17 days in Africa Itinerary

17 days in Africa Itinerary

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17 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Ocho Rios, Jamaica
bus + Fly:  28​h
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
3
Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  29​h
End: Ocho Rios, Jamaica

6
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.
Get outdoors at Cape Point and Robben Island Museum. Visit Maclear's Beacon and Castle of Good Hope for their historical value. Take a break from Cape Town with a short trip to First South African Perfume Museum in Franschhoek, about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, hunt for treasures at Greenmarket Square, stop by Prins & Prins, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Cape Town attractions website .

Ocho Rios, Jamaica to Cape Town is an approximately 28-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Ocho Rios in July, things will get much colder in Cape Town: highs are around 20°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

First South African Perfume Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Robben Island Museum ©
Robben Island Museum

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.
Apartheid Museum and I was shot in Joburg will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Constitution Hill and Maboneng Precinct. Spend the 14th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Mandela House and try to win big at Emperors Palace.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Johannesburg road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in July, Johannesburg is little chillier at night with lows of 5°C. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mount Kenya National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Emperors Palace
Highlights from your plan
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Safaris
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

4
nights
Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya

Mount Kenya National Park ©
Mount Kenya National Park is known for nature and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kenya.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mount Kenya National Park tour itinerary builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Johannesburg to Mount Kenya National Park. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Eastern African Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in July, things will get a bit warmer in Mount Kenya National Park: highs are around 28°C and lows about 14°C. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Mount Kenya National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mount Kenya ©
Mount Kenya

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