16 days in Africa Itinerary

16 days in Africa Itinerary

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16 days in Africa Itinerary

Start: Nashville, United States
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Johannesburg, South Africa
— 4 nights
3
Cape Town, South Africa
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  26​h
End: Nashville, United States


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4
nights
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls ©
Victoria Falls, a Zimbabwean town near the eponymous waterfall, serves as one of two prime gateway points to the majestic cascade and its surrounding national park.
Get outdoors at Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park and Safaris. On the 6th (Wed), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, snap pictures at Victoria Falls Bridge, browse the exhibits of Prime Art Gallery, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Victoria Falls tour itinerary builder .

Nashville, USA to Victoria Falls is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central African Time (CAT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Nashville in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 53°F in Victoria Falls. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Johannesburg.

Things to do in Victoria Falls

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Mandela House and Union Buildings. Visiting Safaris and Ukutula Conservation Center will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Johannesburg to Pretoria to see Voortrekker Monument about 46 minutes away. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Apartheid Museum and don't miss a visit to Nelson Mandela Square.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Johannesburg holiday builder website .

Fly from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Victoria Falls in May: high temperatures in Johannesburg hover around 72°F and lows are around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Johannesburg

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Pretoria, Nelson Mandela Square, Ukutula Conservation Center
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Ukutula Conservation Center ©
Ukutula Conservation Center
Apartheid Museum ©
Apartheid Museum
Safaris

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cape Point and Maclear's Beacon. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Clifton Beaches. There's much more to do: trek along Platteklip Gorge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Point, take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cape Town trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Johannesburg to Cape Town by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May in Cape Town, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Boulders Beach Penguin Colony ©
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Point ©
Cape Point
Platteklip Gorge ©
Platteklip Gorge

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