60 days in Dar es Salaam & Cape Town Itinerary

60 days in Dar es Salaam & Cape Town Itinerary

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania — 8 nights

Founded in the mid-19th century, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city, lost the status of the official capital but remains the country's commercial and financial center.
Dar es Salaam is known for shopping, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Bongoyo Island, stroll around Jakaya M Kikwete Youth Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and stroll the grounds of Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dar es Salaam vacation planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Dar es Salaam is an approximately 168-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to East Africa Time (EAT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in August: high temperatures in Dar es Salaam hover around 36°C and lows are around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cape Town.
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Cape Town, South Africa — 42 nights

Mother City

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 (Yonder Hill Wine Estate, Waterford Estate, &more), Franschhoek (Eikehof, Senechal-Senekal Art Gallery, &more) and West Coast National Park (Gamkaberg Nature Reserve & West Coast National Park). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Point, take in the awesome beauty at Lion's Head, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, and go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cape Town road trip app.

Traveling by car from Dar es Salaam to Cape Town takes 62 hours. Traveling from Dar es Salaam to Cape Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Dar es Salaam in September; daily highs in Cape Town reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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