56 days in South Australia Itinerary

56 days in South Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Australia travel route planner
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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Adelaide
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Adelaide
— 6 nights
Fly
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Mount Gambier
— 6 nights
Fly
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Victor Harbor
— 6 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
— 6 nights
Fly
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Clare
— 5 nights
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Coober Pedy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hawker
— 2 nights
Drive
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Flinders Ranges National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Streaky Bay
— 4 nights
Drive
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Port Lincoln
— 5 nights
Fly
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Tanunda
— 6 nights
Drive to Adelaide International Airport, Fly to Exeter

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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.
When in Adelaide, make a side trip to see Heysen The Cedars in Hahndorf, approximately Hahndorf away. Dedicate the 8th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Adelaide Zoo, get engrossed in the history at South Australian Museum, hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, and take a stroll through Rundle Mall.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Adelaide online vacation planner.

Exeter, UK to Adelaide is an approximately 26.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is 9.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Mount Gambier.
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Mount Gambier — 6 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: Majella Wines Coonawarra (in Coonawarra), Rymill Coonawarra (in Glenroy) and Naracoorte Caves National Park (in Naracoorte). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole, do a tasting at Banks Thargo Coonawarra, brush up on your military savvy at Mount Gambier Rsl War Museum, and examine the collection at Millicent National Trust Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Mount Gambier route app.

You can fly from Adelaide to Mount Gambier in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide in September, things will get slightly colder in Mount Gambier: highs are around 18°C and lows about 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Victor Harbor.
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Victor Harbor — 6 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Victor Harbor: Inkwell Wines (in Tatachilla), Strathalbyn (River Angas Walkway & Strathalbyn War Memorial) and McLaren Vale (Wine Diva Tours, Fox Creek Wines, &more). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Granite Island, take in the dramatic natural features at Rosetta Head, stop by The Pork Pie Shop, and view the masterpieces at Willunga Leadlight and Glass Studio.

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Traveling by flight from Mount Gambier to Victor Harbor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mount Gambier in September: high temperatures in Victor Harbor hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.
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Kangaroo Island — 6 nights

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Spend the 26th (Mon) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary, take in the dramatic natural features at Remarkable Rocks, and sample the fine beverages at Kangaroo Island Spirits.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island trip builder site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Victor Harbor to Kangaroo Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly to Clare.
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Clare — 5 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 Melrose to Wilmington Cycle and Walking Track (in Melrose), Burra Railway Station (in Burra) and Port Pirie RSL Museum (in Port Pirie). And it doesn't end there: trek along Riesling Trail, admire the verdant scenery at Clare Valley, make a trip to St Aloysius Church, and do a tasting at Sevenhill Cellars.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Clare holiday planner.

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Clare in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Coober Pedy.
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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: see the interesting displays at Old Timers Mine, go deep underground at Tom's Opal Mine, look for gifts at Opalios, and pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church.

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Traveling by flight from Clare to Coober Pedy takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. 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 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hawker.
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Hawker — 2 nights

Hawker is a town in the Flinders Ranges area of South Australia, 365km north of Adelaide. On the 10th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Ranges National Park. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Wangara Lookout, take in the exciting artwork at Jeff Morgan Gallery, then admire the masterpieces at Wilpena Panorama, and finally appreciate the history behind Hawker War Memorial.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hawker itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Coober Pedy to Hawker in 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Flinders Ranges National Park.
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Flinders Ranges National Park — 3 nights

Flinders Ranges National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go deep underground at Heritage Blinman Mine, trek along Brachina Gorge Geological Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Bunyeroo Gorge, and don't miss a visit to Wilpena Pound.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Flinders Ranges National Park visit planner.

You can drive from Hawker to Flinders Ranges National Park in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Flinders Ranges National Park can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Streaky Bay.
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Streaky Bay — 4 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Streaky Bay: Ceduna (Head of Bight & Ceduna Jetty) and Baird Bay Ocean Eco Experience (in Bairds Bay). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Islands Caravan Park, identify plant and animal life at Point Labatt, explore the striking landscape at Whistling Rocks and the Blowholes, and take a memorable drive along Cape Bauer Loop Drive.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Streaky Bay road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Flinders Ranges National Park to Streaky Bay takes 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Port Lincoln.
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Port Lincoln — 5 nights

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Port Lincoln: Food Tours (in Coffin Bay), Corny Point Lighthouse (in Corny Point) and Minniribbie Farm (in Wangary). Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Coffin Bay National Park. There's much more to do: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, take a memorable drive along Winter Hill Lookout, see the interesting displays at Axel Stenross Maritime Museum, and kick back and relax at Fishery Bay.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Port Lincoln tour planner.

You can drive from Streaky Bay to Port Lincoln in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to fly to Tanunda.
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Tanunda — 6 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.
Go for a jaunt from Tanunda to Cudlee Creek to see Gorge Wildlife Park about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Kies Family Wines, contemplate the long history of Langmeil Winery, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and hike along Altona CSR Landcare Reserve.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tanunda travel planner.

You can fly from Port Lincoln to Tanunda in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel 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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