39 days in South Australia Itinerary

39 days in South Australia Itinerary

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39 days in South Australia Itinerary

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

5
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Glencoe Woolshed and Riddoch Art Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Naracoorte Caves National Park and Umpherston Sinkhole. Change things up with these side-trips from Mount Gambier: Penola (Raidis Estate & Greenrise Lake) and Coonawarra (Bellwether, Rymill Coonawarra, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mount Gambier attractions planner.

Sydney to Mount Gambier is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, Mount Gambier is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Coonawarra, Penola, Glencoe Woolshed, Naracoorte Caves National Park
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 28:
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Penley Estate ©
Penley Estate
Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National Park
The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake

5
nights
Port Lincoln

Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
You'll explore and learn at Axel Stenross Maritime Museum and Mill Cottage Museum. Relax by the water at Fishery Bay and Coffin Bay National Park. When in Port Lincoln, make a side trip to see Food Tours in Coffin Bay, approximately 34 minutes away. Spend a fascinating day underwater on the 29th (Mon) with a shark diving experience. Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring nature at Lincoln National Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Sleaford Bay, go for a walk through Parnkalla Walking Trail, examine the collection at Port Lincoln Railway Museum, and do a tasting at Dellacolline Winery.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Port Lincoln trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Mount Gambier to Port Lincoln takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Coffin Bay
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Shark Diving
Food Tours
Sleaford Bay ©
Sleaford Bay

8
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation and Cape du Couedic Lighthouse. Visit Stokes Beach and Penneshaw Beach for some beach relaxation. Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, get outside with Remarkable Rocks, explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch, and enjoy the sand and surf at Browns Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island travel route builder app .

Getting from Port Lincoln to Kangaroo Island by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

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

6
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. Get in touch with nature at Aldinga Beach and Blowhole Beach. Relax by the water at Carrickalinga Beach and Maslin Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Victor Harbor: Deep Creek Conservation Park (in Delamere), McLaren Vale (Wirra Wirra Vineyards, Primo Estate, & more) and Morgan Beach (in Cape Jervis). The adventure continues: stroll through Horseshoe Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Boomer Beach, view the masterpieces at Willunga Leadlight and Glass Studio, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Newland Memorial Uniting Church.

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Getting from Kangaroo Island to Victor Harbor by combination of car and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Adelaide.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Delamere, Port Elliot, Second Valley Beach, Carrickalinga Beach
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Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Primo Estate ©
Primo Estate
Fox Creek Wines ©
Fox Creek Wines

9
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.
Art Gallery of South Australia and South Australian Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rundle Mall and The Cedars. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Semaphore Beach (in Semaphore), McLaren Vale (Shottesbrooke Vineyards, Hastwell & Lightfoot Cellar Door, & more) and Johnston Oakbank Cellar Door (in Oakbank). Dedicate the 22nd (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, enjoy the sand and surf at Seacliff Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, and get engrossed in the history at Migration Museum.

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

Getting from Victor Harbor to Adelaide by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Seppeltsfield.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Glenelg, Johnston Oakbank Cellar Door, Henley Beach, ASSP Gallery Shop
Find places to stay May 17 — 26:
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Adelaide Central Market ©
Adelaide Central Market
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park

5
nights
Seppeltsfield

Seppeltsfield ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Kalleske Wines and Murray Street Vineyards. Take a break from Seppeltsfield with a short trip to Brockenchack Wines in Keyneton, about 32 minutes away.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Seppeltsfield trip planner .

Getting from Adelaide to Seppeltsfield by car takes about 1.5 hours. May in Seppeltsfield sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seppeltsfield

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tanunda, Greenock, Marananga, Nuriootpa, Brockenchack Wines Cellar Door
Find places to stay May 26 — 31:
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Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards

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