19 days in London & South Africa Itinerary

19 days in London & South Africa Itinerary

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19 days in London & South Africa Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Fly:  11​h 30​min
2
Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Franschhoek, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Swellendam, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Wilderness, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Saint Francis Bay, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Grahamstown, South Africa
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h
End: London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom

London
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read London sightseeing app .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. You'll set off for Cape Town on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in London

Nightlife Fun & Games Tours

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Robben Island Museum, Table Mountain National Park, and other attractions you added. Take a break from the city and head to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Chapman's Peak Drive. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Fish Hoek Beach.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town day trip planning app .

Fly from London to Cape Town in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Cape Town is 2 hours. While traveling from London, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cape Town, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 13°C. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Franschhoek.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
Highlights from your plan
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

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nights
Franschhoek, South Africa

Situated in a fertile valley between two mountains, the picturesque village of Franschhoek bills itself as a culinary heaven, with renowned wine estates dotting its surroundings.
You'll explore and learn at Franschhoek Motor Museum and Lembu Gallery & Studio. Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Eikehof. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Franschhoek: Phillipskop Mountain Reserve (in Stanford), Honingklip Brewery & Restaurant (in Botrivier) and Hermanus (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Kwaaiwater).

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Franschhoek trip itinerary website .

Getting from Cape Town to Franschhoek by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. October in Franschhoek sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Mon) before leaving for Swellendam.

Things to do in Franschhoek

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Hermanus, Honingklip Brewery & Restaurant
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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nights
Swellendam, South Africa

Swellendam ©
Regarded as South Africa's third-oldest town, Swellendam contains over 50 provincial heritage sites and well-preserved examples of Cape Dutch architecture.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): browse the different shops at SwellenMark Shopping Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Drostdy Museum, view the masterpieces at Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery, stroll through Swellendam Hiking Trail, then look for gifts at Wilderbraam Berry Estate, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Apostolic Church.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Swellendam trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Franschhoek to Swellendam in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Swellendam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Wilderness.

Things to do in Swellendam

Parks Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery ©
Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery
Drostdy Museum ©
Drostdy Museum
Old Apostolic Church ©
Old Apostolic Church

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Wilderness, South Africa

Wilderness ©
On a vacation in Wilderness, a coastal resort town on the Garden Route, you'll have easy access to a multitude of nature trails and activities set among the rivers, beaches, and forests of Wilderness National Park and Goukama Nature Reserve.
Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wilderness National Park.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Wilderness online trip maker .

You can drive from Swellendam to Wilderness in 2.5 hours. In October in Wilderness, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Fri) before leaving for Saint Francis Bay.

Things to do in Wilderness

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Wilderness National Park ©
Wilderness National Park

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Saint Francis Bay, South Africa

Saint Francis Bay ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Storms River Suspension Bridge and Chokka Trail. Visiting Seal Point and St Francis Bay Golf Club will get you outdoors.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Saint Francis Bay online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Wilderness to Saint Francis Bay takes 3 hours. October in Saint Francis Bay sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grahamstown.

Things to do in Saint Francis Bay

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Chokka Trail, Suspension Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Seal Point ©
Seal Point
St Francis Bay Golf Club ©
St Francis Bay Golf Club
Suspension Bridge ©
Suspension Bridge

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nights
Grahamstown, South Africa

Grahamstown
Grahamstown is a city of about 70,000 people in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pumba Private Game Reserve. There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St Michael and St George.

Start your trip to Grahamstown by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Saint Francis Bay to Grahamstown in 2.5 hours. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Grahamstown

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan

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