20 days in Australia Itinerary

20 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Pacific trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Adelaide
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lochiel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hawker
— 5 nights
Drive
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Goolwa
— 1 night
Drive
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Victor Harbor
— 3 nights
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Drive to Cape Jervis Ferry Pier, Ferry to Penneshaw Ferry Pier, Drive to Kangaroo Island
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Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
Drive
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Oakbank
— 1 night
Drive to Adelaide International Airport, Fly to Sydney

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Adelaide

— 2 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, get engrossed in the history at South Australian Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Flinders University Art Museum & City Gallery. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Waterfall Gully and then enjoy the sand and surf at Henley Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide holiday planner.

Sydney to Adelaide is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Adelaide is minus 0.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in August: highs in Adelaide hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 8°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lochiel.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Lochiel

— 2 nights
Lochiel is a small town in the Mid North of South Australia 125 km north of Adelaide. To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lochiel travel route builder site.

Drive from Adelaide to Lochiel in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Hawker.

Things to do in Lochiel

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Hawker

— 5 nights
Hawker is a town in the Flinders Ranges area of South Australia, 365km north of Adelaide. Visiting Flinders Ranges National Park and Brachina Gorge Geological Trail will get you outdoors. Visit Arkaroo Rock and Kanyaka Ruins & Cemetery for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Hawker side-trips: Heritage Blinman Mine (in Blinman), Quorn (Pichi Richi Camel Day Tours & Powell Gardens) and Flinders Ranges National Park (Wilpena Pound & Bunyeroo Gorge). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Wilpena Panorama, explore the fascinating underground world of Yourambulla Caves, see Off-Road Tours, and get a taste of the local shopping with Jeff Morgan Gallery.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hawker road trip site.

Drive from Lochiel to Hawker in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Goolwa.

Things to do in Hawker

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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. For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Goolwa trip planner.

You can drive from Hawker to Goolwa in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. August in Goolwa sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. You will leave for Victor Harbor on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Goolwa

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Wildlife

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. Get outdoors at Granite Island and Penguin Centre. Get some historical perspective at Old Port Victor Historic Walk and Jetty Pylons. When in Victor Harbor, make a side trip to see Nan Hai Pu Tuo Temple in Sellicks Hill, approximately Sellicks Hill away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at South Australia Whale Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at St Joan of Arc Catholic Church, and meet the residents at Urimbirra Wildlife Park.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Victor Harbor day trip website.

Victor Harbor is just a stone's throw from Goolwa. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Kangaroo Island

— 5 nights
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation and George's 52,000 Castle Lights. Get outdoors at Flinders Chase National Park and Seal Bay Conservation Park. The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, wander the wide-open spaces of Island Pure Sheep Dairy, view the masterpieces at Fine Art Kangaroo Island, and shop like a local with Kangaroo Island Gallery.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kangaroo Island trip simple and quick.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Victor Harbor to Kangaroo Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Oakbank.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

Oakbank

— 1 night
Oakbank is a town in the Adelaide Hills, east of Adelaide in South Australia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): grab your bike and head to Amy Gillett Bikeway, then do a tasting at Shaw & Smith, then contemplate the long history of O'Leary Walker Wines Adelaide Hills, and finally learn about winemaking at Johnston Oakbank Cellar Door.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Oakbank day trip planner.

Drive from Kangaroo Island to Oakbank in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In September, daytime highs in Oakbank are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oakbank

Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

Adelaide Hills travel guide

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