3 days in Johannesburg & Livingstone Itinerary

3 days in Johannesburg & Livingstone Itinerary

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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 night
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Livingstone, Zambia
— 1 night
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Johannesburg, South Africa

— 1 night

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.
On the 16th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Union Buildings, get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Gardens of South Africa, and then stroll through Lion and Safari Park. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Origins Centre Museum, see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, and then get to know the resident critters at Johannesburg Zoo.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Johannesburg online sightseeing planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are OR Tambo International Airport and Pilanesberg International Airport. August in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Livingstone.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Wildlife

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Livingstone, Zambia

— 1 night
Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then see the interesting displays at Railway Museum, then admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, and finally explore and take pictures at Gorge Swing.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Livingstone road trip tool.

Getting from Johannesburg to Livingstone by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, Livingstone is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Livingstone

Nature · Parks · Tours · Museums
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