20 days in South Australia Itinerary

20 days in South Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Australia itinerary builder

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Tanunda
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hawker
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coober Pedy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
Fly to Adelaide, Foot to Adelaide
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Adelaide
— 5 nights
Fly
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Mount Gambier
— 2 nights
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Tanunda

— 2 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 fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Langmeil Winery, don't miss a visit to Gardner Knives, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tanunda trip maker.

Sydney to Tanunda is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in August: high temperatures in Tanunda hover around 18°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Hawker.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hawker

— 2 nights
Hawker is a town in the Flinders Ranges area of South Australia, 365km north of Adelaide. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Flinders Ranges National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Wilpena Panorama, view the masterpieces at Jeff Morgan Gallery, and then take some stellar pictures from Wangara Lookout.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hawker trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tanunda to Hawker takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Hawker

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating landscape at Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Tom's Working Opal Mine, pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church, and look for gifts at Opalios.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Coober Pedy online holiday builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hawker to Coober Pedy. In August in Coober Pedy, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Kangaroo Island

— 5 nights
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Spend the 31st (Tue) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary, head outdoors with Remarkable Rocks, and take a tour by water with Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari.

For maps and other tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island travel route builder website.

Traveling by flight from Coober Pedy to Kangaroo Island takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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.
Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Hahndorf (The Cedars & Hahndorf Fruit and Veg Market) and Dog Ridge Winery (in McLaren Vale). Dedicate the 5th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, get to know the resident critters at Adelaide Zoo, and get engrossed in the history at South Australian Museum.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip planner.

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Mount Gambier

— 2 nights
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
On the 9th (Thu), see some colorful creatures with Reef 2 Ridge, take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole, and then explore the activities along The Blue Lake. On the next day, do a tasting at Penley Estate, do a tasting at Brand's Laira, then learn about winemaking at Bellwether, and finally learn about winemaking at Koonara Wines.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Gambier journey builder.

You can fly from Adelaide to Mount Gambier in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide in September, expect Mount Gambier to be a bit cooler, temps between 18°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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.