18 days in Cape Town & Johannesburg Itinerary

18 days in Cape Town & Johannesburg Itinerary

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18 days in Cape Town & Johannesburg Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  26​h
1
Cape Town
— 8 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Johannesburg
— 7 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  25​h
End: Seattle


8
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, parks, beaches, adventure, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, head off the coast to Robben Island, and kick back and relax at Boulders Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town attractions planning site .

Seattle, USA to Cape Town is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Seattle to Cape Town. In May in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
Find places to stay May 10 — 18:
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Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

7
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Johannesburg: Pretoria (Voortrekker Monument, Union Buildings, & more) and Montecasino (in Sandton). Spend the 22nd (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve, learn about all things military at South African National Museum of Military History, and ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Johannesburg holiday site .

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Johannesburg can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Wildlife Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Pretoria, Sandton, The Cradle of Humankind
Find places to stay May 18 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Africa ©
Horseback Africa
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

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