20 days in South Australia Itinerary

20 days in South Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Mount Gambier
— 2 nights
2
Port Lincoln
— 1 night
3
Coober Pedy
— 3 nights
4
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
5
Victor Harbor
— 2 nights
6
Tanunda
— 3 nights
7
Adelaide
— 4 nights

2
nights
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Step off the beaten path and head to Robe Beach and Katnook Coonawarra. Take a break from the city and head to Naracoorte Caves National Park and The Valley Lake. Take a break from Mount Gambier with a short trip to Petticoat Lane in Penola, about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Schank and Head underground at Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mount Gambier road trip planning website.

Sydney to Mount Gambier is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Mount Gambier. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Lincoln.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park, Petticoat Lane, Robe Beach, Katnook Coonawarra, Naracoorte Caves National Park
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Mount Schank ©
Mount Schank
Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park ©
Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park
The Valley Lake ©
The Valley Lake

1
night
Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln ©
Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stroll around Glen-Forest Tourist Park & Vineyard, thencruise along Winter Hill Lookout, thenstop by Eyre Peninsula Book Bazaar, and finally take a memorable drive along Whalers Way.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Port Lincoln visit planner.

Getting from Mount Gambier to Port Lincoln by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Scenic Drive Outdoors Wildlife
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Winter Hill Lookout ©
Winter Hill Lookout
Eyre Peninsula Book Bazaar ©
Eyre Peninsula Book Bazaar

3
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park and Opalios. Get some cultural insight at Catacomb Church and St Peter & Pauls underground Catholic Church. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage, examine the collection at Faye's Underground Home, pause for some photo ops at The Big Miner, and take in the dramatic natural features at Umoona Opal Mine & Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Coober Pedy itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Port Lincoln to Coober Pedy in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January in Coober Pedy, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Kanku - Breakaways Conservation Park
Faye's Underground Home ©
Faye's Underground Home
Serbian Orthodox Church ©
Serbian Orthodox Church

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Remarkable Rocks and Kelly Hill Caves. Get some cultural insight at Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation and The Islander Estate Vineyards. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Little Sahara, experience rural life at Clifford's Honey Farm, make a trip to Emu Ridge Eucalyptus, and go for a walk through George's 52,000 Castle Lights.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island route planning app.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Victor Harbor.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Remarkable Rocks ©
Remarkable Rocks
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail ©
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor ©
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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): do a tasting at Fox Creek Wines, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Aldinga Beach, and then kick back and relax at Maslin Beach. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Hugh Hamilton Wines, learn about winemaking at Primo Estate, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Horseshoe Bay.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Victor Harbor day trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Kangaroo Island to Victor Harbor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tanunda.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

McLaren Vale, Maslin Beach, Aldinga Beach, Horseshoe Bay
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:
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Fox Creek Wines ©
Fox Creek Wines
Aldinga Beach ©
Aldinga Beach
Primo Estate ©
Primo Estate

3
nights
Tanunda

Tanunda ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Rockford Winery and National Motor Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Langmeil Winery and Chateau Dorrien. Change things up with these side-trips from Tanunda: Clare (Riesling Trail & Sevenhill Cellars) and Martindale Hall Heritage Museum (in Mintaro). It doesn't end there: do a tasting at Murray Street Vineyards and pause for some serene contemplation at St George's Anglican Church.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tanunda trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Victor Harbor to Tanunda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Tanunda are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Adelaide.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Clare, Yelland & Papps, Murray Street Vineyards, National Motor Museum, St George's Anglican Church
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:
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Rockford Winery ©
Rockford Winery
Riesling Trail ©
Riesling Trail
National Motor Museum ©
National Motor Museum

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gorge Wildlife Park and National Railway Museum Port Adelaide. Get a sense of the local culture at South Australian Maritime Museum and Migration Museum. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Henley Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Carrick Hill, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Semaphore Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Adelaide trip builder.

Traveling by car from Tanunda to Adelaide takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Adelaide are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Port Adelaide, Henley Beach, Semaphore Beach, Gorge Wildlife Park, Glenelg Beach
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 31:
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South Australian Maritime Museum ©
South Australian Maritime Museum
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
River Torrens Linear Park Trail ©
River Torrens Linear Park Trail

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