34 days in South Africa, Australia & Singapore Itinerary

34 days in South Africa, Australia & Singapore Itinerary

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
— Few hours
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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
— 1 night
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Storms River, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Hermanus, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
— 6 nights
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Cairns, Australia
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas, Australia
— 7 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 2 nights

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Port Elizabeth
The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Port Elizabeth travel route planner.

London, UK to Port Elizabeth is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is 2 hours. Traveling from London in December, things will get much hotter in Port Elizabeth: highs are around °C and lows about °C. On the 7th (Sat), you'll travel to Jeffreys Bay.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa

Jeffreys Bay
Thanks to the proximity of top tourist spots, Jeffreys Bay vacations allow you to surf, fish, tag sharks, watch wildlife, ride horses along the beach, and experience the world's highest bungee jump all on the same day.
On the 8th (Sun), hike along Chokka Trail and then visit a coastal fixture at Seal Point. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Dolphin Beach and then hike along Baviaans Camino.

Start your trip to Jeffreys Bay by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Port Elizabeth to Jeffreys Bay in an hour. December in Jeffreys Bay sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Storms River.

Things to do in Jeffreys Bay

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Eastern Cape, Seal Point
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:
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Dolphin Beach
Dolphin Beach
Seal Point ©
Seal Point

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Storms River, South Africa

Storms River ©
Located on the famous Garden Route along the Indian Ocean coast, Storms River serves as a gateway to the nearby national park, drawing adventurous souls and ecotourists.
On the 10th (Tue), head outdoors with Tsitsikamma Woodcutters Journey and then hike along Waterfall Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree and then kick back and relax at Natures Valley Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Storms River holiday planning site.

Getting from Jeffreys Bay to Storms River by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Storms River

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Tsitsikamma National Park, Natures Valley Beach
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:
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Natures Valley Beach ©
Natures Valley Beach
Waterfall Trail ©
Waterfall Trail
Tsitsikamma Woodcutters Journey ©
Tsitsikamma Woodcutters Journey

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Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Oudtshoorn ©
Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get outside with Waterval Rust en Vrede, Head underground at Cango Caves, and then stroll through Meerkat Magic. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Meiringspoort Waterfall, thentake in breathtaking views at Meiringspoort, and finally do a tasting at Doornkraal Padstal.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Oudtshoorn trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Storms River to Oudtshoorn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Oudtshoorn are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hermanus.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

De Rust
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 14:
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Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Meiringspoort ©
Meiringspoort
Cango Caves ©
Cango Caves

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Hermanus, South Africa

Hermanus ©
Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Step off the beaten path and head to Grotto Beach and Kwaaiwater. Attractions like Phillipskop Mountain Reserve and Originals Gallery make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Hermanus: Kleinmond Beach (in Kleinmond) and African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary (in Gansbaai). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Klipgat Caves, view the masterpieces at Lembu Gallery & Studio, look and learn at SANSA Space Science, and explore the striking landscape at Cape Whale Coast.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hermanus online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Oudtshoorn to Hermanus takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Hermanus

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kleinmond Beach, African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary, Klipgat Caves, Phillipskop Mountain Reserve
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Kleinmond Beach ©
Kleinmond Beach
Kwaaiwater ©
Kwaaiwater

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Stellenbosch, South Africa

Stellenbosch ©
Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): look for gifts at DV Artisan Chocolate.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Stellenbosch trip planner.

Drive from Hermanus to Stellenbosch in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December in Stellenbosch, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Parks Wildlife Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Paarl, Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:
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Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden ©
Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden
Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve ©
Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve
Ashia ©
Ashia

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and then admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, hike along Platteklip Gorge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bloubergstrand Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Stellenbosch to Cape Town in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December in Cape Town, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge
Bloubergstrand Beach
Bloubergstrand Beach

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Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Escape the urban bustle at East Coast Park and Mount Faber. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Singapore Zoo and Skyline Luge Sentosa. When in Singapore, make a side trip to see Universal Studios Singapore in Sentosa Island, approximately Sentosa Island away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at MacRitchie Nature Trail, brush up on your military savvy at Battlebox, take in the views from The Helix Bridge, and take in panoramic vistas at Singapore Flyer.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Singapore day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Singapore takes 17.5 hours. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Singapore Standard Time (SGT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In December, Singapore is a bit warmer than Cape Town - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 27:
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Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
MacRitchie Nature Trail ©
MacRitchie Nature Trail
East Coast Park ©
East Coast Park

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Cairns, Australia

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Samurai Gallery Australia, thensee some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Babinda Boulders.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Cairns takes 10 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Cairns is 2 hours. In December in Cairns, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Babinda Boulders, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Crystal Cascades
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders

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Port Douglas, Australia

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
We've included these beaches for you: Four Mile Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Fishing Charters & Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Dubuji Boardwalk (in Cape Tribulation), Daintree Tea (in Daintree) and Daintree Entomological museum (in Diwan). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Opal Reef, take an in-depth tour of Port Douglas Court House Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas journey planning site.

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Daintree Tea, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 5:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, thenstroll through Shelly Beach, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at North Head Sanctuary, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarama Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, kick back and relax at Clovelly Beach, and then hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney travel planner.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Sydney in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in January; daily highs in Sydney reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Manly, Bondi, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Tamarama Beach ©
Tamarama Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Scuba & Snorkeling

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