13 days in South Africa Itinerary

13 days in South Africa Itinerary

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13 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  20​h
1
Johannesburg
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h
2
Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
3
Cape Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Dallas

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rosebank Art & Craft Market. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): hunt for treasures at Neighbourgoods Market and then view the masterpieces at Rosebank Art & Craft Market. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Mandela House, then see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum, and then get a sense of history and politics at Constitution Hill.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg route planning app .

Dallas, USA to Johannesburg is an approximately 24-hour combination of tram, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Dallas to Johannesburg. When traveling from Dallas in December, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Johannesburg: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill ©
Constitution Hill
Mandela House ©
Mandela House

2
nights
Kruger National Park

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.
To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kruger National Park day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in December, and nighttime lows around 64°F. You will leave for Cape Town on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fly Cape Town Paragliding, Cheetah Outreach, Robben Island Museum, and other attractions you added. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Boulders Beach and Camp's Bay Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at District Six Museum and Bo-kaap. It doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Greenmarket Square and take a leisurely stroll along Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town holiday planning website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Cape Town in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. December in Cape Town sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F at night. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Cape of Good Hope ©
Cape of Good Hope

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