22 days in South Australia & Melbourne Itinerary

22 days in South Australia & Melbourne Itinerary

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22 days in South Australia & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  27​h
1
Tanunda
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
McLaren Vale
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Mount Gambier
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Manchester

5
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, fun & games, shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Murray Street Vineyards and shop like a local with Thorn-Clarke Wines.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tanunda road trip planning app .

Manchester, UK to Tanunda is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Manchester to Tanunda. Traveling from Manchester in February, expect Tanunda to be much warmer, temps between 34°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to McLaren Vale.

Things to do in Tanunda

#Wineries, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Greenock, Angaston, Marananga, Williamstown, Barossa Valley
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 9:
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Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield
Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines

3
nights
McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale ©
McLaren Vale is a small rural town in South Australia famous for producing world class red wine. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at The Cedars, learn about winemaking at Between the Vines Cellar Door, then take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, and finally steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Adelaide Zoo, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, and then get engrossed in the history at South Australian Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our McLaren Vale online attractions planner .

You can drive from Tanunda to McLaren Vale in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in McLaren Vale

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Adelaide, Between the Vines Cellar Door, The Cedars
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
The Cedars ©
The Cedars
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch, tour the pleasant surroundings at Stokes Beach, and kick back and relax at Island Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from McLaren Vale to Kangaroo Island takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 15:
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

2
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Cave Gardens, explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole, and then explore the activities along The Blue Lake.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mount Gambier trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Mount Gambier takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. February in Mount Gambier sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

#Parks, #Nature
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole
Cave Gardens ©
Cave Gardens

6
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 22nd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

Find out how to plan Melbourne trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Mount Gambier to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Museums, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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