34 days in South Australia Itinerary

34 days in South Australia Itinerary

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34 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
Fly + Drive:  19​h 15​min
1
Clare
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Flinders Ranges National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
3
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Kangaroo Island
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Port Lincoln
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Mount Gambier
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Adelaide
— 8 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Hanoi

3
nights
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Escape the urban bustle at Riesling Trail and Morgan Conservation Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bowman Park and Rattler Trail. And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Sevenhill Cellars, let the kids burn off some steam at Richardson Park Playspace, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Gleeson Wetlands.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Clare trip planner .

Hanoi, Vietnam to Clare is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Flinders Ranges National Park.

Things to do in Clare

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Morgan Conservation Park, Bowman Park, Rattler Trail, Annie's Lane
Find places to stay May 10 — 13:
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Riesling Trail ©
Riesling Trail
Bowman Park ©
Bowman Park
Sevenhill Cellars ©
Sevenhill Cellars

3
nights
Flinders Ranges National Park

Flinders Ranges National Park ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Flinders Ranges National Park and Wilpena Panorama. Escape the urban bustle at Wilpena Pound and Bunyeroo Gorge. Change things up with a short trip to Jeff Morgan Gallery in Hawker (about 1h 15 min away).

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Flinders Ranges National Park online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Clare to Flinders Ranges National Park takes 4 hours. May in Flinders Ranges National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Flinders Ranges National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Hawker
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Wilpena Pound ©
Wilpena Pound
Bunyeroo Gorge ©
Bunyeroo Gorge
Jeff Morgan Gallery ©
Jeff Morgan Gallery

1
night
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire the striking features of Faye's Underground Home, identify plant and animal life at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Breakaways Conservation Park. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church, explore and take pictures at Tom's Working Opal Mine, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catacomb Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Coober Pedy trip itinerary planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Flinders Ranges National Park to Coober Pedy. In May, daily temperatures in Coober Pedy can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Parks Wildlife Museums
Find places to stay May 16 — 18:
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum

7
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Step out of the city life by going to Stokes Beach and Remarkable Rocks. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kelly Hill Caves and Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park. Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring nature at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary, experience rural life at Will's Rare Breeds Farm, explore and take pictures at Island Pure Sheep Dairy, and get great views at Wiers Cove.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island holiday planning website .

You can fly from Coober Pedy to Kangaroo Island in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Kelly Hill Caves ©
Kelly Hill Caves
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail ©
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

4
nights
Port Lincoln

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
We've included these beaches for you: Lincoln National Park and Fishery Bay. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Mikkira Station. Spend a fascinating day underwater on the 26th (Sun) with a shark diving experience. There's lots more to do: stroll around Glen Forest Tourist Park, make a trip to The Old Mill, and take a memorable drive along Winter Hill Lookout.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Port Lincoln trip 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Food Tours
Find places to stay May 25 — 29:
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Shark Diving
Food Tours
Winter Hill Lookout ©
Winter Hill Lookout

4
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Escape the urban bustle at Naracoorte Caves National Park and Mount Schank. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park and Katnook Estate. Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Banks Lighthouse (in Burrungule), Black Cockatoo Bush Camp Hiking Trails (in Naracoorte) and Coonawarra (Parker Coonawarra Estate, Patrick of Coonawarra, & more). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at The Valley Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Umpherston Sinkhole, and get lost in a book at Mount Gambier Public Library.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mount Gambier road trip planning site .

You can fly from Port Lincoln to Mount Gambier in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, daytime highs in Mount Gambier are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Coonawarra, Naracoorte, Cape Banks Lighthouse, Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 2:
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Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National Park
Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park ©
Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park
Mount Schank ©
Mount Schank

8
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.
Visiting Aldinga Beach and Glenelg Beach will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Henley Beach and Maslin Beach. Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to Monarto Zoo (in Monarto), Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek) and McLaren Vale (Wirra Wirra Vineyards & Fox Creek Wines). Dedicate the 9th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: trek along River Torrens Linear Park Trail, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, and have some family-friendly fun at Jet Flight Simulator Adelaide.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Adelaide trip planner .

Getting from Mount Gambier to Adelaide by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Henley Beach, McLaren Vale, Cleland Wildlife Park, Glenelg Beach, Gorge Wildlife Park
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Glenelg Beach ©
Glenelg Beach
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park

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