8 days in South Australia Itinerary

8 days in South Australia Itinerary

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8 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Adelaide
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Clare
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h
3
Coober Pedy
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

1
night
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.
Nook Nosh has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Gorge Wildlife Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, and then have a few drinks at Nook Nosh. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia and then appreciate the extensive heritage of North Terrace.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Adelaide trip itinerary builder .

San Francisco, USA to Adelaide is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) is 17 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, things will get a bit cooler in Adelaide: highs are around 65°F and lows about 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Clare.

Things to do in Adelaide

Shopping Nightlife Wildlife

Side Trip

Gorge Wildlife Park
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Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
North Terrace ©
North Terrace
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

1
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Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): do a tasting at Sevenhill Cellars, contemplate the long history of Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, and then browse the exhibits of Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Clare trip planner .

Drive from Adelaide to Clare in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Clare

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage
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Sevenhill Cellars ©
Sevenhill Cellars
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum ©
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum

1
day
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Breakaways Conservation Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, and then get engrossed in the history at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Coober Pedy trip itinerary planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Clare to Coober Pedy. In September, daily temperatures in Coober Pedy can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

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

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You've now added Will's Rare Breeds Farm to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): experience rural life at Will's Rare Breeds Farm and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. On the next day, go for a walk through George's 40,000 Castle Lights, then look for all kinds of wild species at Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary, and then get to know the resident critters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island sightseeing planner .

Fly from Coober Pedy to Kangaroo Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
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Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park ©
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park

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