17 days in South Australia & Alice Springs Itinerary

17 days in South Australia & Alice Springs Itinerary

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Port Lincoln
— 1 day
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Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
Fly to Adelaide, Foot to Adelaide
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Adelaide
— 4 nights
Drive
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Leasingham
— 1 night
Drive
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Tanunda
— 2 nights
Fly
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Alice Springs
— 5 nights
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Port Lincoln

— 1 day
Primarily a marine industry town, Port Lincoln has about as many marina trawlers and grain silos as luxury yachts.
On the 21st (Thu), see what you can catch with Triple Bay Charters.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Port Lincoln road trip planner.

Darwin to Port Lincoln is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Lincoln

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:
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Kangaroo Island

— 4 nights
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Get in touch with nature at Off-Road Tours and Flinders Chase National Park. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari, tour the pleasant surroundings at Raptor Domain, take in the exciting artwork at Kangaroo Island Gallery, and admire the natural beauty at Kangaroo Island Spirits.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island day trip tool.

Getting from Port Lincoln to Kangaroo Island by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 25:

Adelaide

— 4 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
For shopping fun, head to Adelaide Central Market or Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner. Museum-lovers will appreciate South Australian Museum and State Library of South Australia. Dedicate the 29th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: make a trip to Adelaide Oval, take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum, shop like a local with Rundle Mall, and take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Adelaide trip planner.

Fly from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In October, daytime highs in Adelaide are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Leasingham.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums · Tours · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 29:

Leasingham

— 1 night
On the 30th (Sat), make a trip to St Aloysius Church, contemplate the long history of Martindale Hall Historic Museum, and then view the masterpieces at Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Leasingham online trip maker.

Getting from Adelaide to Leasingham by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Tanunda.

Things to do in Leasingham

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 29 — 30:

Tanunda

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Langmeil Winery, then do a tasting at Tscharke Wines, and then do a tasting at God's Hill Wines. On your second day here, do a tasting at Murray Street Vineyards and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tanunda route maker site.

Traveling by car from Leasingham to Tanunda takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Tanunda are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Tanunda

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:

Alice Springs

— 5 nights

The Heart of Central Australia

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
You've now added Aboriginal Dreamtime & Bushtucker Tour to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Alice Springs School of the Air Experience and Yubu Napa Art Gallery. For shopping fun, head to Tangentyere Artists or This is Aboriginal Art. The adventure continues: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, shop like a local with Talapi, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, and stroll through The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Tanunda to Alice Springs in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tanunda in November: high temperatures in Alice Springs hover around 40°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums · Shopping · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 6:

South Australia travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Nature & Parks · 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.