25 days in Singapore, Mauritius & South Africa Itinerary

25 days in Singapore, Mauritius & South Africa Itinerary

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25 days in Singapore, Mauritius & South Africa Itinerary

Start: Alice Springs, Australia
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Singapore, Singapore
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
Chamarel, Mauritius
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Durban, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Alice Springs, Australia


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5
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Singapore Botanic Gardens and Sentosa Boardwalk. Your inner history buff will appreciate Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum and The Helix Bridge. When in Singapore, make a side trip to see Universal Studios Singapore in Sentosa Island, approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Chinatown, pause for some photo ops at Merlion Park, examine the collection at National Museum of Singapore, and look for all kinds of wild species at Jurong Bird Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Singapore trip maker site .

Alice Springs, Australia to Singapore is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Alice Springs to Singapore due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer nights when traveling from Alice Springs in October since evenings lows in Singapore dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chamarel.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
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Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Chinatown ©
Chinatown
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum ©

3
nights
Chamarel, Mauritius

Chamarel ©
The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
Visit Trou aux Cerfs and Saraswati Maa for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Curious Corner of Chamarel and Takamaka Boutique Winery. Step out of Chamarel to go to Souillac and see Gris Gris Beach, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Ebony Forest Reserve, explore the striking landscape of Black River Gorges National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Seven Colored Earths, and look for gifts at Rhumerie de Chamarel.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Chamarel visit planning website .

Getting from Singapore to Chamarel by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Singapore to Chamarel, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Chamarel is little chillier than Singapore - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Chamarel

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mauritius, Takamaka Boutique Winery, Saraswati Maa, Gris Gris Beach
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Ebony Forest Reserve ©
Ebony Forest Reserve
Seven Colored Earths ©
Seven Colored Earths
Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park

3
nights
Grand Baie, Mauritius

Grand Baie ©
Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ile aux Cerfs and Flic en Flac Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kaylasson Temple and The Martello Tower Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grand Baie: Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche (in Bel Air), Port Louis (A Pinch of Salt & Blue Penny Museum) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Le Morne). It doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at SSR Botanic Garden and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Baie holiday planner.

You can drive from Chamarel to Grand Baie in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Port Louis, Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche, Dolphin & Whale Watching, The Martello Tower Museum, SSR Botanic Garden
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Ile aux Cerfs ©
Ile aux Cerfs
Scuba & Snorkeling
Flic en Flac Beach ©
Flic en Flac Beach

4
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Constitution Hill and Nan Hua Temple. Do some cultural sightseeing at Apartheid Museum and Maboneng Precinct. Step out of Johannesburg to go to Pretoria and see Union Buildings, which is approximately 56 minutes away. Spend the 16th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Mandela House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Melrose Temple, and brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Johannesburg trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Grand Baie to Johannesburg takes 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mauritius Time (MUT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Grand Baie in October since evenings lows in Johannesburg dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Union Buildings, Nan Hua Temple
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Mandela House ©
Mandela House

5
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.
Relax by the water at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Clifton Beaches. Robben Island Museum and Castle of Good Hope are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: get great views at Cape Point, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium, and go for a walk through Maclear's Beacon.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cape Town trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Johannesburg in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cape Town: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

3
nights
Durban, South Africa

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.
Visit Zinkwazi Beach and Willard Beach for some beach relaxation. The Ramakrishna Centre of South Africa Durban and St. Emmanual Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Durban, make a side trip to see Brake Village Sri Siva Soobramaniar Alayam in Tongaat, approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, take in the spiritual surroundings of West Street Mosque, and take in the exciting artwork at Makiwa Gallery.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Durban itinerary maker app .

Fly from Cape Town to Durban in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in October, expect Durban to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durban

Outdoors Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zinkwazi Beach, Makiwa Gallery, Brake Village Sri Siva Soobramaniar Alayam, Willard Beach
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Zinkwazi Beach ©
Zinkwazi Beach

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