13 days in Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

13 days in Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

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13 days in Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

Start: Lima
Fly:  40 h
1
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Fly:  23 h 15 min
End: Lima

3
nights
Johannesburg

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.
Go for a jaunt from Johannesburg to Pretoria to see Union Buildings about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Johannesburg visit planner.

Lima, Peru to Johannesburg is an approximately 40-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Peru Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Lima in March, plan for little chillier nights in Johannesburg, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Museums Casinos

Side Trips

Union Buildings, Montecasino
Highlights from your plan
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum

6
nights
Cape Town

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, parks, beaches, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Cape of Good Hope, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Johannesburg to Cape Town by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Cape Town can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

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