13 days in South Australia Itinerary

13 days in South Australia Itinerary

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13 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Clare
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Tanunda
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
McLaren Vale
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. On the 23rd (Sun), hike along Riesling Trail. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage, steep yourself in history at Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, learn about winemaking at Paulett Wines, then learn about winemaking at Sussex Squire Wines, and finally do a tasting at Jeanneret Wines.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Clare trip itinerary app .

Sydney to Clare is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tanunda.

Things to do in Clare

Wineries Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Jeanneret Wines, Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage, Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, Paulett Wines
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Kilikanoon Winery ©
Kilikanoon Winery
Paulett Wines ©
Paulett Wines

3
nights
Tanunda

Tanunda ©
One of the cities of the Barossa Valley wine-producing region, Tanunda has an easygoing atmosphere stemming from its close connection with agriculture and viniculture.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yelland & Papps and Whistler Wines. There's more to do: do a tasting at Seppeltsfield and stop by Maggie Beer's Farm Shop.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tanunda itinerary maker app .

Getting from Clare to Tanunda by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Tanunda can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to McLaren Vale.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Marananga, Nuriootpa, Seppeltsfield, Murray Street Vineyards
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Tscharke's Place ©
Tscharke's Place
Yelland & Papps ©
Yelland & Papps
Chateau Tanunda ©
Chateau Tanunda

3
nights
McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale ©
McLaren Vale is a small rural town in South Australia famous for producing world class red wine. Visiting Carrickalinga Beach and Horseshoe Bay will get you outdoors. For shopping fun, head to Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd or Rundle Mall. Explore McLaren Vale's surroundings by going to North Terrace (in Adelaide) and Henley Beach (in Henley Beach). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Aldinga Beach, do a tasting at Fox Creek Wines, and stroll through Maslin Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our McLaren Vale tour builder site .

Traveling by car from Tanunda to McLaren Vale takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. December in McLaren Vale sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in McLaren Vale

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Adelaide, Aldinga Beach, Horseshoe Bay, Henley Beach, Maslin Beach
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd ©
Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd
Rundle Mall
Rundle Mall

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Get outdoors at Flinders Chase National Park and Stokes Beach. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the fascinating underground world of Kelly Hill Caves, enjoy the sea views from Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation, and head outdoors with Remarkable Rocks.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island trip itinerary planner.

Getting from McLaren Vale to Kangaroo Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Remarkable Rocks ©
Remarkable Rocks

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