14 days in South Australia Itinerary

14 days in South Australia Itinerary

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14 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Port Lincoln
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
3
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h
4
Coonawarra
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Robe
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
Tanunda
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Escape the urban bustle at Stokes Beach and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Step off the beaten path and head to Kangaroo Island Spirits and Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park. Spend the 5th (Fri) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park and Head underground at Kelly Hill Caves.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island day trip app .

San Francisco, USA to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of subway, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) is 17 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln ©
Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
On the 6th (Sat), explore and take pictures at Winter Hill Lookout, then identify plant and animal life at Glen Forest Tourist Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fishery Bay.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Port Lincoln planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Port Lincoln takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Winter Hill Lookout ©
Winter Hill Lookout

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 7th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, explore and take pictures at Tom's Working Opal Mine, and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Breakaways Conservation Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catacomb Church, then admire the landmark architecture of Faye's Underground Home, and finally get engrossed in the history at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Coober Pedy route maker tool .

Fly from Port Lincoln to Coober Pedy in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Coober Pedy, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Coonawarra.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum

1
night
Coonawarra

Coonawarra ©
Coonawarra is a small town north of Penola in South Australia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): do a tasting at Katnook Estate, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Naracoorte Caves National Park, do a tasting at Rymill Coonawarra, then contemplate the long history of Petticoat Lane, and finally browse for treasures at Jill's Vintage. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Penley Estate, do a tasting at DiGiorgio Family Wines, then do a tasting at Wynns Coonawarra Estate, and finally learn about winemaking at Raidis Estate.

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Explore your travel options from Coober Pedy to Coonawarra with the Route module. When traveling from Coober Pedy in October, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Coonawarra: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Robe.

Things to do in Coonawarra

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Penola, Naracoorte Caves National Park
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Katnook Coonawarra ©
Katnook Coonawarra
Wynns Coonawarra Estate ©
Wynns Coonawarra Estate
Penley Estate ©
Penley Estate

1
night
Robe

Robe ©
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): do a tasting at Ralph Fowler Wines, learn about winemaking at Cape Jaffa Wines, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Robe Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Robe trip website .

You can drive from Coonawarra to Robe in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Tanunda.

Things to do in Robe

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Cape Jaffa Wines ©
Cape Jaffa Wines
Ralph Fowler Wines ©
Ralph Fowler 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.
Get in touch with nature at Riesling Trail and Gorge Wildlife Park. Get some cultural insight at Sevenhill Cellars and Peter Lehmann Wines. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tanunda: Henley Beach (in Henley Beach), Kilikanoon Winery (in Penwortham) and Penfolds Magill Estate Cellar Door (in Magill). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Chateau Tanunda.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tanunda tour builder tool .

You can drive from Robe to Tanunda in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In October in Tanunda, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Clare, Gorge Wildlife Park, Penfolds Magill Estate Cellar Door, Henley Beach
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Sevenhill Cellars ©
Sevenhill Cellars
Kilikanoon Winery ©
Kilikanoon Winery
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park

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