17 days in Durban & Cape Town Itinerary

17 days in Durban & Cape Town Itinerary

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17 days in Durban & Cape Town Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Durban
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Cape Town
— 10 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Zurich

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Umhlanga Main Beach and Thompson's Bay Beach. For shopping fun, head to Chocolate Heaven or Gateway Theatre of Shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durban: Stormy Hill Trails & Tails (in Boston) and Barn Swallow (in Mount Moreland). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Golden Mile, admire all the interesting features of Moses Mabhida Stadium, stroll through Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, and take an in-depth tour of Old Court House Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Durban attractions planning website .

Zurich, Switzerland to Durban is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Durban. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in December, with highs in Durban at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Durban

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Umhlanga Rocks, Stormy Hill Trails & Tails, Chocolate Heaven, Thompson's Bay Beach, Giba Gorge Mountain Bike Park
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Umhlanga Main Beach ©
Umhlanga Main Beach
Stormy Hill Trails & Tails ©
Stormy Hill Trails & Tails
Golden Mile ©
Golden Mile

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.
Get in touch with nature at Cape of Good Hope and Clifton Beaches. Get some historical perspective at Robben Island and Maclear's Beacon. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at District Six Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and get engrossed in the history at Cape Town Holocaust Centre.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cape Town attractions site .

Fly from Durban to Cape Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Durban in December, Cape Town is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

First South African Perfume Museum, Chapman's Peak Drive
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 16:
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

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