33 days in Johannesburg, Cape Town & Durban Itinerary

33 days in Johannesburg, Cape Town & Durban Itinerary

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33 days in Johannesburg, Cape Town & Durban Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  16​h
1
Johannesburg
— 10 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Cape Town
— 10 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Durban
— 11 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

10
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Johannesburg: Pretoria (Voortrekker Monument, Union Buildings, & more), Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits) and Vredefort Dome (in Parys). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, try your luck at Emperors Palace, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, and learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg tour planning website .

New Delhi, India to Johannesburg is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. While traveling from New Delhi, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Johannesburg, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Pretoria, Sandton, Vredefort Dome, Sterkfontein Cave, Emperors Palace
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Ukutula Conservation Center ©
Ukutula Conservation Center
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

10
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Step out of Cape Town to go to Stellenbosch and see Wine Tours & Tastings, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, examine the collection at District Six Museum, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town holiday builder tool .

Fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in September, expect nights in Cape Town to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Durban.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Chapman's Peak Drive, Wine Tours & Tastings
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

11
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), African Bird of Prey Sanctuary (in Pietermaritzburg) and Watercrest Mall (in Waterfall). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, head outdoors with Gwahumbe Reserve Game & Spa - Day Pass, take in nature's colorful creations at Durban Botanic Gardens, and observe the fascinating underwater world at uShaka Marine World.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Durban online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Durban takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in September, expect Durban to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durban

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Umhlanga Rocks, Epic Karting Galleria, Brake Village Sri Siva Soobramaniar Alayam, Gwahumbe Reserve Game & Spa - Day Pass, Springside Nature Reserve
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Shark Diving
uShaka Marine World ©
uShaka Marine World
Durban Botanic Gardens ©
Durban Botanic Gardens

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