21 days in Kangaroo Island, Adelaide & Coober Pedy Itinerary

21 days in Kangaroo Island, Adelaide & Coober Pedy Itinerary

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21 days in Kangaroo Island, Adelaide & Coober Pedy Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
1
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Adelaide
— 15 nights
3
Coober Pedy
— 3 nights
End: Adelaide

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. On the next day, admire all the interesting features of Will's Rare Breeds Farm, then look for all kinds of wild species at Little Sahara, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Cape du Couedic Lighthouse.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island trip planner.

Adelaide to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail ©
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail
Little Sahara ©
Little Sahara
Cape du Couedic Lighthouse ©
Cape du Couedic Lighthouse

15
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.
Visiting Gorge Wildlife Park and Henley Beach will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like North Terrace and Waterfall Gully. Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Nuriootpa (Yelland & Papps & Maggie Beer's Farm Shop), Melba's Chocolate & Confectionery (in Woodside) and McLaren Vale (Primo Estate, d'Arenberg Wines, & more). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Rockford Winery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monarto Zoo, kick back and relax at Glenelg Beach, and hike along River Torrens Linear Park Trail.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Adelaide trip planner .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Tanunda, Marananga, Greenock, Nuriootpa
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Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
Rockford Winery ©
Rockford Winery
Chateau Tanunda ©
Chateau Tanunda

3
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): stop by Opalios, look for gifts at Seven Stones Designer Jewellers, then explore the fascinating landscape at Breakaways Conservation Park, and finally make a trip to Dog Fence. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Faye's Underground Home, make a trip to Big Winch, and then play a few rounds at Coober Pedy Opal Fields Golf Course.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Coober Pedy trip maker website .

You can fly from Adelaide to Coober Pedy in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Adelaide in September, expect nights in Coober Pedy to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Golf Outdoors Nature
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Catacomb Church ©
Catacomb Church
Opalios ©
Opalios

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