7 days in South Africa Itinerary

7 days in South Africa Itinerary

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7 days in South Africa Itinerary

Los Angeles
Fly:  29​h
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  34​h
Los Angeles

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg travel planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Johannesburg is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in September, with highs in Johannesburg at 78°F and lows at 51°F. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Sightseeing Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Mandela House
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Mandela House
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill

3
days
Cape Town

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Escape the urban bustle at Robben Island and Boulders Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at District Six Museum and Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain National Park, take a stroll through Bo-kaap, take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Johannesburg in September, plan for slightly colder days in Cape Town, with highs around 67°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Sightseeing Nature
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Robben Island
Table Mountain National Park
Boulders Beach

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