38 days in South Australia & Darwin Itinerary

38 days in South Australia & Darwin Itinerary

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38 days in South Australia & Darwin Itinerary

Start: Burnie
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Mount Gambier
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Naracoorte
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Victor Harbor
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Port Lincoln
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Flinders Ranges National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Clare
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Adelaide
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Darwin
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Burnie

2
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake, and then learn about all things military at Mount Gambier Rsl War Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mount Gambier trip itinerary planner.

Burnie to Mount Gambier is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Burnie in April, Mount Gambier is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Naracoorte.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park
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Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole
The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park ©
Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): have fun at Naracoorte Swimming Lake and then Head underground at Naracoorte Caves National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Naracoorte trip planning website .

Getting from Mount Gambier to Naracoorte by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Naracoorte

Nature Parks Fun & Games
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Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National Park
Naracoorte Swimming Lake ©
Naracoorte Swimming Lake

5
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. Escape the urban bustle at Granite Island and Carrickalinga Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Victor Harbor: McLaren Vale (Primo Estate, Dog Ridge Winery, & more) and Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Urimbirra Wildlife Park, identify plant and animal life at Softfoot, appreciate the history behind Port Elliot Obelisk, and get engrossed in the history at Encounter Coast Discovery Centre.

Find out how to plan Victor Harbor trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Naracoorte to Victor Harbor in 4 hours. In April in Victor Harbor, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Port Elliot, Carrickalinga Beach, Aldinga Beach
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Granite Island ©
Granite Island
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Carrickalinga Beach ©
Carrickalinga Beach

5
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 Seal Bay Conservation Park. Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring nature at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, stroll through Stokes Beach, explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch, and do a tasting at The Islander Estate Vineyards.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island road trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Victor Harbor to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

4
nights
Port Lincoln

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Step out of the city life by going to Shark Diving and Coffin Bay National Park. Spend the 5th (Sun) exploring nature at Lincoln National Park. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Fishery Bay and stroll through Sleaford Bay.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Lincoln trip app .

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Port Lincoln in 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 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Flinders Ranges National Park.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Coffin Bay National Park
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Shark Diving
Coffin Bay National Park ©
Coffin Bay National Park
Sleaford Bay ©
Sleaford Bay

2
nights
Flinders Ranges National Park

Flinders Ranges National Park ©
Step out of the city life by going to Flinders Ranges National Park and Wilpena Pound.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Flinders Ranges National Park holiday tool .

You can drive from Port Lincoln to Flinders Ranges National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. May in Flinders Ranges National Park sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Clare.

Things to do in Flinders Ranges National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Flinders Ranges National Park
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Flinders Ranges National Park ©
Flinders Ranges National Park
Bunyeroo Gorge ©
Bunyeroo Gorge
Wilpena Pound ©
Wilpena Pound

4
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 Bowman Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Clare: Kapunda Mine Trail (in Kapunda), Rattler Trail (in Riverton) and Wirrabara Forest (in Wirrabara). There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Gleeson Wetlands, let little ones run wild at Richardson Park Playspace, explore the galleries of Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage, and do a tasting at Crabtree Watervale Wines.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Clare trip planning tool .

You can drive from Flinders Ranges National Park to Clare in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Clare

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Rattler Trail, Wirrabara Forest, Bowman Park, Clare Valley, Kapunda Mine Trail
Find places to stay May 9 — 13:
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Riesling Trail ©
Riesling Trail
Bowman Park ©
Bowman Park
Gleeson Wetlands ©
Gleeson Wetlands

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Adelaide Zoo and Cleland Wildlife Park. Take a break from Adelaide with a short trip to The Cedars in Hahndorf, about 30 minutes away. Dedicate the 15th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, take a leisurely stroll along Glenelg Pier, take a memorable tour with Tours, and make a trip to Rundle Mall.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip builder website .

Getting from Clare to Adelaide by car takes about 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Cleland Wildlife Park, River Torrens Linear Park Trail, Glenelg Pier, The Cedars
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

6
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mindil Beach. Go for a jaunt from Darwin to Batchelor to see Litchfield National Park about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 25th (Sat) on the water with a fishing tour. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take in the waterfront at Darwin Wharf Precinct.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Darwin vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Darwin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in May; daily highs in Darwin reach 38°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
Find places to stay May 19 — 26:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

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