12 days in Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

12 days in Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

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12 days in Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

Atlanta
Fly:  20​h 15​min
Johannesburg
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
Atlanta

5
days
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.
Visiting Ukutula Lion Park and Oppie Plaas Parys will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Union Buildings and Constitution Hill are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Johannesburg side-trips: Safaris (in Broederstroom), Voortrekker Monument (in Pretoria) and Sterkfontein Cave (in Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, try your luck at Emperors Palace, The Palace Of Dreams, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and contemplate the long history of South Western Townships.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg itinerary maker.

Atlanta, USA to Johannesburg is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Johannesburg is 7 hours. Traveling from Atlanta in September, expect Johannesburg to be slightly colder, temps between 78°F and 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Pretoria, Emperors Palace, The Palace Of Dreams, Ukutula Lion Park, Nelson Mandela Square, Sterkfontein Cave
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Sterkfontein Cave ©
Sterkfontein Cave
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Union Buildings ©
Union Buildings

5
days
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like West Coast National Park and Clifton Beaches. Get outdoors at Boulders Beach and Robben Island. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Town: Fairview Wine and Cheese (in Suider Paarl), Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden (in Stellenbosch) and The Franschhoek Motor Museum (in Franschhoek). There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, kick back and relax at Bloubergstrand Beach, see the interesting displays at !Khwa ttu, and do a tasting at Groot Constantia.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town tour planner.

Getting from Johannesburg to Cape Town by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Johannesburg in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cape Town: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

The Franschhoek Motor Museum, Fairview Wine and Cheese, !Khwa ttu, Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, West Coast National Park
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Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Clifton Beaches ©
Clifton Beaches

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