22 days in South Australia Itinerary

22 days in South Australia Itinerary

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22 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  34​h
Mount Gambier
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Coober Pedy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
Port Lincoln
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Clare
— 3 nights
Fly:  36​h
End: Tampa

3
days
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Naracoorte Caves National Park and Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Petticoat Lane and Sharam Cottage. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mount Gambier: Coonawarra (Katnook Estate, Parker Coonawarra Estate, & more). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Cave Gardens, admire the verdant scenery at The Valley Lake, and browse the collection at Mount Gambier Public Library.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mount Gambier trip maker tool .

Tampa, USA to Mount Gambier is an approximately 34-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Tampa to Mount Gambier. Traveling from Tampa in April, things will get a bit cooler in Mount Gambier: highs are around 66°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

#Nature, #Parks, #Wineries

Side Trips

Coonawarra, Penola, Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park, Naracoorte Caves National Park
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Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National Park
Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park ©
Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park
Cave Gardens ©
Cave Gardens

3
days
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Popular historic sites such as Serbian Orthodox Church and St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Breakaways Conservation Park and Faye's Underground Home. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Catacomb Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, and look for gifts at Opalios.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Coober Pedy trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Mount Gambier to Coober Pedy by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mount Gambier in April; daily highs in Coober Pedy reach 78°F and lows reach 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Museums
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Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum
Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church
Catacomb Church ©
Catacomb Church

3
days
Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln ©
Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Take a break from the city and head to Glen Forest Tourist Park and Lincoln National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Mikkira Station. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Fishery Bay, get great views at Winter Hill Lookout, and make a trip to The Old Mill.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Port Lincoln online vacation planner .

You can fly from Coober Pedy to Port Lincoln in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) 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

4
days
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation and Dudley Cellar Door. Take a break from the city and head to Kelly Hill Caves and Remarkable Rocks. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch, look for all kinds of wild species at Little Sahara, admire all the interesting features of Island Pure Sheep Dairy, and experience rural life at Clifford's Honey Farm.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island tour planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Port Lincoln to Kangaroo Island in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

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

3
days
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.
Escape the urban bustle at River Torrens Linear Park Trail and Gorge Wildlife Park. Visit Carrick Hill and St Peter's Cathedral for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to National Motor Museum (in Birdwood) and Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Waterfall Gully, take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum Port Adelaide, get lost in a book at State Library of South Australia, and take a stroll through North Terrace.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Adelaide trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight 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 car, ferry, and bus. In April, daytime highs in Adelaide are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Clare.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Aldinga Beach, National Motor Museum, River Torrens Linear Park Trail, Gorge Wildlife Park, National Railway Museum Port Adelaide
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River Torrens Linear Park Trail ©
River Torrens Linear Park Trail
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
National Motor Museum ©
National Motor Museum

3
days
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Appreciate the collections at Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage and The Farm Shed Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Martindale Hall Heritage Museum and Bungaree Station. Step out of Clare with an excursion to The Copper Coast in Moonta--about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Riesling Trail, do a tasting at Sevenhill Cellars, view the masterpieces at Clare Valley Art Gallery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Aloysius Church.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Clare trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Adelaide to Clare takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Clare

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wineries

Side Trips

Sevenhill, The Copper Coast, Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage, The Farm Shed Museum
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Sevenhill Cellars ©
Sevenhill Cellars
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum ©
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum
The Farm Shed Museum ©
The Farm Shed Museum

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