10 days in Cape Town & East London Itinerary

10 days in Cape Town & East London Itinerary

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10 days in Cape Town & East London Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Cape Town
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
East London
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

7
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Let the collections at District Six Museum and First South African Perfume Museum capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Clifton Beaches. Step out of Cape Town with an excursion to Franschhoek Motor Museum in Franschhoek--about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, hunt for treasures at Greenmarket Square, get great views at Cape Point, and kick back and relax at Llandudno Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip planner .

Johannesburg to Cape Town is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to East London.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Chapman's Peak Drive
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Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

2
nights
East London

East London ©
East London is a city on the southeast coast of South Africa in the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality of the Eastern Cape province. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Steve Biko Centre, then stop by Floradale Nurseries, and then browse the exhibits of Marlene Neumann Center for Photography and Light. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): browse the different shops at Vincent Park Mall, take in the exciting artwork at Ann Bryant Art Gallery, and then stroll through Nahoon Beach.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the East London online journey planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cape Town to East London. In January, daily temperatures in East London can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in East London

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Steve Biko Centre
Highlights from your plan
Floradale Nurseries ©
Floradale Nurseries
Steve Biko Centre ©
Steve Biko Centre
Ann Bryant Art Gallery ©
Ann Bryant Art Gallery

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