineyards, then do a tasting at Kalleske Wines, then learn about winemaking at Seppeltsfield, and finally learn about winemaking at First Drop Wines.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Nuriootpa online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Hahndorf to Nuriootpa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Nuriootpa are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Clare.

Things to do in Nuriootpa

Wineries

Side Trips

Clare

— 1 night
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Gleeson Wetlands, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Riesling Trail, then do a tasting at Sevenhill Cellars, and finally learn about winemaking at Greg Cooley Wines.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Clare online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nuriootpa to Clare takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Clare

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wineries

Coober Pedy

— 1 day
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire nature's extreme beauty at Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Josephine's Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage, then examine the collection at Faye's Underground Home, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Coober Pedy online vacation planner.

Drive from Clare to Coober Pedy in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June in Coober Pedy, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to fly to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Port Lincoln

— 1 night
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 23rd (Sun): meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Port Lincoln trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Coober Pedy to Port Lincoln in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip

Kangaroo Island

— 2 nights
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 24th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Flinders Chase National Park. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Stokes Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Seal Bay Conservation Park, and then stroll through Little Sahara.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island attractions planner.

You can fly from Port Lincoln to Kangaroo Island in 5 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 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

South Australia travel guide

4.5
Wineries & Vineyards · Nature & Parks · 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.

Adelaide Hills travel guide

4.3
Nature & Parks · Wineries & Vineyards · Gift & Specialty Shops

Barossa Valley travel guide

4.2
Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · Gift & Specialty Shops
A broad, verdant valley formed by the North Para River, Barossa Valley enjoys prominence as a result of the area’s focus on viniculture. Vineyards have been a common sight in Barossa Valley, one of Australia’s most notable wine-producing regions, since 1852, when the Bethany vineyard was first planted. The area maintains a strong association with the German community.