27 days in South Australia Itinerary

27 days in South Australia Itinerary

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27 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Coonawarra
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Victor Harbor
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Port Lincoln
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
7
Clare
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  24​h
End: Vancouver

4
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 get in some beach time at Glenelg Beach and Henley Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Gorge Wildlife Park and River Torrens Linear Park Trail. Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Murray Street Vineyards (in Greenock), Tanunda (Rockford Winery, Langmeil Winery, & more) and National Motor Museum (in Birdwood). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through North Terrace, contemplate the long history of Carrick Hill, do a tasting at Penfolds Magill Estate Cellar Door, and see the interesting displays at South Australian Maritime Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Adelaide trip itinerary tool .

Vancouver, Canada to Adelaide is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Adelaide is 17 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Vancouver in February: high temperatures in Adelaide hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Coonawarra.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Tanunda, Port Adelaide, Henley Beach, Murray Street Vineyards, Penfolds Magill Estate Cellar Door
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Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
National Motor Museum ©
National Motor Museum
Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach

3
nights
Coonawarra

Coonawarra ©
Coonawarra is a small town north of Penola in South Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Katnook Estate and Rymill Coonawarra. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wynns Coonawarra Estate and Hollick Estates. Explore Coonawarra's surroundings by going to Ess Lagoon Reserve (in Casterton) and Johnny Mullagh Park (in Harrow). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Petticoat Lane, learn about winemaking at Raidis Estate, and browse for treasures at Jill's Vintage.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Coonawarra tour builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Adelaide to Coonawarra. Traveling from Adelaide in February, Coonawarra is little chillier at night with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Coonawarra

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Penola, Ess Lagoon Reserve, Johnny Mullagh Park
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The Blok Coonawarra ©
The Blok Coonawarra
Hollick Estates ©
Hollick Estates
Wynns Coonawarra Estate ©
Wynns Coonawarra Estate

3
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. We've included these beaches for you: Aldinga Beach and Carrickalinga Beach. Do your shopping at Harvest the Fleurieu and Vineyard Road Cellar Door. Venture out of the city with trips to River Angas Walkway (in Strathalbyn), Deep Creek Conservation Park (in Delamere) and Nan Hai Pu Tuo Temple (in Sellicks Hill). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Boomer Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Softfoot, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Encounter Bikeway.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Victor Harbor sightseeing planner .

Getting from Coonawarra to Victor Harbor by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Victor Harbor when traveling from Coonawarra in February, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Harvest the Fleurieu, Boomer Beach, Vineyard Road Cellar Door, Aldinga Beach, River Angas Walkway
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 29:
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Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Deep Creek Conservation Park ©
Deep Creek Conservation Park
Carrickalinga Beach ©
Carrickalinga Beach

5
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Get outdoors at Stokes Beach and Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary. For shopping fun, head to Shep's Studio or Fine Art Kangaroo Island. Spend the 4th (Wed) exploring nature at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Island Beach, don't miss a visit to Emu Ridge, and experience rural life at George's 40,000 Castle Lights.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island online holiday planner .

You can 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 and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail ©
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail

4
nights
Port Lincoln

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Appreciate the collections at Mill Cottage Museum and Axel Stenross Maritime Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Mikkira Station. Spend a fascinating day underwater on the 6th (Fri) with a shark diving experience. There's lots more to do: stroll around Glen Forest Tourist Park, stop by Boston Bay Wines, enjoy the sand and surf at Sleaford Bay, and take a memorable drive along Whalers Way.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Port Lincoln trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Kangaroo Island to Port Lincoln in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Food Tours
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Shark Diving
Food Tours
Winter Hill Lookout ©
Winter Hill Lookout

2
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Catacomb Church, then take an in-depth tour of Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, then stop by Seven Stones Designer Jewellers, and finally admire nature's extreme beauty at Breakaways Conservation Park. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at The Big Miner, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Serbian Orthodox Church, admire the landmark architecture of Faye's Underground Home, then see the interesting displays at Old Timers Mine, and finally identify plant and animal life at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Coober Pedy itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Port Lincoln to Coober Pedy takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Coober Pedy can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Clare.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

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

2
nights
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Riesling Trail and Martindale Hall Heritage Museum. Appreciate the collections at Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage and Burra Town Hall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Clare: Burra (Burra Regional Art Gallery & Burra Heritage Trail). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Paulett Wines, admire the natural beauty at Gleeson Wetlands, let little ones run wild at Richardson Park Playspace, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Aloysius Church.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Clare road trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Coober Pedy to Clare. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Clare

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Burra, Sevenhill, Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage, Paulett Wines, Martindale Hall Heritage Museum
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 14:
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Gleeson Wetlands ©
Gleeson Wetlands
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum ©
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum
Riesling Trail ©
Riesling Trail

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