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8 days in South Africa Itinerary
Cape Town— 3 nights
Fly: 4h 15min
Johannesburg— 2 nights
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Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.District Six Museum and Cape Town Holocaust Centre will appeal to museum buffs. Get in touch with nature at Boulders Beach and Table Mountain National Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Robben Island, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and do a tasting at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate.
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Detroit, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Cape Town is 7 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.
Things to do in Cape Town
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City of Light
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.Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Mandela House, see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, and then take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History and then see the interesting displays at Lindfield Victorian House Museum.
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You can do a combination of flight and train from Cape Town to Johannesburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May in Johannesburg, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Things to do in Johannesburg
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