32 days in South Australia Itinerary

32 days in South Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Australia trip itinerary planner

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Mount Gambier
— 3 nights
Drive
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Naracoorte
— 2 nights
Drive
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Victor Harbor
— 4 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
— 5 nights
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Port Lincoln
— 2 nights
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Tanunda
— 5 nights
Drive
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Clare
— 4 nights
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Adelaide
— 6 nights

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Mount Gambier

— 3 nights
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Mount Gambier is known for nature, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole, contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake, walk around The Railway Lands, and indulge your taste buds at Mount & Vine Tourism.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mount Gambier journey website.

Adelaide to Mount Gambier is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide in November, things will get slightly colder in Mount Gambier: highs are around 24°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Naracoorte.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wineries

Side Trip

Naracoorte

— 2 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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Rymill Coonawarra, gain insight at Mary MacKillop Interpretive Centre, and then indulge your senses at Raidis Estate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Naracoorte Caves National Park, then learn about winemaking at Majella Wines Coonawarra, and then learn about winemaking at Katnook Coonawarra.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Naracoorte travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mount Gambier to Naracoorte in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Naracoorte

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Victor Harbor

— 4 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. Venture out of the city with trips to McLaren Vale (Mollydooker Wines, Wine Diva Tours, &more) and Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Granite Island, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Goolwa Historic Walk.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Victor Harbor tour itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Naracoorte to Victor Harbor by car takes about 4 hours. December in Victor Harbor sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Kangaroo Island

— 5 nights
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, head outdoors with Remarkable Rocks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Raptor Domain, and explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island online itinerary planner.

Getting from Victor Harbor to Kangaroo Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Port Lincoln

— 2 nights
Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): go for a walk through Parnkalla Walking Trail, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then admire all the interesting features of Winter Hill Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fishery Bay, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and then take in the exciting artwork at By The Sea Gallery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Lincoln trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Port Lincoln takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can fly to Tanunda.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Tanunda

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tanunda: Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek) and National Motor Museum (in Birdwood). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Seppeltsfield, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and explore and take pictures at Langmeil Winery.

Start your trip to Tanunda by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Port Lincoln to Tanunda by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In December in Tanunda, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Clare.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Clare

— 4 nights
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Clare is known for wineries, trails, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along Riesling Trail, contemplate the long history of Martindale Hall Historic Museum, indulge your taste buds at Clare Valley Tours, and get a taste of the local shopping with Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Clare trip itinerary website.

Drive from Tanunda to Clare in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Adelaide.

Things to do in Clare

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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 out of Adelaide to go to Hahndorf and see The Cedars, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Dedicate the 26th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: catch a live event at Adelaide Oval, don't miss a visit to Southern Flinders Ranges Experience with Lunch, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Adelaide holiday builder.

You can drive from Clare to Adelaide in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Museums

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.