17 days in South Australia Itinerary

17 days in South Australia Itinerary

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17 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
1
Tanunda
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Mount Gambier
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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 17th (Tue): see the interesting displays at National Motor Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Gorge Wildlife Park, and then learn about winemaking at Two Hands Wines Cellar Door. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Chateau Tanunda, steep yourself in history at Langmeil Winery, then learn about winemaking at Rockford Winery, and finally do a tasting at Rusden Wines.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tanunda trip builder website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Tanunda is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Tanunda due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September, with highs in Tanunda at 22°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Adelaide.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Two Hands Wines Cellar Door, National Motor Museum, Gorge Wildlife Park
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National Motor Museum ©
National Motor Museum
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery

3
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.
South Australian Museum and Art Gallery of South Australia will appeal to museum buffs. We've included these beaches for you: Henley Beach and Glenelg Beach. Take a break from Adelaide with a short trip to Granite Island in Victor Harbor, about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Carrick Hill, identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, take in the waterfront at Glenelg Pier, and admire the masterpieces at Flinders University Art Museum & City Gallery.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Adelaide route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Tanunda to Adelaide takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Glenelg, Henley Beach, Smith Brothers Walking Trail, Cleland Wildlife Park, Granite Island
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Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach
Glenelg Beach ©
Glenelg Beach
Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill

4
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Take a break from the city and head to Naracoorte Caves National Park and The Blue Lake. Get a sense of the local culture at Cape Nelson lighthouse and Bay of Whales Gallery and Coffee Shop. Venture out of the city with trips to Whaler's Bluff Lighthouse (in Portland), Coonawarra (Parker Coonawarra Estate & Rymill Coonawarra) and Estuary Beach (in Nelson). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Leah Swamp Wildlife Reserve, take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole, and contemplate the long history of Old Courthouse and Info Centre.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mount Gambier tour website .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Mount Gambier takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide in September, expect Mount Gambier to be a bit cooler, temps between 18°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Portland, Coonawarra, Bay of Whales Gallery and Coffee Shop, Old Courthouse and Info Centre, Estuary Beach
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Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National Park
Cape Nelson lighthouse ©
Cape Nelson lighthouse
Rymill Coonawarra ©
Rymill Coonawarra

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 26th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Old Timers Mine, admire the striking features of Faye's Underground Home, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Serbian Orthodox Church, and finally explore the fascinating landscape at Breakaways Conservation Park. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catacomb Church, and then take an in-depth tour of Umoona Opal Mine & Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Coober Pedy tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Mount Gambier to Coober Pedy takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mount Gambier in September, with highs in Coober Pedy at 28°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home
Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum

5
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation and Cape du Couedic Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Australian Red Gum Gallery and The Islander Estate Vineyards. Spend the 29th (Sun) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island trip builder site .

Fly from Coober Pedy to Kangaroo Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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