22 days in Cape Town & Johannesburg Itinerary

22 days in Cape Town & Johannesburg Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Cape Town
— 11 nights
Drive:  14 h 30 min
2
Johannesburg
— 9 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Sydney

11
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Franschhoek Motor Museum and Waterford Estate. Step out of the city life by going to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Stony Point Penguin Colony. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cape Town: West Coast Fossil Park (in Vredenburg), Franschhoek (Franschhoek Pass, First South African Perfume Museum, &more) and Hermanus (Voelklip Beach, Lembu Gallery & Studio, &more). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Platteklip Gorge, learn about winemaking at Fairview Wine and Cheese, see the interesting displays at The Springbok Experience Rugby Museum, and stop by Watershed.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Town day trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Cape Town is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Cape Town, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Cape Town when traveling from Sydney in September, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Robertson, Hermanus, Stellenbosch, West Coast Fossil Park
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Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

9
nights
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.
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct and Union Buildings will appeal to history buffs. Head to Everard Read Gallery and Mpho Art & Design Housefor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Pretoria (Longstreet Art Lovers 1932, Horseback Africa, &more), Balloon Rides (in Muldersdrift) and Nan Hua Temple (in Bronkhorstspruit). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get engrossed in the history at Origins Centre Museum, see the interesting displays at Liliesleaf, and try to win big at Montecasino.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg sightseeing planner.

Fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cape Town in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Johannesburg: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Pretoria, Emperors Palace, Montecasino, Balloon Rides, Nan Hua Temple
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct
Horseback Africa ©
Horseback Africa

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