12 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

12 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

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12 days in South Africa & Victoria Falls Itinerary

Start: Naples, Italy
Fly:  18​h
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 day
Fly + train:  15​h 15​min
End: Naples, Italy

5
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.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, parks, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape Point, head off the coast to Robben Island Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Two Oceans Aquarium, and enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cape Town sightseeing planner.

Naples, Italy to Cape Town is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to South Africa Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Naples in November: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 76°F and lows are around 56°F. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Thu) before leaving for Johannesburg.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

3
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.
To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Johannesburg online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Johannesburg are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Victoria Falls.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

2
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls, a Zimbabwean town near the eponymous waterfall, serves as one of two prime gateway points to the majestic cascade and its surrounding national park.
On the 1st (Sun), kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, get to know the resident critters at Victoria Falls Snake Park, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Victoria Falls, with lows around 69°F. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Victoria Falls Bridge ©
Victoria Falls Bridge

1
day
Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Johannesburg trip itinerary app .

Getting from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Victoria Falls in December, expect little chillier with lows of 61°F in Johannesburg. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

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