20 days in South Australia Itinerary

20 days in South Australia Itinerary

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20 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  29​h
1
Clare
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Tanunda
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
McLaren Vale
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Robe
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Coonawarra
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
6
Coober Pedy
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: London

2
nights
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bungaree Station and Pikes Wines. Popular historic sites such as Martindale Hall Heritage Museum and St Aloysius Church are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Kilikanoon Winery, stop by Paulett Wines, and browse the exhibits of Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Clare online trip planner .

London, UK to Clare is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) is 9 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tanunda.

Things to do in Clare

Wineries Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Sevenhill, Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage, Paulett Wines, Martindale Hall Heritage Museum
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:
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Bungaree Station ©
Bungaree Station
Pikes Wines ©
Pikes Wines
Kilikanoon Winery ©
Kilikanoon Winery

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Whistler Wines and Kellermeister. There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Charles Melton Wines and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For more things to do and tourist information, read our Tanunda planner .

Traveling by car from Clare to Tanunda takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Tanunda can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to McLaren Vale.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marananga, Kellermeister, Murray Street Vineyards
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Chateau Tanunda ©
Chateau Tanunda
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Rockford Winery ©
Rockford Winery

3
nights
McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale ©
McLaren Vale is a small rural town in South Australia famous for producing world class red wine. Explore hidden gems such as Horseshoe Bay and Hugh Hamilton Wines. When in McLaren Vale, make a side trip to see Glenelg Beach in Glenelg, approximately 40 minutes away. There's more to do: do a tasting at Primo Estate and tour the pleasant surroundings at Aldinga Beach.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our McLaren Vale route app .

Getting from Tanunda to McLaren Vale by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in McLaren Vale can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Robe.

Things to do in McLaren Vale

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Glenelg Beach, Aldinga Beach, Horseshoe Bay
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Shingleback Wine ©
Shingleback Wine
Alpha Box & Dice ©
Alpha Box & Dice

2
nights
Robe

Robe ©
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Beachport Surf Beach, then don't miss a visit to Cape Dombey Obelisk, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Robe Beach. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Wilson's at Robe, learn about winemaking at Wangolina, learn about winemaking at Ralph Fowler Wines, then learn about winemaking at Cape Jaffa Wines, then sample the tasty concoctions at Robe Town Brewery, and finally enjoy the sea views from Robe Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Robe online travel planner .

Traveling by car from McLaren Vale to Robe takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Coonawarra.

Things to do in Robe

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Beachport Surf Beach
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Beachport Surf Beach ©
Beachport Surf Beach
Cape Jaffa Wines ©
Cape Jaffa Wines
Ralph Fowler Wines ©
Ralph Fowler Wines

2
nights
Coonawarra

Coonawarra ©
Coonawarra is a small town north of Penola in South Australia. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): do a tasting at DiGiorgio Family Wines, learn about winemaking at Wynns Coonawarra Estate, learn about winemaking at Katnook Estate, learn about winemaking at Parker Coonawarra Estate, then learn about winemaking at The Blok Estate Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Whistle Post Wines. On the next day, do a tasting at Penley Estate, learn about winemaking at Bellwether, learn about winemaking at Rymill Coonawarra, then learn about winemaking at Balnaves of Coonawarra, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Jill's Vintage, and finally contemplate the long history of Petticoat Lane.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Coonawarra trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Robe to Coonawarra in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Coonawarra

Wineries Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Penola
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
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Wynns Coonawarra Estate ©
Wynns Coonawarra Estate
Katnook Coonawarra ©
Katnook Coonawarra
Penley Estate ©
Penley Estate

1
day
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Faye's Underground Home, then pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church, and finally explore the fascinating landscape at Breakaways Conservation Park.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Coober Pedy travel route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Coonawarra to Coober Pedy. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Coonawarra in December: high temperatures in Coober Pedy hover around 40°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Wildlife Museums Nature
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church
Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Cape du Couedic Lighthouse and Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stokes Beach and KI Spirits. There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kangaroo Island Spirits, do a tasting at Dudley Cellar Door, head outdoors with Remarkable Rocks, and explore the fascinating underground world of Kelly Hill Caves.

Plan trip to Kangaroo Island with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Coober Pedy to Kangaroo Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Kangaroo Island Spirits ©
Kangaroo Island Spirits
Cape du Couedic Lighthouse ©
Cape du Couedic Lighthouse

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