47 days in South Australia Itinerary

47 days in South Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Australia travel route builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Mount Gambier
— 4 nights
Drive
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Naracoorte
— 3 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 to Adelaide, Foot to Adelaide
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Adelaide
— 6 nights
Drive
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Tanunda
— 6 nights
Drive
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Clare
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hawker
— 2 nights
Drive to Port Augusta Airport, Fly to Coober Pedy
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Coober Pedy
— 4 nights
Fly
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Port Lincoln
— 5 nights
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Mount Gambier

— 4 nights
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mount Gambier: Glencoe Woolshed (in Glencoe), Robe (Mahalia Coffee Roastery & Robe Town Brewery) and Bowman Scenic Drive (in Beachport). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along The Blue Lake, enjoy breathtaking views from Centenary Tower, walk around The Railway Lands, and awaken your taste buds at Mount & Vine Tourism.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mount Gambier vacation builder app.

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 moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in May: high temperatures in Mount Gambier hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Naracoorte.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks · Tours · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Naracoorte

— 3 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: Penola (Banks Thargo Coonawarra, Petticoat Lane, &more). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Naracoorte Caves National Park, learn about winemaking at Menzies Wine Room & Retreat, stop by Yulgilbar Wood Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Sheep's Back Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Naracoorte attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Mount Gambier to Naracoorte takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Naracoorte

Wineries · Parks · Trails · Nature

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. Change things up with these side-trips from Victor Harbor: Jetty Pylons (in Port Willunga) and McLaren Vale (Kay Brothers Cellar Door & Winery, d'Arenberg, &more). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Granite Island, take an in-depth tour of Encounter Coast Discovery Centre, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get advice or help at Goolwa Visitor Information Centre.

Plan my day in Victor Harbor using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Naracoorte to Victor Harbor in 4 hours. May in Victor Harbor sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · 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 30th (Sun) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, get up close to creatures of the deep with Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari, take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch, and head outdoors with Remarkable Rocks.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Victor Harbor to Kangaroo Island in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: Hahndorf (The Cedars & Hans Heysen Art Studio). Dedicate the 6th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, take a stroll through Rundle Mall, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Adelaide Zoo, and contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in June, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tanunda.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Museums

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.
Tanunda is known for wineries, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Murray Street Vineyards, tour the pleasant surroundings at Altona CSR Landcare Reserve, get engrossed in the history at Kapunda Historical Society Museum, and indulge your senses at Jacob's Creek.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tanunda trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Adelaide to Tanunda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Tanunda can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Clare.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Clare

— 5 nights
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Change things up with these side-trips from Clare: Burra (Burra Copper Mine, Burra Railway Station, &more), Bowman Park (in Crystal Brook) and Port Pirie (Port Pirie RSL Museum & John Pirie Bridge (Bridge to Nowhere)). There's lots more to do: indulge your senses at Clare Valley Tours, learn about winemaking at Sevenhill Cellars, make a trip to St Aloysius Church, and contemplate the long history of Bungaree Station.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Clare trip planner.

Drive from Tanunda to Clare in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hawker.

Things to do in Clare

Wineries · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawker

— 2 nights
Hawker is a town in the Flinders Ranges area of South Australia, 365km north of Adelaide. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Ranges National Park. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Wilpena Pound, then view the masterpieces at Jeff Morgan Gallery, and then admire the masterpieces at Wilpena Panorama.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hawker trip builder tool.

You can drive from Clare to Hawker in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Hawker

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Coober Pedy

— 4 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Faye's Underground Home, pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church, go deep underground at Tom's Working Opal Mine, and identify plant and animal life at Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Coober Pedy road trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hawker to Coober Pedy. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Port Lincoln

— 5 nights
Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Venture out of the city with trips to Minniribbie Farm (in Wangary), Food Tours (in Coffin Bay) and Tumby Bay Silo Art (in Tumby Bay). Next up on the itinerary: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, examine the collection at Port Lincoln Railway Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Fishery Bay, and explore and take pictures at Winter Hill Lookout.

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You can fly from Coober Pedy to Port Lincoln in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors · Wildlife · 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.