60 days in Nairobi, Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

60 days in Nairobi, Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

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Nairobi, Kenya
— 17 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 20 nights
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 21 nights
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Nairobi, Kenya — 17 nights

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), Maanzoni Sanctuary (in Machakos) and The Forest (in Kimende Town). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Nairobi National Park, stroll through Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, look for gifts at Matbronze Wildlife Art, and explore the galleries of Karen Blixen Museum.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nairobi travel planner.

London, UK to Nairobi is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Nairobi is 3 hours. Traveling from London in December, expect Nairobi to be much warmer, temps between 28°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Johannesburg.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Johannesburg, South Africa — 20 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Johannesburg side-trips: Lesedi Cultural Village (in Lanseria), Ukutula Conservation Center (in Brits) and Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site (The Cradle of Humankind & Sterkfontein Cave). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History, stop by Maboneng Precinct, and get in on the family fun at Gold Reef City.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Johannesburg takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. 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 fly to Cape Town.
Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Cape Town, South Africa — 21 nights

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: Stellenbosch (Hombisa Jewellery, Mont Destin Wines, &more), Hermanus Cliff Path (in Hermanus) and Franschhoek (Eikehof, Stony Brook Vineyards, &more). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, whizz through the canopy at Abseil Africa, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, and take in the awesome beauty at Lion's Head.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip planner.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Cape Town are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.
Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Beaches
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