11 days in South Africa Itinerary

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa Trip Planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

11 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
+2
train + foot + Fly:  30​h
1
Cape Town
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Fly + train:  25​h
End: Philadelphia

7
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
For shopping fun, head to Greenmarket Square or Prins & Prins. Get a sense of the local culture at Robben Island and Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, do a tasting at Klein Constantia, stroll through Boulders Beach, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town travel planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Cape Town is 7 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, expect Cape Town to be much colder, temps between 63°F and 45°F. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Shopping Nature
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

1
night
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 9th (Sun), examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, and then examine the collection at Lindfield Victorian House Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Johannesburg travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Cape Town to Johannesburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Johannesburg, with lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Mandela House ©
Mandela House
Lindfield Victorian House Museum ©

Similar Plans

13 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA September, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM FRANCE September, teens, outdoors, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, teens, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM BELGIUM May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM THAILAND July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM BRAZIL December, outdoors, beaches, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 14 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM INDIA June, outdoors, beaches, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM ROMANIA June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in South Africa BY A USER FROM INDIA November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans