22 days in South Australia Itinerary

22 days in South Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Australia travel planner
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Fly
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Goolwa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Victor Harbor
— 1 night
Drive
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McLaren Vale
— 3 nights
Fly
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Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
Fly to Adelaide, Foot to Adelaide
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Adelaide
— 5 nights
Drive
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Williamstown
— 1 night
Drive
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Greenock
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tanunda
— 2 nights
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Goolwa — 2 nights

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. Venture out of the city with trips to Vineyard Road Cellar Door (in Belvidere) and Strathalbyn (St. Andrew's Uniting Church, River Angas Walkway, &more). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get to know the fascinating history of Goolwa Historic Walk, stroll through Richard Ballard Park, and kick back and relax at Goolwa Beach.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Goolwa trip maker tool.

Brisbane to Goolwa is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also 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. Expect slightly colder evenings in Goolwa when traveling from Brisbane in December, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Victor Harbor.
Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Side Trips

Victor Harbor — 1 night

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. On the 25th (Sat), get to know the resident critters at Urimbirra Wildlife Park and then step off the mainland to explore Granite Island.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Victor Harbor tour builder tool.

Victor Harbor is just a stone's throw from Goolwa. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to McLaren Vale.
Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

McLaren Vale — 3 nights

McLaren Vale is a small rural town in South Australia famous for producing world class red wine. McLaren Vale is known for wineries, spas, and breweries & distilleries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: awaken your taste buds at Wine Diva Tours, enjoy some diversion at Jubilee Adventure Playground, learn about winemaking at d'Arenberg, and stop by McLaren Unvaled.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our McLaren Vale trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Victor Harbor to McLaren Vale takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in McLaren Vale sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Kangaroo Island.
Wineries · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trip

Kangaroo Island — 5 nights

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Spend the 31st (Fri) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours, kick back and relax at Island Beach, get outside with Remarkable Rocks, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kangaroo Island Spirits.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island trip planning website.

You can fly from McLaren Vale to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Adelaide.
Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Adelaide — 5 nights

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Go for a jaunt from Adelaide to Keswick to see The Dive Shack about 40 minutes away. Dedicate the 3rd (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, take a stroll through Rundle Mall, take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, and get engrossed in the history at Migration Museum.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Adelaide day trip planner.

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In January, daytime highs in Adelaide are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Williamstown.
Tours · Parks · Wineries · Museums
Side Trips

Williamstown — 1 night

Williamstown is a small South Australian village on the southern fringe of the Barossa Valley wine-growing region. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Kies Family Wines and then make a trip to Whispering Wall.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Williamstown trip planner.

You can drive from Adelaide to Williamstown in an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Williamstown can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Greenock.
Wineries
Side Trip
Highlights from your trip

Greenock — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): do a tasting at Tscharke Wines, then do a tasting at Seppeltsfield, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Greenock Brewers Barossa Valley. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Kalleske Wines, then learn about winemaking at Murray Street Vineyards, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Greenock online sightseeing planner.

Greenock is just a stone's throw from Williamstown. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tanunda.
Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours
Side Trips

Tanunda — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Langmeil Winery and then gain some tasty knowledge on A Barossa Fine Wine Tour. Keep things going the next day: let little ones run wild at Nuriootpa Linear Park and then learn about winemaking at Yelland & Papps.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tanunda online trip planner.

Tanunda is just a short distance from Greenock. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Parks
Side Trip

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.

Barossa Valley travel guide

4.3
Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · Gift & Specialty Shops
A broad, verdant valley formed by the North Para River, Barossa Valley enjoys prominence as a result of the area’s focus on viniculture. Vineyards have been a common sight in Barossa Valley, one of Australia’s most notable wine-producing regions, since 1852, when the Bethany vineyard was first planted. The area maintains a strong association with the German community.