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

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

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 5 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
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  25 h
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

5
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Get out of town with these interesting Dubai side-trips: Abu Dhabi (Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, &more). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Burj Khalifa, browse the different shops at The Dubai Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jumeirah Mosque, and take an in-depth tour of Al Fahidi Fort.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Dubai road 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 difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Gulf Standard Time is 4 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Manchester in January; daily highs in Dubai reach 28°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Dubai

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Abu Dhabi
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Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque ©
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall

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 in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, do a tasting at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate, examine the collection at District Six Museum, and steep yourself in history at Robben Island Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Cape Town tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Dubai to Cape Town by flight takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. January in Cape Town sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

2
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.
On the 25th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park and then trek along Lonely Bull Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Wolhuter Wilderness Trail and then stroll through Mphongolo Backpacking Trail.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kruger National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Cape Town to Kruger National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. In January in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) 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
Mphongolo Backpacking Trail ©
Mphongolo Backpacking Trail
Lonely Bull Trail ©
Lonely Bull Trail

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