25 days in South Australia Itinerary

25 days in South Australia Itinerary

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25 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Krakow
Fly:  31​h
1
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Port Lincoln
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h
4
Coonawarra
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Robe
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
McLaren Vale
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Clare
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Tanunda
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: Krakow

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stokes Beach and Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Little Sahara, experience rural life at Clifford's Honey Farm, get outside with Remarkable Rocks, and explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island trip planning site .

Krakow, Poland to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 31-hour combination of train, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Krakow to Kangaroo Island is 8 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:
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Kelly Hill Caves ©
Kelly Hill Caves
Little Sahara ©
Little Sahara
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach

3
nights
Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln ©
Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glen Forest Tourist Park and Winter Hill Lookout. Change things up with a short trip to Food Tours in Coffin Bay (about 34 minutes away). Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Lincoln National Park. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Mikkira Station, kick back and relax at Fishery Bay, and don't miss a visit to The Old Mill.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Port Lincoln takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Food Tours
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
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Mikkira Station ©
Mikkira Station
Lincoln National Park ©
Lincoln National Park
Food Tours

2
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
On the 24th (Mon), explore the fascinating landscape at Breakaways Conservation Park, admire all the interesting features of Tom's Working Opal Mine, and then identify plant and animal life at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Serbian Orthodox Church, stop by Opalios, pause for some serene contemplation at Catacomb Church, then admire the landmark architecture of Faye's Underground Home, and finally get engrossed in the history at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Coober Pedy tour itinerary builder app .

Fly from Port Lincoln to Coober Pedy in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Coober Pedy, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Coonawarra.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Parks Wildlife Museums
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Opalios ©
Opalios
Catacomb Church ©
Catacomb Church

2
nights
Coonawarra

Coonawarra ©
Coonawarra is a small town north of Penola in South Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wynns Coonawarra Estate and Bellwether. Step out of Coonawarra to go to Mount Gambier and see Cave Gardens, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Rymill Coonawarra, steep yourself in history at Petticoat Lane, don't miss a visit to Father Woods Park, and explore the fascinating underground world of Naracoorte Caves National Park.

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Explore your travel options from Coober Pedy to Coonawarra with the Route module. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Coober Pedy in December, with highs in Coonawarra at 28°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Robe.

Things to do in Coonawarra

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Penola, Cave Gardens, Naracoorte Caves National Park
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
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Wynns Coonawarra Estate ©
Wynns Coonawarra Estate
Katnook Coonawarra ©
Katnook Coonawarra
Penley Estate ©
Penley Estate

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 29th (Sat): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Robe Town Brewery, stroll through Robe Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Beachport Surf Beach. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Ralph Fowler Wines, do a tasting at Cape Jaffa Wines, then learn about winemaking at Wangolina, and finally don't miss a visit to Cape Dombey Obelisk.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Robe road trip planner .

Drive from Coonawarra to Robe in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to McLaren Vale.

Things to do in Robe

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Beachport Surf Beach
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Beachport Surf Beach ©
Beachport Surf Beach
Ralph Fowler Wines ©
Ralph Fowler Wines
Cape Jaffa Wines ©
Cape Jaffa Wines

3
nights
McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale ©
McLaren Vale is a small rural town in South Australia famous for producing world class red wine. Step off the beaten path and head to Horseshoe Bay and Maslin Beach. Get out of town with these interesting McLaren Vale side-trips: Blowhole Beach (in Delamere), Henley Beach (in Henley Beach) and Waterfall Gully (in Adelaide). There's more to do: do a tasting at Fox Creek Wines and tour the pleasant surroundings at Aldinga Beach.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the McLaren Vale day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Robe to McLaren Vale in 4 hours. December in McLaren Vale sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Clare.

Things to do in McLaren Vale

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Maslin Beach, Waterfall Gully, Aldinga Beach, Henley Beach, Horseshoe Bay
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
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Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Blowhole Beach ©
Blowhole Beach
Maslin Beach ©
Maslin Beach

3
nights
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Step off the beaten path and head to Sevenhill Cellars and Martindale Hall Heritage Museum. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Kilikanoon Winery and take in the exciting artwork at Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Clare visit planner.

Drive from McLaren Vale to Clare in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Tanunda.

Things to do in Clare

Wineries Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Sevenhill, Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage, Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, Paulett Wines
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:
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Sevenhill Cellars ©
Sevenhill Cellars
Pikes Wines ©
Pikes 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kalleske Wines and Whistler Wines. When in Tanunda, make a side trip to see Gorge Wildlife Park in Cudlee Creek, approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Murray Street Vineyards.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tanunda trip planner .

You can drive from Clare to Tanunda in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Greenock, Marananga, Gorge Wildlife Park, Seppeltsfield
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Rockford Winery ©
Rockford Winery
Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park

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