21 days in Durban & Cape Town Itinerary

21 days in Durban & Cape Town Itinerary

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21 days in Durban & Cape Town Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  16​h
1
Durban
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Cape Town
— 11 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Mumbai

7
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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Umhlanga Main Beach will get you outdoors. Head to Gateway Theatre of Shopping and Tatham Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to The Buddhist Retreat Centre (in Ixopo), Piggly Wiggly Country Village (in Nottingham Road) and KwaZulu-Natal Museum (in Pietermaritzburg). There's much more to do: browse the different shops at La Lucia Mall, admire the architecture and history at The Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa Durban, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at uShaka Marine World, and take in the exciting artwork at Andrew Early Design Studio.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Durban trip itinerary planning tool .

Mumbai, India to Durban is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in December: highs in Durban hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Durban

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Umhlanga Rocks, Pietermaritzburg, Piggly Wiggly Country Village, The Buddhist Retreat Centre, La Lucia Mall
Highlights from your plan
Golden Mile ©
Golden Mile
Scuba & Snorkeling
Umhlanga Main Beach ©
Umhlanga Main Beach

11
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Clifton Beaches and Camp's Bay Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate District Six Museum and First South African Perfume Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Town side-trips: Franschhoek (Franschhoek Motor Museum, Eikehof, & more), The Stellenbosch Village Museum (in Stellenbosch) and Shark Diving (in Gansbaai). And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Greenmarket Square, hike along Platteklip Gorge, steep yourself in history at Robben Island Museum, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Durban to Cape Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durban in December, expect Cape Town to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 18°C. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Shark Diving, Chapman's Peak Drive, The Stellenbosch Village Museum
Highlights from your plan
District Six Museum ©
District Six Museum
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

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