13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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13 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Dammam
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Cape Town
— 8 nights
2
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Dammam

8
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. Let the collections at District Six Museum and South African Jewish Museum capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Town: Boulders Beach (in Simon's Town), Shimansky Jewellers (in Cape Town Central) and Cape of Good Hope (in Table Mountain National Park). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Robben Island, look for gifts at Uwe Koetter, hunt for treasures at Old Biscuit Mill, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cape Town custom trip planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Cape Town is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dammam to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dammam in July; daily highs in Cape Town reach 20°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Cape Town

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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at Apartheid Museum and Lindfield Victorian House Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Constitution Hill and South Western Townships. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Johannesburg: Union Buildings (in Pretoria) and Montecasino (in Sandton). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Mandela House, stop by Sandton City Shopping Centre, and brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Johannesburg online itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Cape Town to Johannesburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 4°C in Johannesburg. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Sandton, Union Buildings
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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