8 days in Cape Town & Johannesburg Itinerary

8 days in Cape Town & Johannesburg Itinerary

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8 days in Cape Town & Johannesburg Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  23​h 30​min
Cape Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
Sydney

4
days
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, sightseeing, beaches, parks, and wildlife areas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park, take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach, and go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town tour planner.

Sydney, Australia to Cape Town is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is minus 8 hours. In August in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Johannesburg.

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Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill, and then examine the collection at Lindfield Victorian House Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Gold Reef City.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Johannesburg trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cape Town, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Johannesburg, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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