10 days in South Africa & Sydney Itinerary

10 days in South Africa & Sydney Itinerary

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Cape Town, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Johannesburg, South Africa
— 3 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights

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Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Escape the urban bustle at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Cape Point. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like District Six Museum and South African Jewish Museum. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Robben Island Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Signal Hill, do a tasting at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate, and visit Bo-kaap.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cape Town online travel route planner.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiport is Cape Town International Airport. In August in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:
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Must see
Cape Point
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Specialty Museum
District Six Museum
4.3

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Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg ©

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 14th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Mandela House, then examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, then steep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Jack Friedman Eastgate. Keep things going the next day: try your luck at Emperors Palace and then take a stroll through Maboneng Precinct.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Johannesburg tour planning site.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cape Town in August, expect nights in Johannesburg to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Apartheid Museum
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Historic Site
Mandela House
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Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Walk. Sydney Opera House and Australian National Maritime Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through The Rocks, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, stop by Darling Harbour, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sydney road trip planner.

You can fly from Johannesburg to Sydney in 15 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Sydney. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Johannesburg in August: highs in Sydney hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 20:
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
The Rocks
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Beach
Bondi Beach
4.2

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