60 days in Nairobi, Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

60 days in Nairobi, Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

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60 days in Nairobi, Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Nairobi, Kenya
— 17 nights
Fly:  8​h
2
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 20 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Cape Town, South Africa
— 21 nights
Fly:  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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nairobi: Mount Longonot (in Maai Mahiu), The Forest (in Kimende Town) and Maanzoni Sanctuary (in Machakos). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nairobi National Park, admire the striking features of African Heritage House, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Central Island National Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nairobi trip planner .

London, UK to Nairobi is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern African Time (EAT), which is usually a 3 hour difference. In December, Nairobi is warmer than London - with highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Mount Longonot, Kereita Forest, Central Island National Park, The Forest, Mugie Ranch
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 16:
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Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

20
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Johannesburg side-trips: Lesedi Cultural Village (in Lanseria), Pretoria (Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Woodlands Boulevard, & more) and Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, contemplate the long history of Constitution Hill, wander the streets of Maboneng Precinct, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg route maker app .

You can fly from Nairobi to Johannesburg in 8 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern African Time to South Africa Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Pretoria, Greater Johannesburg, Sandton, Centurion, Parys
Find places to stay Jan 16 — Feb 5:
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Ukutula Conservation Center ©
Ukutula Conservation Center
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Town: Stellenbosch (Hombisa Jewellery, Mont Destin Wines, & more), Hermanus Cliff Path (in Hermanus) and Franschhoek (Eikehof, Stony Brook Vineyards, & more). The adventure continues: get great views at Cape Point, observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium, steep yourself in history at Robben Island Museum, and see the interesting displays at District Six Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town visit planner .

Fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Tulbagh, Simply Bee Obsevation Centre, Chapman's Peak Drive
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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