15 days in South Australia Itinerary

15 days in South Australia Itinerary

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15 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Mount Gambier
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Port Lincoln
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Victor Harbor
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Tanunda
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole. On your second day here, explore the activities along The Blue Lake, then get lost in a book at Mount Gambier Public Library, then take an in-depth tour of Echo Farm, and finally see the interesting displays at Glencoe Woolshed.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Gambier trip itinerary maker site .

Sydney to Mount Gambier is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, Mount Gambier is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Glencoe Woolshed
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The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole
Echo Farm ©
Echo Farm

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 12th (Mon), stroll through Fishery Bay and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then explore the striking landscape of Coffin Bay National Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Port Lincoln trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Mount Gambier to Port Lincoln in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Food Tours, Coffin Bay National Park
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Shark Diving
Coffin Bay National Park ©
Coffin Bay National Park
Food Tours

2
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
On the 14th (Wed), explore the fascinating landscape at Breakaways Conservation Park, see the interesting displays at Old Timers Mine & Museum, then see the interesting displays at Faye's Underground Home, and finally see the interesting displays at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church, then go deep underground at Tom's Working Opal Mine, then stop by Seven Stones Designer Jewellers, and finally identify plant and animal life at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Coober Pedy attractions site .

Traveling by flight from Port Lincoln to Coober Pedy takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kangaroo Island is known for wildlife, nature, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Chase National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, sample the fine beverages at KI Spirits, and enjoy breathtaking views from Cape du Couedic Lighthouse.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island trip planning tool .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Victor Harbor.

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
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

1
night
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. On the 19th (Mon), admire the striking features of Basham's Beach Regional Park, step off the mainland to explore Granite Island, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Newland Memorial Uniting Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Victor Harbor Heritage Trail.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Victor Harbor trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Victor Harbor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Victor Harbor can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tanunda.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Basham's Beach Regional Park
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Granite Island ©
Granite Island
Newland Memorial Uniting Church ©
Newland Memorial Uniting Church

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Rusden Wines, learn about winemaking at Seppeltsfield, learn about winemaking at Kalleske Wines, then do a tasting at Ballycroft Vineyard and Cellars, and finally do a tasting at Tscharke's Place. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Murray Street Vineyards, then steep yourself in history at Langmeil Winery, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tanunda trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Victor Harbor to Tanunda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August in Tanunda, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Adelaide.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Greenock, Tscharke's Place, Seppeltsfield
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Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield

3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Go for a jaunt from Adelaide to Hahndorf to see The Cedars about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, pause for some photo ops at The Rundle Mall Pigs, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Adelaide Zoo.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Adelaide online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Tanunda to Adelaide in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Ashton Hills Vineyard, The Cedars
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden

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