12 days in South Africa Itinerary

12 days in South Africa Itinerary

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12 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Johannesburg
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Miami

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Apartheid Museum and South Western Townships. When in Johannesburg, make a side trip to see Montecasino in Sandton, approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Gold Reef City, enjoy breathtaking views from Carlton Centre, take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Cradle of Humankind.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Johannesburg trip itinerary builder.

Miami, USA to Johannesburg is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Miami to Johannesburg. In February, daytime highs in Johannesburg are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trips

Montecasino, The Cradle of Humankind
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Montecasino ©
Montecasino
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

5
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Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get a sense of the local culture at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate. You'll get in some beach time at Boulders Beach and Clifton Beaches. There's lots more to do: get great views at Cape of Good Hope, trek along Platteklip Gorge, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island, and stroll through Llandudno Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Cape Town vacation planner.

Fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in February, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

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