16 days in South Australia Itinerary

16 days in South Australia Itinerary

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16 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Clare
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Robe
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Coonawarra
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
5
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
6
Port Lincoln
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
7
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  27​h
End: London

2
nights
Adelaide

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 1st (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Gorge Wildlife Park, then learn about winemaking at Primo Estate, and then stroll through Aldinga Beach. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter's Cathedral, kick back and relax at Henley Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Glenelg Beach.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Adelaide road trip planning site .

London, UK to Adelaide is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) is 9 hours. In August, Adelaide is a bit cooler than London - with highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Clare.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Aldinga Beach, Gorge Wildlife Park, Henley Beach, Primo Estate, Glenelg Beach
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Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
Primo Estate ©
Primo Estate

2
nights
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Bungaree Station, trek along Riesling Trail, then do a tasting at Sevenhill Cellars, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Aloysius Church. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Jeanneret Wines, do a tasting at Kilikanoon Winery, view the masterpieces at Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage, contemplate the long history of Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, then learn about winemaking at Sussex Squire Wines, and finally learn about winemaking at Greg Cooley Wines.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Clare trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Adelaide to Clare in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Robe.

Things to do in Clare

#Wineries, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Sevenhill, Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage
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Sevenhill Cellars ©
Sevenhill Cellars
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum ©
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum
Kilikanoon Winery ©
Kilikanoon Winery

few
hours
Robe

Robe ©
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. On the 5th (Thu), learn about winemaking at Ralph Fowler Wines, learn about winemaking at Cape Jaffa Wines, and then kick back and relax at Robe Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Robe itinerary website .

You can drive from Clare to Robe in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Coonawarra.

Things to do in Robe

#Wineries, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Cape Jaffa Wines ©
Cape Jaffa Wines

2
nights
Coonawarra

Coonawarra ©
Coonawarra is a small town north of Penola in South Australia. On the 6th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Naracoorte Caves National Park, do a tasting at Wynns Coonawarra Estate, then learn about winemaking at Katnook Estate, and finally learn about winemaking at Raidis Estate. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Penley Estate, then learn about winemaking at Bellwether, then learn about winemaking at Rymill Coonawarra, and finally steep yourself in history at Petticoat Lane.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Coonawarra online road trip planner .

Drive from Robe to Coonawarra in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Coonawarra can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Coonawarra

#Wineries, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Penola, Naracoorte Caves National Park
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Wynns Coonawarra Estate ©
Wynns Coonawarra Estate
Rymill Coonawarra ©
Rymill Coonawarra
Katnook Estate ©
Katnook Estate

1
night
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire nature's extreme beauty at Breakaways Conservation Park, then explore and take pictures at Tom's Working Opal Mine, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Serbian Orthodox Church, and finally look for gifts at Opalios. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catacomb Church, then admire the striking features of Faye's Underground Home, and finally identify plant and animal life at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Coober Pedy tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Coonawarra to Coober Pedy. Traveling from Coonawarra in September, expect Coober Pedy to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum
Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church

2
nights
Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln ©
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 10th (Tue): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then identify plant and animal life at Glen Forest Tourist Park, and then take some stellar pictures from Winter Hill Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Fishery Bay, look for all kinds of wild species at Mikkira Station, and then make a trip to The Old Mill.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Port Lincoln planning tool .

Fly from Coober Pedy to Port Lincoln in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Food Tours
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Glen Forest Tourist Park ©
Glen Forest Tourist Park
Food Tours
Fishery Bay ©
Fishery Bay

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): stroll through Stokes Beach, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kangaroo Island Spirits, then make a trip to Emu Ridge, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, identify plant and animal life at Little Sahara, and then Head underground at Kelly Hill Caves.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island travel planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Port Lincoln to Kangaroo Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Kelly Hill Caves ©
Kelly Hill Caves
Little Sahara ©
Little Sahara

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