27 days in Cape Town & Milan Itinerary

27 days in Cape Town & Milan Itinerary

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27 days in Cape Town & Milan Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 11 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
2
Milan, Italy
— 13 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney, Australia

11
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.
Explore Cape Town's surroundings by going to Marbrin Olive Growers (in Robertson), First South African Perfume Museum (in Franschhoek) and Hermanus Cliff Path (in Hermanus). The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium, examine the collection at District Six Museum, and head off the coast to Robben Island Museum.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town tour planner.

Sydney, Australia to Cape Town is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Cape Town is minus 8 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Cape Town when traveling from Sydney in December, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Milan.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Chapman's Peak Drive, First South African Perfume Museum, Marbrin Olive Growers, Hermanus Cliff Path
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

13
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Verona (Chiesa di San Procolo, Arena di Verona, & more), Villa Pesenti Agliardi (in Paladina) and Bergamo (Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore & La Citta Alta). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Egizio.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan trip planner .

Getting from Cape Town to Milan by flight takes about 18 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Milan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cape Town in January, things will get colder in Milan: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Verona, Turin, Bergamo, Tremezzina, Malgrate
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona

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