15 days in South Australia Itinerary

15 days in South Australia Itinerary

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15 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Port Lincoln
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  3​h
3
Henley Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Tanunda
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Clare
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Flinders Ranges National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Adelaide

2
nights
Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln ©
Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Lincoln National Park. Step out of the city life by going to Glen Forest Tourist Park and Mikkira Station. There's more to do: cruise along Winter Hill Lookout and stroll through Fishery Bay.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Lincoln online trip itinerary builder .

Adelaide to Port Lincoln is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Food Tours
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Mikkira Station ©
Mikkira Station
Lincoln National Park ©
Lincoln National Park
Winter Hill Lookout ©
Winter Hill Lookout

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Little Sahara and Cape du Couedic Lighthouse. Escape the urban bustle at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Kelly Hill Caves. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Stokes Beach, head outdoors with Remarkable Rocks, explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Port Lincoln to Kangaroo Island by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Henley Beach.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Little Sahara ©
Little Sahara
Kelly Hill Caves ©
Kelly Hill Caves

1
night
Henley Beach

Henley Beach ©
On the 7th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum Port Adelaide, kick back and relax at Henley Beach, and then trek along River Torrens Linear Park Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Henley Beach vacation planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kangaroo Island to Henley Beach. In September, daytime highs in Henley Beach are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Tanunda.

Things to do in Henley Beach

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

National Railway Museum Port Adelaide
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Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach
River Torrens Linear Park Trail ©
River Torrens Linear Park Trail

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Chateau Tanunda, then learn about winemaking at Rockford Winery, and then examine the collection at National Motor Museum. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Murray Street Vineyards, do a tasting at Peter Lehmann Wines, and then learn about winemaking at Langmeil Winery.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Tanunda visit planner .

Getting from Henley Beach to Tanunda by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September in Tanunda, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Clare.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

National Motor Museum, Murray Street Vineyards
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Rockford Winery ©
Rockford Winery
National Motor Museum ©
National Motor Museum
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery

3
nights
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Take a break from the city and head to The Copper Coast and Riesling Trail. Get some cultural insight at Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage and Bungaree Station. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Clare: Burra (Burra Railway Station & Burra Town Hall) and The Farm Shed Museum (in Kadina). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Kilikanoon Winery, enjoy some diversion at Mintaro Maze, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Aloysius Church, and contemplate the long history of Martindale Hall Heritage Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Clare trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Tanunda to Clare by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Flinders Ranges National Park.

Things to do in Clare

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mintaro, Burra, The Farm Shed Museum and VIC, St Aloysius Church, The Copper Coast
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Bungaree Station ©
Bungaree Station
The Farm Shed Museum and VIC ©
The Farm Shed Museum and VIC
Burra Railway Station ©
Burra Railway Station

1
night
Flinders Ranges National Park

Flinders Ranges National Park ©
On the 13th (Thu), trek along Brachina Gorge Geological Trail and then explore the striking landscape at Wilpena Pound.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Flinders Ranges National Park trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Clare to Flinders Ranges National Park takes 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Flinders Ranges National Park are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Flinders Ranges National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Wilpena Pound ©
Wilpena Pound

1
night
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire nature's extreme beauty at Breakaways Conservation Park, don't miss a visit to Dog Fence, then explore and take pictures at Tom's Working Opal Mine, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Serbian Orthodox Church. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, then admire the striking features of Faye's Underground Home, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catacomb Church, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Coober Pedy trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Flinders Ranges National Park to Coober Pedy. September in Coober Pedy sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Catacomb Church ©
Catacomb Church
Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home

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