8 days in Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

8 days in Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

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8 days in Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
1
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Cape Town
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

1
night
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 11th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Mandela House, examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, and then ponder the world of politics at Constitution Hill. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at South African National Museum of Military History and then examine the collection at Liliesleaf Farm & Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Johannesburg road trip website .

If you are flying in from Chile, the closest major airports are OR Tambo International Airport and Pilanesberg International Airport. In February, daily temperatures in Johannesburg can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Liliesleaf Farm & Museum
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Mandela House ©
Mandela House

6
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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Boulders Beach and Camp's Bay Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore District Six Museum and Cape Town Holocaust Centre. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Robben Island Museum, stroll through Llandudno Beach, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Johannesburg to Cape Town by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Chapman's Peak Drive
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Boulders Beach ©
Boulders Beach
Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©

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