33 days in South Australia Itinerary

33 days in South Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Australia planner

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

— 5 nights
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kangaroo Island Marine Adventures and Stokes Beach. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Little Sahara, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Kangaroo Island Brewery, head outdoors with Remarkable Rocks, and get to know the resident critters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kangaroo Island trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Sydney to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Kangaroo Island. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Coober Pedy

— 3 nights
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Step off the beaten path and head to Serbian Orthodox Church and Faye's Underground Home. There's much more to do: admire nature's extreme beauty at Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park, don't miss a visit to Dog Fence, examine the collection at Old Timers Mine, and stop by Opalios.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Coober Pedy tour planner.

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Coober Pedy in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In December, daytime highs in Coober Pedy are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Port Lincoln

— 3 nights
Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Coffin Bay National Park and Koppio Smithy Museum. The adventure continues: stroll around Glen-Forest Tourist Park & Vineyard, admire all the interesting features of Winter Hill Lookout, don't miss a visit to The Old Mill, and see the interesting displays at Axel Stenross Maritime Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Port Lincoln holiday planner.

You can fly from Coober Pedy to Port Lincoln in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Adelaide

— 6 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to River Torrens Linear Park Trail and Semaphore Jetty. Take a break from Adelaide with a short trip to Semaphore Beach in Semaphore, about 32 minutes away. On the 5th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: stroll around Botanic Park, admire the natural beauty at Himeji Garden, contemplate the long history of Carrick Hill, and take an in-depth tour of State Library of South Australia.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Adelaide day trip planning site.

You can fly from Port Lincoln to Adelaide in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Clare.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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 10th (Mon): admire the verdant scenery at Clare Valley, steep yourself in history at Martindale Hall Historic Museum, then do a tasting at Sevenhill Cellars, and finally hike along Riesling Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): do a tasting at Jim Barry Wines, do a tasting at Sussex Squire Wines, then do a tasting at Pikes Wines, and finally discover the riches below the earth's surface at Burra Copper Mine.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Clare itinerary planner.

You can 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 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tanunda.

Things to do in Clare

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Tanunda

— 6 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 off the beaten path and head to Langmeil Winery and Whispering Wall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tanunda: Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek) and National Motor Museum (in Birdwood). There's lots more to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, do a tasting at Yelland & Papps, and stop by Kies Family Wines.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tanunda itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Clare to Tanunda in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Tanunda are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries · Tours · Shopping · Museums

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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanic Victor, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Urimbirra Wildlife Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Horseshoe Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): stroll through Aldinga Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maslin Beach, and then savor the flavors at Wine Diva Tours.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Victor Harbor trip website.

You can drive from Tanunda to Victor Harbor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. January in Victor Harbor sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Robe.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Robe

— 2 nights
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. On the 20th (Thu), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Robe Town Brewery, then stop by Mahalia Coffee Roastery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Robe Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Cape Dombey Obelisk. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at The Chinese Monument, do a tasting at Cape Jaffa Wines, then enjoy the sea views from Robe Lighthouse, and finally make a trip to Bowman Scenic Drive.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Robe trip planner.

Traveling by car from Victor Harbor to Robe takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Robe

Parks · Beaches · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trip

Mount Gambier

— 3 nights
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wynns Coonawarra Estate and Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mount Gambier: Coonawarra (Brand's Laira, Rymill Coonawarra, &more) and Petticoat Lane (in Penola). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Schank, enjoy breathtaking views from Centenary Tower, and explore the activities along The Valley Lake.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Gambier vacation planner.

You can drive from Robe to Mount Gambier in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks · Wineries · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

South Australia travel guide

4.5
Wineries & Vineyards · Wildlife Areas · 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.