28 days in South Australia, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

28 days in South Australia, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

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28 days in South Australia, Sydney & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  25​h
1
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Clare
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
5
Mount Gambier
— 3 nights
6
Sydney
— 4 nights
7
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

3
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Granite Island and South Australian Museum. Get some cultural insight at Art Gallery of South Australia and St Joseph's Catholic Church. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul's Anglican Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Adelaide, and hike along River Torrens Linear Park Trail.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Adelaide trip itinerary maker tool .

London, UK to Adelaide is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Adelaide is 9 hours. In July, Adelaide is little chillier than London - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Clare.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St Paul's Anglican Church, St Joseph's Catholic Church, Cleland Wildlife Park, Granite Island, Glenelg Beach
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:
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Granite Island ©
Granite Island
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill

3
nights
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Get some cultural insight at Martindale Hall Heritage Museum and Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage. Get in touch with nature at Riesling Trail and Rattler Trail. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Aloysius Church, identify plant and animal life at Gleeson Wetlands, tour the pleasant surroundings at Richardson Park Playspace, and learn about winemaking at Kilikanoon Winery.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Clare tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Adelaide to Clare in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Clare

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage, Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, St Aloysius Church, Clare Valley, Paulett Wines
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Riesling Trail ©
Riesling Trail
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum ©
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum
St Aloysius Church ©
St Aloysius Church

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Flinders Chase National Park and Admirals Arch. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation and Cape du Couedic Lighthouse. Spend the 2nd (Sun) exploring nature at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, learn about winemaking at Dudley Cellar Door, and enjoy the sand and surf at Island Beach.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Clare to Kangaroo Island. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 2:
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

2
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
On the 3rd (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Faye's Underground Home, examine the collection at Old Timers Mine, then get engrossed in the history at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, and finally explore the fascinating landscape at Breakaways Conservation Park. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catacomb Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Coober Pedy vacation maker app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Coober Pedy in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August in Coober Pedy, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Old Timers Mine ©
Old Timers Mine
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum

3
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Petticoat Lane and Penley Estate. Step off the beaten path and head to Umpherston Sinkhole and DiGiorgio Family Wines. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mount Gambier: Naracoorte Caves National Park (in Naracoorte), Coonawarra (Parker Coonawarra Estate, Bellwether, & more) and Sharam Cottage (in Penola). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along The Blue Lake and admire the verdant scenery at The Valley Lake.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mount Gambier tour itinerary planning site .

Getting from Coober Pedy to Mount Gambier by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Coober Pedy in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mount Gambier: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Coonawarra, Penola, Naracoorte Caves National Park
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:
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Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole
The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National Park

4
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Wentworth Falls. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kiama Blowhole and Starfish Education Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Rocks, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sydney day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Mount Gambier to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mount Gambier in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kiama, Wentworth Falls, Nan Tien Temple, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Kiama Blowhole ©
Kiama Blowhole

5
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Explore hidden gems such as Coolangatta Beach and Natural Bridge. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Brisbane and Cathedral Square. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Slideways - Go Karting Gold Coast (in Nerang) and Maleny (Obi Boardwalk & Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel), and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane route planning website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Maleny
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 17:
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

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