35 days in Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

35 days in Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

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35 days in Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
1
Johannesburg
— 1 day
Drive:  14​h 30​min
2
Cape Town
— 32 nights
Drive:  14​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum and then try to win big at Emperors Palace.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Johannesburg online vacation maker .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Johannesburg. In December, daytime highs in Johannesburg are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Fun & Games Casinos Museums

Side Trip

Emperors Palace
Highlights from your plan
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Emperors Palace ©
Emperors Palace

32
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Lucky and Lost Tours, Dive Inn Diving & Touring, SA Forest Adventures Cape Town Ziplines, and other attractions. Escape the urban bustle at Cape of Good Hope and Robben Island. Bring the kids along to Boulders Beach and Cape Point. Venture out of the city with trips to Boschendal Wine Estate (in Groot Drakenstein), Hermanus (Grotto Beach & Voelklip Beach) and Stellenbosch (The Stellenbosch Village Museum, Peter Falke Winery, & more). The adventure continues: go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill, kick back and relax at Bloubergstrand Beach, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cape Town road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In December in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Hermanus, Kraalbaai Beach/Lagoon, Phillipskop Mountain Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape Point ©
Cape Point

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