29 days in Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

29 days in Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

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29 days in Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Johannesburg
— 14 nights
2
Cape Town
— 13 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

14
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits), Spas (in Benoni) and Pretoria (National Library of South Africa, Kruger House Museum, & more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct, and stroll through The Cradle of Humankind.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Johannesburg trip planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Johannesburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in March, with highs in Johannesburg at 30°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Pretoria, Sandton, Greenstone Shopping Centre, Sterkfontein Cave, Vredefort Dome
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 17:
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Ukutula Conservation Center ©
Ukutula Conservation Center
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

13
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Explore Cape Town's surroundings by going to Arra Vineyards (in Klapmuts), Rupert Museum (in Stellenbosch) and Franschhoek (First South African Perfume Museum, Stony Brook Vineyards, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Cape Point, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, hike along Platteklip Gorge, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

Plan trip to Cape Town with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Arra Vineyards, Rupert Museum, Chapman's Peak Drive, Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 30:
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

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