8 days in South Australia Itinerary

8 days in South Australia Itinerary

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8 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h
3
Clare
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Step out of the city life by going to Kelly Hill Caves and Remarkable Rocks. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary and Little Sahara. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, experience rural life at George's 40,000 Castle Lights, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kangaroo Island Spirits, and enjoy the sand and surf at Stokes Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island road trip planning site .

Sydney to Kangaroo Island is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
Kelly Hill Caves ©
Kelly Hill Caves

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): look for all kinds of wild species at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, admire nature's extreme beauty at Breakaways Conservation Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Serbian Orthodox Church.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Coober Pedy trip itinerary planning website .

Fly from Kangaroo Island to Coober Pedy in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May in Coober Pedy, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Clare.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church

1
day
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 11th (Sat): trek along Riesling Trail, contemplate the long history of Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, then do a tasting at Sevenhill Cellars, and finally learn about winemaking at Greg Cooley Wines.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Clare using our trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Coober Pedy to Clare with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Clare

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Martindale Hall Heritage Museum
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Riesling Trail ©
Riesling Trail
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum ©
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum
Sevenhill Cellars ©
Sevenhill Cellars

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take the plunge with a skydiving experience, then identify plant and animal life at Gorge Wildlife Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Xavier Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Waterfall Gully, then explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, and then hike along River Torrens Linear Park Trail.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Adelaide travel route builder tool .

Traveling by car from Clare to Adelaide takes 2 hours. In May in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Gorge Wildlife Park, River Torrens Linear Park Trail
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Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
River Torrens Linear Park Trail ©
River Torrens Linear Park Trail
Waterfall Gully ©
Waterfall Gully

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