13 days in Cape Town, Stellenbosch & Johannesburg Itinerary

13 days in Cape Town, Stellenbosch & Johannesburg Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa holiday planner
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Drive to Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport, Fly to Cape Town
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Cape Town
— 4 nights
Drive
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Stellenbosch
— 1 day
Drive
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Cape Town
— 3 nights
Fly
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Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly to Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport, Drive to Road Town

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Cape Town — 4 nights

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Victoria & Alfred Waterfront as well as Canal Walk Shopping Centre. There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at The African Portrait Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town itinerary builder.

Road Town, British Virgin Islands to Cape Town is an approximately 27.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Road Town to Cape Town is 6 hours. In December, Cape Town is a bit cooler than Road Town - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Stellenbosch.
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Shopping · Parks · Museums
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Stellenbosch — 1 day

Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): do a tasting at Stellenbosch Vineyards.

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Traveling by car from Cape Town to Stellenbosch takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cape Town.
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Wineries
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Cape Town — 3 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Victoria & Alfred Waterfront as well as Canal Walk Shopping Centre. On the 29th (Thu), take in the waterfront activity at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and then awaken your taste buds at African Story Wine Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium, then buy something for everyone on your list at Canal Walk Shopping Centre, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Ocean Wonder.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cape Town trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Stellenbosch to Cape Town in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Johannesburg.
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Parks · Tours · Shopping · Wildlife
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Johannesburg — 3 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Apartheid Museum and Sci-Bono Discovery Centre. Do your shopping at The Diamond Ring By GC Manufacturing Jewellery and Mambu Design. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at Mowana Day Spa, take an in-depth tour of Liliesleaf, examine the collection at Lindfield Victorian House Museum, and make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Johannesburg trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. December in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Museums · Spas · Childrens Museums · Shopping
Side Trips
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