12 days in South Africa Itinerary

12 days in South Africa Itinerary

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12 days in South Africa Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Johannesburg
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Cape Town
— 5 nights
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  9​h 30​min
3
Kruger National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Pretoria
— 1 night
Fly:  28​h
End: New York City

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.
To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Johannesburg online attractions planner .

New York City, USA to Johannesburg is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in January; daily highs in Johannesburg reach 83°F and lows reach 61°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 15:

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.
To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cape Town trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in January, and nighttime lows around 63°F. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Mon) before leaving for Kruger National Park.

Things to do in Cape Town

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 20:

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.
Start your trip to Kruger National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Cape Town to Kruger National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Kruger National Park can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Pretoria.

Things to do in Kruger National Park

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:

1
night
Pretoria

Pretoria
A hub of research and education, Pretoria remains a quiet city filled with significant historic buildings and fascinating museums.
To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Pretoria road trip tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kruger National Park to Pretoria in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Kruger National Park in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Pretoria: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pretoria

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 23:

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