How to turn 20 days of leave into 57 days of holiday time in South Australia

South Australia, here’s how to maximise your holidays in 2021.

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Let’s face it. 4 weeks out of 52 is barely enough holiday time. We thought it was time to help you get crafty with your 20 days of annual leave to make the most out of your time off in 2021.

And as it turns out, with just a little bit of planning, you can get up to 57 days of holiday time. Time to get booking.

When to plan your holidays:

Book in annual leave for the days in italics. The other days are either weekends or public holidays.


Friday 1 January (Public Holiday: New Year's Day)

Saturday 2 January

Sunday 3 January

Saturday 23 January

Sunday 24 January

Monday 25 January

Tuesday 26 January (Public holiday: Australia Day)

Wednesday 27 January

Thursday 28 January

Friday 29 January

Saturday 30 January

Sunday 31 January


Saturday 6 March

Sunday 7 March

Monday 8 March (Public holiday: Adelaide Cup Day)


Saturday 27 March

Sunday 28 March

Monday 29 March

Tuesday 30 March

Wednesday 31 March

Thursday 1 April

Friday 2 April (Public holiday: Good Friday)

Saturday 3 April

Sunday 4 April

Monday 5 April (Public holiday: Easter Monday)

Tuesday 6 April

Wednesday 7 April

Thursday 8 April

Friday 9 April

Saturday 10 April

Sunday 11 April

Saturday 24 April

Sunday 25 April

Monday 26 April (Public holiday: ANZAC Day)

Don't let this opportunity pass. Check out where you could be off to with just three days of annual leave:


Saturday 12 June

Sunday 13 June

Monday 14 June (Public holiday: Queen’s Birthday)

  • Holiday length: 3 days
  • Annual leave used: 0 days
  • Holiday suggestion: Take it easy, keep it local and check out Groupon, Scoopon or Luxury Escapes for a staycation deal.


Saturday 2 October

Sunday 3 October

Monday 4 October (Public holiday: Labour Day)

Tuesday 5 October

Wednesday 6 October

Thursday 7 October

Friday 8 October

Saturday 9 October

Sunday 10 October


Friday 24 December (Public holiday from 7pm–midnight)

Saturday 25 December

Sunday 26 December

Monday 27 December (Public holiday: Christmas Day)

Tuesday 28 December (Public holiday: Boxing Day/Proclamation Day)

Wednesday 29 December

Thursday 30 December

Friday 31 December (Public holiday from 7pm–midnight)

Saturday 1 January

Sunday 2 January

Monday 3 January (Public holiday: New Year's Day)

  • Holiday length: 11 days. This includes 1–3 January which is New Year's Day public holiday and the weekend
  • Annual leave used: 4 days
  • Holiday suggestion: Bali is always a good idea, especially over Christmas. Read our guide to map out your itinerary.


  • Total holiday days: 57 days
  • Annual leave used: 20 days

That's a lot of trips to plan! Keep an eye on our Boxing Day flight sales to get these holidays booked.

Looking for a travel bargain to fill your annual leave days? Check out our latest deals: