24 days in South Africa & Zanzibar Island Itinerary

24 days in South Africa & Zanzibar Island Itinerary

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Start: Helsinki, Finland
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 7 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  34 h
3
Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  16 h 30 min
4
Nungwi, Tanzania
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h
End: Helsinki, Finland

7
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Groot Constantia and Platteklip Gorge. You'll get in some beach time at Clifton Beaches and Bloubergstrand Beach. Explore Cape Town's surroundings by going to Fairview Wine and Cheese (in Suider Paarl), Franschhoek (First South African Perfume Museum & Eikehof) and Stellenbosch (Warwick Wine Estate, Waterford Estate, &more). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Beau Constantia, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, admire all the interesting features of Robben Island Museum, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twelve Apostles.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town itinerary planner.

Helsinki, Finland to Cape Town is an approximately 18.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Helsinki in October, expect nights in Cape Town to be a bit warmer, around 13°C, while days are much warmer, around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Fairview Wine and Cheese
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Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge
Waterford Estate ©
Waterford Estate
Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
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 find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Johannesburg trip builder tool.

You can fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cape Town in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Johannesburg, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. You will leave for Kruger National Park on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

4
nights
Kruger National Park, South Africa

Kruger National Park ©
One of Africa's largest game sanctuaries and part of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Program, Kruger National Park provides an immersive experience of wildlife.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre and Wonder View. Change things up with these side-trips from Kruger National Park: Amarula Lapa (in Phalaborwa) and Hoedspruit (Kumbaya Home Decor, Tshukudu Game Lodge, &more). Spend the 30th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kruger National Park tour planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. You will leave for Nungwi on the 31st (Thu).

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Wildlife Parks Trails

Side Trips

Hoedspruit, Wonder View, Amarula Lapa
Highlights from your plan
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre ©
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ©
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

7
nights
Nungwi, Tanzania

Nungwi ©
Renowned for its sandy coast lined with mangroves and palm trees, Nungwi offers visitors a variety of restaurants, bars, and accommodations.
Relax by the water at Kendwa Beach and Nungwi Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cheetah's Rock and Mnemba Atoll. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nungwi: Matemwe Beach (in Matemwe) and Kiwengwa (Kiwengwa Beach & Kiwengwa Caves). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond, get interesting insight from Tours, explore the fascinating underground world of Tazari Caves, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nungwi road trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kruger National Park to Nungwi. Traveling from Kruger National Park to Nungwi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kruger National Park in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nungwi, with lows around 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Nungwi

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kendwa, Kiwengwa, Mnemba Atoll, Matemwe Beach, St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Kendwa Beach ©
Kendwa Beach
Matemwe Beach ©
Matemwe Beach

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