42 days in South Australia Itinerary

42 days in South Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Australia tour planner

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Adelaide
— 7 nights
Drive
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Victor Harbor
— 5 nights
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Drive to Cape Jervis Ferry Pier, Ferry to Penneshaw Ferry Pier, Drive to Kangaroo Island
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Kangaroo Island
— 6 nights
Fly
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Port Lincoln
— 4 nights
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Mount Gambier
— 5 nights
Drive
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Robe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Clare
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tanunda
— 6 nights
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Adelaide

— 7 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 (Beerenberg Farm, Hans Heysen Art Studio, &more) and Semaphore Beach (in Semaphore). Dedicate the 16th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: catch a live event at Adelaide Oval, hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Adelaide day trip planning app.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Adelaide is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll lose 9.5 hours traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Adelaide due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in January, expect Adelaide to be warmer, temps between 34°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

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: Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach), Maslin Beach (in Maslin Beach) and McLaren Vale (Fox Creek Wines, Wine Diva Tours, &more). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Granite Island, relax in the rural setting at Goolwa Animal Farm, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Urimbirra Wildlife Park, and take an in-depth tour of Encounter Coast Discovery Centre.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Victor Harbor trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Adelaide to Victor Harbor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Victor Harbor are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Kangaroo Island

— 6 nights
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Spend the 25th (Mon) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch, look for all kinds of wild species at Kelly Hill Caves, and get outside with Remarkable Rocks.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Victor Harbor to Kangaroo Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Port Lincoln

— 4 nights
Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Explore Port Lincoln's surroundings by going to Food Tours (in Coffin Bay), Tumby Bay Silo Art (in Tumby Bay) and Minniribbie Farm (in Wangary). Next up on the itinerary: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, go for a walk through Stamford Hill Loop Hike, enjoy the sand and surf at Sleaford Bay, and take an in-depth tour of Koppio Smithy Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Lincoln trip builder.

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Port Lincoln in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Mount Gambier

— 5 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 (Naracoorte Caves National Park & Wonambi Fossil Centre), Penola (Greenrise Lake & Petticoat Lane) and Coonawarra (Brand's Laira, Penley Estate, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along The Blue Lake, experience rural life at Echo Farm, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Gardens, and appreciate the views at The Valley Lake.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mount Gambier trip maker site.

Fly from Port Lincoln to Mount Gambier in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In February, daily temperatures in Mount Gambier can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Robe.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Robe

— 2 nights
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): stop by Mahalia Coffee Roastery, then sample the tasty concoctions at Robe Town Brewery, then kick back and relax at Robe Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Cape Dombey Obelisk. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Ralph Fowler Wines, then don't miss a visit to Bowman Scenic Drive, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Beachport Surf Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Robe road trip planning tool.

Getting from Mount Gambier to Robe by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Clare.

Things to do in Robe

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trip

Clare

— 4 nights
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Get out of town with these interesting Clare side-trips: Port Pirie National Trust Museum (in Port Pirie), Moonta (The Copper Coast & Splash Town - Copper Coast) and Wallaroo Heritage Trail 37 (in Wallaroo). There's lots more to do: indulge your taste buds at Clare Valley Tours, appreciate the views at Clare Valley, learn about winemaking at Sussex Squire Wines, and go deep underground at Burra Copper Mine.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Clare online trip planner.

You can drive from Robe to Clare in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tanunda.

Things to do in Clare

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Outdoors

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tanunda side-trips: National Motor Museum (in Birdwood) and Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Seppeltsfield, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, don't miss a visit to Whispering Wall, and steep yourself in history at Langmeil Winery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tanunda online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Clare to Tanunda in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Museums

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.