22 days in South Australia Itinerary

22 days in South Australia Itinerary

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22 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
Fly:  32​h
1
Port Lincoln
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
McLaren Vale
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Robe
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Tanunda
— 5 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Glasgow

2
nights
Port Lincoln

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Get outdoors at Shark Diving and Sleaford Bay. Spend the 20th (Fri) exploring nature at Lincoln National Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Fishery Bay.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Lincoln route app .

Glasgow, UK to Port Lincoln is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Shark Diving
Lincoln National Park ©
Lincoln National Park
Sleaford Bay ©
Sleaford Bay

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Step out of the city life by going to Flinders Chase National Park and Browns Beach. There's still lots to do: stroll through Stokes Beach, identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, kick back and relax at Island Beach, and indulge your taste buds at Kangaroo Island Spirits.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island travel planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Port Lincoln to Kangaroo Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to McLaren Vale.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Kangaroo Island Spirits ©
Kangaroo Island Spirits

5
nights
McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale ©
McLaren Vale is a small rural town in South Australia famous for producing world class red wine. Visiting Glenelg Beach and Carrickalinga Beach will get you outdoors. Explore McLaren Vale's surroundings by going to Blowhole Beach (in Delamere), Horseshoe Bay (in Port Elliot) and Goolwa Beach (in Goolwa). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Aldinga Beach, learn about winemaking at Dog Ridge Winery, tee off at Thaxted Park Golf Club, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nan Hai Pu Tuo Temple.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the McLaren Vale trip planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to McLaren Vale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In December, daytime highs in McLaren Vale are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Robe.

Things to do in McLaren Vale

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Glenelg Beach, Thaxted Park Golf Club, Carrickalinga Beach, Aldinga Beach, Goolwa Beach
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Fox Creek Wines ©
Fox Creek Wines
Primo Estate ©
Primo Estate

2
nights
Robe

Robe ©
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. On the 30th (Mon), do a tasting at Ralph Fowler Wines, do a tasting at Cape Jaffa Wines, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Robe Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): sample the tasty concoctions at Robe Town Brewery, stroll through Beachport Surf Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Southend Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Robe route maker app .

You can drive from McLaren Vale to Robe in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Tanunda.

Things to do in Robe

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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: learn about winemaking at Seppeltsfield.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tanunda online road trip planner .

Getting from Robe to Tanunda by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly. In December in Tanunda, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Greenock, Marananga, Seppeltsfield, Seabrook Wines, Doddridge Blacksmith Shop
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Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Chateau Tanunda ©
Chateau Tanunda
Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield

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