29 days in Johannesburg & Nairobi Itinerary

29 days in Johannesburg & Nairobi Itinerary

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29 days in Johannesburg & Nairobi Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 15 nights
Fly:  8​h
2
Nairobi, Kenya
— 11 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Sydney, Australia

15
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

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.
Explore Johannesburg's surroundings by going to Ukutula Lion Park (in Brits), Pretoria (Horseback Africa, National Library of South Africa, & more) and Irene@Smuts Market (in Centurion). Spend the 23rd (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 1st (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, contemplate the long history of Mandela House, try your luck at Emperors Palace, and make a trip to Constitution Hill.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Johannesburg driving holiday planner .

Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Johannesburg is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Johannesburg, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Pretoria, Rustenburg, Sandton, Sterkfontein Cave, Central Park Trails
Find places to stay Nov 21 — Dec 6:
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

11
nights
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi ©
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.
Spend the 7th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 11th (Wed) exploring nature at Central Island National Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, look for gifts at Matbronze Wildlife Art, examine the collection at Nairobi National Museum, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Nairobi trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Nairobi takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Eastern African Time (EAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Johannesburg in December, plan for little chillier days in Nairobi, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Central Island National Park, Mugie Ranch
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 18:
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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

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