16 days in South Australia Itinerary

16 days in South Australia Itinerary

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16 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  28​h
1
Tanunda
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Clare
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
McLaren Vale
— 4 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Rome

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yelland & Papps and Kabminye Winery. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Murray Street Vineyards and stop by Maggie Beer's Farm Shop.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tanunda trip planner .

Rome, Italy to Tanunda is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Tanunda is 8 hours. Traveling from Rome in December, you will find days in Tanunda are warmer (33°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Clare.

Things to do in Tanunda

#Wineries, #Shopping

Side Trips

Nuriootpa, Whistler Wines, Seppeltsfield, Murray Street Vineyards
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:
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Yelland & Papps ©
Yelland & Papps
Kabminye Winery ©
Kabminye Winery
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery

2
nights
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): do a tasting at Jeanneret Wines, then do a tasting at Kilikanoon Winery, and then hike along Riesling Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Mad Bastard Wines of Finery, steep yourself in history at Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, view the masterpieces at Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage, then do a tasting at Crabtree Watervale Wines, then learn about winemaking at Sevenhill Cellars, and finally do a tasting at Greg Cooley Wines.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Clare tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Tanunda to Clare takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Clare

#Wineries, #Trails, #Parks

Side Trips

Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, Jeanneret Wines, Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
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Kilikanoon Winery ©
Kilikanoon Winery
Crabtree Watervale Wines ©
Crabtree Watervale Wines

4
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, outdoors, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Little Sahara, enjoy the sea views from Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation, explore the fascinating underground world of Kelly Hill Caves, and make a trip to Emu Ridge.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island road trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Clare to Kangaroo Island. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to McLaren Vale.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:
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Little Sahara ©
Little Sahara
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Dudley Cellar Door ©
Dudley Cellar Door

4
nights
McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale ©
McLaren Vale is a small rural town in South Australia famous for producing world class red wine. We've included these beaches for you: Blowhole Beach and Second Valley Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Carrickalinga Beach and Horseshoe Bay. Explore McLaren Vale's surroundings by going to Henley Beach (in Henley Beach) and North Terrace (in Adelaide). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Aldinga Beach, do a tasting at Shingleback Wine Cellar Door, and stroll through Maslin Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our McLaren Vale day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to McLaren Vale takes 3 hours. December in McLaren Vale sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in McLaren Vale

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Aldinga Beach, Carrickalinga Beach, Blowhole Beach, Henley Beach, Maslin Beach
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:
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Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Shingleback Wine Cellar Door ©
Shingleback Wine Cellar Door

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