13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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13 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Durban
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Johannesburg

Johannesburg ©
Founded when gold was discovered in the area in the late 19th century, Johannesburg quickly grew into a bustling metropolis, South Africa's largest city and the region's economic hub.
When in Johannesburg, make a side trip to see Union Buildings in Pretoria, approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, explore the galleries of I was shot in Joburg, steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill, and look for gifts at Jack Friedman Eastgate.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Johannesburg travel route website .

New Delhi, India to Johannesburg is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New Delhi to Johannesburg. In December, Johannesburg is somewhat warmer than New Delhi - with highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Theme Parks Casinos

Side Trips

Union Buildings, Jack Friedman Eastgate
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

5
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and Cape Point. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, stroll through Platteklip Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill, and take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip planning website .

Getting from Johannesburg to Cape Town by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

4
nights
Durban

Durban ©
Sunny weather and golden beaches await you on a vacation in Durban, a busy port city on the Indian Ocean known for its outdoorsy atmosphere.
Kids will appreciate attractions like uShaka Marine World and Umhlanga Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Mac Nicol's Caravan Park in Sihangwane (about 1h 15 min away). There's still lots to do: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, explore the galleries of Makiwa Gallery, and stroll through Umhlanga Main Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Durban journey planner .

Getting from Cape Town to Durban by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Durban. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Durban

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga Beach, Mac Nicol's Caravan Park
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uShaka Marine World ©
uShaka Marine World
Umhlanga Main Beach ©
Umhlanga Main Beach
Shark Diving

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