21 days in South Australia Itinerary

21 days in South Australia Itinerary

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21 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Coober Pedy
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Flinders Ranges National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Clare
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Robe
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Mount Gambier
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Perth

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Step off the beaten path and head to Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Clifford's Honey Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Stokes Beach, Head underground at Kelly Hill Caves, and admire the natural beauty at Kangaroo Island Spirits.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island day trip app .

Perth to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Kelly Hill Caves ©
Kelly Hill Caves
Clifford's Honey Farm ©
Clifford's Honey Farm

3
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Step off the beaten path and head to Breakaways Conservation Park and Umoona Opal Mine & Museum. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Faye's Underground Home, pause for some serene contemplation at Catacomb Church, stop by Opalios, and explore and take pictures at Tom's Working Opal Mine.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Coober Pedy online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Coober Pedy takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. In November, daily temperatures in Coober Pedy can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Flinders Ranges National Park.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum
Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home

1
night
Flinders Ranges National Park

Flinders Ranges National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Kanyaka Ruins & Cemetery, explore and take pictures at Heritage Blinman Mine, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Wilpena Pound. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Bunyeroo Gorge and then hike along Brachina Gorge Geological Trail.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Flinders Ranges National Park route planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Coober Pedy to Flinders Ranges National Park. In November, daytime highs in Flinders Ranges National Park are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Clare.

Things to do in Flinders Ranges National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Wilpena Pound ©
Wilpena Pound
Heritage Blinman Mine ©
Heritage Blinman Mine
Bunyeroo Gorge ©
Bunyeroo Gorge

3
nights
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Riesling Trail and Martindale Hall Heritage Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Burra (Burra Copper Mine, Burra Railway Station, & more). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Sevenhill Cellars, contemplate the long history of Bungaree Station, take in the exciting artwork at Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage, and make a trip to St Aloysius Church.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Clare holiday maker app .

Getting from Flinders Ranges National Park to Clare by car takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Clare

Outdoors Wineries Trails

Side Trips

Burra, Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage, Shut the Gate Wines, Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, St Aloysius Church
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Riesling Trail ©
Riesling Trail
Bungaree Station ©
Bungaree Station
Sevenhill Cellars ©
Sevenhill Cellars

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Rundle Mall Pigs and Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner. Dedicate the 15th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, don't miss a visit to Rundle Mall, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Adelaide Zoo, and contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Adelaide road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Clare to Adelaide takes 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Robe.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Parks Shopping
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

2
nights
Robe

Robe ©
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): stop by Mahalia Coffee, make a trip to Cape Dombey Obelisk, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Robe Beach, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Robe Town Brewery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Wilson's at Robe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Wangolina, learn about winemaking at Ralph Fowler Wines, then learn about winemaking at Cape Jaffa Wines, then make a trip to Bowman Scenic Drive, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Beachport Jetty.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Robe trip website .

Traveling by car from Adelaide to Robe takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Robe

Wineries Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Beachport
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Ralph Fowler Wines ©
Ralph Fowler Wines
Bowman Scenic Drive ©
Bowman Scenic Drive
Cape Dombey Obelisk ©
Cape Dombey Obelisk

3
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Naracoorte Caves National Park and Katnook Estate. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mount Gambier: Petticoat Lane (in Penola) and Rymill Coonawarra (in Coonawarra). There's lots more to do: walk around Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Schank, appreciate the views at The Valley Lake, and take in panoramic vistas at Centenary Tower.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mount Gambier trip planner .

Drive from Robe to Mount Gambier in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Coonawarra, Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park, Naracoorte Caves National Park, Petticoat Lane
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Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National Park
Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park ©
Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park
Mount Schank ©
Mount Schank

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