8 days in Adelaide, Coober Pedy & Port Augusta Itinerary

8 days in Adelaide, Coober Pedy & Port Augusta Itinerary

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8 days in Adelaide, Coober Pedy & Port Augusta Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Coober Pedy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Port Augusta
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Sydney

3
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.
Step out of Adelaide with an excursion to The Cedars in Hahndorf--about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, and get engrossed in the history at Migration Museum.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Adelaide trip planner .

Sydney to Adelaide is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Sydney in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Adelaide, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

The Cedars
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden

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: examine the collection at Faye's Underground Home, go deep underground at Tom's Working Opal Mine, pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church, and admire nature's extreme beauty at Breakaways Conservation Park.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Coober Pedy road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Coober Pedy takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide in August, expect nights in Coober Pedy to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Augusta.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Parks Wildlife 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

1
night
Port Augusta

Port Augusta ©
A natural harbor established in 1852, Port Augusta houses one of the most popular tourist attractions of the area, the Wadlata Outback Center.
On the 10th (Sat), browse the exhibits of Port Augusta Cultural Centre - Yarta Purtli, admire the natural beauty at Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, and then take some stellar pictures from Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Port Augusta visit planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Coober Pedy to Port Augusta. In August, daily temperatures in Port Augusta can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Augusta

Parks Shopping Museums
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Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden ©
Matthew Flinders Red Cliff Lookout ©

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