13 days in Dubai, Cape Town & Kruger National Park Itinerary

13 days in Dubai, Cape Town & Kruger National Park Itinerary

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Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h 45 min
2
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  6 h 45 min
3
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  25 h
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

3
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Dubai is known for shopping, theme parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, cool off at Wild Wadi Waterpark, take an in-depth tour of Al Fahidi Fort, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jumeirah Mosque.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubai day trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Dubai is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Gulf Standard Time (GST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in January, with highs in Dubai at 28°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Dubai

Tours Outdoors Shopping
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Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Safaris

4
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, enjoy the sand and surf at Clifton Beaches, take a memorable drive along Chapman's Peak Drive, and get great views at Cape Point.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Dubai to Cape Town in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In January in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

3
nights
Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park ©
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Spend the 24th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park, trek along Bushmans Trail, and stroll through Mphongolo Backpacking Trail.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kruger National Park attractions planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Cape Town to Kruger National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Bushmans Trail ©
Bushmans Trail

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