8 days in Franschhoek & Stellenbosch Itinerary

8 days in Franschhoek & Stellenbosch Itinerary

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8 days in Franschhoek & Stellenbosch Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  18 h 30 min
1
Franschhoek
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Stellenbosch
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Newark

2
nights
Franschhoek

Franschhoek ©
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.
Franschhoek is known for wineries, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Franschhoek Pass, experience rural life at Boschendal Wine Estate, examine the collection at First South African Perfume Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Senechal-Senekal Art Gallery.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Franschhoek road trip app .

Newark, USA to Franschhoek is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Newark to Franschhoek, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Newark in January; daily highs in Franschhoek reach 81°F and lows reach 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Franschhoek

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Fairview Wine and Cheese
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Franschhoek Pass ©
Franschhoek Pass
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Boschendal Wine Estate ©
Boschendal Wine Estate

4
nights
Stellenbosch

Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stellenbosch: Honingklip Brewery & Restaurant (in Botrivier), Stony Point Penguin Colony (in Betty's Bay) and Hermanus (Grotto Beach & Hermanus Cliff Path). There's much more to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, admire the natural beauty at Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, and do a tasting at Waterford Estate.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Stellenbosch travel planner.

Stellenbosch is very close to Franschhoek. In January in Stellenbosch, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 63°F at night. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Parks Tours Wineries

Side Trips

Hermanus, Honingklip Brewery & Restaurant, Stony Point Penguin Colony
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Grotto Beach ©
Grotto Beach
Spier Wine Farm ©
Spier Wine Farm

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