15 days in South Australia Itinerary

15 days in South Australia Itinerary

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15 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Portland
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Tantanoola
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Mount Gambier
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Robe
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
McLaren Vale
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Hahndorf
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Port Pirie
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Port Augusta
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
8
Port Lincoln
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Coober Pedy

1
night
Tantanoola

Tantanoola ©
Tantanoola is a town in South Australia. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the activities along Millicent Swimming Lake and then see the interesting displays at Millicent National Trust Museum. On your second day here, examine the collection at Glencoe Woolshed and then Head underground at Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tantanoola online itinerary planner .

Portland to Tantanoola is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In December, daily temperatures in Tantanoola can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Tantanoola

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Millicent, Glencoe Woolshed
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Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park ©
Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park
Millicent Swimming Lake ©
Millicent Swimming Lake
Glencoe Woolshed ©
Glencoe Woolshed

1
night
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Mount Gambier trip planning website .

Mount Gambier is just a stone's throw from Tantanoola. In December, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Robe.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Shopping
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3
nights
Robe

Robe ©
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Robe Beach and Beachport Surf Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Beachport (Beachport Jetty & Bowman Scenic Drive) and The Big Lobster (in Kingston SE). The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Cape Jaffa Lighthouse, learn about winemaking at Wangolina, make a trip to Cape Dombey Obelisk, and view the masterpieces at Wilson's at Robe.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Robe trip planning website .

You can drive from Mount Gambier to Robe in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to McLaren Vale.

Things to do in Robe

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Beachport, Kingston SE
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Beachport Surf Beach ©
Beachport Surf Beach
Ralph Fowler Wines ©
Ralph Fowler Wines
Wangolina ©
Wangolina

1
night
McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale ©
McLaren Vale is a small rural town in South Australia famous for producing world class red wine. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): look for gifts at The Almond Train, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maslin Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hallett Cove Conservation Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): stop by McLaren Unvaled, enjoy the sand and surf at Aldinga Beach, and then kick back and relax at Horseshoe Bay.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the McLaren Vale trip app .

Drive from Robe to McLaren Vale in 4 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tanunda.

Things to do in McLaren Vale

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Horseshoe Bay, Maslin Beach, Aldinga Beach, Hallett Cove Conservation Park
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Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Maslin Beach ©
Maslin Beach

1
night
Hahndorf

Hahndorf ©
Hahndorf is a small town in the Adelaide Hills region of South Australia. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): stop by Melba's Chocolate & Confectionery, do a tasting at Hahndorf Hill Winery, and then experience rural life at Beerenberg Farm.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hahndorf trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from McLaren Vale to Hahndorf by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Hahndorf are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Pirie.

Things to do in Hahndorf

Wineries Shopping

Side Trip

Melba's Chocolate & Confectionery
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Hahndorf Hill Winery ©
Hahndorf Hill Winery
Melba's Chocolate & Confectionery ©
Melba's Chocolate & Confectionery
Beerenberg Farm ©
Beerenberg Farm

3
nights
Port Pirie

Port Pirie ©
Port Pirie is the sixth most populous city in South Australia after Adelaide, Mount Gambier, Whyalla, Murray Bridge and Port Lincoln. On the 5th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Port Pirie National Trust Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Port Pirie RSL Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Historic Gladstone Gaol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): learn about all things military at Whyalla Maritime Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Ada Ryan Gardens, and then take a memorable drive along Hummock Hill Lookout.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Pirie trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Hahndorf to Port Pirie takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 21°C. On the 7th (Mon), you'll travel to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Port Pirie

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Whyalla, Historic Gladstone Gaol
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Hummock Hill Lookout ©
Hummock Hill Lookout
Port Pirie RSL Museum ©
Port Pirie RSL Museum
Whyalla Maritime Museum ©
Whyalla Maritime Museum

1
night
Port Augusta

Port Augusta ©
A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): get great views at Water Tower Lookout and then admire the natural beauty at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Port Augusta trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Port Pirie to Port Augusta in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Parks
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Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden ©
Water Tower Lookout ©
Water Tower Lookout

3
nights
Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln ©
Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sleaford Bay, Koppio Smithy Museum and Freds Marina Cruises. Get in touch with nature at Lincoln National Park and Glen Forest Tourist Park. When in Port Lincoln, make a side trip to see Food Tours in Coffin Bay, approximately 34 minutes away.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Port Lincoln trip tool .

Drive from Port Augusta to Port Lincoln in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Food Tours
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Lincoln National Park ©
Lincoln National Park
Food Tours
Sleaford Bay ©
Sleaford Bay

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