31 days in South Australia Itinerary

31 days in South Australia Itinerary

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Adelaide
— 9 nights
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Burra
— 5 nights
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Edithburgh
— 3 nights
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Naracoorte
— 6 nights
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Mount Gambier
— 7 nights
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Adelaide

— 9 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Adelaide: McLaren Vale (Primo Estate, Fox Creek Wines, &more), Grass Roots Vintage (in Hahndorf) and Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek). Dedicate the 8th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, learn about winemaking at Seppeltsfield, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, and meet the residents at Adelaide Zoo.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Adelaide road trip site.

Sydney to Adelaide is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney to Adelaide, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. May in Adelaide sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Burra.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Burra

— 5 nights
Burra is a pastoral centre and historic tourist town in the mid-north of South Australia. Venture out of the city with trips to Morgan Museum (in Morgan), Waikerie (Lock 2, Waikerie Silo Art, &more) and Eudunda Heritage Walk (in Eudunda). There's much more to do: stroll through Burra Heritage Trail, go deep underground at Burra Copper Mine, find something for the whole family at Monash Adventure Park, and don't miss a visit to St Mary's Anglican Church of Australia.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Burra vacation planning site.

You can drive from Adelaide to Burra in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Edithburgh.

Things to do in Burra

Museums · Parks · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Edithburgh

— 3 nights
Edithburgh is a small town on the south-east corner of Yorke Peninsula in the Australian state of South Australia. Change things up with these side-trips from Edithburgh: Morgan Beach (in Cape Jervis), Minlaton (Watsacowie Brewing Company, Yorke Peninsula Visitor Information, &more) and Bublacowie Military Museum and Memorial (in Yorketown). Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Troubridge Island Conservation Park, explore the activities along Edithburgh Tidal Pool, and take in the waterfront at Edithburgh Jetty.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Edithburgh road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Burra to Edithburgh takes 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Edithburgh can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Naracoorte.

Things to do in Edithburgh

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Naracoorte

— 6 nights
Naracoorte is a town in the Limestone Coast region of South Australia, approximately 336 kilometres south-east of Adelaide and 100 kilometres north of Mount Gambier on the Riddoch Highway .HistoryNaracoorte was formed from the merger of two towns, Kincraig, founded in 1845 by Scottish explorer William Macintosh, and Narracoorte, established as a government settlement in 1847. Get out of town with these interesting Naracoorte side-trips: Lake Wallace (in Edenhope), Patrick of Coonawarra (in Coonawarra) and Penola (Koonara Wines, Banks Thargo Coonawarra, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Naracoorte Caves National Park, learn about winemaking at DiGiorgio Family Wines, and look for gifts at Yulgilbar Wood Gallery.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Naracoorte trip planner.

Getting from Edithburgh to Naracoorte by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Naracoorte

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mount Gambier

— 7 nights
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Explore Mount Gambier's surroundings by going to Portland (Cape Nelson State Park, Cape Nelson lighthouse, &more), Robe (Governor Robe Wines - The Attic House, Robe Town Brewery, &more) and Port Fairy (Port Fairy Lighthouse On Griffiths Island, Griffiths Island, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along The Blue Lake, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Gardens, take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole, and savor the flavors at Mount & Vine Tourism.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mount Gambier online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Naracoorte to Mount Gambier by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wineries

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.