15 days in Victoria Falls, Johannesburg & Kruger National Park Itinerary

15 days in Victoria Falls, Johannesburg & Kruger National Park Itinerary

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Fly to Livingstone, Drive to Victoria Falls
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
Fly
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive to Hendrik Van Eck Airport, Fly to Amsterdam

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

— 3 nights
Victoria Falls, a Zimbabwean town near the eponymous waterfall, serves as one of two prime gateway points to the majestic cascade and its surrounding national park.
Spend the 3rd (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, take in the views from Victoria Falls Bridge, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and get to know the resident critters at Victoria Falls Snake Park.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Victoria Falls travel tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Victoria Falls is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is 1 hour. When traveling from Amsterdam in September, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Victoria Falls: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure
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Johannesburg, South Africa

— 6 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pretoria (Voortrekker Monument & Union Buildings). Spend the 7th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, try your luck at Montecasino, and visit Maboneng Precinct.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg trip planner.

You can fly from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Victoria Falls in September, expect Johannesburg to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to fly to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Casinos · Fun & Games · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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Kruger National Park, South Africa

— 3 nights
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then stroll through Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Kruger National Park travel planning site.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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