20 days in South Australia Itinerary

20 days in South Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Australia journey builder

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Adelaide
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Mount Barker
— 1 night
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Murray Bridge
— 1 night
Drive
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Robe
— 1 night
Drive
5
Port MacDonnell
— 1 night
Drive
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Coonawarra
— 4 nights
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Loxton
— 1 night
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Tanunda
— 2 nights
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Clare
— 2 nights
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Gawler
— 2 nights
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Victor Harbor
— 2 nights
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Adelaide
— 2 nights
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Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Adelaide tour builder tool.

Perth to Adelaide is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Perth to Adelaide due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Perth, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Adelaide, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 17°C. You will leave for Mount Barker on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Mount Barker

— 1 night
Mount Barker is a town in South Australia. On the 19th (Sun), stop by Melba's Chocolate & Confectionery, then experience rural life at Hahndorf Farm Barn, then experience rural life at Beerenberg Farm, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Laratinga Wetlands.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Mount Barker trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Adelaide to Mount Barker takes an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Mount Barker can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Murray Bridge.

Things to do in Mount Barker

Shopping · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Murray Bridge

— 1 night
Murray Bridge is a city in the Australian state of South Australia, located 76km east-southeast of the state's capital city, Adelaide, and 77km north of the town of Meningie. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Old Tailem Town Pioneer Village and then don't miss a visit to Bunyip.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Murray Bridge trip builder site.

You can drive from Mount Barker to Murray Bridge in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Murray Bridge can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Robe.

Things to do in Murray Bridge

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Robe

— 1 night
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): appreciate the history behind The Chinese Monument, enjoy the sand and surf at Robe Beach, then stop by Mahalia Coffee Roastery, and finally don't miss a visit to Cape Dombey Obelisk.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Robe trip planner.

You can drive from Murray Bridge to Robe in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Port MacDonnell.

Things to do in Robe

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches

Port MacDonnell

— 1 night
Port MacDonnell is the southernmost town in South Australia. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Port MacDonnell and District Maritime Museum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Little Blue Lake, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Ewens Pond.

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Traveling by car from Robe to Port MacDonnell takes 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Coonawarra.

Things to do in Port MacDonnell

Parks · Nature · Museums

Coonawarra

— 4 nights
Coonawarra is a small town north of Penola in South Australia. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Petticoat Lane and Mary MacKillop Interpretive Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Coonawarra: Lake Wallace (in Edenhope), Casterton (Mickle Lookout, Ess Lagoon Reserve, &more) and Harrow Log Jail (in Harrow). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Millicent Swimming Lake, do a tasting at The Blok Coonawarra, find something for the whole family at Penola Fantasy Theme Park,Model Railway & Tea Room, and steep yourself in history at Sharam Cottage.

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Traveling by car from Port MacDonnell to Coonawarra takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Coonawarra are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Loxton.

Things to do in Coonawarra

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Loxton

— 1 night
Loxton is a town on the south bank of the River Murray in the Riverland region of South Australia. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moorook Game Reserve and then play a few rounds at Loxton Golf Club. On the next day, steep yourself in history at The Pines, Historic House and Garden, then see the interesting displays at The Village Historic Loxton, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Loxton Pioneer Playground.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Loxton day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Coonawarra to Loxton takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tanunda.

Things to do in Loxton

Parks · Historic Sites · Golf · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Gardner Knives, hike along Altona CSR Landcare Reserve, then examine the collection at National Motor Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Seppeltsfield Mausoleum. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park, stop by Steiny's Traditional Mettwurst, then get engrossed in the history at Kapunda Historical Society Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapunda Mine Trail.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tanunda road trip planner.

You can drive from Loxton to Tanunda in 2 hours. December in Tanunda sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Clare.

Things to do in Tanunda

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Clare

— 2 nights
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St Aloysius Church, steep yourself in history at Martindale Hall Historic Museum, let little ones run wild at Richardson Park Playspace, then trek along Riesling Trail, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Clare Valley.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Clare online journey builder.

Getting from Tanunda to Clare by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Gawler.

Things to do in Clare

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Gawler

— 2 nights
Gawler is the first country town on the Australian mainland in the state of South Australia, and is named after the second Governor (British Vice-Regal representative) of the colony of South Australia, George Gawler. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at St Kilda Mangrove Trail and Interpretive Centre, let the kids burn off some steam at St Kilda Adventure Playground, and then walk around Pioneer Park. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Barossa Goldfields Walking Trail, then don't miss a visit to Whispering Wall, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Jack Bobridge Track, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St George's Anglican Church.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gawler road trip website.

Traveling by car from Clare to Gawler takes 1.5 hours. January in Gawler sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Gawler

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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. Kids will enjoy Granite Island and Maslin Beach. When in Victor Harbor, make a side trip to see Aldinga Beach in Aldinga Beach, approximately Aldinga Beach away. There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Urimbirra Wildlife Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oceanic Victor, go for a walk through Kaiki Walk - Granite Island, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Joan of Arc Catholic Church.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Victor Harbor driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Gawler to Victor Harbor in 2 hours. January in Victor Harbor sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Adelaide.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Adelaide

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Adelaide Zoo, and then contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, then admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, then get engrossed in the history at South Australian Museum, and finally wander the streets of Rundle Mall.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Adelaide trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Victor Harbor to Adelaide by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

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.