17 days in Durban, Johannesburg & Perth Itinerary

17 days in Durban, Johannesburg & Perth Itinerary

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17 days in Durban, Johannesburg & Perth Itinerary

Start: Durban, South Africa
1
Durban, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly:  12 h 45 min
3
Perth, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Durban, South Africa

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nights
Durban, South Africa

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 get in some beach time at Umhlanga Main Beach and Willard Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Makiwa Gallery and Andrew Early Design Studio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durban: Brake Village Sri Siva Soobramaniar Alayam (in Tongaat), Zinkwazi Beach (in Zinkwazi Beach) and The Puzzle Place (in Botha's Hill). The adventure continues: stroll through Golden Mile, buy something for everyone on your list at La Lucia Mall, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at uShaka Marine World, and kick back and relax at Umhlanga Beach.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Durban tour planner .

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airport is King Shaka International Airport. September in Durban sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Durban

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Umhlanga Rocks, Brake Village Sri Siva Soobramaniar Alayam, Willard Beach, La Lucia Mall, Umhlanga Beach
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uShaka Marine World ©
uShaka Marine World
Umhlanga Main Beach ©
Umhlanga Main Beach
Zinkwazi Beach ©
Zinkwazi Beach

6
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Apartheid Museum and Kim Sacks Gallery. Visiting Safaris and Ukutula Conservation Center will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: try your luck at Gold Reef City, take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, and take in the exciting artwork at Everard Read Gallery.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg online trip maker .

Getting from Durban to Johannesburg by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durban in October, Johannesburg is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trips

Sandton, Alberts Farm, Emperors Palace, Ukutula Conservation Center
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 9:
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Safaris

5
nights
Perth, Australia

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
For shopping fun, head to Fremantle Markets or Red Dirt Photographic. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cottesloe Beach and City Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Scarborough Beach, explore the galleries of Windram Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and admire the masterpieces at Japingka Gallery.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Perth itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Perth takes 13 hours. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 6 hours. Traveling from Johannesburg in October, expect nights in Perth to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Fremantle, Caversham Wildlife Park, The Sacred India Gallery, Windram Art Gallery, Scarborough Beach
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Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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