60 days in Nairobi, Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

60 days in Nairobi, Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London, United Kingdom
Train + Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Nairobi, Kenya
— 17 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  8 h
2
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 20 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Cape Town, South Africa
— 21 nights
Fly + Train:  14 h 30 min
End: London, United Kingdom

17
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nairobi: Mount Longonot (in Maai Mahiu), The Forest (in Kimende Town) and Maanzoni Sanctuary (in Machakos). There's much more to do: stroll through David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, admire the striking features of African Heritage House, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and see the interesting displays at Nairobi National Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nairobi trip itinerary planning app.

London, UK to Nairobi is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to East Africa Time (EAT), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Nairobi hover around 28°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kereita Forest, Mount Longonot, Sigona Golf Club, Mugie Ranch, The Forest
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Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Karen Blixen Museum ©
Karen Blixen Museum

20
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Johannesburg side-trips: Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site (The Cradle of Humankind & Sterkfontein Cave), Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits) and Lesedi Cultural Village (in Lanseria). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, try to win big at Montecasino, stop by Maboneng Precinct, and get in on the family fun at Gold Reef City.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg road trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Nairobi to Johannesburg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nairobi to Johannesburg. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Pretoria, Sandton, Greater Johannesburg, Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, Centurion
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Safaris
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City

21
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cape Town side-trips: Franschhoek (Eikehof, Stony Brook Vineyards, &more), Hermanus Cliff Path (in Hermanus) and Stellenbosch (Hombisa Jewellery, Mont Destin Wines, &more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, visit Abseil Africa, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town trip planner.

Fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Tulbagh, Cape Brewing Company, Black Eagle Brewing Company
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

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