11 days in South Australia & Australian Capital Territory Itinerary

11 days in South Australia & Australian Capital Territory Itinerary

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11 days in South Australia & Australian Capital Territory Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly + Drive:  16​h
1
Clare
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Manila, Luzon

1
day
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): learn about winemaking at Sevenhill Cellars, stop by Paulett Wines, steep yourself in history at Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage, and finally learn about winemaking at Greg Cooley Wines.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Clare road trip planning website .

Manila, Philippines to Clare is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manila to Clare is 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Clare

Wineries Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, Paulett Wines, Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage
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Martindale Hall Heritage Museum ©
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum
Sevenhill Cellars ©
Sevenhill Cellars
Paulett Wines ©
Paulett Wines

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 23rd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Aldinga Beach, then take a stroll through North Terrace, then explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, and finally get engrossed in the history at State Library of South Australia. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Gorge Wildlife Park, then examine the collection at National Motor Museum, then contemplate the long history of Carrick Hill, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Xavier Cathedral.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Adelaide route builder website .

You can drive from Clare to Adelaide in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

National Motor Museum, Gorge Wildlife Park, Aldinga Beach
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Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
National Motor Museum ©
National Motor Museum

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Step out of the city life by going to Stokes Beach and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Kelly Hill Caves, get great views at Cape du Couedic Lighthouse, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, and experience rural life at Clifford's Honey Farm.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island online itinerary planner .

Getting from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach

1
night
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
On the 28th (Tue), admire nature's extreme beauty at Breakaways Conservation Park, see the interesting displays at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, and then examine the collection at Old Timers Mine.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Coober Pedy takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum

2
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, explore the world behind art at Canberra Contemporary Art Space, then admire the masterpieces at Drill Hall Gallery, then get curious at Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, and finally explore the galleries of Strathnairn Gallery. Keep things going the next day: trek along ANZAC Parade Walk, then get curious at Questacon, and then take in the exciting artwork at Scott Leggo Gallery.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Canberra route planner.

Fly from Coober Pedy to Canberra in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, Canberra is little chillier than Coober Pedy - with highs of 19°C and lows of 2°C. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Trails

Side Trip

Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
Find places to stay May 28 — 31:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
ANZAC Parade Walk
ANZAC Parade Walk

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