8 days in Phuket & Johannesburg Itinerary

8 days in Phuket & Johannesburg Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly + Bus:  21 h 30 min
1
Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  19 h 15 min
2
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Cape Town, South Africa

2
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
When in Patong, make a side trip to see Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong, approximately Chalong away. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, have some family-friendly fun at Game Space Laser Battle, browse the different shops at Jungceylon, and let the kids burn off some steam at Kidzoona.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Patong itinerary planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Patong is an approximately 21.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Patong is 5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cape Town in March, with highs in Patong at 39°C and lows at 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karon Beach, Big Buddha Phuket
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 25:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road

3
nights
Johannesburg, South Africa

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.
Johannesburg is known for museums, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: try to win big at Gold Reef City, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and examine the collection at Apartheid Museum.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Johannesburg trip planning app.

Getting from Patong to Johannesburg by combination of bus and flight takes about 18.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Patong to Johannesburg is minus 5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Patong in March; daily highs in Johannesburg reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Jack Friedman Eastgate, Montecasino
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Gold Reef City ©
Gold Reef City
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct

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