20 days in South Australia Itinerary

20 days in South Australia Itinerary

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20 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly:  29​h
1
Port Lincoln
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
2
Coonawarra
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Robe
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Clare
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Tanunda
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
McLaren Vale
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Madrid

2
nights
Port Lincoln

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Visiting Shark Diving and Winter Hill Lookout will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Lincoln National Park and Sleaford Bay. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Fishery Bay and do a tasting at Dellacolline Winery.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Port Lincoln trip planner .

Madrid, Spain to Port Lincoln is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Madrid to Port Lincoln due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Coonawarra.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Shark Diving
Sleaford Bay ©
Sleaford Bay
Winter Hill Lookout ©
Winter Hill Lookout

1
night
Coonawarra

Coonawarra ©
Coonawarra is a small town north of Penola in South Australia. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Penley Estate, do a tasting at Brand's Laira, learn about winemaking at Bowen Estate Coonawarra, then do a tasting at Menzies Wine Room & Retreat, then learn about winemaking at Parker Coonawarra Estate, and finally do a tasting at Hollick Estates. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Wynns Coonawarra Estate, learn about winemaking at DiGiorgio Family Wines, learn about winemaking at Katnook Estate, then do a tasting at Majella Wines, then learn about winemaking at Rymill Coonawarra, and finally learn about winemaking at Bellwether.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Coonawarra vacation website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Port Lincoln to Coonawarra. In July, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Robe.

Things to do in Coonawarra

Wineries
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Penley Estate ©
Penley Estate
Katnook Coonawarra ©
Katnook Coonawarra
Wynns Coonawarra Estate ©
Wynns Coonawarra Estate

1
night
Robe

Robe ©
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Robe Town Brewery, learn about winemaking at Cape Jaffa Wines, do a tasting at Ralph Fowler Wines, then learn about winemaking at Wangolina, then kick back and relax at Robe Beach, and finally view the masterpieces at Wilson's at Robe.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Robe route planner.

Getting from Coonawarra to Robe by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Clare.

Things to do in Robe

Wineries Outdoors Parks
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Ralph Fowler Wines ©
Ralph Fowler Wines
Cape Jaffa Wines ©
Cape Jaffa Wines
Wangolina ©
Wangolina

1
night
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): do a tasting at Greg Cooley Wines, learn about winemaking at Shut the Gate Wines, learn about winemaking at Sevenhill Cellars, do a tasting at Paulett Wines, then learn about winemaking at Pikes Wines, and finally do a tasting at Sussex Squire Wines. On the next day, do a tasting at Taylors Wines, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Clare Valley Brewing Company, learn about winemaking at Annie's Lane, then do a tasting at Crabtree Watervale Wines, then learn about winemaking at Kilikanoon Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Jeanneret Wines.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Clare travel route builder app .

Traveling by car from Robe to Clare takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tanunda.

Things to do in Clare

Wineries Breweries & Distilleries Shopping

Side Trips

Watervale, Auburn, Sevenhill, Paulett Wines
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Sevenhill Cellars ©
Sevenhill Cellars
Shut the Gate Wines ©
Shut the Gate 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.
Tanunda is known for wineries, historic sites, fun & games, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about winemaking at Chateau Tanunda and contemplate the long history of Langmeil Winery.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tanunda trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Clare to Tanunda takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to McLaren Vale.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Greenock, Eden Valley, Marananga, First Drop Wines, Krondorf Creek Farm
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Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Chateau Tanunda ©
Chateau Tanunda
Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield

3
nights
McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale ©
McLaren Vale is a small rural town in South Australia famous for producing world class red wine. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Aldinga Beach and Deep Creek Conservation Park. Visiting Horseshoe Bay and Carrickalinga Beach will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Fox Creek Wines and tee off at Thaxted Park Golf Club.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our McLaren Vale trip itinerary maker .

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 August, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in McLaren Vale

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Deep Creek Conservation Park, Thaxted Park Golf Club, Aldinga Beach, Horseshoe Bay, Carrickalinga Beach
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Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Carrickalinga Beach ©
Carrickalinga Beach

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
We've included these beaches for you: Stokes Beach and Browns Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Flinders Chase National Park and Seal Bay Conservation Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, enjoy the sand and surf at Island Beach, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at KI Spirits.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island trip planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from McLaren Vale to Kangaroo Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

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