47 days in Port Elizabeth & Cape Town Itinerary

47 days in Port Elizabeth & Cape Town Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa travel route planner

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Port Elizabeth
— 25 nights
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Cape Town
— 20 nights
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Port Elizabeth

— 25 nights

Windy City

The sprawling city of Port Elizabeth, nestled on the scenic Algoa Bay, draws visitors with its sandy beaches, mild climate, and an enviable location as the gateway to the famous Garden Route.
Get out of town with these interesting Port Elizabeth side-trips: Liquid Lines (in Cape St Francis), Addo Elephant National Park (Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre & Parque Nacional dos Elefantes Addo) and Grahamstown (Cathedral of St Michael and St George, National English Literary Museum, &more). There's much more to do: stroll through Shamwari Game Reserve, pause for some serene contemplation at St Marks Congregational Church, hike along Baviaans Camino, and enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Elizabeth route planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Port Elizabeth is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to South Africa Standard Time (SAST) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Bangkok in October, expect nights in Port Elizabeth to be colder, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Cape Town.

Things to do in Port Elizabeth

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Cape Town

— 20 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cape Town: Franschhoek (Eikehof, Dutch Reformed Church, &more), West Coast National Park (in West Coast National Park) and Stellenbosch (Ghetto Art Gallery & Thelema Mountain Vineyards). There's much more to do: get great views at Cape Point, see the interesting displays at District Six Museum, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, and hike along Platteklip Gorge.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Town online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trips