28 days in South Australia Itinerary

28 days in South Australia Itinerary

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28 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Bournemouth
Fly:  34​h
1
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Victor Harbor
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Port Lincoln
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Mount Gambier
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Naracoorte
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Tanunda
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  35​h
End: Bournemouth

4
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Go for a jaunt from Adelaide to Hahndorf to see The Cedars about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Adelaide tour builder website .

Bournemouth, UK to Adelaide is an approximately 34-hour flight. Traveling from Bournemouth to Adelaide, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bournemouth in January, things will get much hotter in Adelaide: highs are around 34°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Hahndorf, Cleland Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 18:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

4
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Victor Harbor: McLaren Vale (Fox Creek Wines, Primo Estate, & more), Carrickalinga Beach (in Carrickalinga) and Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Granite Island, make a trip to The Goolwa Barrage, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Newland Memorial Uniting Church, and relax in the rural setting at Softfoot.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Victor Harbor trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Adelaide to Victor Harbor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. January in Victor Harbor sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Blowhole Beach, The Goolwa Barrage, Carrickalinga Beach, Horseshoe Bay
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 22:
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Granite Island ©
Granite Island
Primo Estate ©
Primo Estate
Fox Creek Wines ©
Fox Creek Wines

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kangaroo Island is known for wildlife, nature, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Flinders Chase National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch, sample the fine beverages at KI Spirits, and identify plant and animal life at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island trip maker website .

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 26:
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

3
nights
Port Lincoln

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
When in Port Lincoln, make a side trip to see Food Tours in Coffin Bay, approximately 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, take in the pleasant sights at Parnkalla Walking Trail, take a memorable drive along Winter Hill Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Glen-Forest Tourist Park & Vineyard.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Port Lincoln trip planner .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Port Lincoln by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Food Tours
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 29:
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Shark Diving
Food Tours
Sleaford Bay ©
Sleaford Bay

3
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mount Gambier: Robe Beach (in Robe), Beachport Surf Beach (in Beachport) and Millicent Swimming Lake (in Millicent). There's much more to do: explore the activities along The Blue Lake, browse the collection at Mount Gambier Public Library, explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole, and explore the galleries of Echo Farm.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mount Gambier trip planner .

Getting from Port Lincoln to Mount Gambier by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Naracoorte.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Beachport Surf Beach, Robe Beach, Millicent Swimming Lake, Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 1:
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The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole
Beachport Surf Beach ©
Beachport Surf Beach

3
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naracoorte: Penola (Banks Thargo Coonawarra & Mary MacKillop Interpretive Centre), Clayton Farm Heritage Museum (in Bordertown) and Coonawarra (Bowen Estate Coonawarra, Menzies Wine Room & Retreat, & more). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Naracoorte Caves National Park, stop by Yulgilbar Wood Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Sheep's Back Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Naracoorte trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mount Gambier to Naracoorte takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tanunda.

Things to do in Naracoorte

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trips

Coonawarra, Penola, Clayton Farm Heritage Museum
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 4:
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Penley Estate ©
Penley Estate
Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National Park
Mary MacKillop Interpretive Centre ©

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.
Step out of Tanunda to go to Cudlee Creek and see Gorge Wildlife Park, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: do a tasting at Kalleske Wines, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, steep yourself in history at Langmeil Winery, and make a trip to Whispering Wall.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tanunda online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Naracoorte to Tanunda takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In February, daytime highs in Tanunda are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Greenock, Tscharke's Place, Gorge Wildlife Park, Seppeltsfield, Whispering Wall
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 7:
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Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield

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