33 days in South Australia Itinerary

33 days in South Australia Itinerary

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33 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
+2
train + bus + Fly:  26​h
1
Adelaide
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 7 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Port Lincoln
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Robe
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Naracoorte
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Mount Gambier
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Coober Pedy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Flinders Ranges National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Clare
— 3 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Edinburgh

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gorge Wildlife Park and Aldinga Beach. Get in touch with nature at Henley Beach and River Torrens Linear Park Trail. Take a break from Adelaide with a short trip to Monarto Zoo in Monarto, about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Waterfall Gully, get engrossed in the history at South Australian Museum, stroll through Glenelg Beach, and explore and take pictures at Adelaide Oval.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Adelaide trip site .

Edinburgh, UK to Adelaide is an approximately 26-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Edinburgh to Adelaide, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. September in Adelaide sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Henley Beach, Cleland Wildlife Park, Aldinga Beach, Gorge Wildlife Park, Glenelg Beach
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
River Torrens Linear Park Trail ©
River Torrens Linear Park Trail

7
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
We've included these beaches for you: Stokes Beach and Island Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kelly Hill Caves and Remarkable Rocks. Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Admirals Arch, look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, and experience rural life at Will's Rare Breeds Farm.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Kelly Hill Caves ©
Kelly Hill Caves
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Remarkable Rocks ©
Remarkable Rocks

5
nights
Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln ©
Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Get outdoors at Glen Forest Tourist Park and Food Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mikkira Station and Winter Hill Lookout. Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Lincoln National Park. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Fishery Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sleaford Bay, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and don't miss a visit to The Old Mill.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Port Lincoln itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Port Lincoln in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Robe.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Food Tours
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Glen Forest Tourist Park ©
Glen Forest Tourist Park
Food Tours
Shark Diving

2
nights
Robe

Robe ©
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Robe Beach.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Robe online attractions planner .

You can drive from Port Lincoln to Robe in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Naracoorte.

Things to do in Robe

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Beachport
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Beachport Surf Beach ©
Beachport Surf Beach
Bowman Scenic Drive ©
Bowman Scenic Drive

1
night
Naracoorte

Naracoorte ©
Naracoorte is a town in the Limestone Coast region of South Australia, approximately 336 kilometres south-east of Adelaide and 100 kilometres north of Mount Gambier on the Riddoch Highway .HistoryNaracoorte was formed from the merger of two towns, Kincraig, founded in 1845 by Scottish explorer William Macintosh, and Narracoorte, established as a government settlement in 1847. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Naracoorte Caves National Park and then stroll through Black Cockatoo Bush Camp Hiking Trails.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Naracoorte driving holiday planner .

Drive from Robe to Naracoorte in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Naracoorte

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National Park

2
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Gardens, get lost in a book at Mount Gambier Public Library, and then contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park, then admire the verdant scenery at The Valley Lake, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Schank.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mount Gambier vacation builder site .

You can drive from Naracoorte to Mount Gambier in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Mount Gambier are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park
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Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park ©
Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park
Cave Gardens ©
Cave Gardens
The Valley Lake ©
The Valley Lake

3
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
On the 23rd (Tue), 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 stop by Opalios. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, then admire the landmark architecture of Faye's Underground Home, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catacomb Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Umoona Opal Mine & Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Coober Pedy trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Mount Gambier to Coober Pedy takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, Coober Pedy is somewhat warmer than Mount Gambier - with highs of 36°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Flinders Ranges National Park.

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
Tom's Working Opal Mine ©
Tom's Working Opal Mine

2
nights
Flinders Ranges National Park

Flinders Ranges National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Bunyeroo Gorge.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Flinders Ranges National Park road trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Coober Pedy to Flinders Ranges National Park. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Clare.

Things to do in Flinders Ranges National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Wilpena Pound ©
Wilpena Pound
Bunyeroo Gorge ©
Bunyeroo Gorge

3
nights
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Step out of the city life by going to Riesling Trail and Clare Valley. Explore hidden gems such as Gleeson Wetlands and The Copper Coast. When in Clare, make a side trip to see Rattler Trail in Riverton, approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Richardson Park Playspace, learn about winemaking at Greg Cooley Wines, pause for some serene contemplation at St Aloysius Church, and enjoy some diversion at Mintaro Maze.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Clare trip planning website .

You can drive from Flinders Ranges National Park to Clare in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Clare

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Mintaro, Clare Valley, The Copper Coast, St Aloysius Church, Rattler Trail
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Riesling Trail ©
Riesling Trail
Gleeson Wetlands ©
Gleeson Wetlands
Clare Valley ©
Clare Valley

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