52 days in South Australia Itinerary

52 days in South Australia Itinerary

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52 days in South Australia Itinerary

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

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 out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Semaphore Carousel (in Semaphore) and Hahndorf (The Cedars & Beerenberg Farm). Dedicate the 13th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 18th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Adelaide Oval, wander the streets of Rundle Mall, look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Adelaide trip builder app .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Adelaide. In August, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Tanunda.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Glenelg, Hahndorf, River Torrens Linear Park Trail, Ashton Hills Vineyard, Cleland Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 20:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden

6
nights
Tanunda

Tanunda ©
One of the cities of the Barossa Valley wine-producing region, Tanunda has an easygoing atmosphere stemming from its close connection with agriculture and viniculture.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kapunda Historical Society Museum (in Kapunda), National Motor Museum (in Birdwood) and Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Kalleske Wines, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and contemplate the long history of Langmeil Winery.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tanunda journey planner.

Traveling by car from Adelaide to Tanunda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tanunda are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Clare.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Nuriootpa, Greenock, Seppeltsfield, Eden Valley, Lambert Estate Wines
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Kalleske Wines ©
Kalleske Wines
Langmeil Winery ©
Langmeil Winery
Seppeltsfield ©
Seppeltsfield

4
nights
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Get out of town with these interesting Clare side-trips: Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre (in Peterborough), Port Pirie RSL Museum (in Port Pirie) and Wirrabara Forest (in Wirrabara). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Riesling Trail, admire the verdant scenery at Clare Valley, do a tasting at Crabtree Watervale Wines, and cool off at Splash Town - Copper Coast.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Clare day trip planning site .

Getting from Tanunda to Clare by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Flinders Ranges National Park.

Things to do in Clare

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Clare Valley, Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre, Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, Port Pirie RSL Museum, Wirrabara Forest
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Riesling Trail ©
Riesling Trail
Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre ©
Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre
Port Pirie RSL Museum ©
Port Pirie RSL Museum

4
nights
Flinders Ranges National Park

Flinders Ranges National Park ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Wangara Lookout (in Wilpena) and Hawker (Flinders Ranges National Park, Wilpena Panorama, & more).

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Flinders Ranges National Park holiday builder site .

You can drive from Clare to Flinders Ranges National Park in 4 hours. August in Flinders Ranges National Park sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Flinders Ranges National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Hawker, Wangara Lookout
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 3:
Highlights from your plan
Flinders Ranges National Park ©
Flinders Ranges National Park
Heritage Blinman Mine ©
Heritage Blinman Mine
Wilpena Pound ©
Wilpena Pound

4
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, stop by Seven Stones Designer Jewellers, look for all kinds of wild species at Breakaways Conservation Park, and take an in-depth tour of Umoona Opal Mine & Museum.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Coober Pedy visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Flinders Ranges National Park to Coober Pedy. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum

6
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Venture out of the city with trips to Coonawarra (Bellwether, Bowen Estate Coonawarra, & more), Naracoorte (Naracoorte Caves National Park, Yulgilbar Wood Gallery, & more) and Penola (Raidis Estate, Greenrise Lake, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along The Blue Lake, explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole, browse the collection at Mount Gambier Public Library, and explore the fascinating underground world of Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mount Gambier tour itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Coober Pedy to Mount Gambier in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Coober Pedy in September, expect Mount Gambier to be a bit cooler, temps between 18°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Coonawarra, Penola, Naracoorte, Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park, Glencoe Woolshed
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Penley Estate ©
Penley Estate
Naracoorte Caves National Park ©
Naracoorte Caves National Park
The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake

6
nights
Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln ©
Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Change things up with a short trip to Food Tours in Coffin Bay (about 34 minutes away). Spend a fascinating day underwater on the 14th (Sat) with a shark diving experience. Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Lincoln National Park. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Coffin Bay National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Sleaford Bay, take an in-depth tour of Koppio Smithy Museum, and cruise along Winter Hill Lookout.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Port Lincoln trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Mount Gambier to Port Lincoln in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Coffin Bay National Park, Food Tours
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Coffin Bay National Park ©
Coffin Bay National Park
Shark Diving
Sleaford Bay ©
Sleaford Bay

7
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Spend the 20th (Fri) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring nature at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park, head outdoors with Remarkable Rocks, indulge your taste buds at Kangaroo Island Spirits, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Island Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island trip planner .

You can fly from Port Lincoln to Kangaroo Island in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

7
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 Victor Harbor's surroundings by going to McLaren Vale (Wirra Wirra Vineyards, d'Arenberg, & more), Strathalbyn War Memorial (in Strathalbyn) and Willunga (Willunga Leadlight and Glass Studio & Fleurieu Hills Vineyard). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Granite Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Aldinga Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Port Victor Historic Walk, and make a trip to Victor Harbor Heritage Trail.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Victor Harbor trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Victor Harbor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. September in Victor Harbor sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Willunga, Basham's Beach Regional Park, Strathalbyn War Memorial, Aldinga Beach
Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 3:
Highlights from your plan
Primo Estate ©
Primo Estate
Granite Island ©
Granite Island
Fox Creek Wines ©
Fox Creek Wines

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