33 days in South Africa, Australia & Madagascar Itinerary

33 days in South Africa, Australia & Madagascar Itinerary

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33 days in South Africa, Australia & Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Adelaide, Australia
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
3
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
4
Pretoria, South Africa
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
5
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Antananarivo, Madagascar
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
7
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), Madagascar
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
8
Nosy Be, Madagascar
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  23​h 15​min
9
Rottnest Island, Australia
— 2 nights
ferry + train:  1​h 15​min
10
Perth, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Adelaide, Australia

4
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.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, examine the collection at District Six Museum, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and head off the coast to Robben Island Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip itinerary planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Cape Town is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Adelaide to Cape Town. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Elizabeth.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

4
nights
Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Port Elizabeth ©
The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
Explore Port Elizabeth's surroundings by going to Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo (in Addo Elephant National Park), Cathedral of St Michael and St George (in Grahamstown) and Shamrock Chapel (in Sunland). There's much more to do: stroll through Shamwari Game Reserve, pause for some serene contemplation at St Marks Congregational Church, head outdoors with Wild Dreams Africa, and view the masterpieces at Bitou Art Gallery.

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Getting from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Storms River, Sundays River Valley, Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo, Cathedral of St Michael and St George
Highlights from your plan
Shamwari Game Reserve ©
Shamwari Game Reserve
Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo ©

5
nights
Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park ©
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Spend the 9th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Kruger National Park, delve into the distant past at Masorini Archaeological Site, head outdoors with Wild Frontier Adventures, and hike along Bushmans Trail.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park visit app .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Port Elizabeth to Kruger National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Port Elizabeth in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kruger National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Pretoria.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park
Sweni Wilderness Trail ©
Sweni Wilderness Trail

3
nights
Pretoria, South Africa

Pretoria ©
A hub of research and education, Pretoria remains a quiet city filled with significant historic buildings and fascinating museums.
Take a break from Pretoria with a short trip to Ukutula Conservation Center in Brits, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Voortrekker Monument, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, contemplate the long history of Union Buildings, and admire the natural beauty at Pretoria National Botanical Garden.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Pretoria trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Pretoria in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Kruger National Park in September, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Pretoria: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Pretoria

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

The Oval, Ukutula Conservation Center
Highlights from your plan
Ukutula Conservation Center ©
Ukutula Conservation Center
Voortrekker Monument ©
Voortrekker Monument
Horseback Africa ©
Horseback Africa

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.
Johannesburg is known for museums, wildlife, theme parks, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History, take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct, and try to win big at Montecasino.

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Traveling by train from Pretoria to Johannesburg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Pretoria in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Johannesburg, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Museums Casinos

Side Trip

Montecasino
Highlights from your plan
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

1
night
Antananarivo, Madagascar

Antananarivo ©
Surrounded by verdant rice paddies, Madagascar's capital and the country's commercial and cultural hub, Antananarivo boasts a rich history and heritage, evident in its numerous historic buildings, colonial-era neighborhoods, and archaeological museums.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): make a trip to Maison de Jean Laborde, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosquee Sunni, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambohimanga, and finally stop by Lisy Art Gallery.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Antananarivo day trip site .

Getting from Johannesburg to Antananarivo by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Eastern African Time (EAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September in Antananarivo, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez).

Things to do in Antananarivo

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo ©
Cathedrale Catholique d Andohalo
Mosquee Sunni ©
Mosquee Sunni

1
night
Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), Madagascar

Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) ©
On a trip to Antsiranana, a sleepy port town in Madagascar's northernmost province, you can enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of its streets, lined with quaint colonial-era buildings and colorful marketplaces.
On the 21st (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Windsor Castle, look for gifts at Societe Tropicale Miniere, then try to win big at Grand Cercle de Diego, and finally go for a walk through The three bays.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Antananarivo to Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Antananarivo in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez): highs are around 35°C and lows about 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Nosy Be.

Things to do in Antsiranana (Diego Suarez)

Fun & Games Historic Sites Casinos
Highlights from your plan
The three bays ©
The three bays

2
nights
Nosy Be, Madagascar

Nosy Be ©
The island of Nosy Be, off the coast of Madagascar, remains the country's premier beach getaway renowned for its tranquil ambience, pristine shoreline, and year-round warm weather.
On the 22nd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ambaro Ranch and then step off the mainland to explore Nosy Sakatia. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lokobe Nature Special Reserve.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nosy Be trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Antsiranana (Diego Suarez) to Nosy Be in 1.5 hours. In September in Nosy Be, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Rottnest Island.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ambaro Ranch ©
Ambaro Ranch
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nosy Sakatia ©
Nosy Sakatia

2
nights
Rottnest Island, Australia

Rottnest Island ©
Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): head outdoors with Little Armstrong Bay, then look for all kinds of wild species at Fish Hook Bay, and then visit a coastal fixture at Wadjemup Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Oliver Hill Battery, contemplate the waterfront views at Cape Vlamingh, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Little Parakeet Bay.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rottnest Island trip itinerary maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nosy Be to Rottnest Island. The time zone difference moving from Eastern African Time (EAT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 5 hours. When traveling from Nosy Be in September, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Rottnest Island: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Rottnest Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Little Parakeet Bay ©
Little Parakeet Bay
Little Armstrong Bay ©
Little Armstrong Bay
Wadjemup Lighthouse ©
Wadjemup Lighthouse

4
nights
Perth, Australia

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Step out of Perth to go to Fremantle and see Fremantle Prison, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, explore the activities along Swan River, take an in-depth tour of The Nostalgia Box Museum, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth online tour itinerary planner .

Do a combination of ferry and train from Rottnest Island to Perth in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. September in Perth sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trips

St Johns Lutheran Church, Fremantle Prison
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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