34 days in Durban, Cape Town & Johannesburg Itinerary

34 days in Durban, Cape Town & Johannesburg Itinerary

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34 days in Durban, Cape Town & Johannesburg Itinerary

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

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: Mac Nicol's Caravan Park (in Sihangwane), Boot Camp Durban (in Pinetown) and Winsome View Animal Farm & Bistro (in Hillcrest). There's lots more to do: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, cast your line with a fishing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Willard Beach, and ride a horse along Stormy Hill Trails & Tails.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Durban road trip planning app .

New Delhi, India to Durban is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Durban is minus 3 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in October; daily highs in Durban reach 34°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Durban

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Umhlanga Rocks, Pietermaritzburg, Amanzimtoti, Umhlanga Beach, Gwahumbe Reserve Game & Spa - Day Pass
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Shark Diving
uShaka Marine World ©
uShaka Marine World
Durban Botanic Gardens ©
Durban Botanic Gardens

11
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Explore Cape Town's surroundings by going to Ghetto Art Gallery (in Stellenbosch), Lynx Wine Estate (in Wemmershoek) and Franschhoek (Eikehof & First South African Perfume Museum). There's much more to do: get great views at Cape Point, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium, stroll through Clifton Beaches, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cape Town visit planning app .

Getting from Durban to Cape Town by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Durban in October; daily highs in Cape Town reach 27°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Ghetto Art Gallery, Chapman's Peak Drive
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

11
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 Johannesburg's surroundings by going to Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits), Pretoria (Voortrekker Monument, Union Buildings, & more) and Sterkfontein Cave (in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill, and brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Johannesburg trip planner.

You can fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Johannesburg are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Pretoria, Sandton, Greater Johannesburg, Sterkfontein Cave, Emperors Palace
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Ukutula Conservation Center ©
Ukutula Conservation Center
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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