Adelaide Round-trip: 7-Day Campervan Itinerary

South Australia Road Trip Adventure—Discovering Adelaide and Beyond

Embark on an unforgettable journey through South Australia with this 7-day road trip itinerary. Get ready to explore charming towns, taste delicious wines, soak up the sun at the beach, and experience the thrill of adventure. With just the right blend of culture, nature, and relaxation, this itinerary is the perfect way to discover the best of South Australia in an exciting and memorable way.

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Day 1: Hello, Adelaide!

As your adventure begins, head to the Adelaide Central Market; it's a great place to stock up on supplies for the 7 days ahead and get a taste of the local culture. You won't want to miss the Adelaide Botanic Garden. It's got an enormous collection of plants, including the incredibly rare Wollemi Pine.

Day 2: Adventure in the Adelaide Hills

Get ready for some pretty views because you'll be heading to the Adelaide Hills. You'll love the charming town of Hahndorf, Australia's oldest German settlement. For a taste of authentic German cuisine and culture, try some traditional German food while you're there! As you meander through the Adelaide Hills, be sure to visit the Cleland Wildlife Park, where you can get up close and personal with Australia's unique wildlife. You’ll also find breathtaking views of Adelaide from the top of Mt. Lofty Summit.

Day 3: A Day at the Beach in Glenelg

Head to Glenelg, Adelaide's most popular beach destination and for good reason - you’ll see why! Soak up the sun, swim in the crystal-clear waters, and enjoy a meal at one of the many seaside restaurants. Don't miss the historic Glenelg Pier and the lively Moseley Square area.

Day 4: Wine Tasting in the Barossa Valley

Today, you'll be heading to the Barossa Valley, Australia's top wine region. Take a guided wine tour, taste some delicious wines, and visit historic wineries like the 150-year-old Seppeltsfield Winery. And for lunch, you'll get to enjoy a gourmet meal with fresh produce from the region’s best.

Day 5: Discovering the Fleurieu Peninsula

Time to hit the road and explore the Fleurieu Peninsula, with its stunning coastline, rolling hills, and charming towns. Stop at the coastal town of Victor Harbor and walk the causeway to Granite Island, where you can see Little Penguins in the wild. Too cute for words! You won't want to miss the stunning McLeod River and its crystal-clear swimming holes. Drive along the coastline and stop at some of the most beautiful beaches and lookout points along the way.

Day 6: Kangaroo Island Awaits

Take a ferry over to Kangaroo Island, known for its diverse natural landscape and unique wildlife. In the Flinders Chase National Park, you'll see the amazing Remarkable Rocks formations. And at the Seal Bay Conservation Park, you'll get to walk amongst a colony of wild sea lions. Drive along the western coastline for some incredible views of cliffs and beaches.

Day 7: Back to Adelaide

It's time to return to Adelaide. If you're a sports fan, you'll definitely want to visit the Adelaide Oval, one of Australia's most iconic venues. The North Terrace is Adelaide’s cultural precinct, home to some of the finest cultural institutions, like the Art Gallery of South Australia and the South Australian Museum. And for dinner, treat yourself to a farewell meal at one of Adelaide's top restaurants and reflect on your incredible journey. Perhaps take a moment, and scroll through the countless photos you would have taken by now.

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