13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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13 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Durban
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Durban

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.
On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Gateway Theatre of Shopping and then stroll through Umhlanga Main Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Durban online itinerary creator.

New Delhi, India to Durban is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from New Delhi in December, you will find days in Durban are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are warmer (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Durban

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Umhlanga Rocks
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Umhlanga Main Beach ©
Umhlanga Main Beach
Golden Mile ©
Golden Mile
Gateway Theatre of Shopping ©
Gateway Theatre of Shopping

6
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Robben Island and Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate. Get outdoors at Boulders Beach and Cape of Good Hope. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Greenmarket Square, take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and look for gifts at Baraka Gifts and Decor.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Town itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Durban to Cape Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Cape Town when traveling from Durban in December, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct and then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum. Keep things going the next day: try to win big at Montecasino and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lion and Safari Park.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Cape Town to Johannesburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Johannesburg can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Casinos Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lion and Safari Park, Montecasino
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Maboneng Precinct ©
Maboneng Precinct
Montecasino ©
Montecasino

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