38 days in Darwin & South Australia Itinerary

38 days in Darwin & South Australia Itinerary

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38 days in Darwin & South Australia Itinerary

Start: Burnie
Fly:  9​h
1
Darwin
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Clare
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Seppeltsfield
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Adelaide
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Kangaroo Island
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Port Lincoln
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
7
Coonawarra
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Burnie

6
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility. Escape the urban bustle at Mindil Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Take a break from Darwin with a short trip to Litchfield National Park in Batchelor, about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 25th (Thu) on the water with a fishing tour. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, learn about all things military at Darwin Aviation Museum, identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Darwin trip itinerary builder tool .

Burnie to Darwin is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Burnie in April; daily highs in Darwin reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Clare.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 25:
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

3
nights
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sevenhill Cellars and Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage. When in Clare, make a side trip to see Burra Railway Station in Burra, approximately 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Shut the Gate Wines, contemplate the long history of Bungaree Station, and stop by Paulett Wines.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Clare trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Darwin to Clare. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Seppeltsfield.

Things to do in Clare

Wineries Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sevenhill, Leasingham, Shut the Gate Wines, Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, Paulett Wines
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 29:
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Sevenhill Cellars ©
Sevenhill Cellars
Shut the Gate Wines ©
Shut the Gate Wines
Riesling Trail ©
Riesling Trail

4
nights
Seppeltsfield

Seppeltsfield ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Kalleske Wines and Langmeil Winery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seppeltsfield: Flaxman Wines (in Eden Valley) and Brockenchack Wines (in Keyneton).

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Seppeltsfield trip app .

You can drive from Clare to Seppeltsfield in 1.5 hours. April in Seppeltsfield sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Adelaide.

Things to do in Seppeltsfield

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tanunda, Greenock, Nuriootpa, Marananga, Flaxman Wines
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 3:
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Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards

7
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.
Get some cultural insight at Adelaide Oval and South Australian Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Cleland Wildlife Park and Aldinga Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Johnston Oakbank Cellar Door (in Oakbank), Graham Stevens Wines (in McLaren Flat) and McLaren Vale (Fox Creek Wines, Primo Estate, & more). Dedicate the 8th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, get engrossed in the history at State Library of South Australia, look for gifts at Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd, and take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Adelaide day trip website .

You can drive from Seppeltsfield to Adelaide in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries Parks Tours

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Penfolds Magill Estate Cellar Door, Cleland Wildlife Park, Aldinga Beach, Johnston Oakbank Cellar Door
Find places to stay May 3 — 10:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Primo Estate ©
Primo Estate

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 Flinders Chase National Park and Admirals Arch. Get some cultural insight at Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation and Cape Borda Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, kick back and relax at Browns Beach, get outside with Remarkable Rocks, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Stokes Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kangaroo Island sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay May 10 — 17:
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

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 Dellacolline Winery. Relax by the water at Fishery Bay and Lincoln National Park. Explore Port Lincoln's surroundings by going to Coffin Bay (Coffin Bay National Park & Food Tours) and National Trust of S.A Museum (in Tumby Bay). Spend a fascinating day underwater on the 18th (Sat) with a shark diving experience. There's still lots to do: stroll through Sleaford Bay and admire all the interesting features of Winter Hill Lookout.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Lincoln vacation maker website .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Coonawarra.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Coffin Bay, National Trust of S.A Museum
Find places to stay May 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Food Tours
Sleaford Bay ©
Sleaford Bay

3
nights
Coonawarra

Coonawarra ©
Coonawarra is a small town north of Penola in South Australia. Get some cultural insight at Menzies Wine Room & Retreat and Parker Coonawarra Estate. It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Penley Estate.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Coonawarra trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Port Lincoln to Coonawarra with the Route module. May in Coonawarra sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Coonawarra

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Penola
Find places to stay May 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Penley Estate ©
Penley Estate
Parker Coonawarra Estate ©
Parker Coonawarra Estate
DiGiorgio Family Wines ©
DiGiorgio Family Wines

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