12 days in South Africa Itinerary

12 days in South Africa Itinerary

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12 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  28​h
1
Cape Town
— 5 nights
2
Johannesburg
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: San Francisco

5
nights
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, beaches, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium, and head off the coast to Robben Island Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cape Town trip planning website .

San Francisco, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. When traveling from San Francisco in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cape Town: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

4
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Johannesburg to Pretoria to see Voortrekker Monument about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and look for gifts at Finders Keepers Market.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Johannesburg online route planner .

Fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Tours

Side Trips

Sandton, Voortrekker Monument
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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