20 days in South Australia Itinerary

20 days in South Australia Itinerary

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20 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  38​h
1
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
McLaren Vale
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Coonawarra
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Tanunda
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Clare
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  32​h
End: Paris

1
night
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire nature's extreme beauty at Breakaways Conservation Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catacomb Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Umoona Opal Mine & Museum. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Old Timers Mine, then look for all kinds of wild species at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, then stop by Opalios, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Coober Pedy trip planner.

Paris, France to Coober Pedy is an approximately 38-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Paris to Coober Pedy due to the time zone difference. In September in Coober Pedy, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Little Sahara and The Islander Estate Vineyards. Visiting Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary and Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: enjoy the sea views from Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation, Head underground at Kelly Hill Caves, tour the pleasant surroundings at Stokes Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kangaroo Island trip builder tool .

You can fly from Coober Pedy to Kangaroo Island in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to McLaren Vale.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

3
nights
McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale ©
McLaren Vale is a small rural town in South Australia famous for producing world class red wine. Visiting Deep Creek Conservation Park and Aldinga Beach will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at McLaren Vale III Associates and Fox Creek Wines. You'll find plenty of places to visit near McLaren Vale: Raukkan Church (in Narrung) and Monarto Zoo (in Monarto). It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Old Oval Estate and browse the exhibits of Willunga Leadlight and Glass Studio.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read McLaren Vale road trip website .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to McLaren Vale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In October in McLaren Vale, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Coonawarra.

Things to do in McLaren Vale

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Willunga Leadlight and Glass Studio, Aldinga Beach, Monarto Zoo, Deep Creek Conservation Park, Raukkan Church
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Deep Creek Conservation Park ©
Deep Creek Conservation Park
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Raukkan Church ©
Raukkan Church

3
nights
Coonawarra

Coonawarra ©
Coonawarra is a small town north of Penola in South Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hollick Estates and Petticoat Lane. Rymill Coonawarra and Wynns Coonawarra Estate are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Katnook Estate.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Coonawarra day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from McLaren Vale to Coonawarra. Traveling from McLaren Vale in October, things will get a bit cooler in Coonawarra: highs are around 22°C and lows about 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Tanunda.

Things to do in Coonawarra

Wineries Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Penola
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Penley Estate ©
Penley Estate
Katnook Coonawarra ©
Katnook Coonawarra
Wynns Coonawarra Estate ©
Wynns Coonawarra Estate

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau Dorrien and Chateau Tanunda. Venture out of the city with trips to Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek) and National Motor Museum (in Birdwood). There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Langmeil Winery and learn about winemaking at Peter Lehmann Wines.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tanunda attractions planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Coonawarra to Tanunda. When traveling from Coonawarra in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tanunda: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Clare.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Marananga, Greenock, Gorge Wildlife Park, National Motor Museum
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Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Chateau Tanunda ©
Chateau Tanunda

3
nights
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shut the Gate Wines and Bungaree Station. Your inner history buff will appreciate St Aloysius Church and Martindale Hall Heritage Museum. There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Kilikanoon Winery, hike along Riesling Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Gleeson Wetlands, and admire the verdant scenery at Clare Valley.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Clare visit planner.

You can drive from Tanunda to Clare in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Clare

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sevenhill, Paulett Wines, Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, Shut the Gate Wines, Clare Valley
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Bungaree Station ©
Bungaree Station
Shut the Gate Wines ©
Shut the Gate Wines
Kilikanoon Winery ©
Kilikanoon Winery

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