30 days in South Australia Itinerary

30 days in South Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Australia tour itinerary planner

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Mount Gambier
— 2 nights
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Adelaide
— 5 nights
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Clare
— 3 nights
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Tanunda
— 4 nights
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Port Lincoln
— 3 nights
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Coober Pedy
— 3 nights
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Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
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Victor Harbor
— 5 nights
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Mount Gambier

— 2 nights
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Get out of town with these interesting Mount Gambier side-trips: Naracoorte Caves National Park (in Naracoorte), Coonawarra (The Blok Coonawarra, Bowen Estate Coonawarra, &more) and Penola (Koonara Wines & Mary MacKillop Interpretive Centre). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along The Blue Lake, explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole, and relax in the rural setting at Echo Farm.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mount Gambier planner.

Sydney to Mount Gambier is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Mount Gambier is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect Mount Gambier to be a bit cooler, temps between 15°C and 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Adelaide.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Nature · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Hahndorf (Hans Heysen Art Studio & The Cedars). Dedicate the 4th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, meet the residents at Adelaide Zoo, take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Adelaide travel route site.

You can fly from Mount Gambier to Adelaide in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Adelaide sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Clare.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours · Wineries · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Clare

— 3 nights
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Clare: Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre (in Peterborough), Wallaroo Heritage Trail 37 (in Wallaroo) and Port Pirie RSL Museum (in Port Pirie). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Bungaree Station, do a tasting at Sussex Squire Wines, take an in-depth tour of Moonta Mines Museum, and don't miss a visit to St Aloysius Church.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Clare trip planner.

Drive from Adelaide to Clare in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tanunda.

Things to do in Clare

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

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.
Step out of Tanunda with an excursion to Gorge Wildlife Park in Cudlee Creek--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Langmeil Winery, learn about winemaking at Rusden Wines, indulge your senses at Jacob's Creek, and don't miss a visit to Whispering Wall.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tanunda road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Clare to Tanunda takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Tanunda are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to fly to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Lincoln

— 3 nights
Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
When in Port Lincoln, make a side trip to see Food Tours in Coffin Bay, approximately Coffin Bay away. Next up on the itinerary: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, get great views at Winter Hill Lookout, see the interesting displays at Port Lincoln Railway Museum, and stroll through Glen-Forest Tourist Park & Vineyard.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Port Lincoln travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Tanunda to Port Lincoln takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Josephine's Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage, see the interesting displays at Faye's Underground Home, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Serbian Orthodox Church.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Coober Pedy trip builder site.

Getting from Port Lincoln to Coober Pedy by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Coober Pedy can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can fly to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Kangaroo Island

— 4 nights
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Spend the 24th (Tue) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in the exciting artwork at Fine Art Kangaroo Island, stroll through Seal Bay Conservation Park, and get up close to creatures of the deep with Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kangaroo Island, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Coober Pedy to Kangaroo Island by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Victor Harbor

— 5 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 out of town with these interesting Victor Harbor side-trips: McLaren Vale (Primo Estate, Paxton Wines, &more). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Granite Island, make a trip to Victor Harbor Heritage Trail, relax in the rural setting at Goolwa Animal Farm, and get to know the fascinating history of Goolwa Historic Walk.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Victor Harbor trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Victor Harbor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. August in Victor Harbor sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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.