54 days in South Australia Itinerary

54 days in South Australia Itinerary

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Mount Gambier
— 4 nights
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Naracoorte
— 2 nights
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Victor Harbor
— 7 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
— 7 nights
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Coober Pedy
— 4 nights
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Port Lincoln
— 6 nights
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Adelaide
— 9 nights
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Clare
— 7 nights
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Tanunda
— 7 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mount Gambier: Robe (Governor Robe Wines - The Attic House, Robe Town Brewery, &more) and Glencoe Woolshed (in Glencoe). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along The Blue Lake, stroll around The Railway Lands, take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole, and learn about all things military at Mount Gambier Rsl War Museum.

For more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Mount Gambier road trip planner.

Sydney to Mount Gambier is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Mount Gambier. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Mount Gambier at 15°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Naracoorte.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): learn about winemaking at The Blok Coonawarra, learn about winemaking at Bowen Estate Coonawarra, learn about winemaking at Majella Wines Coonawarra, learn about winemaking at Katnook Coonawarra, then explore the striking landscape of Naracoorte Caves National Park, and finally stop by Yulgilbar Wood Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Penley Estate, do a tasting at Bellwether, then deepen your understanding at Mary MacKillop Interpretive Centre, then do a tasting at Patrick of Coonawarra, and finally don't miss a visit to Father Woods Park.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Naracoorte travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mount Gambier to Naracoorte takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Naracoorte

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Victor Harbor

— 7 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 (Fox Creek Wines, Primo Estate, &more) and Willunga (Willunga Leadlight and Glass Studio & Fleurieu Hills Vineyard). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Granite Island, admire the landmark architecture of Old Port Victor Historic Walk, get great views at Kaiki Walk - Granite Island, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Goolwa Historic Walk.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Victor Harbor online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Naracoorte to Victor Harbor takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Victor Harbor sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Wineries · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kangaroo Island

— 7 nights
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Spend the 21st (Wed) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, experience rural life at Clifford's Honey Farm, explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch, and get up close to creatures of the deep with Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island trip itinerary builder website.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Victor Harbor to Kangaroo Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can fly to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, stop by Opalios, pause for some serene contemplation at Catacomb Church, and examine the collection at Old Timers Mine.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Coober Pedy trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Coober Pedy in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In July in Coober Pedy, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Port Lincoln

— 6 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 Minniribbie Farm (in Wangary), Food Tours (in Coffin Bay) and Tumby Bay Silo Art (in Tumby Bay). There's lots more to do: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mikkira Station, walk around Glen-Forest Tourist Park & Vineyard, and examine the collection at Axel Stenross Maritime Museum.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Lincoln online vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Coober Pedy to Port Lincoln takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to fly to Adelaide.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: Hahndorf (The Cedars, Beerenberg Farm, &more) and Monarto Safari Park (in Monarto). Dedicate the 6th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, meet the residents at Adelaide Zoo, browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, and take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Adelaide route planning app.

Traveling by flight from Port Lincoln to Adelaide takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in August, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Clare.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Clare

— 7 nights
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Venture out of the city with trips to The Farm Shed Museum (in Kadina), Moonta (Moonta Heritage Trail 38 & Moonta Mines Museum) and Burra (Burra Town Hall, St Mary's Anglican Church of Australia, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre, learn about winemaking at Penna Lane Wines, awaken your taste buds at Clare Valley Tours, and contemplate the long history of Bungaree Station.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Clare trip planner.

Traveling by car from Adelaide to Clare takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tanunda.

Things to do in Clare

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Tanunda

— 7 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tanunda: National Motor Museum (in Birdwood), Kapunda Historical Society Museum (in Kapunda) and Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Langmeil Winery, do a tasting at Chateau Tanunda, don't miss a visit to Whispering Wall, and indulge your senses at Jacob's Creek.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tanunda online route planner.

Traveling by car from Clare to Tanunda takes 1.5 hours. August in Tanunda sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries · Museums · Tours · Parks

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.