28 days in South Australia Itinerary

28 days in South Australia Itinerary

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28 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Fly:  21​h
Clare
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Tanunda
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
Coonawarra
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
Port Lincoln
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 45​min
McLaren Vale
— 7 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Santiago

2
nights
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Do some cultural sightseeing at Martindale Hall Heritage Museum and Sevenhill Cellars. Step off the beaten path and head to Riesling Trail and Jeanneret Wines. And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage, browse the exhibits of Clare Valley Art Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Aloysius Church, and appreciate the views at Clare Valley.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Clare road trip planning tool .

Santiago, Chile to Clare is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Clare is 13 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Tanunda.

Things to do in Clare

#Wineries, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Tanunda

Tanunda ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like National Motor Museum and Chateau Tanunda. Get a sense of the local culture at Rockford Winery and Chateau Dorrien. Change things up with a short trip to Gorge Wildlife Park in Cudlee Creek (about 42 minutes away). There's more to do: do a tasting at Murray Street Vineyards and stop by Maggie Beer's Farm Shop.

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Getting from Clare to Tanunda by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Tanunda can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Coonawarra.

Things to do in Tanunda

#Wineries, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Maggie Beer's Farm Shop, National Motor Museum, Whistler Wines, Murray Street Vineyards, Gorge Wildlife Park
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Rockford Winery ©
Rockford Winery
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
National Motor Museum ©
National Motor Museum

3
nights
Coonawarra

Coonawarra ©
Coonawarra is a small town north of Penola in South Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Naracoorte Caves National Park and Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park. Wynns Coonawarra Estate and Katnook Estate are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Cave Gardens in Mount Gambier (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Rymill Coonawarra, contemplate the long history of Petticoat Lane, and browse for treasures at Jill's Vintage.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Coonawarra trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Tanunda to Coonawarra takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daytime highs in Coonawarra are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Coonawarra

#Nature, #Parks, #Wineries

Side Trips

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

1
night
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
On the 9th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church, admire nature's extreme beauty at Breakaways Conservation Park, and then take an in-depth tour of Umoona Opal Mine & Museum. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Opalios, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catacomb Church, and then identify plant and animal life at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Coober Pedy tour itinerary planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Coonawarra to Coober Pedy. When traveling from Coonawarra in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Coober Pedy: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

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

4
nights
Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln ©
Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Step out of the city life by going to Glen Forest Tourist Park and Mikkira Station. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and Sleaford Bay. Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Lincoln National Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fishery Bay, cruise along Winter Hill Lookout, and get engrossed in the history at Koppio Smithy Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Lincoln trip builder tool .

Getting from Coober Pedy to Port Lincoln by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to 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
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Get in touch with nature at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Kelly Hill Caves. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation and Remarkable Rocks. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kangaroo Island Spirits, relax in the rural setting at Clifford's Honey Farm, and kick back and relax at Stokes Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island trip planner .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to McLaren Vale.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

7
nights
McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale ©
McLaren Vale is a small rural town in South Australia famous for producing world class red wine. You'll discover tucked-away gems like North Terrace and River Torrens Linear Park Trail. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Carrick Hill and South Australian Maritime Museum. Get out of town with these interesting McLaren Vale side-trips: Adelaide Gaol (in Thebarton), Henley Beach (in Henley Beach) and National Railway Museum Port Adelaide (in Port Adelaide). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aldinga Beach, steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, get lost in a book at State Library of South Australia, and kick back and relax at Glenelg Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our McLaren Vale trip planning website .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to McLaren Vale by combination of car and ferry takes about 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in McLaren Vale are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in McLaren Vale

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Adelaide, Henley Beach, Port Adelaide, Aldinga Beach, Carrick Hill
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Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill
North Terrace ©
North Terrace

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