35 days in South Australia Itinerary

35 days in South Australia Itinerary

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35 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Port Lincoln
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Clare
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Seppeltsfield
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Adelaide
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Coonawarra
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Mount Gambier
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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 26th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Umoona Opal Mine & Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): admire nature's extreme beauty at Breakaways Conservation Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church, then admire the landmark architecture of Faye's Underground Home, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Coober Pedy trip app .

Sydney to Coober Pedy is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In April in Coober Pedy, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Wildlife Parks Museums
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:
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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

5
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation and Cape du Couedic Lighthouse. Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, get outside with Remarkable Rocks, contemplate the waterfront views at Murray Lagoon, and explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kangaroo Island trip maker app .

You can fly from Coober Pedy to Kangaroo Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 3:
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5
nights
Port Lincoln

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Koppio Smithy Museum and National Trust of S.A Museum. Spend a fascinating day underwater on the 4th (Sat) with a shark diving experience. Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Coffin Bay National Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fishery Bay, kick back and relax at Sleaford Bay, take in the pleasant sights at Parnkalla Walking Trail, and see the interesting displays at Axel Stenross Maritime Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Port Lincoln trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Port Lincoln takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Clare.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

National Trust of S.A Museum, Coffin Bay National Park
Find places to stay May 3 — 8:
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Shark Diving
National Trust of S.A Museum ©
National Trust of S.A Museum
Koppio Smithy Museum ©
Koppio Smithy Museum

4
nights
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Sevenhill Cellars and Wallaroo Heritage Trail 37 are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Kadina (The Farm Shed Museum and VIC & Victoria Square). The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage, steep yourself in history at Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St Aloysius Church, and do a tasting at Greg Cooley Wines.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Clare trip app .

You can drive from Port Lincoln to Clare in 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Seppeltsfield.

Things to do in Clare

Wineries Parks Museums

Side Trips

Watervale, Kadina, Sevenhill, Wallaroo Heritage Trail 37, Martindale Hall Heritage Museum
Find places to stay May 8 — 12:
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Sevenhill Cellars ©
Sevenhill Cellars
Shut the Gate Wines ©
Shut the Gate Wines
The Farm Shed Museum and VIC ©
The Farm Shed Museum and VIC

3
nights
Seppeltsfield

Seppeltsfield ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kalleske Wines and Seppeltsfield. Go for a jaunt from Seppeltsfield to Keyneton to see Brockenchack Wines about 32 minutes away.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Seppeltsfield trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Clare to Seppeltsfield takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Seppeltsfield

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tanunda, Greenock, Tscharke's Place, Brockenchack Wines Cellar Door
Find places to stay May 12 — 15:
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Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards

6
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.
Get some cultural insight at Adelaide Oval and Rundle Mall. Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: McLaren Vale (Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards Cellar Door and Winery, McLaren Vale III Associates, & more) and The Cedars (in Hahndorf). Dedicate the 17th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, get engrossed in the history at State Library of South Australia, and admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Seppeltsfield to Adelaide takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Coonawarra.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Tours Wineries

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Cleland Wildlife Park, The Cedars
Find places to stay May 15 — 21:
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Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

4
nights
Coonawarra

Coonawarra ©
Coonawarra is a small town north of Penola in South Australia. Menzies Wine Room & Retreat and Bellwether are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's more to do: do a tasting at Penley Estate.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Coonawarra trip builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Adelaide to Coonawarra. Traveling from Adelaide in May, things will get a bit cooler in Coonawarra: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Coonawarra

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Penola
Find places to stay May 21 — 25:
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Penley Estate ©
Penley Estate
Parker Coonawarra Estate ©
Parker Coonawarra Estate
DiGiorgio Family Wines ©
DiGiorgio Family Wines

5
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Get some cultural insight at Glencoe Woolshed and Mount Gambier Rsl War Museum. Explore Mount Gambier's surroundings by going to Millicent National Trust Museum (in Millicent), Robe Beach (in Robe) and Naracoorte Caves National Park (in Naracoorte). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along The Blue Lake, explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole, admire the verdant scenery at The Valley Lake, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Gardens.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mount Gambier online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Coonawarra to Mount Gambier takes an hour. May in Mount Gambier sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Glencoe Woolshed, Donald & Sheila Feast's Classic Car Collection & memorabilia, Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park, Millicent National Trust Museum, Robe Beach
Find places to stay May 25 — 30:
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Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National Park
Glencoe Woolshed ©
Glencoe Woolshed
Echo Farm ©
Echo Farm

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