14 days in South Africa & Los Angeles Itinerary

14 days in South Africa & Los Angeles Itinerary

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1
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 1 night
2
Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
3
Los Angeles, United States
— 6 nights

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): examine the collection at Apartheid Museum, steep yourself in history at Mandela House, thensteep yourself in history at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Jack Friedman Eastgate. On your second day here, examine the collection at Lindfield Victorian House Museum, try to win big at Montecasino, and then don't miss a visit to Northcliff Hill.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Johannesburg online road trip planner.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiports are O R Tambo International and Pilanesberg International Airport. July in Johannesburg sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Northcliff Hill, Montecasino, Jack Friedman Eastgate
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Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct ©
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct
Mandela House ©
Mandela House

4
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, tour the pleasant surroundings at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, take in the awesome beauty at Signal Hill, and look for all kinds of wild species at Platteklip Gorge.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Town visit planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Cape Town, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ©
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

6
nights
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign (in Santa Monica) and Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Disneyland Park, &more). Pack the 18th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, cruise along Mulholland Drive, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, and examine the collection at The Wende Museum of the Cold War.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cape Town to Los Angeles takes 26 hours. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 10 hours. When traveling from Cape Town in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around °C, while nights are warmer with lows around °C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Norton Simon Museum, The Wende Museum of the Cold War, Mulholland Drive
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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