13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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13 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  28​h
1
Johannesburg
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Seattle

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 some cultural insight at Apartheid Museum and South Western Townships. Get some historical perspective at Constitution Hill and Union Buildings. Go for a jaunt from Johannesburg to Broederstroom to see Safaris about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History, stroll through The Cradle of Humankind, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of Africa, and make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg trip itinerary maker.

Seattle, USA to Johannesburg is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Seattle to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Johannesburg are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Nelson Mandela Square, Union Buildings, The Cradle of Humankind
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

6
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get some historical perspective at Robben Island and Groote Kerk. Museum-lovers will get to explore District Six Museum and Cape Town Holocaust Centre. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clifton Beaches, and get great views at Cape of Good Hope.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cape Town travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

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