9 days in South Africa Itinerary

9 days in South Africa Itinerary

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9 days in South Africa Itinerary

Miami
bus + Fly:  26​h
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  31​h
Miami

3
days
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Wild Cave Adventures and Lion and Safari Park. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Mandela House, wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct, don't miss a visit to Constitution Hill, and see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Johannesburg itinerary maker.

Miami, USA to Johannesburg is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is 7 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Miami in June: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 65°F and lows are around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mandela House, Lion and Safari Park, Wild Cave Adventures
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Wild Cave Adventures
Lion and Safari Park
Mandela House

4
days
Cape Town

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Attractions like Boulders Beach and Cape of Good Hope make great kid-friendly stops. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Robben Island and Castle of Good Hope. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Groote Kerk, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

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Getting from Johannesburg to Cape Town by combination of train and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in July, Cape Town is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Robben Island
Table Mountain National Park
Cape of Good Hope

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