31 days in South Australia Itinerary

31 days in South Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Australia holiday builder

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Port Lincoln
— 2 nights
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Coober Pedy
— 3 nights
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Kangaroo Island
— 5 nights
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Drive to Penneshaw Ferry Pier, Ferry to Cape Jervis Ferry Pier, Drive to Victor Harbor
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Victor Harbor
— 4 nights
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Tanunda
— 5 nights
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Clare
— 3 nights
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Adelaide
— 5 nights
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Mount Gambier
— 3 nights
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Port Lincoln

— 2 nights
Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Step out of Port Lincoln to go to Coffin Bay and see Food Tours, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, take in the exciting artwork at By The Sea Gallery, go for a walk through Parnkalla Walking Trail, and examine the collection at Port Lincoln Railway Museum.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Port Lincoln trip planner.

Sydney to Port Lincoln is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Coober Pedy

— 3 nights
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Coober Pedy is known for museums, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Old Timers Mine, pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church, identify plant and animal life at Josephine's Gallery and Kangaroo Orphanage, and stop by Seven Stones Designer Jewellers.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Coober Pedy trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Port Lincoln to Coober Pedy takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Coober Pedy are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Kangaroo Island

— 5 nights
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, sample the fine beverages at Kangaroo Island Spirits, take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch, and look for all kinds of wild species at Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island day trip planner.

Getting from Coober Pedy to Kangaroo Island by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Victor Harbor

— 4 nights
Victor Harbor is a town in South Australia on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, about 80 km south of the centre of Adelaide. Venture out of the city with trips to McLaren Vale (Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards Cellar Door and Winery, Primo Estate, &more). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Granite Island, sample the fine beverages at Encounter Coast Spirits, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joan of Arc Catholic Church, and take in the exciting artwork at Mt Jagged Wines.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Victor Harbor route planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Victor Harbor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. February in Victor Harbor sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Tanunda.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Tanunda

— 5 nights
One of the cities of the Barossa Valley wine-producing region, Tanunda has an easygoing atmosphere stemming from its close connection with agriculture and viniculture.
Go for a jaunt from Tanunda to Birdwood to see National Motor Museum about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Murray Street Vineyards, contemplate the long history of Langmeil Winery, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and hike along Altona CSR Landcare Reserve.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tanunda driving holiday app.

Drive from Victor Harbor to Tanunda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. March in Tanunda sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Clare.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries · Tours · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Clare

— 3 nights
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Get out of town with these interesting Clare side-trips: Wallaroo Heritage Trail 37 (in Wallaroo), Moonta (Moonta Heritage Trail 38 & Moonta Mines Museum) and Victoria Square (in Kadina). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Riesling Trail, do a tasting at Sevenhill Cellars, pause for some serene contemplation at St Aloysius Church, and indulge your taste buds at Clare Valley Tours.

Start your trip to Clare by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Tanunda to Clare in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Adelaide.

Things to do in Clare

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Adelaide

— 5 nights
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 11th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Adelaide Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Adelaide day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Clare to Adelaide takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Adelaide are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mount Gambier

— 3 nights
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Venture out of the city with trips to Naracoorte Caves National Park (in Naracoorte), Coonawarra (Brand's Laira, Bellwether, &more) and Penola (Mary MacKillop Interpretive Centre, Petticoat Lane, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake, admire the verdant scenery at The Valley Lake, and explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mount Gambier trip maker site.

Getting from Adelaide to Mount Gambier by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Adelaide in March: high temperatures in Mount Gambier hover around 27°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

South Australia travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
Largely arid or semi-arid in terms of its climate and geography, South Australia nevertheless boasts several picturesque mountain ranges and grasslands, particularly in its coastal region. Founded in 1836 as a planned colonial province rather than a penal settlement, South Australia has a slightly different modern history than Australia’s other states. Economically prosperous and culturally rich, South Australia boasts a confident, easygoing personality.