12 days in South Africa & Dubai Itinerary

12 days in South Africa & Dubai Itinerary

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12 days in South Africa & Dubai Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  18​h
1
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Johannesburg, South Africa
— Few hours
4
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
5
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
End: Mumbai, India

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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.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Johannesburg road trip planning site .

Mumbai, India to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is minus 3 hours. While traveling from Mumbai, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Johannesburg, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 13°C. On the 31st (Thu), you're off toKruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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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.
On the 31st (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kruger National Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kruger National Park day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 1st (Fri), you'll travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kruger National Park
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Kruger National Park ©
Kruger National Park

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Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg
To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg tour planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Johannesburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll set off for Cape Town on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chapman's Peak Drive and First South African Perfume Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Town: Eikehof (in Franschhoek), Hermanus Cliff Path (in Hermanus) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Stellenbosch). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cape Town, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Wine Tours & Tastings, Hermanus Cliff Path, Chapman's Peak Drive
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First South African Perfume Museum ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dubai: Abu Dhabi (Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center & Observation Deck at 300). And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, kick back and relax at Kite Beach, go for a stroll along the water at Dubai Marina Yacht Club, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dubai trip site .

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Dubai takes 13 hours. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Gulf Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In November, Dubai is somewhat warmer than Cape Town - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubai

Parks Shopping Tours

Side Trip

Abu Dhabi
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Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Food Tours

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