10 days in South Africa Itinerary

10 days in South Africa Itinerary

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10 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
2
Durban
— 1 night
3
Cape Town
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  25​h
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Johannesburg

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.
On the 18th (Mon), hunt for treasures at Neighbourgoods Market, see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, then look for gifts at Sandton City Shopping Centre, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Melrose Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill, explore the galleries of I was shot in Joburg, and then try to win big at Emperors Palace.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Johannesburg trip planner .

Washington DC, USA to Johannesburg is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Johannesburg, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Washington DC in November, plan for much warmer days in Johannesburg, with highs around 80°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Durban.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Museums

Side Trips

Sandton City Shopping Centre, Emperors Palace
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Emperors Palace ©
Emperors Palace
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hare Krishna Temple of Understanding and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Phansi Museum, stroll through Umhlanga Main Beach, and then kick back and relax at Golden Mile.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Durban online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Johannesburg to Durban takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 67°F in Durban. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Durban

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Umhlanga Main Beach
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Shark Diving
Umhlanga Main Beach ©
Umhlanga Main Beach
Golden Mile ©
Golden Mile

4
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Twelve Apostles and Beau Constantia. Step out of the city life by going to Platteklip Gorge and Signal Hill. There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Biscuit Mill, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, do a tasting at Groot Constantia, and meet the residents at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town journey planning site .

Fly from Durban to Cape Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Durban in November, things will get slightly colder in Cape Town: highs are around 75°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Beau Constantia ©
Beau Constantia

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