6 days in Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

6 days in Johannesburg & Cape Town Itinerary

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Johannesburg
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Johannesburg

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City of Light

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 make a trip to Nelson Mandela Square. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Voortrekker Monument, then steep yourself in history at Union Buildings, and then explore by horseback at Horseback Africa.

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Istanbul, Turkey to Johannesburg is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Johannesburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in October, expect cooler with lows of 13°C in Johannesburg. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Outdoors · Nightlife · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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Cape Town

— 2 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, and then take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Johannesburg in October, you will find days in Cape Town are slightly colder (27°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Nature
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