14 days in South Australia Itinerary

14 days in South Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Australia journey planner
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Port Lincoln
— 2 nights
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Streaky Bay
— 1 night
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Ceduna
— 1 night
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Kimba
— 1 night
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Whyalla
— 1 night
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Port Augusta
— 1 night
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Minlaton
— 1 night
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8
Goolwa
— 1 night
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Langhorne Creek
— 1 night
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10
Strathalbyn
— 1 day
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11
Robe
— 1 night
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12
Mount Gambier
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13
Coonawarra
— 1 night
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14
Padthaway
— 1 night
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15
Adelaide
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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 11th (Fri): kick back and relax at Fishery Bay, then do a tasting at Dellacolline Winery, and then don't miss a visit to The Old Mill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): stop by Eyre Peninsula Book Bazaar, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sleaford Bay, and then take in the pleasant sights at Parnkalla Walking Trail.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Port Lincoln trip planner.

Brisbane to Port Lincoln is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Streaky Bay.
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Streaky Bay — 1 night

Streaky Bay is a coastal town on the western side of the Eyre Peninsula, in South Australia just off the Flinders Highway 303 km north west of Port Lincoln and 727 km by road from Adelaide. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take a tour by water with EP Cruises and then stroll around Islands Caravan Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Streaky Bay itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Port Lincoln to Streaky Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Ceduna.
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Ceduna — 1 night

Ceduna is a town in South Australia located on the shores of Murat Bay on the west coast of Eyre Peninsula. To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ceduna trip website.

You can drive from Streaky Bay to Ceduna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Ceduna, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. You'll set off for Kimba on the 15th (Tue).
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Kimba — 1 night

Kimba is a rural service town on the Eyre Highway at the top of Eyre Peninsula in the Australian state of South Australia. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): don't miss a visit to The Big Galah, then make a trip to Viterra’s Kimba Silos, and then take an in-depth tour of Kimba Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Whites Knob Lookout, then appreciate the history behind Edward John Eyre Sculptures, and then don't miss a visit to Halfway Across Australia.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kimba online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ceduna to Kimba takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Whyalla.
Museums

Whyalla — 1 night

Whyalla is the third most populous city in the Australian state of South Australia after Adelaide and Mount Gambier. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Mount Laura Homestead Museum, then stroll around Whyalla Conservation Park, then learn about all things military at Whyalla Maritime Museum, and finally take a memorable drive along Hummock Hill Lookout.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Whyalla online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Kimba to Whyalla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Port Augusta.
Museums · Scenic Drive · Parks · Outdoors

Port Augusta — 1 night

A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Port Augusta Cultural Centre - Yarta Purtli, get great views at Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout, then take in nature's colorful creations at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, and finally get great views at Water Tower Lookout.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Port Augusta online trip planner.

Getting from Whyalla to Port Augusta by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In December, daytime highs in Port Augusta are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Minlaton.
Parks · Shopping · Museums

Minlaton — 1 night

Minlaton is a town in central Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): look for gifts at Minlaton Chocolaterie, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Minlaton Walking Trail, then sample the tasty concoctions at Watsacowie Brewing Company, and finally pause for some photo ops at Captain Harry Butler Memorial.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Minlaton tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Port Augusta to Minlaton takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Minlaton can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Goolwa.
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Goolwa — 1 night

Goolwa is a historic river port on the Murray River near the Murray Mouth in South Australia, and joined by a bridge to Hindmarsh Island. On the 20th (Sun), kick back and relax at Boomer Beach, then learn about winemaking at One Paddock Currency Creek Winery, and then kick back and relax at Goolwa Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Goolwa trip website.

Traveling by car from Minlaton to Goolwa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Goolwa are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Langhorne Creek.
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Langhorne Creek — 1 night

Langhorne Creek is a town in South Australia. To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Langhorne Creek travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Goolwa to Langhorne Creek takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 21st (Mon), you'll travel to Strathalbyn.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wineries

Strathalbyn — 1 day

Strathalbyn is a town in South Australia, in the Alexandrina Council. On the 21st (Mon), do a tasting at Longview Vineyard, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andrew's Uniting Church, then don't miss a visit to Strathalbyn War Memorial, and finally stroll through River Angas Walkway.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Strathalbyn itinerary website.

Strathalbyn is very close to Langhorne Creek. In December, daily temperatures in Strathalbyn can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Robe.
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Robe — 1 night

Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. On the 22nd (Tue), do a tasting at Ralph Fowler Wines, then learn about winemaking at Wangolina, then look for gifts at Governor Robe Wines - The Attic House, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Robe Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Robe travel planner.

Traveling by car from Strathalbyn to Robe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Mount Gambier.
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Mount Gambier

The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mount Gambier driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Robe to Mount Gambier in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will leave for Coonawarra on the 22nd (Tue).
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Coonawarra — 1 night

Coonawarra is a small town north of Penola in South Australia. For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Coonawarra day trip planner.

Drive from Mount Gambier to Coonawarra in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Coonawarra sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. You'll set off for Padthaway on the 23rd (Wed).
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Padthaway — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): learn about winemaking at Henry's Drive Vignerons.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Padthaway road trip app.

Traveling by car from Coonawarra to Padthaway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Adelaide.
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Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): kick back and relax at Semaphore Beach.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Adelaide online trip planner.

Getting from Padthaway to Adelaide by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In December, daytime highs in Adelaide are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Thu) before leaving for home.
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South Australia travel guide

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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.