8 days in South Africa Itinerary

8 days in South Africa Itinerary

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8 days in South Africa Itinerary

Moscow
Fly:  18​h
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  27​h
Moscow

1
day
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.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Johannesburg trip builder.

Moscow, Russia to Johannesburg is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Moscow to Johannesburg, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Moscow in October, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Johannesburg: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Carlton Centre ©
Carlton Centre

5
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, parks, beaches, adventure, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clifton Beaches, and explore and take pictures at Cape of Good Hope.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cape Town tour planner.

Getting from Johannesburg to Cape Town by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Johannesburg in November, plan for slightly colder days in Cape Town, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Accommodations
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Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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