39 days in South Australia Itinerary

39 days in South Australia Itinerary

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39 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Victor Harbor
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Coober Pedy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Port Lincoln
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Mount Gambier
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Adelaide
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Seppeltsfield
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  24​h
End: Calgary

4
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Victor Harbor: McLaren Vale (Old Oval Estate, McLaren Vale III Associates, & more) and Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Granite Island, admire the striking features of Basham's Beach Regional Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Urimbirra Wildlife Park, and don't miss a visit to Victor Harbor Heritage Trail.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Victor Harbor trip planner .

Calgary, Canada to Victor Harbor is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Calgary to Victor Harbor is 16 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Calgary in October; daily highs in Victor Harbor reach 26°C and lows reach 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Parks Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Basham's Beach Regional Park, Aldinga Beach, Horseshoe Bay
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Granite Island ©
Granite Island
Fox Creek Wines ©
Fox Creek Wines
Primo Estate ©
Primo Estate

6
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. Spend the 2nd (Sat) exploring nature at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, admire all the interesting features of Clifford's Honey Farm, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kangaroo Island Spirits, and take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kangaroo Island day trip site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Victor Harbor to Kangaroo Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Coober Pedy.

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

3
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Coober Pedy is known for museums, historic sites, nature, wildlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Faye's Underground Home, admire nature's extreme beauty at Breakaways Conservation Park, look for gifts at Seven Stones Designer Jewellers, and look for all kinds of wild species at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Coober Pedy trip planner .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Coober Pedy by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. In November, daily temperatures in Coober Pedy can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Wildlife Parks Museums
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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

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 Port Lincoln with an excursion to Food Tours in Coffin Bay--about 34 minutes away. Spend a fascinating day underwater on the 6th (Wed) with a shark diving experience. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fishery Bay, take an in-depth tour of Koppio Smithy Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Parnkalla Walking Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Winter Hill Lookout.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Port Lincoln trip planner.

You can fly from Coober Pedy to Port Lincoln in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Food Tours
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Shark Diving
Food Tours
Sleaford Bay ©
Sleaford Bay

5
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Get out of town with these interesting Mount Gambier side-trips: Coonawarra (Bowen Estate Coonawarra, Menzies Wine Room & Retreat, & more), Penola (Mary MacKillop Interpretive Centre & Greenrise Lake) and Naracoorte Caves National Park (in Naracoorte). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake, examine the collection at Glencoe Woolshed, Head underground at Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park, and explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mount Gambier trip planner .

Getting from Port Lincoln to Mount Gambier by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Coonawarra, Penola, Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park, Glencoe Woolshed, Naracoorte Caves National Park
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Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National Park
The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
Umpherston Sinkhole ©
Umpherston Sinkhole

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.
When in Adelaide, make a side trip to see The Cedars in Hahndorf, approximately 30 minutes away. Dedicate the 16th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, learn about winemaking at National Wine Centre of Australia, get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Adelaide Zoo.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Adelaide attractions planner .

Getting from Mount Gambier to Adelaide by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, Adelaide is somewhat warmer than Mount Gambier - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Seppeltsfield.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Ashton Hills Vineyard, Cleland Wildlife Park, The Cedars, Glenelg Pier
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

8
nights
Seppeltsfield

Seppeltsfield ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seppeltsfield: National Motor Museum (in Birdwood), Kapunda Historical Society Museum (in Kapunda) and Brockenchack Wines (in Keyneton).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Seppeltsfield journey planner .

Drive from Adelaide to Seppeltsfield in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Seppeltsfield are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seppeltsfield

Wineries Tours Museums

Side Trips

Tanunda, Nuriootpa, Greenock, Marananga, Williamstown
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 28:
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Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards

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