29 days in Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

29 days in Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa itinerary planner

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Johannesburg
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Johannesburg

— 14 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Johannesburg: Spas (in Benoni), Pretoria (National Library of South Africa, Kruger House Museum, &more) and Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, get engrossed in the history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and take in the dramatic natural features at Vredefort Dome.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Johannesburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Johannesburg is 1 hour. In March, Johannesburg is much warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Wildlife

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Cape Town

— 13 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Town: Rupert Museum (in Stellenbosch), Arra Vineyards (in Klapmuts) and Franschhoek (First South African Perfume Museum, Stony Brook Vineyards, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, stroll through Signal Hill, and step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town driving holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. March in Cape Town sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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