21 days in South Africa, Saint Louis & Milan Itinerary

21 days in South Africa, Saint Louis & Milan Itinerary

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21 days in South Africa, Saint Louis & Milan Itinerary

Start: Milan, Italy
Fly:  15​h 45​min
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
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Sabie, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Phalaborwa, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
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Komatipoort, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
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Sodwana, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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St Lucia, South Africa
— 1 night
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taxi + Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 15​min
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
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Swellendam, South Africa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
— 1 night
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
13
Saint Louis, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
End: Milan, Italy

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Mandela House, then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, and then ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Johannesburg tour itinerary planning tool .

Milan, Italy to Johannesburg is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Milan to Johannesburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Milan in August, expect nights in Johannesburg to be cooler, around 7°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sabie.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Historic Sites Museums
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Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Mandela House ©
Mandela House

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Sabie, South Africa

Sabie ©
Sabie is a forestry town situated on the banks of the Sabie River in Mpumalanga, South Africa. On the 16th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sabi Sand Game Reserve.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sabie trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Johannesburg to Sabie with the Route module. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sabie, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Phalaborwa.

Things to do in Sabie

Wildlife Parks
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Sabi Sand Game Reserve ©
Sabi Sand Game Reserve

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Phalaborwa, South Africa

Phalaborwa is a town situated in the Mopani District Municipality, Limpopo province, South Africa. On the 17th (Sat), sample the fine beverages at Qualito Craft Distillery and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Phalaborwa trip planning tool .

You can drive from Sabie to Phalaborwa in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Phalaborwa

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Qualito Craft Distillery ©
Qualito Craft Distillery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Idube Game Reserve.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park day trip planner .

Drive from Phalaborwa to Kruger National Park in 2 hours. In August in Kruger National Park, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Komatipoort.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Wildlife Parks Trails
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Idube Game Reserve ©
Idube Game Reserve

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Komatipoort, South Africa

Komatipoort
Komatipoort is a town situated at the confluence of the Crocodile and Komati Rivers in Mpumalanga province, South Africa. To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Komatipoort planning site .

Traveling by car from Kruger National Park to Komatipoort takes 5.5 hours. You will leave for Sodwana on the 20th (Tue).

Things to do in Komatipoort

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Sodwana, South Africa

On the 21st (Wed), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sodwana trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Komatipoort to Sodwana takes 7.5 hours. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to St Lucia.

Things to do in Sodwana

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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St Lucia, South Africa

St Lucia ©
The small coastal town of St Lucia provides travelers with a base for exploring the area's wetlands park, a World Heritage Site of lakes and rich, diverse wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

Before you visit St Lucia, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Sodwana to St Lucia in 2.5 hours. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Oudtshoorn.

Things to do in St Lucia

Wildlife Parks
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iSimangaliso Wetland Park ©
iSimangaliso Wetland Park

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Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Oudtshoorn ©
Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore and take pictures at Safari Ostrich Show Farm, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, and then Head underground at The Cango Caves.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Oudtshoorn tour itinerary planner .

Getting from St Lucia to Oudtshoorn by combination of taxi, flight, and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Oudtshoorn sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Plettenberg Bay.

Things to do in Oudtshoorn

Parks Wildlife Nature
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The Cango Caves ©
The Cango Caves
Cango Wildlife Ranch ©
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Safari Ostrich Show Farm ©
Safari Ostrich Show Farm

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

Plettenberg Bay ©
As one of South Africa's most popular beach destinations, the resort town of Plettenberg Bay comes to life in December and January, when the holiday homes fill up with domestic tourists and foreigner visitors.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Robberg Nature Reserve, stroll through Birds of Eden, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary.

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You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Plettenberg Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Oudtshoorn in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Plettenberg Bay, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Swellendam.

Things to do in Plettenberg Bay

Wildlife Parks
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Robberg Nature Reserve ©
Robberg Nature Reserve
Birds of Eden ©
Birds of Eden
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary ©
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary

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Swellendam, South Africa

Swellendam ©
Regarded as South Africa's third-oldest town, Swellendam contains over 50 provincial heritage sites and well-preserved examples of Cape Dutch architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Drostdy Museum, then view the masterpieces at Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery, and then stroll through Marloth Nature Reserve.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Swellendam holiday maker website .

You can drive from Plettenberg Bay to Swellendam in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Plettenberg Bay in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Swellendam. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Stellenbosch.

Things to do in Swellendam

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Marloth Nature Reserve ©
Marloth Nature Reserve
Drostdy Museum ©
Drostdy Museum
Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery ©
Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery

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Stellenbosch, South Africa

Straddling the banks of the Eerste River, the university town of Stellenbosch enjoys international fame for its renowned wine estates and gourmet restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

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Drive from Swellendam to Stellenbosch in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Town.

Things to do in Stellenbosch

Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cape of Good Hope and Two Oceans Aquarium. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, stroll through Fish Hoek Beach, and kick back and relax at Boulders Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town trip builder site .

You can drive from Stellenbosch to Cape Town in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach

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Saint Louis, United States

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): meet the residents at Saint Louis Zoo and then see the interesting displays at City Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Missouri Botanical Garden, have some family-friendly fun at Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis, then take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary of Victories Catholic Church.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Saint Louis tour builder app .

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Saint Louis takes 26 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Cape Town to Saint Louis, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Cape Town in August: highs in Saint Louis hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 22°C. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Milan.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo
City Museum ©
City Museum

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, then buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally see the interesting displays at Leonardo3 Museum - The World of Leonardo da Vinci. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan road trip planning site .

You can fly from Saint Louis to Milan in 17 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Saint Louis to Milan is 7 hours. Traveling from Saint Louis in September, expect nights in Milan to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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