13 days in South Australia Itinerary

13 days in South Australia Itinerary

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13 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  26​h
1
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Port Lincoln
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stokes Beach and Kelly Hill Caves. Get in touch with nature at Clifford's Honey Farm and Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kangaroo Island Spirits, do a tasting at The Islander Estate Vineyards, look for all kinds of wild species at Little Sahara, and admire all the interesting features of Will's Rare Breeds Farm.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island trip itinerary builder .

Washington DC, USA to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 26-hour combination of subway, bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Washington DC to Kangaroo Island due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Remarkable Rocks ©
Remarkable Rocks
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach

2
nights
Port Lincoln

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
On the 10th (Tue), take a memorable drive along Winter Hill Lookout, then look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Forest Tourist Park, then relax in the rural setting at Minniribbie Farm, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): stroll through Fishery Bay, then identify plant and animal life at Mikkira Station, and then don't miss a visit to The Old Mill.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Lincoln trip itinerary builder app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Port Lincoln in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Minniribbie Farm, Food Tours
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Food Tours
Winter Hill Lookout ©
Winter Hill Lookout
Mikkira Station ©
Mikkira Station

2
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Breakaways Conservation Park, explore and take pictures at Tom's Working Opal Mine, then examine the collection at Old Timers Mine, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, admire the landmark architecture of Faye's Underground Home, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catacomb Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Coober Pedy trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Port Lincoln to Coober Pedy takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Wildlife Parks Museums
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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

4
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.
Visit Horseshoe Bay and Aldinga Beach for some beach relaxation. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Henley Beach and Carrickalinga Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Wirra Wirra Vineyards (in McLaren Vale) and Maslin Beach (in Maslin Beach). The adventure continues: stroll through Glenelg Beach, ponder the world of politics at Torrens Building, wander the streets of North Terrace, and appreciate the history behind The Rundle Mall Pigs.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Adelaide attractions planner.

You can fly from Coober Pedy to Adelaide in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Coober Pedy in December, expect Adelaide to be a bit cooler, temps between 79°F and 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Glenelg Beach, Maslin Beach, Horseshoe Bay, Henley Beach, Carrickalinga Beach
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Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach

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