9 days in South Australia Itinerary

9 days in South Australia Itinerary

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9 days in South Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Clare
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Flinders Ranges National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h
4
Coober Pedy
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

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.
Dedicate the 18th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, and get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Adelaide travel itinerary planner .

Melbourne to Adelaide is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Adelaide are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Clare.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Parks Museums
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Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden

1
night
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): hike along Riesling Trail, do a tasting at Sevenhill Cellars, then steep yourself in history at Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, and finally explore the galleries of Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Clare journey maker website .

You can drive from Adelaide to Clare in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Flinders Ranges National Park.

Things to do in Clare

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

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

1
night
Flinders Ranges National Park

Flinders Ranges National Park ©
On the 21st (Sun), admire all the interesting features of Heritage Blinman Mine, explore the striking landscape at Wilpena Pound, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kanyaka Ruins & Cemetery.

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Drive from Clare to Flinders Ranges National Park in 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Flinders Ranges National Park are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Flinders Ranges National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Wilpena Pound ©
Wilpena Pound
Heritage Blinman Mine ©
Heritage Blinman Mine

1
night
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Catacomb Church, then admire the striking features of Faye's Underground Home, then look for all kinds of wild species at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, and finally examine the collection at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Tom's Working Opal Mine, pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church, then look for gifts at Opalios, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Breakaways Conservation Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Coober Pedy online holiday builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Flinders Ranges National Park to Coober Pedy. In July, daily temperatures in Coober Pedy can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Wildlife Parks 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

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, identify plant and animal life at Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary, then admire all the interesting features of Clifford's Honey Farm, and finally admire all the interesting features of Island Pure Sheep Dairy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Flinders Chase National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island trip 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Clifford's Honey Farm ©
Clifford's Honey Farm
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park ©
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park

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