23 days in Cape Town, Plettenberg Bay & Australia Itinerary

23 days in Cape Town, Plettenberg Bay & Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Cape Town, Plettenberg Bay & Australia Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad, India
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  18​h 30​min
3
Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Kangaroo Island, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
5
Albany, Australia
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Margaret River, Australia
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  20​h
End: Hyderabad, India

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the activities along Noordhoek Beach, explore and take pictures at Chapman's Peak Drive, then kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and finally learn about winemaking at Steenberg Vineyards. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Eikehof, examine the collection at Franschhoek Motor Museum, do a tasting at Fairview Wine and Cheese, then learn about winemaking at Beau Constantia, and finally explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip planner .

Hyderabad, India to Cape Town is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In March, Cape Town is a bit cooler than Hyderabad - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Cape Town

Outdoors Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Chapman's Peak Drive, Fairview Wine and Cheese
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Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Fairview Wine and Cheese ©
Fairview Wine and Cheese

2
nights
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

Plettenberg Bay ©
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
On the 18th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Birds of Eden, stroll through Radical Raptors, and then stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, then stroll through Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, and finally do a tasting at Plettenvale Wines.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Plettenberg Bay road trip website .

You can fly from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. March in Plettenberg Bay sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks Wildlife Wineries
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Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary ©
Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre ©
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden

5
nights
Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Terrigal Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park (in Calga), Norah Head Lighthouse (in Norah Head) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, stroll through Palm Beach, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Plettenberg Bay to Sydney in 18.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Plettenberg Bay to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Sydney are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Govetts Leap, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Wentworth Falls
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Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach

3
nights
Kangaroo Island, Australia

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seal Bay Conservation Park and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Take a break from the city and head to Flinders Chase National Park and Raptor Domain. There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, identify plant and animal life at Will's Rare Breeds Farm, and learn about winemaking at The Islander Estate Vineyards.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kangaroo Island trip builder app .

You can fly from Sydney to Kangaroo Island in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

3
nights
Albany, Australia

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lights Beach and Goode Beach. Get some cultural insight at Singlefile Wines and Harewood Estate Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: Denmark (Shelley Beach, Ocean Beach, & more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Frenchman Bay, contemplate the long history of The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum, get great views at Padre White Lookout, and grab your bike and head to Ellen Cove Boardwalk.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Albany travel planner.

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Albany by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kangaroo Island to Albany. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in March, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Denmark
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Elephant Rocks ©
Elephant Rocks
Lights Beach ©
Lights Beach
Shelley Beach ©
Shelley Beach

4
nights
Margaret River, Australia

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Hamelin Bay and Meelup Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Yallingup Beach and Caves Road. Change things up with a short trip to Sugarloaf Rock in Cape Naturaliste (about 52 minutes away). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm and learn about winemaking at Amelia Park Wines.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Margaret River trip planner .

Traveling by car from Albany to Margaret River takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Brown Hill Estate, Meelup Beach, Sugarloaf Rock, Yallingup Beach, Knotting Hill Estate Vineyard
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Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay

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