33 days in South Australia Itinerary

33 days in South Australia Itinerary

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Tanunda
— 4 nights
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Port Lincoln
— 3 nights
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Streaky Bay
— 3 nights
Drive
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Flinders Ranges National Park
— 2 nights
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Coober Pedy
— 3 nights
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Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
Fly to Adelaide, Foot to Adelaide
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Adelaide
— 5 nights
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Victor Harbor
— 4 nights
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Mount Gambier
— 3 nights
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Tanunda — 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tanunda: Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek), Clare (Knappstein Enterprise Winery & Riesling Trail) and Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage (in Leasingham). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Seppeltsfield, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, steep yourself in history at Langmeil Winery, and make a trip to Hill and Son Grand Organ.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tanunda trip planner.

Melbourne to Tanunda is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Melbourne to Tanunda, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in October: highs in Tanunda hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Port Lincoln.
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Port Lincoln — 3 nights

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Get out of town with these interesting Port Lincoln side-trips: Food Tours (in Coffin Bay) and Minniribbie Farm (in Wangary). There's still lots to do: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, don't miss a visit to The Old Mill, take a memorable drive along Winter Hill Lookout, and look for gifts at Eyre Peninsula Book Bazaar.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Port Lincoln road trip planner.

You can fly from Tanunda to Port Lincoln in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Streaky Bay.
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Streaky Bay — 3 nights

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. Take a break from Streaky Bay with a short trip to Baird Bay Ocean Eco Experience in Bairds Bay, about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Islands Caravan Park, cruise along Cape Bauer Loop Drive, see the interesting displays at Great White Shark Replica, and contemplate the waterfront views at Smooth Pool.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Streaky Bay online tour planner.

Getting from Port Lincoln to Streaky Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Flinders Ranges National Park.
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Flinders Ranges National Park — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Heritage Blinman Mine, take in the dramatic natural features at Wilpena Pound, and then steep yourself in history at Arkaroo Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Bunyeroo Gorge and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Brachina Gorge Geological Trail.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Flinders Ranges National Park trip builder.

Traveling by car from Streaky Bay to Flinders Ranges National Park takes 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Coober Pedy.
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Coober Pedy — 3 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: examine the collection at Old Timers Mine, look for all kinds of wild species at Josephine's Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Serbian Orthodox Church, and take in the dramatic natural features at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Coober Pedy road trip planning site.

Getting from Flinders Ranges National Park to Coober Pedy by car takes about 8 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Coober Pedy can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly to Kangaroo Island.
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Kangaroo Island — 5 nights

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Kangaroo Island Brewery, explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch, and identify plant and animal life at Little Sahara.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island online trip maker.

You can fly from Coober Pedy to Kangaroo Island in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Adelaide.
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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.
Step out of Adelaide with an excursion to Heysen The Cedars in Hahndorf--about 30 minutes away. Dedicate the 24th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Adelaide Zoo, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, and hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Adelaide trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In October in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Victor Harbor.
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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. Change things up with these side-trips from Victor Harbor: McLaren Vale (Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards Cellar Door and Winery, McLaren Vale III Associates, &more) and Willunga (Willunga Gallery & Willunga Leadlight and Glass Studio). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Granite Island, take in the exciting artwork at Art@Goolwa Inc., get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and admire the striking features of Basham's Beach Regional Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Victor Harbor vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Adelaide to Victor Harbor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Victor Harbor, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to fly to Mount Gambier.
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Mount Gambier — 3 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: Naracoorte Caves National Park (in Naracoorte), Coonawarra (Majella Wines Coonawarra & Balnaves of Coonawarra) and Penola (Koonara Wines, Banks Thargo Coonawarra, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole, learn about winemaking at Rymill Coonawarra, brush up on your military savvy at Mount Gambier Rsl War Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Mount Gambier trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Victor Harbor to Mount Gambier in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Victor Harbor in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Mount Gambier, with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight back 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.
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