12 days in South Australia Itinerary

12 days in South Australia Itinerary

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12 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Port Lincoln
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
3
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Victor Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
On the 10th (Thu), examine the collection at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Coober Pedy trip itinerary tool .

Sydney to Coober Pedy is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Sydney in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Coober Pedy: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough 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
Tom's Working Opal Mine ©
Tom's Working Opal Mine

3
nights
Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln ©
Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glen Forest Tourist Park and Food Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Shark Diving and Minniribbie Farm. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Mikkira Station, don't miss a visit to The Old Mill, stroll through Fishery Bay, and explore and take pictures at Winter Hill Lookout.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Lincoln trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Coober Pedy to Port Lincoln takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Food Tours, Minniribbie Farm
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Glen Forest Tourist Park ©
Glen Forest Tourist Park
Food Tours
Shark Diving

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 15th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Little Sahara, look for all kinds of wild species at Kelly Hill Caves, and then identify plant and animal life at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Stokes Beach, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, and then get outside with Remarkable Rocks.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kangaroo Island travel route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Port Lincoln to Kangaroo Island in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Kelly Hill Caves ©
Kelly Hill Caves
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Remarkable Rocks ©
Remarkable Rocks

2
nights
Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor ©
Victor Harbor is a town in South Australia on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, about 80 km south of the centre of Adelaide. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): kick back and relax at Horseshoe Bay, then learn about winemaking at Mt Jagged Wines, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Aldinga Beach. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to The Goolwa Barrage, then enjoy the sand and surf at Carrickalinga Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Blowhole Beach.

Discover how to plan a Victor Harbor trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Victor Harbor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In January in Victor Harbor, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Adelaide.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Horseshoe Bay, Carrickalinga Beach, Blowhole Beach, Aldinga Beach, Mt Jagged Wines
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach
Mt Jagged Wines ©
Mt Jagged Wines

3
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Henley Beach and Maslin Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gorge Wildlife Park and Semaphore Beach. Step out of Adelaide with an excursion to Port Noarlunga Reef in Port Noarlunga--about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: trek along River Torrens Linear Park Trail, identify plant and animal life at Waterfall Gully, admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Adelaide itinerary planning website .

Getting from Victor Harbor to Adelaide by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Adelaide are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Henley Beach, Maslin Beach, Semaphore Beach, Gorge Wildlife Park, Port Noarlunga Reef
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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

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