16 days in India & Greater Johannesburg Itinerary

16 days in India & Greater Johannesburg Itinerary

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16 days in India & Greater Johannesburg Itinerary

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 30​min
2
Mumbai, India
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Jaipur, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Bengaluru, India
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
5
Goa, India
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Cape Town, South Africa

1
night
Johannesburg, South Africa

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.
On the 14th (Sat), get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, then contemplate the long history of Mandela House, and then Head underground at Sterkfontein Cave.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Johannesburg itinerary maker site .

Cape Town to Johannesburg is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sterkfontein Cave
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Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Sterkfontein Cave ©
Sterkfontein Cave

3
nights
Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mount Mary Basilica and Mahalakshmi Temple. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nariman Point and Babu Amichand Panalal Jain Temple. Step out of Mumbai to go to Navi Mumbai and see Nerul Balaji Temple, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, explore the ancient world of Gandhar Pale Buddhist Caves, take a stroll through Colaba, and Head underground at Kanheri Caves.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mumbai trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Johannesburg to Mumbai in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to India Standard Time (IST) is 3 hours. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, expect nights in Mumbai to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Gandhar Pale Buddhist Caves, Nerul Balaji Temple
Highlights from your plan
Mount Mary Basilica ©
Mount Mary Basilica
Nariman Point
Nariman Point
Mahalakshmi Temple ©
Mahalakshmi Temple

2
nights
Jaipur, India

Jaipur ©
Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
On the 20th (Fri), look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, explore the galleries of City Palace of Jaipur, then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Jitesh Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Govind Dev Ji Temple, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then explore the historical opulence of Jal Mahal.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Jaipur itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Mumbai to Jaipur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in December; daily highs in Jaipur reach 30°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Jaipur

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur
Govind Dev Ji Temple ©
Govind Dev Ji Temple

3
nights
Bengaluru, India

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Get some historical perspective at Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy Temple and Infant Jesus Shrine. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Surayanarayana Temple and Dodda Ganapathi Temple. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, take a stroll through Commercial Street, explore the historical opulence of Bangalore Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bull Temple.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bengaluru trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Jaipur to Bengaluru by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jaipur in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Bengaluru, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dodda Ganapathi Temple ©
Dodda Ganapathi Temple
Infant Jesus Shrine ©
Infant Jesus Shrine

5
nights
Goa, India

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Reis Magos Fort and Church of St. Francis of Assissi. Relax by the water at Mobor Beach and Utorda Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Majorda Beach, stroll through Patnem-Colomb Beach, look for gifts at Shamrock Jewellers, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangeshi Temple.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Bengaluru to Goa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Goa when traveling from Bengaluru in December, with lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Mobor Beach ©
Mobor Beach
Utorda Beach ©
Utorda Beach
Majorda Beach ©
Majorda Beach

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