14 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

14 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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14 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly + Drive:  33​h
1
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Fly:  33​h
End: Chicago, United States

3
nights
Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park ©
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
On your second day here, stroll through Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park trip generator.

Chicago, USA to Kruger National Park is an approximately 33-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Chicago to Kruger National Park. In December, Kruger National Park is warmer than Chicago - with highs of 83°F and lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Wildlife Parks Trails

Side Trip

Hoedspruit
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
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Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Tshokwane Picnic Site ©
Tshokwane Picnic Site

5
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, parks, beaches, adventure, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach, get great views at Cape of Good Hope, and head off the coast to Robben Island.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip builder.

Getting from Kruger National Park to Cape Town by combination of taxi and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive. In December in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 30:
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

3
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls, a Zimbabwean town near the eponymous waterfall, serves as one of two prime gateway points to the majestic cascade and its surrounding national park.
Keep things going the next day: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Victoria Falls trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Cape Town to Victoria Falls takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Cape Town in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 67°F in Victoria Falls. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
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Safaris
Victoria Falls Bridge ©
Victoria Falls Bridge

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