27 days in Cape Town & Nairobi Itinerary

27 days in Cape Town & Nairobi Itinerary

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Cape Town, South Africa
— 14 nights
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Nairobi, Kenya
— 10 nights

14
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Robben Island Museum and Castle of Good Hope will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Cape Point and Platteklip Gorge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cape Town: Phillipskop Mountain Reserve (in Stanford), Pringle Bay Beach (in Pringle Bay) and Shark Diving (in Gansbaai). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Maclear's Beacon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Groote Kerk, take in the awesome beauty at Lion's Head, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip tool.

London, UK to Cape Town is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in July, things will get slightly colder in Cape Town: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hermanus, Franschhoek, Langebaan, Phillipskop Mountain Reserve, Pringle Bay Beach
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge
Signal Hill ©
Signal Hill

10
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages and All Saints Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Nairobi National Park and Off-Road Tours. Take a break from Nairobi with a short trip to Mount Longonot in Maai Mahiu, about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Central Island National Park, and admire all the interesting features of Mugie Ranch.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nairobi holiday planner.

You can fly from Cape Town to Nairobi in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Cape Town to Nairobi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in July; daily highs in Nairobi reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Mount Longonot, Central Island National Park, Mugie Ranch, Kereita Forest
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Off-Road Tours
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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