17 days in South Australia Itinerary

17 days in South Australia Itinerary

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17 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  25​h
1
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Mount Gambier
— 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:  4​h 15​min
5
Tanunda
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: Milan

4
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.
Step out of Adelaide with an excursion to The Cedars in Hahndorf--about 30 minutes away. Dedicate the 14th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, get engrossed in the history at Migration Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Adelaide Zoo, and take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Adelaide visit planner.

Milan, Italy to Adelaide is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Milan in August; daily highs in Adelaide reach 18°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Cleland Wildlife Park, The Cedars
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden

2
nights
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 18th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Echo Farm, then explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole, then get lost in a book at Mount Gambier Public Library, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park, examine the collection at Glencoe Woolshed, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Schank.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mount Gambier road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Mount Gambier takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Mount Gambier are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Glencoe Woolshed, Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park
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The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole
Echo Farm ©
Echo Farm

2
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
On the 20th (Tue), examine the collection at Old Timers Mine, then admire the landmark architecture of Faye's Underground Home, then identify plant and animal life at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, and finally see the interesting displays at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Serbian Orthodox Church, then stop by Seven Stones Designer Jewellers, then admire all the interesting features of Tom's Working Opal Mine, and finally admire nature's extreme beauty at Breakaways Conservation Park.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Coober Pedy tour planner .

Getting from Mount Gambier to Coober Pedy by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mount Gambier in August, you will find days in Coober Pedy are a bit warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Wildlife Parks 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.
Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, explore the historical opulence of George's 40,000 Castle Lights, explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch, and sample the fine beverages at KI Spirits.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kangaroo Island trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Coober Pedy to Kangaroo Island by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tanunda.

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

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to National Motor Museum (in Birdwood) and Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Kalleske Wines, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and savor the flavors at Langmeil Winery.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tanunda trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Tanunda takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Tours Museums

Side Trips

Greenock, Whistler Wines, Gorge Wildlife Park, National Motor Museum, Seppeltsfield
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Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield

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