13 days in South Australia Itinerary

13 days in South Australia Itinerary

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13 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mannum
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Clare
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Hawker
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h
5
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Skydiving and Food Tours. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Waterfall Gully, stop by Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter's Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at The Rundle Mall Pigs.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Adelaide road trip planner.

Melbourne to Adelaide is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Adelaide are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mannum.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill
Waterfall Gully ©
Waterfall Gully
Skydiving

1
night
Mannum

Mannum ©
Mannum is a historic town on the west bank of the Murray River in South Australia, 84km east of Adelaide. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Mid Murray, contemplate the waterfront views at Mary Ann Reserve, and then admire the sheer force of Mannum Waterfalls.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mannum trip site .

Traveling by car from Adelaide to Mannum takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Mannum are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Clare.

Things to do in Mannum

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Mary Ann Reserve ©
Mary Ann Reserve
Mid Murray ©
Mid Murray

2
nights
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 29th (Sun): stop by Mount Horrocks Wines, explore the landscape on two wheels at Richardson Park Playspace, do a tasting at Kilikanoon Winery, do a tasting at Penna Lane Wines, then learn about winemaking at Eldredge Vineyards, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Clare Valley Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Anglican Church of Australia, then don't miss a visit to Saddleworth Historical Walk, then stroll through Rattler Trail, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Aloysius Church.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Clare journey builder website .

Traveling by car from Mannum to Clare takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hawker.

Things to do in Clare

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Rattler Trail, Mount Horrocks Wines, St Mary's Anglican Church of Australia, St Aloysius Church
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Gleeson Wetlands ©
Gleeson Wetlands
Rattler Trail ©
Rattler Trail
St Aloysius Church ©
St Aloysius Church

1
night
Hawker

Hawker ©
Hawker is a town in the Flinders Ranges area of South Australia, 365km north of Adelaide. On the 1st (Tue), explore the world behind art at Wilpena Panorama, then take in the exciting artwork at Jeff Morgan Gallery, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Ranges National Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hawker travel route planner.

You can drive from Clare to Hawker in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Hawker

Parks Nature Museums
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Flinders Ranges National Park ©
Flinders Ranges National Park
Jeff Morgan Gallery ©
Jeff Morgan Gallery

2
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): tee off at Coober Pedy Opal Fields Golf Course, make a trip to Spaceship from Pitch Black, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church, and finally stop by Opalios. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, see the interesting displays at Faye's Underground Home, then make a trip to Dog Fence, and finally explore the fascinating landscape at Breakaways Conservation Park.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Coober Pedy trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hawker to Coober Pedy. October in Coober Pedy sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail and KI Spirits. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Browns Beach, don't miss a visit to Emu Ridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Island Beach, and take in panoramic vistas at Cape du Couedic Lighthouse.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Coober Pedy to Kangaroo Island in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail ©
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail
Browns Beach ©
Browns Beach
Cape du Couedic Lighthouse ©
Cape du Couedic Lighthouse

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