26 days in South Australia Itinerary

26 days in South Australia Itinerary

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26 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Durham
train + Fly:  25​h
1
Adelaide
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Victor Harbor
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Port Lincoln
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Mount Gambier
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Naracoorte
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Seppeltsfield
— 5 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Durham

5
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.
Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Hahndorf (The Cedars & Beerenberg Farm). Dedicate the 25th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, get engrossed in the history at South Australian Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip itinerary site .

Durham, UK to Adelaide is an approximately 25-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, taxi, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Durham in January; daily highs in Adelaide reach 34°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hahndorf, Glenelg Pier, River Torrens Linear Park Trail, Semaphore Beach, Cleland Wildlife Park
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
Adelaide Central Market ©
Adelaide Central Market

2
nights
Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor ©
Victor Harbor is a town in South Australia on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, about 80 km south of the centre of Adelaide. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Horseshoe Bay, then head off the coast to Granite Island, then don't miss a visit to Kaiki Walk - Granite Island, and finally stop by Victor Central. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Encounter Bikeway, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Encounter Coast Spirits, and then stroll through Aldinga Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Victor Harbor road trip tool .

You can drive from Adelaide to Victor Harbor in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Victor Harbor are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Aldinga Beach, Horseshoe Bay
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Granite Island ©
Granite Island
Horseshoe Bay ©
Horseshoe Bay
Encounter Bikeway ©
Encounter Bikeway

5
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Spend the 31st (Thu) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, take in panoramic vistas at Cape du Couedic Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Stokes Beach, and visit a coastal fixture at Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island day trip planning tool .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Victor Harbor to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

2
nights
Port Lincoln

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to The Old Mill, then kick back and relax at Sleaford Bay, and then kick back and relax at Fishery Bay.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Port Lincoln road trip site .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Port Lincoln by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure
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Shark Diving
Fishery Bay ©
Fishery Bay
Sleaford Bay ©
Sleaford Bay

1
night
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 7th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Cave Gardens, take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole, and then explore the activities along The Blue Lake.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mount Gambier trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Lincoln to Mount Gambier takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Naracoorte.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature
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The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole
Cave Gardens ©
Cave Gardens

2
nights
Naracoorte

Naracoorte ©
Naracoorte is a town in the Limestone Coast region of South Australia, approximately 336 kilometres south-east of Adelaide and 100 kilometres north of Mount Gambier on the Riddoch Highway .HistoryNaracoorte was formed from the merger of two towns, Kincraig, founded in 1845 by Scottish explorer William Macintosh, and Narracoorte, established as a government settlement in 1847. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Naracoorte Caves National Park, then do a tasting at Penley Estate, then do a tasting at Redman Wines, and finally make a trip to Father Woods Park. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Zema Estate, do a tasting at Katnook Estate, learn about winemaking at Hollick Estates, then contemplate the long history of Petticoat Lane, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Jill's Vintage.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Naracoorte trip maker website .

Getting from Mount Gambier to Naracoorte by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seppeltsfield.

Things to do in Naracoorte

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Coonawarra, Penola
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Penley Estate ©
Penley Estate
Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National Park
Hollick Estates ©
Hollick Estates

5
nights
Seppeltsfield

Seppeltsfield ©
Get out of town with these interesting Seppeltsfield side-trips: Jeanneret Wines (in Sevenhill) and Riesling Trail (in Clare).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Seppeltsfield trip planning site .

You can drive from Naracoorte to Seppeltsfield in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In February, daytime highs in Seppeltsfield are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seppeltsfield

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tanunda, Angaston, Greenock, Flaxman Wines, Tscharke's Place
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Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines

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