20 days in South Australia Itinerary

20 days in South Australia Itinerary

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20 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + Drive:  16​h 45​min
1
Glenelg
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Mount Gambier
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Port Lincoln
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Tanunda
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Dubai

1
night
Glenelg

Glenelg ©
The oldest European settlement on South Australia's mainland, Glenelg is named after a former Secretary of State for War and the Colonies, Lord Glenelg.
On the 10th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at South Australian Museum, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, then take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum, then hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, and finally look for gifts at Charlesworth Nuts. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Port Adelaide Uniting Church, contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, then make a trip to Rundle Mall, and finally look for gifts at Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner.

To see maps and tourist information, you can read our Glenelg route maker app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Glenelg is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Dubai to Glenelg. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in July; daily highs in Glenelg reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Glenelg

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Adelaide, Port Adelaide Uniting Church
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Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

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 12th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church, admire the striking features of Faye's Underground Home, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catacomb Church, then take an in-depth tour of Old Timers Mine, and finally take an in-depth tour of Umoona Opal Mine & Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Coober Pedy road trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Glenelg to Coober Pedy in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. When traveling from Glenelg in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Coober Pedy, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Museums Historic Sites
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Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum
Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church

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 13th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Riddoch Art Gallery and then contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Hollick Estates, then take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole, and then learn about all things military at Mount Gambier Rsl War Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mount Gambier trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Coober Pedy to Mount Gambier takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Coober Pedy in July: highs in Mount Gambier hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Hollick Estates
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The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole
Hollick Estates ©
Hollick Estates

2
nights
Port Lincoln

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): look for gifts at Boston Bay Wines and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sleaford Bay. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then kick back and relax at Fishery Bay.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Port Lincoln attractions planner.

Fly from Mount Gambier to Port Lincoln in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Shark Diving
Sleaford Bay ©
Sleaford Bay
Boston Bay Wines ©
Boston Bay Wines

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll get in some beach time at Island Beach and Stokes Beach. Visiting Flinders Chase National Park and Seal Bay Conservation Park will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch, learn about winemaking at The Islander Estate Vineyards, and savor the flavors at Kangaroo Island Spirits.

Plan a Kangaroo Island trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Port Lincoln to Kangaroo Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for 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

7
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.
Get some cultural insight at Murray Street Vineyards and Seppeltsfield. Do your shopping at Thorn-Clarke Wines and Doddridge Blacksmith Shop. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Tscharke's Place.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Tanunda road trip planning site .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Tanunda by combination of car and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. July in Tanunda sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marananga, Greenock, Eden Valley, Angaston, Nuriootpa
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Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards

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