20 days in Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

20 days in Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

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20 days in Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Johannesburg
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Cape Town
— 11 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Johannesburg side-trips: Pretoria (Voortrekker Monument & Horseback Africa) and The Oval (in Centurion). Spend the 6th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, try to win big at Emperors Palace, try out the rides at Gold Reef City, and make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Johannesburg road trip planning tool .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Johannesburg is 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in April, things will get a bit warmer in Johannesburg: highs are around 28°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Outdoors

Side Trips

Sandton, Pretoria, The Cradle of Humankind, Emperors Palace, The Oval
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Horseback Africa ©
Horseback Africa
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

11
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Spend a fascinating day underwater on the 17th (Wed) with a shark diving experience. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Cape of Good Hope, examine the collection at District Six Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Two Oceans Aquarium.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town visit planner .

You can fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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