6 days in Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

6 days in Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

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6 days in Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Johannesburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Cape Town
— 2 nights
Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

2
nights
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 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum and then don't miss a visit to Nelson Mandela Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Voortrekker Monument, contemplate the long history of Union Buildings, and then ride a horse along Horseback Africa.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Johannesburg travel itinerary planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Johannesburg is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in October: highs in Johannesburg hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Pretoria, Wild Cave Adventures, Nelson Mandela Square
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Horseback Africa ©
Horseback Africa
Nelson Mandela Square ©
Nelson Mandela Square
Voortrekker Monument ©
Voortrekker Monument

2
nights
Cape Town

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Cape Point. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, and then take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Town holiday planner.

Fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Johannesburg in October: highs in Cape Town hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature
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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles

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