16 days in South Australia Itinerary

16 days in South Australia Itinerary

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16 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  28​h
1
Victor Harbor
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Port Lincoln
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Mount Gambier
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Copenhagen

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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): kick back and relax at Horseshoe Bay, then shop like a local with Harvest the Fleurieu, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Aldinga Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): stroll through Carrickalinga Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Blowhole Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Victor Harbor day trip planning website .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Victor Harbor is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to Victor Harbor is 8 hours. Traveling from Copenhagen in December, things will get much hotter in Victor Harbor: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Aldinga Beach, Harvest the Fleurieu, Horseshoe Bay, Blowhole Beach, Carrickalinga Beach
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach
Harvest the Fleurieu ©
Harvest the Fleurieu

3
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 Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kelly Hill Caves and Clifford's Honey Farm. It doesn't end there: get outside with Remarkable Rocks and identify plant and animal life at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Victor Harbor to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Remarkable Rocks ©
Remarkable Rocks
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Kelly Hill Caves ©
Kelly Hill Caves

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.
On the 28th (Fri), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Forest Tourist Park, then cruise along Winter Hill Lookout, and finally don't miss a visit to The Old Mill. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Port Lincoln road trip site .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Food Tours
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Glen Forest Tourist Park ©
Glen Forest Tourist Park
Food Tours
Shark Diving

2
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): Head underground at Cave Gardens, then get lost in a book at Mount Gambier Public Library, then Head underground at Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park, and finally appreciate the views at The Valley Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Engelbrecht Cave, then explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Schank.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mount Gambier online attractions planner .

Fly from Port Lincoln to Mount Gambier in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Mount Gambier, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park
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Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park ©
The Valley Lake ©
The Valley Lake
Mount Schank ©
Mount Schank

2
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): stop by Opalios, look for all kinds of wild species at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Breakaways Conservation Park. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church, stop by Seven Stones Designer Jewellers, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catacomb Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Coober Pedy day trip planning site .

You can fly from Mount Gambier to Coober Pedy in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, Coober Pedy is somewhat warmer than Mount Gambier - with highs of 40°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

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
Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, then tour the pleasant surroundings at River Torrens Linear Park Trail, and then kick back and relax at Henley Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Gorge Wildlife Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Semaphore Beach, then get a taste of the local shopping with North Terrace, and finally browse the different shops at Adelaide Arcade.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Adelaide day trip app .

Fly from Coober Pedy to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Coober Pedy in January, with highs in Adelaide at 34°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Henley Beach, Gorge Wildlife Park, Semaphore Beach
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
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Adelaide Central Market ©
Adelaide Central Market
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
River Torrens Linear Park Trail ©
River Torrens Linear Park Trail

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