9 days in Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

9 days in Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

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9 days in Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
1
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Union Buildings and South Western Townships. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Safaris and Melrose House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Johannesburg: Nan Hua Temple (in Bronkhorstspruit) and Sammy Marks House (in Pretoria). There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill, get in on the family fun at Gold Reef City, and get to know the fascinating history of Gandhi Square.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Johannesburg day trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Johannesburg. October in Johannesburg sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Pretoria, Nan Hua Temple
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Union Buildings ©
Union Buildings
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill

5
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 discover tucked-away gems like Boschendal Wine Estate and Grotto Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Franschhoek Motor Museum and South African Jewish Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Cape Town side-trips: Kwaaiwater (in Hermanus) and Dorp Street (in Stellenbosch). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Groot Constantia, take a memorable drive along Chapman's Peak Drive, examine the collection at District Six Museum, and kick back and relax at Clifton Beaches.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cape Town trip tool .

You can fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Johannesburg in November, you will find days in Cape Town are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Franschhoek, Hermanus, Chapman's Peak Drive, Dorp Street
Highlights from your plan
Groot Constantia ©
Groot Constantia
Franschhoek Motor Museum ©
Franschhoek Motor Museum
Boschendal Wine Estate ©
Boschendal Wine Estate

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