32 days in Johannesburg, Cape Town & Durban Itinerary

32 days in Johannesburg, Cape Town & Durban Itinerary

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32 days in Johannesburg, Cape Town & Durban Itinerary

Start: Dehradun
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Johannesburg
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Cape Town
— 11 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Durban
— 9 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Dehradun

9
nights
Johannesburg

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.
Explore Johannesburg's surroundings by going to Pretoria (Voortrekker Monument, Union Buildings, & more), Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits) and Vredefort Dome (in Parys). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, try your luck at Emperors Palace, get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Cradle of Humankind.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Johannesburg trip itinerary builder site .

Dehradun, India to Johannesburg is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dehradun to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Johannesburg can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Pretoria, Sandton, The Cradle of Humankind, Emperors Palace, Vredefort Dome
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Ukutula Conservation Center ©
Ukutula Conservation Center
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cape Town side-trips: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Stellenbosch), Eikehof (in Franschhoek) and Shark Diving (in Gansbaai). There's lots more to do: get great views at Cape Point, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and contemplate the long history of Robben Island Museum.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cape Town, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Durban.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Chapman's Peak Drive, Eikehof, Shark Diving, Wine Tours & Tastings, Durbanville Rose Garden
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

9
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Durban: Boot Camp Durban (in Pinetown), Stormy Hill Trails & Tails (in Boston) and Gwahumbe Reserve Game & Spa - Day Pass (in Mid Illovo). There's lots more to do: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, stroll through Umhlanga Main Beach, tee off at Zimbali Golf Course, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Durban trip planner .

You can fly from Cape Town to Durban in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, Durban is somewhat warmer than Cape Town - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Durban

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Umhlanga Rocks, Stormy Hill Trails & Tails, Umhlanga Beach, Epic Karting Galleria, Gwahumbe Reserve Game & Spa - Day Pass
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Shark Diving
uShaka Marine World ©
uShaka Marine World
Durban Botanic Gardens ©
Durban Botanic Gardens

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