31 days in South Australia Itinerary

31 days in South Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Australia trip planner

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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
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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. There's lots more to do: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, go for a walk through Parnkalla Walking Trail, see the interesting displays at Port Lincoln Railway Museum, and make a trip to The Old Mill.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Port Lincoln holiday builder.

Sydney to Port Lincoln is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Port Lincoln due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) 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 Faye's Underground Home, explore the fascinating landscape at Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Tom's Working Opal Mine, and explore the striking landscape at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Coober Pedy trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Port Lincoln to Coober Pedy takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can 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 8th (Sat) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kangaroo Island Spirits, explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch, and look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island online tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Coober Pedy to Kangaroo Island in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time 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 still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get to know the resident critters at Urimbirra Wildlife Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St Joan of Arc Catholic Church, and view the masterpieces at Mt Jagged Wines.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Victor Harbor trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Victor Harbor by combination of car and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. May in Victor Harbor sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to 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. And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Seppeltsfield, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, look for gifts at Kies Family Wines, and steep yourself in history at Langmeil Winery.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tanunda road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Victor Harbor to Tanunda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Victoria Square (in Kadina), Moonta (Moonta Heritage Trail 38 & Moonta Mines Museum) and Wallaroo Heritage Trail 37 (in Wallaroo). The adventure continues: awaken your taste buds at Clare Valley Tours, do a tasting at Greg Cooley Wines, trek along Riesling Trail, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Aloysius Church.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Clare vacation planner.

Getting from Tanunda to Clare by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car 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 25th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, take a memorable tour with Tours, browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Adelaide online vacation planner.

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 May in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mount Gambier: Naracoorte Caves National Park (in Naracoorte), Coonawarra (Brand's Laira, Bellwether, &more) and Penola (Mary MacKillop Interpretive Centre, Petticoat Lane, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at The Blue Lake, admire the verdant scenery at The Valley Lake, and explore the striking landscape at Umpherston Sinkhole.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mount Gambier vacation planning website.

You can fly from Adelaide to Mount Gambier in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide in May, things will get little chillier in Mount Gambier: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) 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.