7 days in South Australia Itinerary

7 days in South Australia Itinerary

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7 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
Fly:  34​h
1
McLaren Vale
— 1 day
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Fly:  38​h
End: Birmingham

1
day
McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale ©
McLaren Vale is a small rural town in South Australia famous for producing world class red wine. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): kick back and relax at Maslin Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Aldinga Beach.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read McLaren Vale online trip maker .

Birmingham, USA to McLaren Vale is an approximately 34-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Birmingham to McLaren Vale. In January, McLaren Vale is warmer than Birmingham - with highs of 84°F and lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in McLaren Vale

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Maslin Beach, Aldinga Beach
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Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 8th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Little Sahara, explore the fascinating underground world of Kelly Hill Caves, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): kick back and relax at Stokes Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary, and then get to know the resident critters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from McLaren Vale to Kangaroo Island in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Kelly Hill Caves ©
Kelly Hill Caves
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire nature's extreme beauty at Breakaways Conservation Park, then identify plant and animal life at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, and then get engrossed in the history at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Coober Pedy itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Coober Pedy in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. In January in Coober Pedy, expect temperatures between 96°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum

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