5 days in South Africa Itinerary

5 days in South Africa Itinerary

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5 days in South Africa Itinerary

Johannesburg
Johannesburg
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Johannesburg

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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.
On the 12th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Johannesburg tour planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Johannesburg. In October, daily temperatures in Johannesburg can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum

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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.
Cape Town is known for nature, parks, sightseeing, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, admire all the interesting features of Robben Island, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium, and see the interesting displays at District Six Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town vacation planner.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Johannesburg in October, plan for slightly colder days in Cape Town, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Neighborhoods Nature
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Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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