13 days in Riyadh, Cape Town & Garden Route Itinerary

13 days in Riyadh, Cape Town & Garden Route Itinerary

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

— 2 nights
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): examine the collection at King Abdulaziz Historical Center, then see the interesting displays at National Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Al Masmak Palace Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Masmak Fortress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at King Khalid Grand Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Rajhi Grand Mosque, and then stroll around King Abdullah Park.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Riyadh trip planning app.

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major aiport is King Khaled International Airport. October in Riyadh sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Cape Town.

Things to do in Riyadh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Cape Town, South Africa

— 6 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get outdoors at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Platteklip Gorge. Appreciate the collections at District Six Museum and Cape Town Holocaust & Genocide Centre. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, explore and take pictures at Groot Constantia, and stroll through Signal Hill.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Cape Town trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Riyadh to Cape Town takes 15 hours. Traveling from Riyadh to Cape Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Riyadh in October, with highs in Cape Town at 27°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can fly to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa

— 1 night

Ostrich Capital of the World

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 19th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch and then Head underground at Cango Caves.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Oudtshoorn vacation maker site.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Oudtshoorn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

— 3 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Garden Route National Park, stroll through Birds of Eden, and then hike along Otter Trail. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Robberg Nature Reserve and then explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Plettenberg Bay trip planner.

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Plettenberg Bay sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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